Redefining Homemaking with Mary Catherine Bateson

Redefining Homemaking with Mary Catherine Bateson

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Aug 26, 2010

"It's critical that home not just be a place that you use whatever is there, but that it be a place you are truly responsible for. It's not just your home and you get to mess it up... When I was working on Composing a Life, I referred to it as 'my homemaking book.' How do you make a home when there is discontinuity? You are a single mother, there is a bad marriage, a job change. I started to define the word 'home' as an environment in which one grows and learns, rather than just a refuge." — Mary Catherine Bateson

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