A Homemaker in the Great Depression “Glories” in her Work, part 3

But wait…there’s more! I hope that you, like me, have found this description of a young housewife’s life and all the facets of her work fascinating. I admire her enthusiasm and creativity. Raising Children Lusty appetites must be fed, and the converting of wholesome food into sound minds and sturdy bodies is no child’s play. …

A Homemaker in the Great Depression “Glories” in her Work

When a wife says, “I’m a homemaker,” many people only hear it to mean “I don’t have a job.” How does a homemaker respond to that bit of ridiculousness? Nothing could be further from the truth! Unfortunately, that attitude has persisted for generations. Enjoy the first part of this essay, written in 1932, by a …