Grow Old Gracefully by Living Gratefully; 1928

“Growing Old” is not a very welcome subject in America just now. [Or in 2021, for that matter!] Beauty experts and Keep-young-societies are filling the land with Anti-wrinkle Truth, yet the simple fact remains that our yesterdays do not come back. For most people, the advancing years are a blessing for through them we grow…

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5 Reasons I Love Being a Housewife

It takes a genius to be a first-rate housekeeper. -1884 Well, that explains a lot. Mystery solved. Now I know why I still haven’t figured this whole housewifery thing out. In spite of the fact that I don’t feel as if I’ve mastered this career in the least or that many people see it as…

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Advice for a Well-Balanced Reading Diet; 1937 &1903

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. From 1937– I try to read one book every two weeks–and 25 books a year can do much to brighten and make interesting a practical, overworked housewife. I try to vary my reading diet, for I believe the menu for our minds should be…

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A New Deal For Women, from 1936

Right in the middle of Roosevelt’s New Deal program of the 1930s, one woman suggested that homemakers adopt their own new household policies. Today, 85 years later, I still think they’re applicable for today. Enjoy. I, for one, think it’s high time that we hear something about a New Deal for women. I make the…

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