A Housewife Writes–the book! It’s Here!

We’d like to announce that our book, A Housewife Writes: What Our Grandmothers Can Teach Us About Making a Home, is now available. The book is a compilation of 48 excerpts, written by ordinary, everyday women of the early 1900s. Through their writings, they share glimpses of their lives and families from their vastly differing…

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Hard Work and Happiness (and an announcement)

Have you ever considered that hard work and happiness typically go together? Laurie and I are putting the finishing touches on our first joint book, which will be available later this month. (Update: It’s released now! Click here to get your own copy.) It’s called A Housewife Writes: What Our Grandmothers Can Teach Us About…

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What is your homemaking specialty right now?

homemaking--a handmade quilt

Do you have a homemaking specialty? You have interests that lie in a certain direction and by default, you’re probably naturally skilled in that interest. Why not expand beyond your natural skill and cultivate it and make it something that you excel in? No woman can excel in every particular. If she takes the lead…

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Simple Meals: Sunday dinners, 1913 and today

simple meals Beef and biscuit rolls in a cast iron skillet

Simple meals. They’re the goal for any day of the week but especially useful on the weekends. If you are trying to avoid eating out and don’t want to deal with prepping meals ahead of time, it’s essential to be ready with some extra simple meals. Here is one woman’s perspective on Sunday dinners, written…

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