5 Alternatives to Freezer Meals

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Freezer meals. Love ’em or hate ’em? If you’re not a fan, try these freezer meal alternatives that may fit your busy lifestyle. For every second-rate housekeeper I ever knew was wont to declare that the hardest thing in her life was to tell what to get for three meals a day. ~1884 I hear…

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A Formula for Happiness–Advice for Newlyweds

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Although this is some advice for newlyweds, anyone that interacts with another human can find some usefulness here. This short article was written in 1936. The little neighbor boy who used to catch polywogs with me has suddenly grown up and married, and I’ve written him a letter. It’s mostly congratulations, of course, with one…

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Being a Loyal, Not Critical Wife–Observations from the 1930s

Letter 1, 1937– It seems I am never with some of my married friends–girls my own age as well as those of the older generation–but they are complaining about their husbands, or criticizing them, one way or another. Perhaps you would not call that a lack of loyalty, but I feel that it is. I…

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Women Seeking a More Balanced Life- Opposing Perspectives from 1938

The following letters appeared in The Farmer’s Wife magazine and illustrate the age-long struggle women face in achieving a balanced life. Although I cannot say that I completely agree with either woman, I do lean more toward one of their positions. What do you think? (April 1838) Dear Editor: After looking around at some of…

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