Managing without Planning–Bad for Business and your Home

I found out that trying to do too much without planning how best to accomplish it was like borrowing from a loan shark–it meant physical bankruptcy sooner or later. Nature may honor an overdraft for a time, but she extorts pay in the shape of wrecked health, discomfort to the family, and doctors’ bills. -Iowa …

A Practical Routine From “The Queen of Her Home” (1907)

First, for the day’s routine: 1. Before leaving your room in the morning open the bed and the windows. 2. Light the kitchen fire; put the breakfast to cook, fill teakettle with water, and place on kitchen table the things needed to prepare breakfast. 3. Sweep the sitting room. 4. Set breakfast table, make coffee …

A 1920s Bride Marries Her Own Prince Charming and a Simple Garden Wedding

More than 90 years ago, Alice Robinson from Ohio won first prize in a contest where she was asked to describe her “Prince Charming.”  “If you had asked me not too long ago, I would have said that he had to be tall and dark with wonderful brown eyes. But he has come and our …