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After 8 children I have learned a few things
to keep my house under control, managed and reasonably clean. It is not
perfect, but it is not chaos by any means. Perhaps some of my methods
will give you some ideas on managing your home. Everyone has different
situations, so my ways will not work for everyone, but they might inspire
you with ideas that will work for you!
Homemaking Organization, Tips and Recipes and More!
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Organizational Advice and Practical
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Need a little more organizing help in the home?
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organization information along with charts and housekeeping checklists,
grocery price book pages, calendar, and more!
Keeper of the Home 101
Basic lessons in Keeping the Home
Spring Clean Your
Loving and Revering our Husbands
Time For Tea?
Enjoy a little break in your day and sit down to nice cup of hot tea.
It is perfect for the fall and winter months!
Start a Ritual of Tea Time with your Girls!
Need to Relax?
Afternoon Tea and High Tea - Are They One And The Same?
Printable "TO-DO" List!
The Virtues of Aprons
I recently read an article on wearing aprons called
by Maggie, the Hillbilly Housewife. It has had me thinking of the
goodness and excellences of this long ago practice. I remember my
grandmother wearing aprons; I know she would never have worked in the
kitchen without one. I do have a couple of aprons stuffed somewhere
around here, but that should give you an indication of how often I use
them :). But after reading this article I have begun to think of aprons
in a whole new way. Wearing aprons has practical value in that it will
keep my clothes much cleaner, I can bake and cook and go down to the
garden or the chicken house without worrying about my clothes, but wearing
an apron can also make a statement to those around me. It can give my
position as housewife, meaning and respect, just like a uniform gives a
nurse or any worker respect from those around them. I think of all the
shows I have watched where the women wore aprons, Little House on the
Prairie, Sarah Plain and Tall, The Waltons. These shows all bring
thoughts of home, a mothers value, worth and position. I am still
discovering all the positive effects an apron can have on a homemaker, but
after reading Maggie’s article I am now looking forward to sewing myself
up a few aprons. I searched the web and found a few free patterns. You
can go to the
section to see the links to these patterns.
Other apron articles that I found and enjoyed
a heart warmer
I think it is time for this tradition of years gone by to become a new
tradition for homemakers today. :)
Titus 2:3-5 The older women likewise, that they be reverent tin
behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good
things-- that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to
love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to
their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
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