Homemaking should be fun, rewarding, and something we look forward to every day. But for some of us it has become a burden most of the time. Let's try and bring some joy back into our most cherished position we'll have in this life other than that of being a mother.
Scrub A Dub Dub
"There is one very excellent, necessary, and womanly accomplishment that no girl should be without." "Oh, what is it?" cried Rose eagerly. "Housekeeping!" answered Dr. Alec. From the book, Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott.
A good housekeeper is an executive officer, an accountant. She knows sanitation and hygiene; is a household physician and a nurse, she should have a social sense so as to make her family and guests feel at ease and happy.
~Mabel Kittredge, 1918
"In the good old fashioned way she is very accomplished, and has made this house a happy home to us all, ever since we can remember. she is not elegant, but genuinely good, and so beloved and respected that there will be universal mourning for her when her place is empty."
"Let her teach you what she has been, a skilful, frugal, cheerful housewife; the maker and keeper of a happy home, and by and by you will see what a valuable lesson it is."
~Louisa May Alcott~
"There are three last things for the housewife to do before the meal: to see that the fire is in condition to leave, that soiled pots and pans are filled with water, and last of all to take an instant to wash her hands, remove her apron and make herself tidy."
Elizabeth Hale Gilman, Housekeeping 1916
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