Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Homemaking Online Conference


On Saturday March 17th there will be an online homemaking conference. I realize that due to the cost, many people will not be listening in, so my daughter, Lillibeth, and I are preparing a newsletter/magazine tied in ribbon, containing our part of the conference, which discusses the mother-daughter relationship.

In this newsletter we will include the things that we talked about, plus some ideas for working with your girls at home. There will be some crafts, as well as a list of things you can do together that make home living desireable.

We would like to be able to send this out for free to everyone, but are unable to bear the cost completely ourselves. We will be offerring this special publication for the price of $ 6.50 which includes postage, and will mail it to you ourselves. All you have to do is email me at ladylydiaspeaks@comcast.net and I will give you the address where you may send a request for this publication. It will have a cardstock cover and be tied in ribbon.

The painting is sold at Gallery Graphics online and is called "The Springtime of Life." It reminds me of a subject that I spoke to young girls about a few years ago, regarding their attitude about life. You are only young once, I told them, so don't be gloomy and pout, and don't dress like something the cat dragged in. Look alive and be happy because you are creating a history for yourself to look back on. Do you want to look back with regret and shame, or do you want to have a story to be able to tell your own children, of a life spent in good habits and worthwhile pursuits? One day, some young person will ask you the question, "What are some things you did when you were a young girl?" If you spend the spring of your life in foolishing following of the crowd, or in the teen culture of the world, you will not have a very ennobling story to tell, but if you set on a course of diligent learning of the feminine arts and a study of good character, you will be able to talk enthusiastically of your youth.

Think about what you are doing and be conscious of the example you are showing. You will not always be young, but did you know that the attitudes you form now and the tastes you develop will one day be ingrained in you and form your personality and character as an older woman?

You can be a bitter and selfish old person, or you can be an inspiring old person that will draw young people to you. It all depends on what you are putting into yourself right now. Be careful to put only the best ingredients into your life, including the most inspiring reading materials and the highest standards in everything. Your speech, your appearance, your hospitality, your housekeeping, and the way you cope with life's ups and downs right now as a young person, will determine what kind of old lady you will be!! You can either be a sad, depressed old woman or a happy, optimistic one that inspires others to be so.

Note: I'm getting your requests and will be able to respond as to how to order, after the conference on Saturday, so please be patient. Also please don't think that if you don't have daughters, you won't enjoy this newsletter. It is for everyone!

I am also getting your posts but have been unable to make them stick, due to a problem with my computer in all the arrangements for the online seminar. Things should be back to normal in a day or two.

7 comments:

Kelleigh said...

Dear Lydia,

Best wishes to you and your daughter Lillibeth at the homemaking conference. It sounds like a fantastic event. It is so thoughtful of you to provide something for those who cannot afford to attend. I'm sure the price barely covers the production cost!

God bless!
Kelleigh

Trixie said...

Thank you for the encouraging post! I've never thought about it quite like this.

I think being a depressed, complaining old woman would be the most miserable existance for me. Today I start living with the attitude that I will grow into a vibrant,happy older woman that has much happiness, love and encouragement to share with others.

Thank you!
Trixie

Trixie said...

Thank you for the encouraging post! I've never thought about it quite like this.

I think being a depressed, complaining old woman would be the most miserable existance for me. Today I start living with the attitude that I will grow into a vibrant,happy older woman that has much happiness, love and encouragement to share with others.

Thank you!
Trixie

Anonymous said...

Lady Lydia,
Can you suggest inspiring reading materials that would be profitable for mothers and their daughters to read? Are you referring to fictional works such as those, for example, written by Louisa May Alcott or Grace Livingston Hill? Or do you have others in mind?
Lyn

Kitty said...

Beautiful, beautiful ideas, Lady Lydia!! I am going to sit down with each of my children one at a time and talk about this with them. Most of all, I am going to make sure that starting right now I am putting only the best ingredients into my life as a good example for them. I don't want to be miserable and bitter as I grow older, either. How sad that is to see... thank you!!

Candy said...

I was missing you Lady Lydia :)
I couldnt agree more with this post, its so true. Hope your new grand daughter is doing well.
Hugs,
Candy

Lady Lydia Speaks said...

I tried to post the latest comments but it wouldn't work today, probably due to the changes we made in our computer for the conference today. Hopefully I can get them posted soon. I agree, ladies, it is easy to assume that a person is a particular religion based on their location in the world. Still, it was nice to read a post about a different culture than ours that still practices the old fashioned ways of the home, which, in America, used to be the norm.

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