by Frederico Zandomeneghi (1841-1917) Italy
Below are the most requested posts on Home Living. Many of them are listed on the left side.
Dame of Sark This post includes a link to another post about Sybill Hathaway, Dame of Sark, during Nazi occupation. Her American husband was taken and put in a prison camp, leaving her to manage her kingdom as best she could. She decided the only way she could derail the enemy was by cheerfulness. The book tells of her amazing courage and creativity in the face of starvation, poverty, isolation, and lack of communication with the West.
Don't Miss Out on Real Life - How pursuing education and careers delays marriage and childbirth.
Protecting Our Daughters - Asks why we understand how to protect our most valued material posessions but fail to protect our daughters.
Do What God Says Do, And Let Him Take Care of the Rest - Quitting work and fulfilling your responsibilities at home is largely a matter of faith.
Charity Begins at Home - Young women who want to be missionaries need to be reminded that they are supposed to be preparing for marriage, and that their talents are needed most, at home.
Keepers of the Springs, By Peter Marshall - Women used to be thought of as something too special to allow to be used as work horses in the market place. It took the 20th century to drag her down. Peter Marshall tells the devastating effects of feminism on women themselves.
Taylor Caldwell - Women's Lib - Born in Victorian England, a famous author tells how women's liberation created less respect for women.
The Effect of Architecture on Home Living - Modern home designs that drive women crazy and the advantages of the old fashioned Victorian style home. Those people knew something about home living that modern designers do not.
The Wife, by Washington Iriving - How a wife responds when her husband loses his income and has to move to a lowly house, without their accustomed luxuries.
When Queens Ride By - Made into a Loretta Young Show film in the early 1960's this is the story that never fails to lift you up. A woman struggles to help her husband on the farm, while her family does without good meals, a clean home. Things change after a conversation with a stranger whose car breaks down near the farm.
How to Stop Worrying About Politics and Still Change the World - Does all this tension over the latest news drive you nuts? This article shows how you can do something about it without neglecting the home.
Thirty Times Yes - This is the one called "Taking Time to Reflect" that everyone is always asking me to find, with the list of thirty things you should do at home before you consider going to work. Those things will never be done, so you can never justify leaving your duties at home and going to work for someone else. I hope to create a new post with things not listed in this article. For example, is your closet clean, with clothing arranged according to season or occasion, and do you keep a list of things you need? Is your sewing organized well enough that you can quickly find a needle and thread and button to repair a shirt? Could you put a meal together if someone comes over unexpectedly?
The Formal Home - Should homemakers be made uncomfortable in their own homes by allowing just anything? How the casual can become a burden, and how a certain amount of formality at home makes the family more respectful and dignified.
The Path to Maturity - Habits and vices (smoking, drinking, scoffing, partying, etc) will determine what kind of older woman you will become. The world is searching for the Biblical examples of womanhood. How can your youth effect the outcome? Will you be in training to be an example of goodness to younger women, or will you carry your worst habits into old age?
(to be continued)