We are always on the lookout for helpful and practical books that will help homemakers (either new or seasoned) further their homemaking skills. We just recently found The Homemaker’s Mentor: Treasury of Homekeeping Skills and wanted to share it with you!
Here is a quick description and a peek at what is inside:
“Reminiscent of the old-timey home journals kept by homekeepers of the past, The Homemaker’s Mentor Treasury of Homekeeping Skills is to be passed from mother to daughter, or grandmother to granddaughter. It will be a treasured album of tried-and-true homekeeping skills, something fast becoming a lost art in our day.
Add your own Personalization… and it becomes a true heirloom!
Delightfully illustrated and filled with practical, proven “hands on” advice and inspiration for the homekeeper, this volume also has plenty of room for you to personalize it with your own snippets, recipes and annotations, and pages to journal in your own handwriting, keeping the way “Mother always did it” from becoming forgotten in this ever-changing world. The information in this volume, plus the unique touch you can add to it, will make this a cherished heirloom treasured by family for years to come.
HOMEKEEPING: Cleaning – Scrubbing -Bedding & Linens – Laundry – Ironing
HOME DUTIES: Daily Duties – Duty ever at Hand – Children’s Duty to Parents – Snippets & Clippings
HOSPITALITY: The Hostess – Preparing Hearth and Home – The Fare – Our Merry Guests FIRST AID
IN THE HOME: Medicinal Cupboard – Emergency Care – Burns and Wounds – Home Remedies – Family Medical History – Resources
GARDENING: Garden Basics – Vegetable Gardens – Herbs – Planting Records – Garden Sketches – Old fashioned Flowers – Harvest Bounty – Resources
COOKING & BAKING: Meal Times – The Pantry – Kitchen Tools – In the Kitchen – Well-planned Menus – Measuring – Butcher, Baker, Happy Homemaker – Family Recipes
RESERVES FOR THE FAMILY: Preparing for Emergency – Home Canning – Dehydration – Freezing – Recipes for Preserving – Reserve Records and Recipes
HANDIWORK: Sewing Basket – Basic Skills – Embroidery – Tatting – Stitching Projects – Quilting – Crocheting – Knitting – Patterns
BUSINESS OF THE HOME: Simple Home Repairs – Documents and Necessary Paper – Home Inventory – Frugality
FAMILY RECORDS: Sacred Union – Genealogies – Births – Marriages – Deaths – Family Crest – Family Creed – Mementos
…and much more!”
You can take a peek inside the book to see the vintage images here.
Here is what a reader had to say:
“I just received this in the mail today and I went through it and was very pleased. I am excited to get started on this with my kids. It will not only teach them, but will teach me some stuff that I have not thought of before. Homemaking skills is not taught to every child. My mom did not teach me stuff growing up and this book will help me to glean on the things I have learned over the years and on the things that I did not really know of. Thankful for books like this!”
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