Category Archives: housewifery

The Lamp of the Proverbs 31 Woman

I don’t think I’ve really thought much about this one in all my 53 years of living- but my impression (rather than thought) is that she sacrifices her own rest. ┬áBut that’s just silly. ┬áThat’s now what this is referring to at all. “In those times it was needful to keep a light or a […]

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The Virtue of the Proverbs 31 Wife

Her Virtue Who can find a virtuous woman? [v. 10] Virtuous, not in the modern sense of chaste merely, but in the older English sense of manly or valiant; strong in all ways, energetic in body and mind, and in moral excellence. So Shakespeare uses the word; and the early English writers commonly used the […]

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Vintage Housekeeping Advice

I found this article titled “A Plea for Disorder” in an old Good Housekeeping magazine (the illustration above is from a completely different magazine). The title caught my attention, of course. In fact, in these times when all my online friends are talking about Kondo-izing, decluttering to the point of monkish sparsity, it kind of […]

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1894 Article On Homemaking and Women Working Outside the Home

I had some fun with an article on homemaking which I found on googlebooks. It was published in 1894 by Lillian Betts.   Reading the below article, you’ll be curious as to the first factor that increases the family income- that was strength or health, the idea being that the wife and mother has a […]

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Project for Today

We have a play area downstairs in the living room. I’ve been meaning to go through it, organize it better, and get rid of lots of the toys. Now that (strangled sob) Shasta and the Equuschick have moved their four darlings to Nebraska, I no longer have grandbabies playing there several times a week (cue […]

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