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Good Parenting means being flexible

“Let” children engage in forming their own opinions: Forming their own opinions: Parents should be careful about passing on their own strong opinions to their children as though they are a required belief.  As Miss Mason says, they may share your opinions for a time, “But a reaction comes, and the swinging of the pendulum is […]

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Cooking Tongue

I have looked through an 1897 Good Housekeeping and found an article on the proper ways to cook tongue.  I’m not sharing the how to cook part, because my method is simply to put it in the crockpot with a small bit of water and whatever herbs you want to smell- bay leaf, garlic, pepper, […]

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school shootings and gun stats

It feels bad, but it’s hard to get a clear picture when there is so much lying about the numbers. Another claim, 22 school shootings, counts an incident with a BB gun, an accidental discharge in a gun safety class, domestic violence in an apartment on a campus, domestic violence in a dorm room on […]

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The Trouble With the Irish Help

I am aware that it is the fashion with many ladies to disparage Irish domestics, to call them stupid, ignorant, imprudent, ungrateful, the plagues of housekeeping. That they are ignorant is true enough ; it does require skill, patience, and judgment, to teach a raw Irish girl how to perform the work in a gentleman’s family […]

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Housekeeping and the way to live well and be well

Another excerpt from The Good Housekeeper, Or the Way to Live Well, and to be Well While We Live: Containing Directions for Choosing and Preparing Food, in Regard to Health, Economy, and Taste… Sarah Josepha Buell Hale Weeks, Jordan and Company, 1839 (previously posted one here) One of the first duties of woman in domestic […]

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