Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Homemaking books...


As you can tell from the title of this blog, I LOVE keeping my home and taking care of my family. My mother is incredibly good at this and I've always wanted to be just like her.

I read a book a few years ago called Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson and learned a great deal from her. I just found out today that Martha Stewart has a new book out called Homekeeping Handbook that sounds like it will be a great teaching tool as well.

I love to read old homemaking books, too. Do you have any favorites that you recommend?

I don't think I can ever learn enough about running our home more efficiently. I want this to be a place that my family wants to be- a place that they just can't wait to be at the end of long day. A place just like my mother created.

9 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I love homemaking books, too. They keep me inspired.

Elizabeth

Tammy said...

I really like Cheryl Mendelson's book too. It is very thorough! I have heard that Martha Stewart has a new book out. I'm not a Martha kind of gal though...I like to keep things (cooking, decorating, crafts, etc.) simpler than she has instructions for.

Kelli said...

I love Cheryl Mendelson's book...some parts are so fun to read. Very inspiring. I've heard wonderful things about Martha's new book but I haven't seen it yet.
Kelli

Susan P. said...

I own Cheryl Mendelson's book and I love it. Believe me, I refer to it often!! We can never learn too much about making our homes a wonderful place to be:)

Christine said...

I have Home Comforts too. It is very useful!

chicknboy said...

Wow! I just came across this site and I'm so inspired! This is just what I need to help me be a better home-maker. Thanks!

Julieann said...

Mrs. U--I had posted about Martha's book too on my blog awhile back..LOL--I hope the price of the book will go down a little bit though--

Julieann:)

Grammie's Gleanings said...

I'm not familiar with Cheryl Mendelson's book, I'll have to check it out. I enjoy books that are helpful in maintaining my home. I'll have to check out Martha's new book too. I like to check the public library to see if they have a book before I purchase it, so I can spend some time reading it, just to make sure it's worth purchasing.

Mrs. U said...

If any of y'all happen to read Martha's new book before I do, PLEASE let me know!! I would LOVE to share your "review" of the book!

His,
Mrs. U

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