A Girl’s Guide to Home Skills
A Girl’s Guide to Home Skills will take you through the areas of a home, offering checklists, scheduling charts, and detailed instructional home lessons to teach your daughter the necessary skills for housekeeping and making a home-sweet-home. A range of activities are included; most are appropriate for younger elementary-aged girls, with some activities more appropriate for younger/older girls.
Contains the following sections:
All color-coded for easy reference, too!
- Cozy, Inviting Kitchens
- Lovely Living Rooms
- Genuine Hospitality
- Provident Pantries
- Comfortable & Tidy Bedrooms
- Sparkling Clean Bathrooms
- Organized Closets
- Tidy Yards & Porches
Each of the sections are divided into instructions for Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Seasonal tasks and ideas. The book is filled with captivating and beautiful vintage drawings throughout as well.
A few of the practical skills learned within the pages of this resource include how to: make cleaning solutions, plan a menu, make an accent pillow cover, prepare an emergency kit, acquire the virtue of hospitality, beautify the bedroom, and organize any closet in the house.
Though Mrs. Greene is the primary author and editor of this volume, she hasn’t done the work alone. She has brought in the wisdom of other contributing authors, among whom are Rebekah Wilson, Jan Drexler, Patsy Norwood, and her own Aunt Sophie and Grandmother Foster.
About the Author
Martha Greene is the founder of Marmee Dear & Company, and lives with her family on seven beautiful acres in South Carolina, where they own and operate a family retreat center. In addition to A Girl’s Guide to Home Skills she is also the author of The Treasury of Vintage Homekeeping Skills, The Young Man’s Handybook, and Marmee’s Kitchen Primer.
We encourage our readers to consult not only this volume, but our entire Homemaking section, where other books for training young ladies in these skills may be found, among which are Our 24 Family Ways by Clay Clarkson and The Life-Giving Home by Sally Clarkson.