Victory Gardens were a vital part of the war effort in the past, and they can be a vital part of building a sustainable and resilient food system for the future. If you’re looking to improve your health and well-being while also reducing your environmental impact, there’s no better place to start than in your […]
The mid-century housewife, full of pride in her beautiful home, tried to always have a company-ready, beautiful, clean house. She took pride in keeping the house neat, clean, and fresh every day. What if her husband wanted to bring a friend home after work? After all, a wife who was trying to help her husband
One of the hardest things to do on a regular basis, especially if you are a housewife with young children and NOT a lot of experience, is to have dinner ready for your husband as soon as he gets home. BUT, this is so hard, when you have 1 child crawling around unsupervised, another painting
Are you struggling to manage your household with three young children? I used to be in the same boat. My life was a disaster – my house was a mess, my children were always late for school, and I never had enough time for myself. It wasn’t until I discovered vintage secrets for managing my
I really do like doing my laundry all on one day. The homemaking routines that have you do a load or two of laundry a day drive me crazy. I always just feel like it’s a never-ending slog. Of course, I do at least one load of laundry every day because I do cloth diapering.
It’s no secret how much I love vintage parenting ideas. And one of my favorites is the idea of nursery meals. It just has SO MUCH going for it. You have babies and little ones who you can make sure have eaten healthy meals, so that family meals can actually let YOU have time with
I get asked all the time if it is possible to cook and serve a nice family dinner when you have littles underfoot. And I can tell you, unequivocally, yes. it is possible. It isn’t always easy to know how, though, and often we didn’t learn it in our own families. So here are my
Day 3 from the Betty Crocker 1959 Holiday Almanac is all about mailing gifts early! Honestly, this is probably too late for overseas gifts. The gracious living recommendation is to send out gifts in November. But this is an excellent time to mail your gifts of food. So today — we are talking about what
Planning for a Busy Vintage December Once again, it is time for the famous (infamous? no, no, definitely not!) Very Vintage December Challenge! Time to Jingle Bell Rock! As an overview, each day, I will be doing a vintage homemaking activity from the Betty Crocker Country Kitchen Almanac from 1958. Get Your Christmas Chores Done
I really love using vintage schedules. They are so precise about the goals and the actions you take to get there. It’s a lot of fun! I have read the Babywise series, Gina Ford, and Tracy Hogg, but all of the advice they give is just vintage mid-century parenting advice, repackaged for a new audience! This is the vintage schedule for preschoolers that I am using for my youngest children.