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Why Every Vintage Housewife Needs To Grow a Victory Garden

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 […]

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Simple Vintage Housewife Schedule: A Guide to Managing Your Household Like a Pro

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

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How to Have a Nice Family Dinner (When You Have Little Ones Underfoot)

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

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Mail Your Holiday Gifts Early: Very Vintage December Day 3

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

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How to plan for Christmas (Very Vintage December)

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

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A REAL Vintage Schedule for Preschoolers

Vintage Schedules For Preschoolers (What a REAL 1940s Expert Recommended)

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.

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