I am thinking of introducing some enrichment time. Call it character building, call it hospitality, call it homekeeping, whatever it is called, I want this book, Mrs. Dunwoody's Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping: Timeless Wisdom and Practical Advice, to be the guide. I got this book for a bit of reading and found myself thinking how these are the qualities and character that I want for my daughter.
Written by Miriam Lukken, it lays out methods for living a complete life in the home, not just house cleaning. Written in a gentle, Christian voice, offers up gems of advice for cooking, cleaning, gardening, laundry, entertainment, manners, and marriage from the end of 17th century. There is also nice illustrations, a sprinkling of apt quotes and pages to fill in with your own family tree, special events, recipes and tips.
Whether or not it is used in homeschooling, this book is a wholesome, uplifting read.