Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Excellent Homekeeping {A Review}

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. 


  1. Thank you for the recommendation Holly! My housekeeping skills leave much to be desired, so I am going to see if I can download this on my Nook to check it out. :)

  2. That looks like something I need, forget the kids.

  3. Thanks for sharing this. I'm a home organizing book junkie and I hadn't seen this one. It's going on my list.

    Stopping by from the Hop.


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