An Interesting Woman ~

I found this sweet little booklet at the thrift store this week while I’ve been on a roadtrip. It is dated 1951 but still has a ring of truth for us today. I thought I’d share a tidbit from it with you.
“How to be a more interesting woman” by Barbara Wedgwood

Enjoy ~
Teresa

5 Clues to Becoming an Interesting Woman ~

1. Do one special thing every month for your appearance, it may be concentrating on your posture, changing your hairstyle, etc. But try something that will give you a psychological boost and something others will notice.

2. Keep a conversation rolling, don’t monopolize it. Have a point of view, but listen with an open mind and with your full attention. Ask intelligent questions and listen to the answers.

3. Sharpen your sense of humor by reading humorous novels or plays and essays. Having such books within handy reach is a cheery home remedy for pulling you out of the doldrums, too.

4. Concentrate on at least one special thing each week to make your home a more enjoyable place to be. It may be playing fresh flowers in all the rooms or buying new throw pillows for the couch or planning a formal dinner with candlelight and all the family heirlooms as a surprise for the family.

5. Practice forgetting yourself. Self-respect is being conscious of yourself without being self-conscious.

Published in: on August 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm  Comments (1)  

Housewives are needed ~

A wife in the house is a very needed thing these days. When the wife is out of the home even 40 hrs a week everything in her home begins to suffer because of her absence. Here are some duties that a wife in the house usually is busy doing during her day while at home. I hope you enjoy your role as the wife in the house. It is a sacred calling, that only you can fulfill. Be the best housewife you can be !!! Everyone in your home will benefit from your efforts.

Teresa ~

Duties of Housewives

A housewife is the traditional female complement to the male breadwinner in a married couple. Exact housewifely duties vary depending on the individual desires and circumstances of the couple; however, there are some commonly accepted duties among housewives.

1. Husband *

Housewives are to care for and support the husband in different ways. This may include making sure the husband has a clean and restful home environment, caring for the husband’s clothes, shopping for the husband’s personal hygiene products, attending the husband’s work functions, listening to the husbands concerns and being intimate with the husband.

2. Children *

If children are present in the household, the housewife is typically responsible for their physical and emotional care as well as their education and development. The housewife bathes and clothes the children, makes sure they are fed, teaches and supervises grooming habits, provides intellectual stimuli such as reading to them or playing games with them, expresses concern for their well-being and shows affection. Other duties include chauffeuring the children to school and lessons, organizing social schedules and helping the children with their homework.

3. House *

The housewife is generally responsible for cleaning, maintaining and provisioning the household. Cleaning duties include organizing, dusting, cleaning, scrubbing, sweeping, vacuuming, doing the dishes and doing laundry. Maintaining the household may include paying the bills, creating and maintaining a household budget, running household errands, mowing the lawn, getting the car serviced and caring for any pets. Provisioning the household can include shopping for food and cleaning supplies as well as buying clothes and accessories for the different members of the household.

4. Food *

Housewives are responsible for providing regular meals for all members of the household as well as planning and providing for other special meals. This includes planning, preparing, cooking, presenting and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner at the house as well as cleaning up afterward. The housewife should prepare packed lunches for weekdays as well as plan and prepare meals and parties for holidays, special occasions and work or school functions.

5. Self *

A housewife has a duty to take care of herself mentally, emotionally and physically. This may include getting proper nutrition and exercise, maintaining a good physical appearance and grooming habits, and developing hobbies and a social life outside of the house. This will help the housewife more successfully fulfill her other duties.

Published in: on August 2, 2011 at 4:21 am  Comments (3)