I make breakfast using steel cut oats in a pot instead of dumping powder out of a packet.
I use cash for spending instead of credit cards.
I dip my husband’s shirts in cooked starch before ironing to get just the right level of stiffness.
(Ironing itself is becoming old-fashioned in our wash-and-wear world, though, isn’t it?)
It’s not surprising that I have old-fashioned views on marriage, too. In an introductory college course on world culture, we ridiculed a Christian tract that suggested women defer to their husbands.
My classmates and I drew audible gasps when the professor pointed out its publication date: not 1888, but 1988.
Yet today I find myself craving encouragement as a wife and mother. Can you recommend any books which helped you embrace your choice to be home?
- Creative Counterpart by Linda Dillow
- The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace
- His Needs, Her Needs: How to Affair Proof Your Marriage by Harley
- The Care and Feeding of Husbands by Dr. Laura Schlesinger