Back in January I was given the opportunity to review The Homemaker’s Mentor Print Issues One and Three. I found so many useful articles in both of those issues. Naturally I was thrilled to now be given the opportunity to review their Girls Guide to Home Skills. This is a guide for mothers to help prepare their daughters for the many tasks of managing their own homes in the future.
A Girl’s Guide to Home Skills is over 170 pages, split into color-coded sections. Each section takes you through the different areas of a home, from the bathroom to organized closets, and even tidy yards and porches.
My 12 year old daughter’s favorite section is the one on pantries. From the lists of what to stock in your pantry to a month by month breakdown of what to do for your pantry and a guide to making stock. It is packed full of useful tips and tricks that even I could add a few of them to what I am doing at home now!
Even though she doesn’t have her own Hope Chest yet, she loves the antique trunk that houses all of my keepsakes and is working on filling a plastic bin until she has a Hope Chest of her own. The section on Hope Chests gave her some helpful ideas on what else she could be collecting for hers.
As her mother, I love the inclusion of checklists for each section. It helps to ensure you don’t miss something that you might think is obvious. For instance, I recently asked my daughter to run the dishwasher, a few minutes later we had soap bubbles all over the kitchen! I just assumed she knew the dishwasher detergent was different from dish soap. Throughout this Girl’s Guide to Home Skill’s there are plenty of lists to remind you of what needs to be done for each room. Hopefully this will ensure that you don’t leave anything out!
Last, but certainly not least I appreciate the type A neatness and organization of this whole guide. As the House Keeper’s Motto states, “A place for everything, and everything in its place.”
Each section will take you through the areas of a home, offering checklists, scheduling charts, and detailed instructional home lessons to teach your daughter the necessary skills for housekeeping and making a home-sweet-home.
A Girl’s Guide Contains:
* Sparkling Clean Bathrooms
* Kozy & Inviting Kitchens
* Lovely Living Rooms
* Provident Pantries
* Genuine Hospitality
* Comfortable & Tidy Bedrooms
* Organized Closets
* Tidy Yards & Porches
You get can check out free sample pages here.
Heidi is a 35 year old, happily married wife to one self proclaimed computer geek. Through their 14 years of marriage they have added 3 children: Chloe (12), Jayden (9), and Ava (5), as well as 2 dogs: Muffin and Oscar, to the mix. When not totally engrossed in homeschooling, or taxi service for the children Heidi likes to read, blog at Starts At Eight, and chronicle their lives in photos, as well as working at new hand projects like gardening, knitting, and crochet. You can also catch her on Twitter, and Facebook!
Girl’s Guide Giveaway
One Hip Homeschool Moms winner will receive her choice of two sections from the e-book A Girl’s Guide to Home Skills.