Years ago, the focus of many a young girls education focused upon how to manage a home. In the past few decades, that has shifted dramatically so that many a young woman finds herself seeking guidance in how to tend the home fires. While I had some instruction from my mother and feel like I was doing an okay job at things here, I still found myself excited to review The Homemaker’s Mentor.
What’s Included in The Homemaker’s Mentor?
The Homemaker’s Mentor features a multitude of material applicable to running your household as well as bring beauty and fun to home life. Martha Greene and Rebekah Wilson worked together for many years drawing from their own experience as wives and mothers to minister to others through a member only website. This ministry helped thousands of readers bring “peace, order and delight to their homes.”
As you can see in the image below, there is a real breadth of material. Some files are focused upon the organizational aspects of tending the homefires while others are all about feeding your family. There are also seasonal files and some that are very tutorial in nature. You could spend a lot of time working your way through everything to glean inspiration for your own home.
There are limited copies of this fantastic resource. Until October 18th, each CD costs $37. After the launch period, the price rises to $47. However, once the 500 copies are sold this will not be available until next year.
How I Have Been Using The Homemaker’s Mentor
There are two areas that really ‘sang’ to me for these resources: organization and food! I feel like I have a lot of room left to get better control on the chaos in my home and with four hungry boys there is never a day when I couldn’t use some inspiration for what to make.
For these 2 ‘projects’, I have separate posts. Just click on the images to read the posts.
I also had fun making homemade shortbread cookies. Hubby loved them with all the butter while the boys longed for a bit more sugar. I neglected to do the ‘wash’ for an extra sprinkling of sugar with this first batch and had some issues with the cookie cutter usage. However, they are so simple to make (3 ingredients… flour, powdered sugar, and butter) that I know we’ll be trying again soon.
To appease my sugar lovin’ boys, I did let them try spreading a bit of Nutella on the cookies like icing. The Nutella gave an extra bit of sweetness, but did not over power it.
I can see myself going back to these files many times in the future. I really want to do a deep clean of the kitchen as described in Kitchen Sparkle. And, there is the BIG ebook (almost 300 pages) titled Treasury of Homekeeping Skills that I am really looking forward to reading during the long Alaskan winter days and nights.
Want to Win BIG during The Homemakers’s Mentor Launch?
To celebrate the launch of The Homemaker’s Mentor, Wholesome Childhood is giving away an incredible bundle of products worth over $400. Ten other entrants will win a smaller bundle of products valued at $29.90. The giveaway has already started and ends on October 19th.
Visit The Homemaker’s Mentor Giveaway page on Wholesome Childhood for your chance to win.
Also, Day by Day in Our World has TWO copies to giveaway. Visit The Homemaker’s Mentor Giveaway Post here on the blog by October 21st to enter for your chance to win. This is open international. US winners will receive a physical CD while international winners will receive a download.
Do you find tending the home fires to be a challenge?
What have you found to help you become better at living your vocation as a wife and/or mother?