Wednesday, April 4, 2012
- Family Life in 1949 -
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I love this educational video! It's fascinating to see how suburban housewives ran their homes.
There is a drastic difference between suburban life and farm life (both in past and current eras).
Before suburban life, most families grew most of their own food. They were industrious and hardworking at home. All children, as soon as they were old enough to walk, began doing chores. They knew no other way. They helped with the animals, the gardens, the farming and the housework. Children also had opportunities to earn money through some of their home industry. (Perhaps by selling animals they raised themselves, or things they made, etc.)
Current Suburban life is strikingly similar to this 1949 video. Mothers who are at home, tend to have a larger burden on their shoulders, when it comes to housework. Many busy teenagers are not home to help, or don't have enough responsibility required from them at home. When each member of the family is not doing their part to help, it makes Mom a weary housekeeper!
I don't know about you, but I am going to make a new Homemaking plan with plenty of extra chores for my children!
Make it A Place They Want to Come To.
Homemaking and Motherhood - No Matter What it Cost Me.
Never Forget This - Mother Makes the Home.
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