Friday, November 1, 2013

Mother's Book of Home Economics

My new book was just published today! 

It is designed specifically to encourage the Christian wife and mother at home. 

Here are the details:


Title:  Mother's Book of Home Economics: Remembrances, Letters and Essays from a New England Housewife

Author:  Mrs. Sharon White

Publisher:  The Legacy of Home Press

6" x 9" Paperback, 312 pages.

Description from the Back Cover:

"There are many Home Economics books that will teach you important facts, such as how to get out a stain; how to clean your oven; or how to read food labels. This is all valuable information. We should certainly have those kinds of books in our homes. Nonetheless, did you ever just want to enter someone's home and observe how it all works in daily life? Did you ever want to learn about how a family used to keep house, or how it is working today?

   "Mother's Book of Home Economics" will give you that personal touch of Homemaking. It covers subjects like Marriage, Cleaning, Child Care, Manners, Simple Living, Motherhood, Thrift and Holiness. Here you will find a variety of letters, essays and memories about Home Economics. This was written by a New England Housewife, who has been married for more than 25 years."

There are 121 short chapters, compiled from 4 years of blog writing.

The Index in the back of the book loosely categorizes everything by the following topics:

1. Child Care
2. Cleaning
3. Etiquette
4. Finances
5. Holiness
6. Homemaking
7. Hospitality
8. Kitchen
9. Marriage

Some of the chapter titles include:

1. Chalkboard Prayers
2. How to Teach a 2 - Year old To Clean
3. Mother's Benevolent Society
4. Bossy Wives
5. Saturday Morning Chores
6. How the Old Time Mothers Survived Poverty
7. Home as a Little Christian School
8. Cooking for Mister
9. The Housewife Contract
10. Walking the Gardens with Baby

"The writings are designed to encourage the Christian housewife.  You will feel supported in your decision to stay home and care for your family.  You will also notice a gentle nudging to live the old paths, and find peace there."

Thoughts from Readers -

"I ordered your book which came yesterday! Mothers Book of Home Economics, I cant put it down, but I have to so I can do my housework :) Its wonderful and so freeing, what inspiration you have given me, Thank you so much.

- Roses around the Door, from a blog comment.

"More than I bargained for. . . I have found an amazing amount of practical ideas and encouragement in this book. Although having grown up in a home where housekeeping was not a priority makes lots of this new to me. If you are an old hand at it, might be nothing new to you. My favorite part is the encouragement about actually doing housekeeping and having a quiet and simple life."

- Christy, from Amazon.


 "Wonderful Escape Back to Simpler Times"

 "What a wonderful book this is! Remembering the simplicity of old times and old traditions. A much needed breath of fresh air to the mind and soul."

- K, from Amazon


"I love this book and have read through it several times, and occasionally just skipped around reading different chapters. It's very encouraging! Mrs. White fills each chapter with a lot of common sense and encouragement for we wives to do our best as we work at "making" a home. The copy of this book I just ordered and received is a gift for my granddaughter-in-law who is a brand new mother. She loves taking care of her husband and baby. I'm grateful to have such a nice book to share with her."

- Jackie, from Amazon.

"I truly love this book. I know I’ll read it again and again. I’ve learned a couple of things, but more importantly I’ve been encouraged in my homemaking. I’d like to buy every one of her books. This one is like visiting with a kind and helpful friend."

- CoalCity Girl, from Amazon.


"Mrs.White writes from the humble, gentle perspective of a dedicated wife and mother, giving ideas about frugality, enjoying what blessings we do have, stretching the food dollar, bringing up children and teaching them to help in the home, making home a true haven for the family, and definitely, loving, supporting and respecting husbands. She gives suggestions for making ends meet when one has limited means, and how to enjoy small moments, such as a morning or afternoon cup of tea with some simple bible reading, listening to old gospel, sermons, or other appropriate music while working, enjoying chores done lovingly such as laundry and dishes. I love to read her on-line blog, it encourages me in my work as a wife, mother and homemaker. This book with its short, readable chapters, helps remind one of the importance of women caring for the family and the home, and how it helps hold together marriages and families."

- Country Homemaker, from Amazon.

"I love the daily inspirational thoughts in this book. It sits on my bed stand along with my scriptures for a quick burst of uplifting inspiration :)"

- ghonda, from Amazon.

"Would recommend this book to everyone loved it and a great encouragement."

- Sweetrosemama, from Amazon.

"I love Mrs. White's determination to be sweet and cheerful no matter how hard times might be, and am delighted by her ability to see beauty in simplicity.

Throughout the book, Mrs. White shares godly wisdom in the areas of child care, cleaning, etiquette, finances, homemaking, hospitality, cooking, holiness, and more, and she greatly encouraged me, personally, in the areas of contentment, thrift, and living life purposefully and productively, no matter what the circumstance.

In a time when the Titus 2 woman is mysteriously missing, or is, at best, difficult to come by, I find that Mrs. White helps to comfortably fill that gap. I highly recommend her book to anyone who is seeking Biblical womanhood as a keeper of the home, or to anyone who just wishes to learn how to slow down and live a simpler lifestyle in our out-of-control, modern age."

- Rebecca, from Amazon.

"A great book for every woman who is or wants to be a wife or mother. . . LOVE this book! I want to buy more to give away as gifts! This book is inspiring and helpful. I am so glad I bought it!"

- Marie, from Amazon.

"One of the best books on the subject of home. . . This is by far one of the best books written to encourage ladies in their homes. I found myself looking forward to each chapter. This book has given me increased purpose to be the wife and mother to my family that they need. I am grateful to have found this treasure."

- Makyel3, from Amazon. 


 "Very sweet and uplifting."

- Eileen Kissane, from Amazon 



"Old school rules in marriage and family. Great book on living a simple, frugal life."

- TeaLady, from Amazon


- Mother's Book of Home Economics is available on Amazon.

Thank you!

Mrs. White


Noelle the dreamer said...

Congratulations and best wishes to your on this latest endeavour!
There is a hint of the colder weather in the air, keep warm Dear!

Deanna said...

Mrs. White,

Happy and excited for you!
I will have to order one of these for me and my personal Library.


Cathy said...

I recognize some of those chapter titles from reading them on your blog, and I know they will surely be inspiring to readers. Bless you.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on your new book! I am sure, like your others , it will be a tremendous blessing:-)

Unknown said...

I live overseas. Is your book available on kindle or pdf?