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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"The Good Wife's Guide" by Darlene Schacht

We seem to have forgotten how to care for our homes.  We struggle to keep up with the basics, all the while wondering how our grandmothers managed to iron, cook, bake, polish, and wax - and look good while doing it.

The Good Wife's Guide provides the motivation, the encouragement, and the practical how-to that many of us need.  Schacht shares why it is vitally important that our homes be well-cared for and the impact that doing so has on our families today.

The second half of the book is all about the nitty-gritty basics.  Schacht gives cleaning routines, tips, and how-to's to keep us all on our toes.  These are so detailed that she lists more than 50 steps for how to clean your bathroom!  Following these tips will certainly keep your house spotless and a clutter-free sanctuary for your family.

The book ended rather abruptly at the end of a chapter of cleaning tips, but The Good Wife's Guide is being re-released next month as a print version with four additional chapters.  Perhaps that one has a smoother ending.  I would love to read those additional chapters because this shorter e-edition is chock-full of good information.

The focus of this book was on being a good wife, not a good mother, and yet that is one thing I would have loved to see that wasn't in this book.  How do I teach these skills to my children?  How do I include them in this plan?  Many of us want our children to begin having chores at young ages, and with such detailed plans, this would have made a fantastic practical addition to this book.

Nevertheless, if you struggle with the how's and why's of your role as a wife, this is a must-read book.

I received a free e-copy of The Good Wife's Guide in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your review! Have a great day!