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Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife   By: (1864-1949)

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Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife

By MARION MILLS MILLER, Litt D.

Edited by THEODORE WATERS

Contents

CHAPTER I

THE SINGLE WOMAN

Her Freedom. Culture a desideratum in her choice of work. Daughters as assistants of their fathers. In law. In medicine. As scientific farmers. Preparation for speaking or writing. Steps in the career of a journalist. The editor. The Advertising writer. The illustrator. Designing book covers. Patterns.

CHAPTER II

THE SINGLE WOMAN

Teaching. Teaching Women in Society. Parliamentary law. Games. Book reviewing. Manuscript reading for publishers. Library work. Teaching music and painting. Home study of professional housework. The unmarried daughter at home. The woman in business. Her relation to her employer. Securing an increase of salary. The woman of independent means. Her civic and social duties.

CHAPTER III

THE WIFE

Nature's intention in marriage. The woman's crime in marrying for support. Her blunder in marrying an inefficient man for love. The proper union. Mutual aid of husband and wife. Manipulating a husband. By deceit. By tact. Confidence between man and wife.

CHAPTER IV

THE HOUSE

Element in choice of a home. The city apartment. Furniture for a temporary home. Couches. Rugs. Book cases. The suburban and country house. Economic considerations. Buying an old house. Building a new one. Supervising the building. The woman's wishes.

CHAPTER V

THE HOUSE

Essential parts of a house. Double use of rooms. Utility of piazzas. Landscape gardening. Water supply. Water power. Illumination. Dangers from gas. How to read a gas meter. How to test kerosene. Care of lamps. Use of candles. Making the best of the old house.

CHAPTER VI

FURNITURE AND DECORATION

The qualities to be sought in furniture. Home made furniture. Semi made furniture. Good furniture as an investment. Furnishing and decorating the hall. The staircase. The parlor. Rugs and carpets. Oriental rugs. Floors. Treatment of hardwood. Of other wood. How to stain a floor covering.

CHAPTER VII

FURNITURE AND DECORATION

The carpet square. Furniture for the parlor. Parlor decoration. The piano. The library. Arrangement of books. The "Den." The living room. The dining room. Bedrooms. How to make a bed. The guest chamber. Window shades and blinds.

CHAPTER VIII

THE MOTHER

Nursing the child. The mother's diet. Weaning. The nursing bottle. Milk for the baby. The baby's table manners. His bath. Cleansing his eyes and nose. Relief of colic. Care of the diaper.

CHAPTER IX

THE MOTHER

The school child. Breakfast, Luncheon, Supper. Aiding the teacher at home. Manual training. Utilizing the collecting mania. Physical exercise. Intellectual exercise. Forming the bath habit. Teething. Forming the toothbrush habit. Shoes for children. Dress. Hats.

CHAPTER X

CARE OF THE PERSON

The mother's duty toward herself Her dress. Etiquette and good manners. The Golden Rule. Pride in personal appearance. The science of beauty culture. Manicuring as a home employment. Recipes for toilet preparations. Nail biting. Fragile nails. White spots. Chapped hands. Care of the skin. Facial massage. Recipes for skin lotions. Treatment of facial blemishes and disorders. Care of the hair. Diseases of the scalp and hair. Gray hair. Care of eyebrows and eyelashes.

CHAPTER XI

GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF COOKING

The prevalence of good receipts for all save meat dishes. Increased cost of meat makes these desirable. No need to save expense by giving up meat. The "Government Cook Book." Value of the cuts of meat.

CHAPTER XII

GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF COOKING

Texture and flavor of meat. General methods of cooking meat. Economies in use of meat.

CHAPTER XIII

RECIPES FOR MEAT DISHES

Trying out fat. Extending the flavor of meat. Meat stew. Meat dumplings. Meat pies and similar dishes. Meat with starchy materials. Turkish pilaf. Stew from cold roast. Meat with beans. Haricot of mutton. Meat salads. Meat with eggs. Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding. Corned beef hash with poached eggs... Continue reading book >>




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