Archive | August 4, 2012

Mother & Daughter matching aprons in 1920

In The Vision of a Mother’s Heart, Isabel and “Mama” shared tea together. Sometimes Isabel was served tea. What other beverage did Mama serve Isabel from the tea pot when Isabel was ten or eleven years old?

Hint: When Mama wanted to share special time with her eldest daughter, it was usually in the evening after Papa and the other children had fallen asleep. Mama was confiding to Isabel the joys, hopes and sometimes discomfort of becoming a mother for the eighth time.

The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking: Tie Dye Play Silks

Wonderful project for Mom and Kids! Check out this blog from

The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking

(And I thought dying salt, play dough, and rice was a neat way to teach about colors with the preschoolers in my classroom and  home childcare. Imagine teaching children about colors and having them “paint” their own fabric. The possibilities are endless!)

The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking: Tie Dye Play Silks.