In honour of Mothering Sunday this weekend - UK readers don't panic: ours was back on March 26th! - our host theme for the week is Mothers.
With that in mind, I'm going to share something with you all - a secret, if you will. I sometimes have a hankering to be a glamorous 1950s housewife. You know the type, with a gleaming kitchen, rosy cheeked children and not a hair out of place. Given that I'm writing this at midday and I still haven't changed out of my pyjamas, I'd say it's not a goal that's about to be achieved any time soon!
Still, luckily for me, Girl magazine ran a special feature to help me in my quest. Girl was the sister paper to the popular boys' comic, Eagle, but didn't have quite the same focus on action, adventure, and feats of derring-do. No, between 1951 and 1964, Girl regaled its readers with school stories, endless tales about nurses, and tips on how to wash up properly.
Mother Tells You How was the life hack column of its day, here are some of my favourites...
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Jessica is an amazingly funny and smart blogger from Wales who writes on a whole range of topics -- from entertaining vintage nostalgia, to technology tutorials, to book reviews, to raising her adorable munchkin, and so much more! This week Jess has been writing about how to Grow Your Blog with StumbleUpon and International Women's Day.
Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and wonderfully authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Check out her educational ideas and resources in the latticed learning series!
by About Life and Love.
This is a beautiful post about the importance of names, and why we shouldn't misuse them.
Now time for the new stuff!
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