Tag Archives: Homemaking 101

Smoke Filled Back Rooms

It’s commonly observed that a watched pot never boils. But based on my personal experience, an unwatched pot will come to a boil with astonishing and unexpected rapidity. In our house, the kitchen is located at the back of the house, meaning that much household business is conducted in actual smoke-filled back rooms. We have […]

Laziness and Labor | HSLDA Blog

Laziness and Labor

“All it saves is time, son. And what good is time, with nothing to do? You want to sit and twiddle your thumbs, all these stormy winter days?” –Farmer Boy, by Laura Ingalls Wilder In the Little House series, there’s a telling contrast in worldviews between Almanzo’s Father in Farmer Boy and Laura’s Pa in […]