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A Convivial Home: What Has Happened to All Your Joy?

A Convivial Home: What Has Happened to All Your Joy?

I am living the life I always wanted. I grew up the oldest of 7, homeschooled, reading Anne of Green Gables and heaps of sappy Christian romance novels. To be honest, I never did even comprehend what problem modern women had with traditional, biblical womanhood. Not only did I swallow the conservative family party line…

Review: Mother’s Rule of Life by Holly Pierlot – Simply Convivial

A Mother’s Rule of Life: How to Bring Order to Your Home and Peace to Your Soul by Holly Pierlot My rating: 5 of 5 stars Own. Recommended by Willa & DeputyHeadmistress. In case my Tri-City friends are interested, the Mid-Columbia Library has ordered a copy. Overview A “Rule of Life” is a concept the…

Securing a Reasonably Clean House: Initial Steps & Secrets

Begin with the introduction to the Reasonably Clean series to get the foundation and the linked table of contents for the series! The Original Reasonably Clean Source The chatty, photo-laden, good-humored original. The Reasonably Clean, Fairly Neat, and Comfortably Tidy House. A Pep Talk for Organization. In which I give you a secret to get…

Securing a Reasonably Clean House: Afternoon EHAP – Simply Convivial

Begin with the introduction to the Reasonably Clean series to get the foundation and the linked table of contents for the series! Leila’s Housecleaning Blitz Tips The Blitz The Reasonably Clean, Fairly Neat, and Comfortably Tidy House. A Pep Talk for Organization. In which I give you a secret to get you started on The…

Securing a Reasonably Clean House: Maintaining an Even Keel – Simply Convivial

Begin with the introduction to the Reasonably Clean series to get the foundation and the linked table of contents for the series! Here are Auntie Leila’s rules for not getting to that overwhelmed stage quite so quickly or frequently. Personally, my current practice involves maybe a third of her rules, and several of them I’m…

Keeping House — Preface

To follow the entire series, see my table of contents for this Keeping House book club series. Willa has started an online book club for Keeping House: The Litany of Everyday Life, which has been on my to-read shelf for almost a year. She has already posted a bit of the summary of the preface…