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Home Economics for the Modern Family

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All in Good Time
by Tara Kyczykowski Details
A few dollars wasted here, a few minutes lost there...it all adds up, and soon you're stretched thin, stressed out, and wishing you had more free time and financial resources for the important things, like your family-and yourself. The secret to streamlining your life is in the timing: knowing exactly when to do, buy, travel, or try.
Home Economics : Vintage Advice and Practical Science for the 21st-Century Household
by Jennifer McKnight-Trontz Details
In this amazing collection of clever wisdom and practical advice drawn from vintage home-economics textbooks, you'll find everything you need to get back to basics and run a healthy and happy household.
Home-Ec 101: Skills for Everyday Living
by Heather Solos Details
Life skills are the essence of frugality. Learn the skills you need to manage your household. Inside you'll find quick, easy cleaning solutions for every room of the house, simple fixes to wardrobe malfunctions, troubleshooting advice for common problems with household appliances, home maintenance, meal planning, disaster preparation and more.
How to Sew A Button
by Erin Bried Details
Collects the treasured wisdom of nanas, bubbies, and grandmas from all across the country–as well as modern-day experts–and shares more than one hundred step-by-step essential tips for cooking, cleaning, gardening, and entertaining.
Just Clean Enough
by Emily Matchar Details
This book breaks down home organization and gives busy families a solution. Unlike other decluttering books that press for perfection, this flexible guide features tips for each room in the house and helps you tackle your clutter in any way that works for you.
Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets: Your Ultimate Guide to Domestic Liberation
by Lisa Quinn Details
Full of shortcuts and tricks for cleaning, decor, and entertaining, this wickedly funny guide helps women create the life they want without all the hard labor and without compromising style.
Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything In Your Home
by Martha Stewart Details
Whether your home is small or large, an apartment in the city or a country cottage, it is a space that should be at once beautiful and livable. The key to that is managing the upkeep without feeling flustered. This is a comprehensive resource that tells how to care for your home and everything in it, and simplifies the process by explaining just when.
Shameless Shortcuts
by  Yankee Magazine Details
This clever book gives you the secrets you need to do the job you want--while saving time, money, and effort.
Smart Mama, Smart Money: Raising Happy, Healthy Kids Without Breaking the Bank
by Rosalyn Hoffman Details
A comprehensive guide for modern moms on a budget that explains how to give children a happy, healthy, fun, and nurturing upbringing while still making savvy financial decisions.
The Country Almanac of Housekeeping Techniques That Save You Money
by Richard Freudenberger Details
This comprehensive encyclopedia gathers the least expensive ways of taking care of everything and everyone in your house--from dishes and laundry, to healthy meals, to the best ways to get the longest life out of every household item from pots and pans to pillowcases.
The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking
by Kate Payne Details
Inside this savvy motivational guide filled to the brim with small-scale creative home projects, Kate Payne shares fun, low-cost creative solutions that will make anyone feel more accomplished in minutes.
The I Hate to Cook Book
by Peg Bracken Details
Written in 1960 in a time when women were expected to have full, delicious meals on the table for their families every night, Peg Bracken offered women who didn't revel in this obligation an alternative: quick, simple meals that took minimal effort but would still satisfy. This book still rings true to many over 50 years later!
Updated 03/17/2014
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