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"Art is a hard mistress, and there is no art quite so hard as that of being a wife." So begins this entertaining and enlightening booklet of Don'ts for Wives. Discussing such categories as "How to Avoid Discord," "Financial Matters," "Food," and "Evenings at Home," Don'ts for Wives is full of advice for ways in which a proper and loving wife should behave toward her husband. Each chapter is comprised of a list of "don'ts" that wives should follow if they wish to run a successful home and keep their husbands happy. While much of the advice is outdated, a surprising number of her recommendations are still applicable today. Also available as an eBook.
Don'ts for Husbands by Unknown"Don't look at things solely from a man's point of view. Put yourself in your wife's place and see how you would like some of the things she has to put up with." In this comical, enlightening, and historical booklet originally published in 1913, Blanche Ebbutt shifts sides of the marital equation, delivering advice (some of which still rings true today), to help shape a proper and successful husband. Offering tips on "General Habits," "Jealousy," "Food," and many more timeless topics, Don'ts for Husbands is the perfect gift for anyone interested in the evolution of society, and who ultimately loves to laugh. Also available as an eBook.
Don'ts for Mothers by Unknown"Don't suffer a child to be accused of a fault until you are perfectly aware he has been guilty of it" is one of the many recommendations imparted within this historical booklet. Covering timeless topics such as "Pregnancy and Childbirth," "Diet," "Sleep," and "Clothing," Don'ts for Mothers reveals motherhood as viewed in the late 1800s. While the majority of the guidance is outdated and strikingly odd to modern readers, this entertaining booklet still presents some insight into the world of motherhood today. Also available as an eBook.
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