Childcare, Housekeeping, Future Planning & All the Fundamentals of Budget Management — Old Fashioned Education

Child Care | Housekeeping | Meal Planning | Meal Preparation | Care of Clothing & Dress | Sewing | Budgeting | Planning for the Future

HEARTH: Home Economics Archive

Child Care

A Guide to the Business of Babysitting
Modern Site Created by University of Illinois Extention


Wanted, a Young Woman to Do Housework
by C. Helene Barker
Gutenberg Text

Good housekeeping’s book on the business of housekeeping: a manual of method
Mildred Maddocks Bently

The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking
by Helen Stuart Campbell
Gutenberg Text

The Book of Household Management
by Mrs. Isabella Mary Beeton
Gutenberg Text

American Woman’s Home
by Catharine Esther Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
Gutenberg Text

Principles of Home Decoration
by Candace Wheeler
Gutenberg Text

The Complete Home
by Various
Gutenberg Text

Meal Planning & Nutrition

yourSelf Middleschool Nutrition Education Kit
many coordinated PDF files from the Gov’t; excellent resource

Meal Preparation

A Little Cook Book for a Little Girl
by French Benton
Gutenberg Text
Very nicely done — MM

Can your Kitchen pass the Food Safety Test?
Government Resource

Recipes & Tips for Healthy, Thrifty Meals
Government PDF file

How to Prepare and Serve a Meal; and Interior Decoration
by Lillian B. Lansdown

USDA Canning Guides
Utah State Extension, several PDF files

Public School Domestic Science
by Adelaide Hoodless
Gutenberg Text

Care of Clothing & Dress

What Dress Makes of Us
by Dorothy Quigley


Jacobean Embroidery
by Ada Wentworth Fitzwilliam and A. F. Morris Hands
Gutenberg Text


Budgeting your income: a book on expenditure
by Isabel Ely Lord

Successful family life on the moderate income:
its foundation in a fair start. The man’s earnings. The woman’s contribution. The coöperation of the community
by Mary W. Hinman Abel
I am personally quite fond of this particular book.

Making Ends Meet: Food & Money
University of VA extention PDF document

How To Make Your Money go Further
University of VA extension PDF document

Families Taking Charge of Finances Series
University of VA Extension Links
At the bottom of each page is a link to a PDF version

Planning for the Future

Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife
by Marion Mills Miller
Gutenberg Text

Vocational Guidance for Girls
by Marguerite Stockman Dickson
Gutenberg Text

Mother’s Remedies
Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remedies from Mothers
of the United States and Canada
by T. J. Ritter
Gutenberg Text