“Training” Husbands?

Recently someone suggested an article on “training husbands”. Actually that someone was my husband , John.  After a good laugh and the suggestion that he must have felt like a puppy dog all these years to come up with the…

Hidden Gifts of the Season

With the approaching holidays most homemakers have mixed emotions. On one hand there is the desire and anticipation that everything will be peaceful and beautiful but on the other hand, the reality of the season can bring human and sometimes…

Was it about the Horse, “Secretariat”, or a Lady of Character?

I went to the opening night of “Secretariat” in early October not really knowing why I wanted to go but something aside from the promotional ads told me it was going to be a great family film; one that would…

"Housework" doesn’t have to be a "dirty" word!

In recent years, or actually in the past thirty years, which is not all that recent, “housework” has taken on an unpleasant connotation—-kind of a “dirty” one!!  There are a number of reasons for this rather negative outlook three of…

Great Expectations

What are your expectations of your spouse or children at home? You might be a little puzzled by this question, so let me explain. We all have preconceived notions of how we want our family to contribute to caring for…

Home in the Work-Life Balance Equation

Kathie is a regular contributor to the Naples News in Naples, Florida.  We want to share her latest article!
How do I balance work and home?  This is a question frequently felt if not actually asked?  It is one of…

Lightening the Load

As winter takes hold it may seem as though the piles of laundry inside rival the piles of snow outside! If your laundry is piling up, you’re not just imagining things – cooler weather means more layers and different types…