Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Free E-Book - Future Christian Homemakers Handbook

Laurie Latour of Future Christian Homemakers wrote to ask if I'd like to pass along this special offer. Her book, Future Christian Homemakers' Handbook, is available free for download this month at her website. (This is a very generous offer: the book sells for $29.95.)

Here's a summary of the book (from the website):

Whether you are teaching your own children, girls in your church or neighborhood, or yourself, you will find these step-by-step, illustrated lessons easy to use. Cooking lessons include: Egg cookery, introduction to baking, yeast breads, bread sculpture, quick breads, cakes, cookies, cake decorating, ground beef meals, chicken, casseroles, fruit, vegetables, microwave cooking, herbs, menu planning, grocery shopping, table setting and table manners, garnishing, kitchen safety and more! ... Homemaking lessons include how to clean the kitchen and bathroom, how to dust and vacuum, and how to do the laundry, plus organizational tips. Task cards are included for kitchen clean-up.

I previewed a few sections of the book online, and it looks wonderful. As homemakers, we have many practical skills to teach our children. This book provides lessons for many of those skills in an easy-to-use format.

I know that--when I teach something I've done countless times--I often forget to include some of the steps that are so familiar to me; these lessons include all of those points. The lessons also teach the reasons that each task is important (e.g., dust is not only unsightly but can also aggravate asthma and allergies) and provide tips for safety and efficiency.

This book would be a great resource for parents. If this is something that interests you, I hope you'll take the opportunity to visit the Future Christian Homemakers website to see these lessons for yourself.


  1. Hi Melissa!
    In response to your question: does it remove stuck on food...I wouldn't know because I ALWAYS prewash my dishes. A waste of time I know, but I would rather waste my time then my money when I open up my dishwasher and find all the food cemented on on the dishes! LOL
    Also, I wouldn't recommend using borax with items you are going to eat off of. I have read it can be toxic to people. For me the washing soda, a teaspoon of salt and a dash of vinegar works great. Hope that answers your question :)


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