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Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Subject:How do you ladies do it??
Posted by:opaloctober.
Time:6:45 pm.
Hi,

I'm new, I just joined the community. My name is Kris, and i'm 24, and engaged. I've been with my fiance for 5 1/2 years, and i'm a fulltime student and a work at home housewife...but I do it terribly. I can't keep anything clean, our house is a mess, I can't cook much, unless it's like, hamburger/chicken helper, or something simple. I'm no Julia Child. The sad thing is, I want to be the best housewife I can be. My home business has slowed down to 0 customers, so i'm pretty much just a student/housewife. I want to make my future husband happy in the role that I am in.


This February I start classes to become a CVA (Certified Vet Assistant) online at the U.S. Career Institute. In Jan. 2011
I hope to earn my AAS in Vet Technology to be a RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) before I go back to San Jacinto College-South in Houston (GO COYOTES!) to get certified in Web Development, Web Design & Implementation, and Executive/Administrative Assisting. Afterwards I will finish my associate degree in 8-12 Education with teaching certifications in English/Reading/Language Arts and Computer Science at San Jac-South. From there I’ll transfer back to Prairie View A&M to finish my BA in Education.

My goal is to utilize my certifications with a work at home position, and use my degree in Education to fall back on. I don't feel pressured to be in a housewife position, I actually want to cater to my future husband, but I also want to be productive in my own skin also.

We have no children at this point, though I was pregnant with a daughter at 23 weeks in 2005, and we lost her, and this past November we lost another pregnancy. I can't picture how some of you do it, kudos!

Any tips/suggestions?
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Sunday, October 15th, 2006

Posted by:asis_slave.
Time:8:11 pm.
Bisquick type mixes
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Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Subject:New HouseDykes Community
Posted by:ladiosa.
Time:6:21 pm.
Mood: excited.
Hi all,

If it applies to you, please go check out the new HouseDykes Community!

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Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Posted by:m0tivateme.
Time:4:39 pm.
LOVE FASHION? THE LATEST STYLES? MAKEOVERS? GIVEAWAYS?

COME TO A FREE TAPING of

THE ISAAC MIZRAHI SHOW

Isaac Mizrahi, the fashionable, charismatic and entertaining fashion designer is coming out with a talk show on the E! Network

There will be fashion talk, audience makeovers, celebrity guests, giveaways & much more!

Contact Kelly for more information or to request tickets!

Call: (917) 934-5204

or

Email: kadams@eentertainment.com

Also, anyone interested in going could be hooked up with VIP Daily Show with Jon Stewart tickets!



HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!!!
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Friday, July 22nd, 2005

Subject:Cooking for one
Posted by:crinklenose.
Time:11:46 pm.
Does anyone know any good recipe books/recipes/ways to find recipes and recipe books for cooking for one?
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Monday, April 11th, 2005

Subject:under-par house wife...
Posted by:nadanili.
Time:4:09 pm.
Hi! I'm a SAHM who loves being my baby's momma but misses the challenges and glories of working outside of the home. Plus, I suck at keeping house. I love my husband. I love my daughter. I love caring for them. I'm having a hard time finding my groove in this new role.

Can you suggest a community for "struggling housewives" like me?

Mahalo nui loa!
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Monday, August 2nd, 2004

Subject:New Community
Posted by:ruthlilycat.
Time:10:03 am.
We're housewives, domestic, politically conservative and sorta trendy. New cool community everyday_living aka The Martha Stewart Foundation.

See you there!

Ruth
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Thursday, July 8th, 2004

Subject:shameless promotion
Posted by:alonealive.
Time:10:03 am.
Mood:creative.


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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2004

Posted by:djnancygirl.
Time:1:55 pm.
Here is the original Fannie Farmer Cookbook from 1918 online. This is a great reference for all types of cooking.
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Sunday, May 2nd, 2004

Subject:Bought a crockpot...
Posted by:mars9428.
Time:10:57 am.
Mood: cheerful.
Anyone have a good recipe for me? It's 5.5 qt.
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Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

Posted by:daddys_lil_brat.
Time:12:36 pm.
I'm baking bread for the first time ever. it's rising right now :) i'm so excited to see how it turns out :) i'll update then too :)

--Brat
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Sunday, April 18th, 2004

Subject:New here
Posted by:mars9428.
Time:8:15 pm.
Mood: happy.
Hi all! I am so pleased to find this community! My name is Lindsey, I'm a SAHM, wife to Jonathan (since 2001) and we have 2 kids- Colin 6 and Rylee 2. We live in sunny CA. Nice to meet you. :)
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Thursday, April 15th, 2004

Posted by:daddys_lil_brat.
Time:12:02 pm.
Hi i've recently realized that i love the idea of becoming a housewife :):):):) yay so i pitched the idea at my fiance and he says it wasn't what he saw for us but he'll give it a try if it'll make me happy :) we have no children so all i have to take care of right now are our home and him :) As soon as he gets a better job, we will be trying to conceive :) lalala anyways thanks for listening..comment if u wanna be housewifey friends :)
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Monday, February 23rd, 2004

Subject:new
Posted by:mondaymonday.
Time:3:22 pm.
Hi, my name is Jill. I came across this community by searching for "housewives", and I am really excited to see it! My little dream consists nothing more of getting married, having children, and taking care of my house.

I recently came across this while searching on the internet, it is one of my very favorite articles on housekeeping.
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Saturday, January 31st, 2004

Posted by:a_o_i.
Time:2:07 am.
Hi, my name's Aoi. I'm glad to see this community, since I'm sort of obsessed with vintage and retro home economics books and cookbooks. Here are some books I've found online for everyone's enjoyment.

"Chambers and Bedrooms are of course a portion of the house to be sedulously and scrupulously attended to, if either health or comfort are aimed at in the family. And first, every mistress of a family should see, not only that all sleeping-rooms in her house can be well ventilated at night, but that they actually are so. Where there is no provision made for the introduction of pure air, in the construction of the house, and in the bedroom itself no open fire-place to allow the easy exit of foul air, a door should be left open into an entry or room where fresh air is admitted; or else a small opening should be made in a window, taking care not to allow a draught of air to cross the bed. The debility of childhood, the lassitude of domestics, and the ill-health of families, are often caused by neglecting to provide a supply of pure air."--The American Woman's Home, Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Many a woman without servants, or with those untrained, must do her own washing and ironing, or train others to do it, and this is the most trying department of housekeeping. The following may aid in labor and care..."--Miss Beechers Housekeeper and Healthkeeper, Catherine E. Beecher
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Sunday, January 25th, 2004

Subject:introduction
Posted by:djnancygirl.
Time:9:25 pm.
Mood: content.
hi everyone! thanks for joining. here's a short introduction. please feel free to introduce yourselves and maybe post a photo of a recent dish or yourself in the kitchen!

my name is anna and i'm the creator of the community. my husband and i were married 4.5 years ago. we have no children but we do have 3 cats and a dog. we bought our first home 1.5 years ago. while i never thought i would get married, i'm enjoying it. my cooking skills are improving and i have a good feel for the chemistry of food. i like to use rich ingredients for the fullest flavor possible. i am also an avid tofu cook. tofu can be turned into anything. my husband is a lactard so i am learning to work without cream and milk in different dishes. both my husband and i have full time jobs so it's tricky finding time to cook. lately i have found the wonders of the crock-pot, a must-have for all modern kitchens.
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on a side note, i recently ordered some vintage etiquette and homemaking books on ebay. once i receive them i'll post pictures and passages. thanks again for joining!
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Saturday, January 24th, 2004

Subject:for the modern housewife
Posted by:eternalflamage.
Time:10:37 am.
To dazzle houseguests make sure you're always stocked up on the following:

1. A jar of olives
2. Can of pate or other spread
3. gourmet crackers
4. decent bottle of wine. For red, go with a Merlot. For white, stick to Pinot Gris/Grigio
5. Fun and colorful appetizer trays or plates
6. 4 chic champagne flutes or interesting goblets
7. Fancy soaps in bathroom. Get rid of the plastic dispenser and bust out the nice dish and stylish soaps.
8. A piece of art--either by a big-name artist or by yourself--properly framed.
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2004

Subject:Household Cures
Posted by:djnancygirl.
Time:6:57 pm.
To Prevent Skin from Discoloring after a Bruise --- Apply immediately, or as soon as possible, a little dry starch or arrow-root, moistened with cold water, or rub over with common table butter.

To Stop Bleeding at the Nose --- Bathe the feet in very hot water, drinking at the same time a pint of cayenne pepper tea or hold both arms over the head.

Foreign Body in the Nostril --- Children often push foreign bodies up the nostril. To remove it, make the child draw a full breath, and then, closing the other nostril with the finger, and the mouth with the hand, expel the air from the lungs by a sharp blow to the back. If it can not be removed in this way, compress the nostril above it to prevent its going up from any further, and hook it out with the bent end of a wire or bodkin. If this fails, call a surgeon.

Hoarseness --- It is said hoarseness may be relieved by using the white of an egg, thoroughly beaten, mixed with lemon-juice and sugar. Take a teaspoonful occasionally.

Do you have any afflictions? Piles? Cold? Burns? Rusty nail wounds? Let me know and I'll provide the tried and true remedy!
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Friday, January 16th, 2004

Posted by:djnancygirl.
Time:8:41 pm.
An excerpt from Practical Housekeeping (1881) (see community info page for more information & pictures):

There is no luck in housekeeping, however it may seem. Every thing works by exact rule, and even with thorough knowledge, eternal vigilance is the price of success. There must be a place for every thing and every thing in its place, a time for every thing and every thing in its time, and "patience, patience," must be written in glowing capitals all over the walls. The reward is sure. Your husband may admire your grace and ease in society, your wit, your school-day accomplishments of music and painting, but all in perfection will not atone for an ill-ordered kitchen, sour bread, muddy coffee, tough meats, unpalatable vegetables, indigestible pastry, and the whole train of horrors that result from bad housekeeping; on the other hand, success, wins gratitude and attachment in the home circle, and adds luster to the most brilliant intellectual accomplishments.
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Wednesday, January 14th, 2004

Subject:vintage fashion
Posted by:djnancygirl.
Time:10:05 am.
hi everyone. thanks for signing on. i realized none of my friends are really that housewivish and being in a community called housewives might be incriminating. but who gives a fuck. if they don't want to join they're gonna miss out on cool shit, yeah.

this is a link to a list of vintage labels with pictures. it helps when milling on ebay or even selling on ebay to know what the label is worth:

http://www.vintagefashionguild.org/labels_f.html
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