I graduated from college with a degree in Home Economics Education. My goal my whole life was to become a Mom. I guess that degree was a perfect preparation for what I do now! I did get to teach in a public school for a few years before having my kids. So, as you can imagine, homemaking and all things related are something I really love to learn about. I was lucky to have a mom who taught me these skills my whole life, too. I am not perfect & still need lots of work… I know lots of people struggle in many areas of homemaking skills, so I have a fun resource to share with you. I have been VERY lucky to have the opportunity to review a wonderful resource the past month called the Homemaker’s Mentor. This will help the ones who love all things homemaking as well as those who struggle.
The Homemaker’sMentor, by Martha Greene and Rebecca Wilson is a library of resources to help you in your home. The authors spent 4 years of gathering of materials, stories, recipes, tips, and tricks from different homemakers.
There are more than 100 PDF documents with topics including:
- Cleaning & Organizing Tips
- Recipes & Meal Planning
- Sewing Patterns and Tips
- Recipe Cards
- Holiday & Seasonal Ideas
- Cake Decorating
- Quick Mixes
- Outdoor Cooking
- Herbal Remedies
- Vintage Homemaking e-books
- Knitting & Embroidery
- Candle Making
- First Aid
- and many more…
Along with it you will also receive a set of Sugar & Spice Unit studies for ages 6-10 that teach all about the history and uses of various spices. There are lots of fun activities for kids! I am planning on trying them out with my daughter who loves to cook!
I made a delicious dinner recipe from the collection the other day and my family loved it! I made Chick-Ka-Bobs. It was an easy dinner fix on a day I was stuck on what to make.
Chick-Ka-Bobs Recipe from the Homemaker’s Mentor Collection:
8 oz. Italian Dressing
1/4 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
Cut up 4 chicken breasts into chunks and marinate it in the sauce for at least 2 hours in the fridge.
Chop any vegetables you like into chunks to go along with it:
Assemble the chicken and vegetables one skewers to make into kabobs. Bake or grill. If baking cook at @425 for about 20-25 minutes. I served it over rice. It was delicious!
There are many other wonderful recipes that I can’t wait to try. I am thinking Grandma’s Chocolate Cake might be a good one to try out today!
The Homemaker’s Mentor is such a valuable resource and I will refer back to it often for tips and ideas! It is on sale right now from $47 down to $37 through October 18th, so it is a great time to buy! If you want to see a sample before buying, they are giving away 5 free lessons when you sign up for their newsletter. They only have a limited number of copies they are offering at this price, so if you are interested, I would jump on it!
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I am SO happy to have the chance to give away 2 copies of the Homemaker’s Mentor Discs! This is open to anyone around the world. However if you live outside the US you will receive it as a download. Enter my giveaway on the form below.
Also… Wholesome Childhood is offering a MEGA GIVEAWAY to go along with this review! Stop by their site to enter their giveaway worth over $400!!