Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Daughters At Home

"One of the sweetest places a young girl may have in any home is that of big sister. What a field of happiness and usefulness is open to the girl with little brothers and sisters! They are ready to look up to her as a guide and a pattern in everything. If she manages rightly, she can have unlimited influence with them.

Have you seen her, the ideal big sister? She is ever ready to kiss away the bumps and bruises of little heads and hearts, she know just how to mend broken dolls and balls, she like to pop corn and make candy for little people to eat, she knows such wonderful stories to tell or read, she will pick up and put of of sight those evidences of childish neglect that might bring little people into trouble, she understands and is a companion for every one of them. Yes, many homes have just such older daughters as that.

The girl who is learning day by day to be a good daughter at home and a good sister to the younger children is also learning day by day how to make in time a good wife and a good mother. She is getting ready for the greatest work a woman can do...

There is no work so good for any woman as making a good, true home for somebody. Every truly beautiful character is its best at home. Let us never neglect the home life."

--From the book 'Beautiful Girlhood' by Mabel Hale from the early twentieth century


  1. I love the pictures. Would you mind sharing how to find these? I just love the peaceful pictures with such lovely posts.

  2. I enjoy perusing art galleries online when I have time, I find it very calming.

    Many blessings...

  3. I have this book! I don't remember seeing that passage in there, but then again, I haven't read the whole thing :)
    Your daughters at home post made me think about the DVD soon coming out "Return of the Daughters". Gosh I can't wait!!!! Just watching the previews too it gave me goosebumps. :)

  4. I must say you have such a lovely, lovely blog! I'm an adult unmarried daughter living at home; I browsed through some of your articles for young ladies and I just loved them.

  5. Dawn Marie,

    I was very excited as well about the DVD---can't wait to show it to my daughters and share it with friends and family!



    I am glad that the Lord encouraged you through this blog. BTW, you have a great blog yourself! Keep up the good work!


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