Never Done is the first history of American housework. Beginning with a description of household chores of the nineteenth century--cooking at fireplaces and on cast-iron stoves, laundry done with wash boilers and flatirons, endless water hauling and fire tending--Susan Strasser demonstrates how industrialization transformed the nature of women's work. Lightening some tasks and eliminating the need for others, new commercial processes inexorably altered women's daily lives and relationships--with each other and with the people they served. In this lively and authoritative book, Strasser weaves together the history of material advances and discussions of domestic service, "women's separate sphere" and the impact of advertising, home economics and women's entry into the workforce. Hailed as pathbreaking when originally published, Never Done remains an eye-opening examination of daily life in the American past.
Release on 2006-02-10 | by B. J. Gallagher Hateley
Celebrating Everything Women Do
Author: B. J. Gallagher Hateley
Pubpsher: Conari Press
Not to be confused with Alice's famous remark on a memorable episode of the Honeymooners, "Men work from sun to sun, but women's work is never done," Women's Work Is Never Done by BJ Gallagher celebrates the fact that women's work is never done because it's never meant to be done. Women are meant to nourish and grow themselves and others, throughout their lives, and Gallagher's book acknowledges and affirms it.
A Father’s Job Is Never Done explores through the life experiences of men from around the world and defines what it means to be a dad. It shares lessons, hardships, and triumphs and provides a platform for men at all the various stages of fatherhood with the opportunity to examine their efforts and commitments and to then draw conclusions that will assist, support, and sustain them in their journeys as present and engaged men, husbands, and fathers in the lives of their children and families. Far too many men fail in their efforts to honor the promises that they once made. Their absence, their ensuing struggles, and their familial separation cause irreparable harm and leave wounds that often never heal. The examples here identify the milestones that dads should be mindful of and provide concrete portraits painted by men who have not always had it right. They are by men willing to share their experiences regardless of their blemishes. A Father’s Job Is Never Done is the tool so many dads have needed—a tool that can be readily used by fathers young and old alike. Yes, there’s real work when it comes to being a dad, and all the ensuing worry can be overwhelming. There is, though, great wonderment—wonderment that many men miss and never get to experience. This work is the compass that so many dads have needed, and it is also a resource for mothers, mothers who are fighting for their husbands, partners, and families and fighting the good fight for which they are uniquely prepared.
Release on 2006-10 | by Kathy Barnes Ph. D.,Kathy Barnes
Dad at War - Jackie at Home
Author: Kathy Barnes Ph. D.,Kathy Barnes
Category: Family & Relationships
Son, a Soldier's Work Is Never Done By Kathy Barnes, Ph.D. and Smith McGarr Helps children and parents talk about feelings when a military dad or mom goes to war. "Sealing feelings harms, not helps" War is scary. It can swallow up soldiers like monsters in books or bad dreams do. Seven-year-old Jackie knows because he heard it on the news. "The U.S. Military has lost 2,050 men in Iraq and the number is rising daily." This worries him because his dad is fighting in the Third Brigade in Iraq. When he and his dad hug good-bye at the army base, each promises to be brave and carry out his duty. Jackie's duty is to help his mom at home for ten long months. He finds this hard when taking care of his two younger sisters. "I've broken Dad's rules. I've called Sarah 'stupid' when she won't leave me alone. I've pinched little Allie when she chewed Samson's bone." He also shares his triumphs. ..".I've worked pretty hard. I've washed the car and raked the yard." Jackie shares that he feels sad a lot. He hesitates telling his mom, because he doesn't want to be a coward. When he finally tells her, she says it is okay to feel sad. She does too. Our readers will quickly finish the book to see if Jackie's dad comes home. They will re-read it again and again because it's their story too. Praise for Son, a Soldier's Work Is Never Done. "This book is a great tool for helping children understand war. Whether they are military or not, all kids hear about war on the news, radio, television, and from neighborhood and school friends. War scares them and they need to talk about it." - Maria Edwards, executive vice president of the military writer's Society of America
10 Creative Approaches to the Same Old Church Tasks
Author: C. Jeff Woods
Pubpsher: Rowman & Littlefield
Clergy and laity will discover ways to lead the church that just may be more effective than the "top-down" leadership model we're all so familiar with. Woods takes a clever and very effective approach by presenting educational material in a fictional context--you're drawn into the stories of church members struggling with leadership or motivational dilemmas which you will recognize immediately (such as the boring Sunday School teacher, the adversarial church member, the nostalgia for "the good old days"). Ten chapters explore ten different theories of organizational behaviour and management, and each chapter provides guidelines for small group training.
Release on 2006 | by Elizabeth Andrews,Ursula Masson,Baroness Glenys Kinnock
And Political Articles
Author: Elizabeth Andrews,Ursula Masson,Baroness Glenys Kinnock
Pubpsher: Honno Press
Category: Coal miners
Elizabeth Andrews was one of the most influential female political activists of the early 20th century; she cared desperately for the suffering she saw around her and vowed to change the lot of miners' wives and mothers in the South Wales valleys. First published in 1957, the book highlights their hard, relentless lives as they coped with overcrowded houses, poor sanitation and the tragically high death rate among their children—it is a rare firsthand account of a childhood and family life in the Rhondda at the end of the 19th century. It describes the pioneering work that led to Andrews becoming the Labour Party's first Women's Organiser for Wales from 1919 to 1947. In this new edition, her newspaper articles on poverty and its impact on mining families are included to give further insight into the struggles of women and the working class for a better life.
A no fluff, video exercise guide to six pack abs for the guy and gal.
Author: Arnel Ricafranca
Pubpsher: Workout Series
Category: Health & Fitness
15 Ab Exercises You Have Never Done But Should A no fluff, video exercise guide to six pack abs for the guy and gal. Performed by Arnel Ricafranca. Part of the Workout Series line of eBooks. I truly believe in the saying “a photo is worth 1,000 words.” Even better, videos tend to be 30 frames a second, which means every second of video is worth 30,000 words. Lucky for you, the majority of this book are videos. All 15 abdominal body weight exercises are geared to workout your entire core to help you lose belly fat and sculpt your six pack abs. I engineered this book to be no fluff, straight to the point exercises with video and my coaching points. Download it. This is weight loss at your fingertips. Lose weight now and do these! * 15 Ab Exercise Videos * Coached by Abs Expert Arnel Ricafranca * Exercises targets your abdominals, obliques, lower lumbar, pretty much your entire core * It's free. No excuses. Enjoy!