Most wives have a deep, existential understanding that they are the major creators of the home environment, in collaboration with their husbands, who preserve and care for it. Leila Lawler had no idea how to keep a house, handle laundry, plan and cook meals, let alone entertain and inspire children and choose a curriculum to carry on the Faith when she was a young wife and subsequently became a mother.
She spent decades unearthing deeply rooted cultural memories buried beneath an avalanche of feminist doctrine. Lawler created and methodically presented these on her renowned website, Like Mother, Like Daughter, and has now compiled them into this complete three-volume package to assist women who want a competent and systematic approach to family life.
The Summa Domestica is divided into three volumes: Family Life, Education, and Housekeeping. Family Life delves into the basics of establishing the home; Education delves into the basics of teaching children and preparing them to learn on their own; and Housekeeping delves into the details of taking care of the house, meals, and laundry in an active and populous household.
The Summa Domestica is an essential how-to book on creating and maintaining a house that will best serve your family. It is bright, amusing, calming, and comprehensive.