Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Training Up Girls

Training up girls to be the Proverbs 31 woman – to be keepers at home and true help meets for their future husbands, is not an easy job. I’ve had some conversations with other ladies about this recently, as well as having listened to some speakers talk on this subject. I’ve compiled a list of things that shouldn’t be forgotten, when raising our young ladies for the Kingdom. Let me know if you seen anything I’ve missed.

Home Economics

Fiber Arts (Sewing, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, weaving)

Culinary Arts (Meal planning, shopping, 5 course meal, cake decorating)


Decorating (Painting, wallpaper, seasonal décor, furniture styles and placement)

Cosmetology (Hair cutting, styling, nails, make up, clothing styles/ appropriate dress)


Childcare (Child development, diapers, CPR, discipline)

Gardening (Planning, herbs, flower arranging,

Card making

Hospitality (Etiquette, tea parties, entertaining)

Home management (Grocery shopping, scheduling)

Raising animals

Soap/candle making

Kitchen organization

Home Repairs

Women’s health




Childbearing/ breastfeeding

Finance/ Biblical Economics


Bill paying

Debt/ debt-free living

Home Business


Biblical Law

Systematic Theology



Communication Skills/ poise (Toastmaster’s International, speech, debate)



Suggested Books

Teaching Your Daughters to be Keepers at Home (7 yr. curriculum) by Mrs. Craig (Ann) Ward

Future Christian Homemaker’s Handbook

Treasury of Vintage Homekeeping Skills

Needlework by Rebecca Wilson (?)

Christian Light Curriculum

Beautiful Girlhood by Karen Andreola

Beautiful Girlhood Plus companion guide

A Young Ladies Guide to the Harmonious Development of Christian Character by Harvey Newcomb

Letters on Practical Subjects to a Daughter by William B. Sprague, DD

Before You Meet Prince Charming by Sarah Malley

What He Must Be by Voddie Baucham

Daughters of Destiny compiled and edited by Noelle Wheeler

Raising Maidens of Virtue, A Study of Feminine Loveliness for Mothers and Daughters by Stacy McDonald

So Much More by the Botkin sisters

The Beauty of Modesty by David and Dianne Vaughan

The Undressing of America by Pollard

Parenting books by Trumball and Fugate

Passionate Housewives, Desperate for God


Emily Post’s etiquette book

Dave Ramesy’s Fiancial Peace University course/ book


Kelsey Anne Hoppman said...

That's a pretty good list there! So many things to learn! I think it would be pretty hard as a young lady at home to sit around twiddling her thumbs if she really looks at all she could be learning!

Amy said...

Great list. Thanks for sharing. Love your site. I am now following.

You might also check into this group. They help teach girls grace, God, and have a mission spirit.


God Bless

Dulantha said...

Shaping girls in a feminine manner is very important to the society. Because of real feminine women can keep the gender balance well.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mrs Blodgett, this is Brianna from CAPE Convention (I was a runner with your boys, and the Hibberds and the Hoppmans and everybody else lol) just stopping by to say hi!!

Maellen said...

Well, hi there, Brianna! I'm glad you stopped by! :-D Come again anytime. ;-)

Mrs. Q said...

That looks like a very good list of books. I have several of them and have 5 young daughters!