Mothers are needed at home!
In these days of high prices and shrinking dollars, most of us make countless sacrifices to maintain the essentials of our American way of life. Surely one of these basics is the family, with Father earning the living, Mother supervising the home, and the children enjoying a happy childhood. At least that's the ideal-- old-fashioned-like marriage, paying one's debts, and maintaining a personal code of honor.Read Article
Garden seats you can makeRead Article
What's wrong with this family?
Disagreements over money management are among the most common of husband-wife differences, although they are usually most severe in the early days of married life.Read Article
By building it ourselves, We got our house at half price
The only thing I ever had built before in my life was a birdhouse when I was in junior high school. I considered building a "real" house a challenge beyond my patience and ability. My wife didn't!Read Article
How much fun does your family have together?
Do you know how much your youngsters enjoy doing things with you? We asked 665 boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 16, "What do you enjoy doing with your parents?"Read Article
You'll like this "take-it-easy" room
Like to relax? In a room like this one, you swing into an easy tempo of living because it makes informal living a must. But not at the expense of looks, for here is beauty as well as practicality. There are warm correlating colors, too, and furnishings comfortably at home with their background of pine-paneling and brick.Read Article
How is your allergy today?
It was a gay dinner party until calamity struck Mrs. Snyder without warning. Her pretty face swelled frighteningly. Her lips became puffed. Worse, the terrifying swelling was pressing on her windpipe. She was having trouble breathing.Read Article
So nice to come home to!
Your front door is like your face. It's where eyes are directed first. By color and planting you can give it a look almost as welcoming as a big smile.Read Article
Make the most of what you haveRead Article
Use your imaginationRead Article
Are you ready for air conditioning?
It's a means of taking uncomfortable qualities from air so you'll feel better living in and breathing it. That's no small order. The air may be too hot or too wet for comfort. It may be too dry for healthy living. It may contain dust and dirt that make your housekeeping harder. It may not smell good. It may carry pollen or similar particles which aggravate asthma, hay fever, and other allergies.Read Article
Houses ran be built for less money
Size has always been taken as meaningful evidence of what a house will cost to build, and your measure reveals the purse-warming fact that this is a small house. It encloses 850 square feet of living space within dimensions of 36x25 feet.Read Article
Sun or breezes . . . when you want themRead Article
Here's remodeling for a reason
Remodeling is a challenge to the homeowner in somewhat the same way as illness is to the physician-- the major ailment must be cured and, if possible, other improvements made.Read Article
Ten carefree days in Wyoming
We found a place where you can dine with Buffalo Bill's grandson-- where you can throw snowballs on the Fourth of July-- where big black bears flag you down on the highways --where you can look down into deep canyons-- where your pockets get so weighted down with heavy silver dollars that you feel like a millionaire.Read Article
"Be yourself" when you decorate
This is a new home. But its careful planning holds a dramatic lesson for each of us, no matter what the age or the style of the home in which we live. For here is a glowing example of how Modern and Traditional design can combine to fit a family's tastes, and its way of life.Read Article
Bright ideas for your kitchenRead Article
Easy-to-use ice crushers and keepersRead Article
Keep freshness in food you freezeRead Article
For relaxed living--Plan a carefree homeRead Article
Iced tea--frosty and cool
Want something icy cold to help you ignore those hot, sultry days? The answer-- tall glasses of tea, super-chilled with plenty of tinkling ice. Make enough brew in the morning to last from noon till night, and don't forget to use some in fruit punches, too. You get the best iced tea only when you start out with the best brew.Read Article
Personal help in home building, remodeling, and decorating
When you're looking for ways to make your home more comfortable and attractive, look for this seal. It identifies the Better Homes & Gardens Home Planning Center, where you can get personal counsel on your own special home-planning problems.Read Article
How to draw your projectRead Article
Your pet and mineRead Article
Here's a way to cut costs
When Architect Miller Barnes of Woodstock, Georgia, planned this, his own home, he had two goals in mind. He wanted to see just how inexpensively a house could be built and still have the advantages of the best in contemporary planning and design.Read Article
How to travel by motel
Chances are you'll stop at a motel if you take any motor trips this year. Stopping overnight at roadside courts has become an American habit. According to the American Automobile Association, 66 million people traveling in 22 million cars take automobile vacations each year. And according to some estimates nearly two-thirds of them now patronize motor courts en route.Read Article
The whole family plays hereRead Article
Summer mulches--great timesaversRead Article
The diary of a Plain dirt gardener.Read Article
In the August issue . . .
YOU'LL find many hours of enjoyable summer reading. We've planned this issue especially to help you and your family get the most from the sunny days ahead.Read Article
JULY GARDEN REMINDERS: Now's the time to . . .
Water all your flowers and young shrubs and trees regularly during hot, dry weather. Start to dust or spray your zinnias, lilacs, and other plants susceptible to mildew, using a fungicide every 10 days.Read Article
Have you heard the Latest Garden News?
Squirrels stealing your sweet corn? Cover the ears with bags made out of polyethylene or polyvinyl plastic. You can get the bags from most frozen-food package-supply centers.Read Article
Sunshade for Tuberous begoniasRead Article
THE MAN NEXT DOOR
I was about to blow my top because our 10-year-old Babe wanted to start using lipstick. "Just let her go ahead," her mother counseled. "She'll overdo it, and the boys at school will ridicule her so much that she'll drop it for at least four years."Read Article