This was originally on my former website Vintage Homemaking.
(take with a grain of salt and do try to remember she did not have the internet, television, or mommy play groups)
- Rise 6:30 o’clock.
- Breakfast 7 o’clock.
- Dress little boy; scrape and carry dishes to kitchen; air beds. Baby’s bath,
- 7:30 A. M.; the baby naps from 9 to 10 A. M
- Wash dishes, plan meals, cook and prepare for dinner, 9 to 10 A.M. (Little boy plays on porch or in room.
- Make beds, sweep, dust, 10 to 11 A. m., while the baby is awake.
- Prepare for luncheon, sew half an hour while playing with the children, 11 to 12.
- Lunch with both children at noon.
- Leave luncheon dishes unwashed, so as to nap an hour at once with children, uninterrupted.
- Dress self and children at 2 P.m.; go for walk, market, or make a call.
- Home again, 5 P.m.; give children supper, start own supper.
- Give children bath, put them to bed at six O’clock.
- Have own supper alone with father, 6:30 P. m.
- Wash dishes, and while doing so prepare cereal, fruit, and the baby’s gruel for the “fireless cooker.”
- Finish about 7: 30 P.m
This schedule from Christine Frederick’s book gives you a good idea of how a Vintage housewife from the Edwardian Era spent her day.