My Houzz: Casual Comfort in a London VictorianScandinavian Kids, London
Photo by Noah Darnell © 2013 Houzz
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Pass along traditions to your children or learn them togetherIn my grandmother’s day, women and most men (my grandpa included) knew how to darn a sock, mend clothes, cook from scratch and grow a vegetable garden. Going to my grandparents’ house meant smelling the delicious scent of homemade minestrone soup, peppery radishes pulled from the garden and plump tomatoes dangling from vines in the yard. I grew up not knowing how to do any of those things – but I’m working on changing that and I plan to pass along what I learn to my son. If you have children, think about what you can teach them. Not only are basic housekeeping skills useful to both boys and girls, but the principle behind making do and mending is important for helping kids appreciate the abundance they already have in life.