From: Susan Renfro, Ward Relief Society President
Subject: Tips for SAHM's
This past Saturday the Relief Society was privileged to hear from LDS home efficiency expert, La Rae Sorenson*, whose book, The Righteous Stay at Home Mom, tops the Deseret Book best sellers list. Here is an excerpt from her presentation.
While all LDS mothers know that the Lord expects them to stay at home, many make the mistake of believing that staying at home implies an unstructured environment, where mother drops the children off at school, then feels free to go where the day takes her. Such selfishness suggests a slovenly approach to a woman's sacred duty, invites Satan into the home, and leaves the children at risk of growing up to be drug addicts, pedifiles, convicted felons, or even worse, feminists, gays, and intellectuals.
For the sake of her family, the righteous SAHM follows a church approved schedule. Here is a typical example:
8:00: Drop children off at school.
8:00-9:00: Ward meeting house assignment -- sanitize the men's room urinals.
9:00-10:00: Visiting Teaching -- Monthly Message: The Divine Role of Women.
10:00-11:00: Prune bottling at the Stake Cannery.
12:00-1:00: Knit 2 dozen baby booties for the stake president to present to the children's hospital.
1:00-2:00: Prepare 45 tin foil dinners for the ward father-son camp-out.
3:00: Pick up children at school.
3:00-6:00: Return to the meeting house to set up and cook for the Ward Chili Cook-off -- while simultaneously enjoying quality time with children.
6:00: Dinner -- chili.
6:00-9:00: Clean up the ward cultural hall and kitchen.
9:00: Tuck children in bed.
9:00-??: Prepare 3 tubs of prune whip for tomorrow's Elders' Quorum Social.*Sister LaRae Sorenson is mother of nine with one on the way. She home schools, sews all of her family's clothes, cooks exclusively from scratch, cans the proceeds of her 4 acre vegetable garden, teaches Primary, works in the temple, is a stake missionary, and runs the church welfare farm. In her spare time she enjoys clipping coupons, tatting, and playing Farmtown.
This month's Use Your Food Storage recipe was contributed by Sister Zina Rowley.
Pinto Bean Fudge