The Summa Domestica - 3-volume set

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Most wives possess a deep, existential intuition that they bear primary responsibility for creating the home environment, in cooperation with their husbands, who protect and provide for it. When Leila Lawler started out as a young wife and then became a mother, she had no idea how to keep a house, manage laundry, or plan and prepare meals, let alone entertain and inspire toddlers and select a curriculum to pass on the Faith. 

She spent decades excavating deeply rooted cultural memories that had been buried under an avalanche of feminist ideology. Lawler developed and meticulously presented these on her popular website, Like Mother, Like Daughter, and has now collected them in this comprehensive, three-volume set to help women who desire a proficient and systematic approach to home life. 

The Summa Domestica comprises three volumes: Home Culture, which delves into establishing a home and a vision for raising children; Education, which offers a philosophy for the primary vocation of parents to form their children and give them the means to learn on their own; and Housekeeping, which offers practical details for meals, laundry, and a reasonably clean and organized busy and thriving household.

All at once lively, funny, calming, and complete, The Summa Domestica an indispensable how-to book on making and keeping a home that will serve your family best. 

  • Pages: 1376
  • Format(s): Hardback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-64413-510-5
  • Product Code: 5105
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: December 20, 2021
  • Categories: By title, Marriage and Family Life, New Releases, Sets
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Wonderful resource
I wish I had these books a long time ago! This is a wonderful resource for family life. I have already benefitted from the down to earth, practical advice in these pages.
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A must read for all women
This book is absolutely amazing! It is full of so much helpful and thoughtful advice. Leila Lawler is a wonderful writer and she is also extremely funny with a great sense of humor. As I read it, I have been struck by her humility and wisdom. She never talks down to people or insults anyone who does/might disagree with her. This book covers the gamut of necessary information from how to dress your children in cold weather, how to menu plan, do laundry, or even, how to heal a UTI. This book is a "must have" for not just all mothers or homemakers, but all women.
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Beautifully written, beautifully presented
A long awaited book from a very wise woman! The Summa Domestica is a treasure.
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Newly weds or mothers - get this!!
Such great advice!! Wish I had this when I was a new wife and/of mother, but it’s still great even 13 years in to marriage.
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So much practical wisdom packed in this set
Leila covers such a wide range of topics that are practical to daily life as a Catholic wife and mother. At first the three volume set seemed a little intimidating, but upon opening it up, I was delighted to find that Leila breaks down all of her wisdom into bite-sized pieces that are perfect for reading between naptimes and the quiet pockets of time I can find in my day as a mom of young children. Such a wealth of knowledge! I'll be flipping through these books for years to come.
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