I'm frustrated...that I can't find what I'm looking for. I really thought it would be simple. There's so many choices after all!
I have been attempting to compile a short list of books that would cover the major life skills that I want my children to learn. I have found a wonderful book for sewing and have a plan for teaching manners (which combines 2 resources). I have five kids cookbooks on my shelf (none of which I would consider the best all in one beginner cookbook). I have three books I ordered--one on responsibility, one on home economics for homeschoolers (that's the title), and one on money. They're all okay, but not great. So, I'm frustrated...
I have an idea in my mind of exactly what I'm looking for. I want books that are helpful to both parents and kids--ones that can be read together, but that also help parents springboard from and go further on their own. I want books that cover the basics without being contrived. I want illustrations! I also want books that encourages girls and boys to be girls and boys, but that doesn't pigeon hole them.
I think that my best solution at this point is to just write my own lessons...so, perhaps that will become my summer project. I do like to write curriculum, so I think I am going to try my hand at this.