Edith Schaeffer and her daughter, Susan Schaeffer Macaulay, have been my mentors through their books for over two decades.
Susan Schaeffer Macauley introduced me to Charlotte Mason in her book, For the Children’s Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School. Three kids homeschooled and launched using Ms. Mason’s methods. For the Family’s Sake: The Value of Home in Everyone’s Life is the most loved book in my library and I’ve read it so many times I’ve lost count.
In The Hidden Art of Homemaking: Creative Ideas for Enriching Everyday Life, Mrs. Schaeffer showed me that whether we’re male or female, married or single, young or old, we all share the deep desire for enriching our everyday lives. It doesn’t have to be an “if” or a “when”, we all have the ability to make it a “now”. Created in the image of The Original Creator, we all have the desire and ability to create within us.
“… the art which is found in the ‘minor’ areas of life. By ‘minor’ I mean what is involved in the ‘everyday’ of anyone’s life, rather than his career or profession. Each person, I believe, has some talent which is unfulfilled in some ‘hidden area’ of his being, and which could be expressed and developed.”– Mrs. Edith Schaeffer