Book Review | Making a Family Home

Title: Making a Family Home

Author: Shannon Honeybloom

My Review:

This book is lovely to look at with many beautiful pictures to illustrate and emphasize the author’s words.  While I didn’t always agree with her point of view, she writes with passion and emotion. She focuses on making a modern house into a more traditional family home. Part of this book is devoted to explaining how she was raised and the home that her mother and grandmother made. She talks about the feelings and the sensory perceptions of growing up in this place and tries to convey how to capture these things in your home.

She covers every room in a conventional home and explains the emotion and textures and purpose that each of them should present. For example, the living room should convey love and warmth. The kitchen is about work and creation. She also feels that electronic devices like TVs, video games, iPods, etc., should be kept out of the rooms frequently used by children, thereby reducing their exposure and dependence on modern devices for their early development.

Emphasizing a return to more traditional means of educating children and their development in the world, she truly believes the world can be made a better place by returning to traditional values. She has a much more favorable view of the world than most people and I found this book a refreshing change from that cynical way of thinking.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Myla is a life-long resident of Nova Scotia, Canada. She is married with two sons. A self-described bookworm, her hobbies also include knitting, painting, photography and music.

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