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Belles on Their Toes by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr.
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Jul 10, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: nonfiction, young-adult
Read in September, 2009

Lovely book. I had to get this after rereading Cheaper by the Dozen, and it did not disappoint. I was really impressed by Mother - she continued to work as a professional work study consultant and teacher, she became one of the faculty at Purdue University (before 1950 - a real feat at an engineering college, I think), she traveled to keep up her speaking engagements... but she kept her large family together and put them all through college - and didn't neglect them or refuse to give them attention. The authors' note in the beginning says a lot - although most of the family stories are about the hijinks the children get into and how they work together.... the book is really about Mother, and how much she did. I now want to do a little net searching on the Gilbreth children and the Gilbrethmotion study.
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