Dorothy Leigh’s The Mother’s Blessing is a wide-ranging advice book filled with “many good exhortations and godly admonitions,” as the title page states. It is addressed to the author’s three sons and instructs them on personal, domestic, and social behavior, from private prayer, religious thanksgiving and observance, to choosing a wife, raising children, and managing a household. The text thus introduces a number of issues dealt with in other household manuals but places them in pious terms which are related to Leigh’s religious convictions and her roles as mother and author.