Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I love Home Economics. I love everything about it. I fondly remember the classes I took in school, many years ago, to learn about keeping a home. I wrote about this, in - Teaching Home Economics Through Apprenticeship.
Starting today, this will be a new series. I am going to share with you how to teach home economics to your daughters. I will write about this on Tuesdays. I am going to tell you exactly what I am doing with Amy (15). I will also share stories of what I did with my older two girls, now ages 20 and 22.
Here is a list of subjects I will cover:
1. Meal Planning on a Budget.
- Kitchen Inventory - The Pantry -
2. Frugal Grocery Shopping.
- Heavy Cleaning -
- Domestically Challenged -
5. Scheduling your time.
6. Child Care.
- Child Care -
- The Wilton Anniversary Cake -
- More than just Homemade Ravioli -
9. Hospitality and Manners.
- The Breakfast Hostess -
- Supper Time with Precious Helpers -
10. Household Expenses.
11. Bank Accounts and Paying Bills.
12. Sewing and Mending.
13. Secretarial Skills - Being a Helper to your Family / Husband.
15. Basic First Aid and Nursing.
- Homemaking Survival-
17. Beauty and Charm.
18. What I learned from My own Mother.
I will add more topics to this page as we go along. These will not be "how-to" posts, but personal stories in each category of what we are doing, here at home. I will also be writing several posts for each topic, over time. I want this to be a fun way to read about teaching these important skills to our girls.
[You can also read about training boys in Teaching Life Skills to Sons. ]
Stay tuned! We start next Tuesday! [ *Edited update - I am no longer posting on Tuesdays, but will add to this as I am able.*]
** This post will serve as a permanent index. I will post links under each category as we go along. **
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