An Introduction on Site Admin Saturday

Heather says:

Home Economics is a big topic, and it covers a broad range of life skills and life styles. While I tend to write from the female point of view, life skills are gender neutral. Home Ec 101 is a little over three years old, the tone and topic are set and it’s time to add a new voice and perspective.  I’d like to introduce you to Brian Wilder. I’ve known Brian for a few years through various local tech and creative groups. I admire his writing, his enthusiasm, and his persistence.

Please give Brian a warm welcome to Home Ec 101.

manBrian says:
I’ve never agreed with the notion that men are incapable of excelling in home economics. Perhaps this is because I grew up in a house full of women? All I know is that my mother always made it a point to tell me something along the lines of, “Son? No woman is ever going to want you if you don’t know how to cook, clean, and take care of yourself!”

I want to take this mantra and pass it along to men (and maybe a few women) out there who have all the right cards, but might be lacking in the execution department. Self-maintenance inherently leads to self-preservation. That should be every individual’s goal.


20 Comments

  1. Tinkerschnitzel on July 19, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Welcome! I'm excited to see a new perspective, and hopefully give Heather a much needed break. 😀

  2. Kenneth Andrews on July 19, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Welcome to the site Brian. I look forward to seeing your contributions and how they mix in with the place!

  3. Karen on July 19, 2010 at 5:09 am

    this is good. very good. welcome brian!

  4. @LizDeLoach on July 18, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Brian, I love that mantra! Keep 'em coming.

  5. Stacy on July 18, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Wow, this is a surprise. Welcome!

  6. ThatBobbieGirl on July 18, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Hi Brian! Looking forward to your posts 🙂

  7. Miranna on July 17, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Welcome Brian. 😀

    My dad's mantra was that all men needed to know a minimum of three things: How to sew on buttons, how to fry an egg, and how to wash laundry.

    Hugs,
    Melinda

  8. amikim on July 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    One of the reasons I fell for my husband is that he knew how to clean, cook and take care of himself. In that department I got the better catch than he did. 😉

  9. @GQbound on July 17, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Oooooooh! Thank you all for such a warm welcome! Admittedly, I make very few (if any) promises, but I will try my best to make sure you're all informed and entertained.

    "Infotainment", if you will…

    …Okay, I'll stop.

  10. @jaredwsmith on July 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    This is awesome. Great addition, Heather. Can't wait to see what you do, Brian!

  11. @vhanna26 on July 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Love Brian's avatar!

  12. Marianne on July 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Welcome, Brian. I look forward to reading your posts.

  13. @jacksoki on July 17, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Welcome Brian! My boyfriend and I both already love Home Ec 101, and your perspective will be a wonderful addition.

  14. Gigi on July 17, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Welcome, Brian! You will make a great addition to this already most helpful site!

  15. Keter on July 17, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Brian! Those are some seriously cool shoes! ;o) I agree with Carol and Wendy…if I can fix a car and frame a wall, my guys should be able to do a load of laundry and fix dinner. Funny how that second half never seems to happen in my household…! Welcome, and thanks for stepping up to raise the bar for the guys (and gals)!

  16. carol on July 17, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Welcome to the site Brian.looking forward to a mans point of view that doesn’t involve fishing 😉

  17. Illume Eltanin on July 17, 2010 at 9:28 am

    "I want to take this mantra and pass it along to men (and maybe a few women) out there who have all the right cards, but might be lacking in the execution department. Self-maintenance inherently leads to self-preservation. That should be every individual’s goal."

    Well said, Brian!
    I hope my husband and I instill such into our son.

    Be Welcome to Home Ec 101.
    Be Well Come and True.

  18. Wendy on July 17, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I agree with Brian! We started teaching our boys to cook & clean at a young age. They all love to cook. Since my hub is the primary cook at our house, my guys never thought that was unusual. Now, to work on the 'take care of yourself" part…

  19. James Moffitt on July 17, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Welcome Brian, nice to meet you!

  20. Linda P. on July 17, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Welcome Brian – very nice to meet you!

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