Dealing With Too Much Stuff

Dear Home Ec 101
The article I read about a mother with 3 children with a baby on the way felt her house. Work was not getting done as she would like. You said your life has changed and yet you still do you regular cleaning.

How to Fry an Egg

Heather says:

Today we’re covering fried eggs -as new projects to procrastinate develop- I’ll also address: scrambled eggs, omelets, frittatas, quiche, and my as yet unnamed hybrid of the three techniques that feeds my family on a busy evening when I have no interest in effort.

Laundry and the Great Diaper Blowout

Dear Home-Ec 101,

I’m a brand new mom and I need to know if it is okay to wash clothes that have suffered through a diaper leak with the rest of the baby clothes. How do I make sure that poop (sorry!) doesn’t get all over the washer and the rest of our stuff without resorting to throwing away the outfit?

A Call for Your Questions

Heather says:

The questions answered here at Home Ec 101 come from a variety of sources:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • IRL friends
  • email to
  • my weirdo imagination

I know the past couple of years have been a little different around here. I’m glad the bulk of you stuck around through it.  

What Are These Tiny Bugs in My Puzzle Box?

Dear Home Ec 101,

I was putting a puzzle together with one of my kids the other day and noticed, while looking for a corner piece, some tiny little bugs moving around.

I didn’t freak out, I just want to know what they are and if there is a way I can get rid of them?