The Really? That Happened? Personal Aside and Back to School Nightmares, Share Yours

Heather says: Yesterday I stood at my children's bus stop for over an hour, eagerly waiting for their bus to drop them off. I was excited to hear about their first day. ¬†Dripping sweat and with my phone battery dying I paced at the edge of the road, out in the sun. Finally there was the bus. There were a few kids, but I was confused … [Read more...]

Share Your Best Back-to-School Tips / Ideas

Heather says: Here's a little transparency for you. This is the first time my children are going to school and frankly, I think I'm more nervous and excited than they are. I have once mentioned that my oldest child is on the autistic spectrum (Asperger's) and that he needed a couple of extra years at home to mature before he could adapt to a … [Read more...]

Sunday Confessional with a Side of Site Admin

Heather says: Let's get the site adminstration stuff out of the way. Home-Ec101.com has been having some performance issues; my good friend Michael Carnell and I are working hard to make sure that we get it whipped into shape. The comment system has been changed, IntenseDebate seems to have been a part of the problem, but certainly not the … [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve, The Retrospective

Heather says: Tonight we're having a geek in, because that's how we roll in the Solos house. What is that? Another couple is coming over with their laptops. There'll be food and drinks, video games, and geek talk. At midnight I'm sure there'll be a toast. Just don't tell anyone that my husband specifically requested that Velveeta Chili Dip. I … [Read more...]

Three Years of Home-Ec Goodness

Heather says: I can't believe I wrote this morning's post and completely forgot to mention that today marks the third anniversary of Home-Ec101.com. A lot has been covered in that time, but what amazes me is how much there is to learn and share. There is so much more I want to cover, like household maintenance and garment repair. I'd like to … [Read more...]