Posts Tagged ‘Personal’

The Home-Ec101.com Family Is Growing

Our blended family is going to get a bit bigger. Remember how I mentioned that I was recovering from mono and taking some time to rest? Well, I went straight from mono to morning sickness. Consequently, productivity has not been at an all-time high around here. Throw in a couple of hurricanes to monitor, a…

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Off Topic with an Menu Monday Attempt to Get it Together

Heather says Late summer is difficult around here. You’ve got the usual back to school hassle and sports starting up with four kids, we enter birthday season mid-August and before any of that happens, I start dreading an anniversary. For those that don’t know, my sister was killed  in August of ’13. It was a traumatic…

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[Personal and Off Topic] Heavy Hearts

June 17, 2015 was a terrible day for my home. A coward drove two hours to kill people he didn’t know. He sat with them for an hour, while they prayed. And then he brutally took their lives. My heart hurts for them, for their families, for my home. Yesterday we sat and listened to…

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Well That Wasn’t Fun

Heather says Hi, it’s been a couple weeks, hasn’t it? Things started off with the best of intentions, but then my youngest decided to play Typhoid Mary (only she was sick, too) with a fun thing called Rotavirus. Parents of very young children probably know this term and are cringing. I took the kids to…

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Here is to 2015

Heather says 2014 has been very quiet at Home-Ec101.com; it’s been a year of healing and new beginnings. The year has been about learning what is good enough and what can and can’t be tolerated. Back in April, one of my best friends, who is also my assistant at FeedBlitz, found a lump and began…

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Where Has Heather Been

Heather says: Moving. It’s not a cross-country move, just a one town over, this-won’t-be-so-bad wait, the Internet co doesn’t cover the new house move? I’m in the process of buying a house. It’s the house I grew up in, but no one has taken care of it in at least ten years. The upside? Cost.…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety Jig

Heather says: Coming home from a long trip is hard. While I’m thankful I had to have the house company ready, I am still facing a monster pile of laundry, unpacking and a nearly empty refrigerator. I am a creature of habit, I have routines I like to follow and starting today I’m re-launching #backontrack.…

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It’s a Frugal Friday Free for All

Heather says: There’s a lot on the Home-EC101 plate right now, so I’m opening the comments up our frugal friends. Have you recently written a post on frugality? If so, link to it in the comments. Later today I’m heading back to Myrtle Beach, SC but this time it’s not for vacation, I’ve been helping…

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Sunday Confessional: This Is How It Ends

Ivy says: My grandmother passed away at about 5 this morning. We’re sad that she’s no longer here on earth, but we rejoice since we know her name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life and we will see her again one day in Heaven. As always, she was the polar opposite of my…

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