Posts Tagged ‘Waxing inspirational’

I Am Overwhelmed.

Dear Home Ec 101, I have a condition called skizo-affective disorder (skizofrenia and bipolar). My life and my house are a mess. I don’t even know where to start. Is there a step-by-step online course I can take or anything like that. Any information would greatly be appreciated. Thank you. Anonymous Heather says: Before I…

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Feeling Desperate

This post is important enough to share yearly. The holidays are a difficult time of year, especially so if you have recently suffered a loss or are in a period of transition, like divorce. Please remember, if you ever do feel hopeless, help is available, whether it’s through IAmAlive.org, 1-800-SUICIDE, 211, or reaching out to…

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Let’s Talk Life Skills

Heather says: Over on the Home-Ec 101 Facebook fanpage someone asked: What would be on your list of skills to know for a homemaker and adult in 2015? This list is by no means complete: Prepare a meal without setting fire to the kitchen or poisoning guests.  Keep a living space clean. Encourage a guest…

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How Do You Do Everything That Needs to Be Done?

Hi Heather, I don’t recall when I subscribed to your site, but I do recall having found your site at a time when all my children would eat for breakfast was pancakes and I knew there had to be a way to freeze them. Lifesaver! Thank you! But, anyhow, to the point. I know you…

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Moving Is a Mess

Dear Home-Ec 101, I just moved. There are boxes to the left of me, boxes to the right and here I am, stuck in the middle with you. The house is pretty much a wreck and will be for some time until I can budget for the repairs. I don’t know where to find the energy.…

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Staying on top of Everything?

Dear Home-Ec 101, I came across your site from checking your book out on Amazon.  I love how you give every day a certain task or chore or area to clean.  I did not grow up in a home where I had regular chores.  Both my parents worked so daily cleaning and upkeep was mostly…

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So, Are You Like Martha Stewart? Donna Reed?

Heather says: When people ask what I do, after I joke about working in a bar, describe my job at FeedBlitz, talk about my SpinPicks app, I then have to explain Home-Ec101. This happens a lot and generally I get the confused puppy head-tilt. I run a website on home economics -head tilt- I write…

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Food for Thought

Heather says: It’s been a long time since I have brought up my thoughts on why I believe cooking “from scratch” is a vital life skill. Notice I didn’t say important, I said vital. Over the weekend I had to spend some time in the car, so I loaded up a couple of podcasts, as…

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The Dangerous Comparison Game

From a recent comment here on Home-Ec 101: I have one child that lives at home and a teenager that moves in and moves out lol, and also another child that is with me every other weekend. When I get my house clean, it stays that way for a couple of days then it’s dirty…

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Cleaning Down the Rabbit Trail

Heather says: We’ve all heard the joke about the guy that comes home from work to find the kids half dressed with cereal in their hair, stuff everywhere, dishes all over, and the wife happily sitting on the couch. He just stares at her in disbelief. She doesn’t take her eyes off the tv and…

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Resolutions for the Real World

Brian says: Yes, it’s that time of the year again. We dust off our treadmills, stock up on classic literature of the 20th century and swear to all that is holy that we’ll never drink again. Right… Look, there’s a lot to be said about taking the initiative and really giving this whole resolution thing…

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Sunday, Set the Week Up Right

Heather Says: The following are goals may look a little familiar. In 2011 I will: Be more prepared Get more rest Embrace frugality Uh huh, sure I will. I mean those goals sounds nice on paper -or my computer monitor as it were- but how will they happen? Having the New Year fall on a…

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