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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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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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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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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