Digging In to Dig Out

Dear Home-Ec 101,Well, I am probably the worst person when it comes to checking out—I did that literally for two years when my husband left me three years ago for almost a year. The result has been devastating. I am constantly consumed by guilt and serious insomnia. I wasted two years of life and, worst … Read more

I Am Overwhelmed.

Dear Home Ec 101, I have a condition called schizoaffective disorder (schizophrenia 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 … Read more

Feeling Desperate

This post is important enough to share yearly. The holidays are a difficult time of year, especially if you have recently suffered a loss or are in a transition period, 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 a friend. … Read more

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 … Read more