I know it was just yesterday when I was sharing information about my relaunched eBook, Finding Educational Activities in the Most Unexpected Places (and it’s on the Kindle too). So, it may seem crazy, but I’m going to tell you about my new eBook today!
I don’t know if you’re like me at all, but there’s a reason that I say I’m domestically challenged. And it’s, well, because I’m domestically challenged in a serious way.
God bless my dear, sweet Mother. She’s the best. One of the ways she showed her love (besides lots of hugs, kisses, and I love yous) was to do things for us. This is probably why one of my top love languages is acts of service. It just screams to me “I love you” or “I care about you” when people do things for me.
One of the things that my Mom always did for us was pretty much every domestic thing we needed. She did our laundry (and she must have put it away too, because I don’t remember ever putting laundry away), made all our meals, cleaned the house, stitched on lost buttons, and pretty much anything else we needed. Sure, we helped clean from time to time, and we were in charge for doing the dishes, but otherwise – it was a pretty sweet life.
This does mean, however, that when I was preparing to get married and move out, I had to have a crash course in things like doing laundry. We worked on writing down some recipes that I liked and thought I could make. It’s really kind of silly to think about it now, but I was pretty unprepared to become the person in charge of domestic things in my new family of two. (In fact, Eric knew far more about those things than I did.)
I was determined that I wanted to do things for my kids as well (you know, I also like to do acts of service for others), but also teach them the skills they needed. I just, honestly, wasn’t sure how. It’s pretty mind boggling for me to think of where to start.
Well, that is until I put together my new eBook, Training Your Children in Home Economics.
This is my new project to work on with my own children, and I hope it helps you to work on Home Ec skills with your children too. It is my intention to use this, along with a few other sources, as a Home Economics curriculum for my kids over the next couple of years. (Although, my boys will be doing more work than Molly, as they are in 6th and 7th grades, and she’ll be in 2nd grade.)
Even if you aren’t a homeschooler, however, these are definitely still skills to be working on with your children. There are things that the schools just can’t teach in the same way that you can as a parent, and this is definitely one of them.
So, go check out some more information about Training Your Children in Home Economics. There is even a special discount code on that page to save 20% off the regular price through the end of June!
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