How to Teach Your Children Home Ec Skills

Training Your Children in Home Economics

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.

Training Your Children in Home Ec Skills

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!

If you’re a blogger, you might even consider signing up for the affiliate program.


    • says

      Thanks, Jamie! I actually added several things (printables/progress forms) beyond what was on the series here. (I had no idea that printables took so long to make or else I would have gotten around to launching this much sooner. LOL)

  1. Sherri says

    Hi, this sounds like a great book but for the younger (elem) age kids….is there one that is more middle school/high school…I have a 13 yr old and would like a book that would apply to her age level….thanks.

    • says

      Sherri — I really think of this as more for older elementary or middle school kids (or even high school kids that don’t have these skills). Though there are things for younger kids, when we use it next year during our homeschooling, I think it’s going to be more appropriate for my sons (ages 11 & 13 for next school year, 6th & 7th grades) than for my daughter (age 7, second grade).

      If your daughter doesn’t have these skills yet (or struggles with them), it will give you a road map for her age. Now, if she’s already a whiz at cooking, laundry, sewing, etc, then this is probably not right for her. I just know that it is going to be perfect for my sons of the same age as her.

  2. Angela says

    I cannot tell you how excited I am about this ebook!!!! It is an answer to my prayers as THIS is what I am focusing on this summer with my three children!! I was going to create my curriculum through your posts and now you have done it for me!!!!!! Thank you so incredibly much!!! As I use it, I will be posting my my blog – but as I have a tiny new blog, I can’t be an affiliate!! :) Thank you thank you for your ministry to us homeschooling moms!!!!

    • says

      Angela – I’m so happy that this came at the perfect time for you. It really fills my heart with happiness to hear that! :)

      As for being an affiliate, you most definitely can be an affiliate. The pageviews/subscriber numbers were just to receive a free ebook to review. :)

      I hope this goes really well for you. We’re planning to work our way through the ebook starting next school year.