Thursday, November 06, 2008



I'm starting a companion blog to this one: Home Economics Project: A One Year Course. Basically, I'm giving myself a refresher course in being a Home Manager with lessons and exercises in various subjects related to the home. I will be sewing, cooking, organizing, managing money and time, etc.

I'm inviting anyone who's interested in improving or reviewing their home management skills to follow along with me, whether you're a seasoned home keeper or a young girl wanting to study home economics. I will offer items for the young girl learning at home as well as for those seasoned home keepers who would like to participate in some "graduate study".

Please understand that I am not a teacher by trade, and this course will not be a "credit" course. We will, though, have a printable certificate at the end of a years, which you may use to remind you of what we've all accomplished. I do hope that mothers who are either home schooling their daughters or are otherwise teaching them the skills needed to run a home will find this to be a useful program to do with their daughters. Please also, understand that I am not an expert despite almost three decades of home keeping, but will consider myself to be a student along with you.

I plan to make as much use as I can of materials available on the Internet and in most libraries, as well as draw up some lessons from materials that I have on hand. I will probably ask some guest bloggers to do a few lessons in their particular area of expertise, as well.

The format will be somewhat similar to the Online Finishing School, which I will keep updating, as well.

Anyone interested? Let me know.

I will let you know when the blog is up and ready to go.

13 comments:

Rachel said...

That sounds like a lovely idea. I'd love to participate. I've been reading this blog for about a year now, and it's been quite encouraging. :) Thanks!

faerieeva said...

It sounds like a very interesting idea, Elizabeth.
I wonder if you might be interested to explore the options of Moodle with me. Moodle is a classroom program, like blackboard, but unlike blackboard it is free. And would have some great options.

TopazTook said...

I would be interested in following along. (Although I'm likely to fall behind on the "homework"!)

Mrs. R said...

I think that sounds wonderful! I'd love to participate and learn some new things.

Joy of Frugal Living said...

Very interested! I keep wanting to learn more and refresh my memory on many things too.

Jennifer

NeedANap2 said...

I think I could use some help! :)

Wenonah4th said...

That sounds delightful. Will you want contributing posts from your readers?

Robin said...

I'm interested! I've been at home for about 9 months now, after working for most of my marriage. I have three children, ages 8, 5, and 14 mos. I've never been a good homemaker.

Anonymous said...

I saved all the "finishing school" articles to share with my daughter when she is a little older and will be very interested to "study" along with this course too. I love being home with my family. Gill.

Stacey said...

I am so excited about your new blog. Today I was asking the Lord for some help in this area. I will be checking back everyday to see when it is ready. Thank you again.

His Handmaiden Laura said...

That sounds wonderful!

Melinda said...

This sound like a lovely idea. I'd love to participate.

Seraphim said...

I've only just found your blog but you've got me hooked already :) I'd be really interested in something like that.