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.