Adulting is hard. I get it.

There’s no reason to pretend like you know everything. Home-Ec101 is here to help. Every week a couple of new articles are posted. These articles generally stick to some main topics:

  1. Cooking
  2. Cleaning
  3. Laundry
  4. Basic home repair
  5. Emergency Preparedness
  6. Life Skills

If you think about it, Home-Ec 101 covers everything you’d call your parents for, without the chance of getting stuck on the phone and hearing about great aunt Mary’s latest medical procedure.

There’s also no guilt, pressure, or judgment either, no questions about when you’re going to settle down or leave that no good so and so. We’re just here to answer your questions about how to get rid of that stain, make that recipe, or get your house in order. You’ve got this, we’re just here as your backup.

Click through to the blog if you want to see the most recent posts or scroll to see the most recent in each category.


  • The Great Dish Assignment and Do you Know Where People Will Sit?

    Heather says:I hope you had a great weekend.  First things first, if you are serving turkey, your turkey needs to be thawing now.  When you wake up on Thursday morning, check your turkey before unwrapping it to ensure it has fully thawed if it hasn’t, use the tips in this post on what to do …

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  • Countdown to Turkey Day Plan the Menu – For Real Now

    Let’s make sure everyone is on the same page. We’ve found the dining room table and figured out who is coming. (and you did ask them to come, right?), we have made a soft menu plan. Also, if you’re anything like me, you may need to put away all the stuff that has already found its way back to …

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  • The Pandemic Countdown to Turkey Day: The Soft Menu Plan

    Last year I did not think I would simply be revising this post for the Countdown to Turkey Day, but here we are. Just like last year, things are not what they were and not everything is going to be smooth sailing for everyone. Personally, we’re ok. It will be a smaller dinner here, my …

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  • Thanksgiving Turkey with Text Overlay that says Countdown to Turkey Day Let's Go

    Thanksgiving, Let’s Get Ready

    Today starts Countdown to Turkey Day 2021. Did you know that we’re counting down to our 14th Turkey Day together? A lot of things have changed. There are different faces around the table, some are new and some are no longer with us. Also, most of us did not expect to be spending a second Thanksgiving …

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  • Saturday Sit Down, Go Ahead, Grab a Cup of Coffee

    Hey, This update is going to wander a little bit, it covers a bit of ground, so if it’s anywhere near as cold and dreary as it is here this morning, grab yourself a warm beverage and settle in. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve last written. I’d say a lot has happened. and …

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