As educated women of the 21st-century, we’re not afraid to say it: we love to take care of our homes. We take pleasure in baking a cake from scratch, we find satisfaction in successful DIYs, we enjoy fluffing our nests. These aren’t just hobbies, they’re skills. We understand their importance even though society has diminished home education over the years.
Home Ec programs are no longer de rigueur in high schools across America, every day skills such as sewing a hem or darning a sock are mostly lost on this generation, and options for clothing, cleaning supplies, and pre-made meals are increasingly boasting their limited-use and instant disposability. So what can we do?
I believe our kids will benefit in the long run by learning a few essential skills, the basic basics if you will. After the jump, check out the 10 home ec skills I think every kid should learn.
Tell me in the comments: What home-ec skill do YOU think every kid should know before they’re teens?
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