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Basic domestic skills everyone should know


I found this great post written by a fellow blogger. It lists important basic skills all should have. Do you have them?  My personal favorite, “How to re-purpose leftovers.”  Not sure my family likes that skill, but I’m learning.

Which of these is next on your “to learn” list?

I Believe In Butter

Mary Norris, home economist. Image courtesy of the Seattle Municipal Archives .

One of my emerging callings appears to be reclaiming domesticity. Earlier this year I posted to my personal Facebook page that I thought it was time to bring back classes like home economics to education. I took this in eighth grade. I remember that we cooked and sewed things, but that was about it. Still, it was a great way to introduce skills which could come in handy later in life, and it was not a gender-specific class. Nowadays I have no idea if my old middle school has a home ec class. Or even if they still have shop classes. I think we have lost something big by doing away with these classes and focusing solely on academia. Not everyone will go or wants to go to college. It should not be looked down upon if this…

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Author: Laurie Nguyen

I am a happily married, stay at home mom with four sons, ages 24, 22, 18, and 14. I'm not a professional blogger, and I'm certainly not a foodie or a chef. But I like food, so I think I'm qualified to write about my own life experience with food. Want to be a little more prepared for the unexpected? Check out my Food Storage Blog, Have a question about Food Storage? Email me:

3 thoughts on “Basic domestic skills everyone should know

  1. Thank you for a walk down memory lane, thinking about the things Mom taught me and didn’t teach me. As a side note, there were also the things Daddy taught me: how to change a tire, how to fiberglass the bottom of a boat (!), how to throw a good punch (not to start an argument, but to end one). Thank God for good parents! – Fawn


  2. Thank you for liking my post 🙂


  3. A good list. I laughed out loud at the how to use a plunger item. My family refuses to eat leftovers, so I eat them.


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