Once upon a time, simple skills such as sewing, cooking, and balancing a checkbook were taught in schools as general education. Unfortunately, much of the substance of the Home Economics curriculum has since been removed from public education. More and more, teenagers are emerging in the adult world equipped with a strong sense of justice and inclusion, but unable to properly manage their dorm rooms, apartments or homes. I know there are exceptions to every rule, and I am so thankful for mothers like mine who took an intentional step to make sure we are educated in the finer points of home management. But for a startling majority, moving out to live on one’s own is a rough slap of reality that leaves many baffled and wondering, “How do I do this? Why wasn’t I taught how to do this by now?”
This isn’t a blame game. I’m not here to point fingers. I’m here to help. If you fall into the category of “How do I do this?” you’ve found a mentor to walk you through it. Where we start is up to you. What do you want to learn how to do? Take a minute and fill out this survey, so I can tailor my posts to target areas that you’re looking for some education on.