Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Home Economics

There's a wonderful article in today's NYT about reviving Home Economics.


It is aimed at the cooking aspect of home economics which I admit is very important.  So many people simply don't know how to cook anything much less nutrition, meal planning or shopping from a list and budget.

But in addition to cooking, how about sewing? Not everyone will be a skilled seamstress but simple repairs such as replacing a button or repairing a hem.  Actually, it would be wonderful if everyone could learn to use a pattern to make simple garments.  Maybe then we wouldn't see so many people bursting out of their tank tops or with their jeans around their knees. Ack!!

Then their is budgeting and time management.  Home maintenance. Lots of useful information in Home Ec. And while we're at it, how about bringing back shop and auto mechanics??

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