Weekly Menu

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We may live in three homes and have three very different lives, but we’re family by choice. Each week we will be updating this post with our weekly menu plans. You can learn a little more about our lives below the weekly plans, by clicking the Continue Reading button just below the three menus. Remember, …

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How Do I Reduce Lint in My Laundry?

blue lint brush on wooden table

Dear Home-Ec 101,My husband wears a lot of black shirts. Lately, I’ve noticed that his shirts are covered in fuzz and lint. We’ve never really had this problem before. Is the lint coming from my washer or my dryer? Is there anything I can do to reduce the lint? Is there any way I can convince …

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Friendly Spring Cleaning Encouragement

Blue and white background that says Spring Cleaning Encouragement with a woman with her arms full of laundry on a yellow background.

This post was updated on March 19, 2022. Lisa says: Now’s a good time to get your spring cleaning started, particularly if you have minions children on spring break. I’m extra lucky, my son is in college, and his spring break was last week, so I’m a little ahead of the game. Luckily, my mom …

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Baked Potatoes

Baked potato topped with chili, cheese, sour cream, and chives

Fellow blogger and brand new mom Julieann asked, “How do you make your baked potatoes?” Yes, we are heading way back into the archives, blowing off the dust, and freshening up an old post. Baked potatoes are a favorite around Home-Ec 101. Why? Well, we’re heading back to the basics in the kitchen and baked …

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Thanksgiving, Let’s Get Ready

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

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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How to Clean a Sweaty Baseball Cap

black ball cap on white counter with pineapple in background

Hi! I want to clean up my baseball cap without ruining the fabric or construction of the cap (the bill). Thanks,Sweaty in Sweetwater Hey there, I wasn’t expecting the level of research that it would take to answer this question. There are so many variables when it comes to baseball cap construction. Not only do you have …

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