I am working on the part of my business I call “Purpose-Driven Journey”. I have been working on creating curriculum for teaching Life-Skills to people of the ages of Cradle-to-Treasure. I want to specialize with individuals that live their lives under the umbrella of Asperger’s and Autism.
So, in my research in the last few months, I kept getting directed to these vintage home economics films. Some of them I had a hard time witnessing the sexism, Some examples; it talks to the girls about how they should obey their husbands when the men come home tired and hungry. A couple of them spoke about the kitchen duties are usually the women’s household chore. . . . Chore?!?
My curriculum is non-gender specific
The video I posted today – tell me if you don’t recognize that narrator voice!?! And, seriously some of them, I caught myself snoozing at my own desk a few weeks ago. Most of these films needed some “Jazzing-up” but that was back in the days when school was to be serious . . . Not Fun!
My curriculum is fun ~ lots of music, audio and visual learning
Being a former teacher in a public school, there is a real need to bring back Home Economics or at least teach life-skill lessons as part of the curriculum. As a professional organizer and coach I have found myself teaching women that are were on national news media globally how to use their washer and dryer, holding Washer 101 mini classes in their laundry rooms . . . I’m not kidding!
About, ten years into my organizing and cleaning business I was having more of those mini classes with my clients. My mother taught me how to do the laundry when I could reach the knobs – she held class in front of the machines about fabric color separation, WHEN to use bleach, when NOT to use bleach, best time to add the fabric softener and so on. It’s the life lessons she taught us that helped manage the home when she was at work or during our many military-moves across country.
It’s a lifestyle that can be achieved when you have the right lessons and planning.