As homeschooling families, we make sure we cover reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic, but we all – whether we homeschool or not – need to make sure our kids are equipped with some basic life skills before they leave home. (Some of these are based on my own inexperience, others are those I’m really glad I knew.)
1. How to Plan a Balanced Menu. Planning a menu – especially a healthy, balanced one – not only ensures good health and nutrition, but it also saves money and unnecessary repeat trips to the grocery store.
2. How to Cook a Healthy Meal. Knowing how to shop for the food doesn’t do much good if you don’t know how to cook it. It’s also important to keep in mind that presentation matters, so practice cooking attractive, tasty meals not only gives Mom a break in the kitchen, but prepares kids to care for their own future families.
3. How to Sort and Wash Laundry. Girls and boys, Moms. Your future daughters-in-law will love you.