I went to school in the 80s and 90s and learnt how to bake from scratch in Home Ec class, and from my grandmother. My own mother was at home, but she couldn't make toast without burning it.
And yes being a stay at home mom might seem like fun (and for the most part, it can be), but you would be amazed at how many of us end up on some form of medication...
I didn't get to take any home ec classes in school...I started high school in the budget cut era...blah. My mom baked cakes but she HATED it...she doesn't get why I like it so much. On the flip side, she understands what goes into making a cake!
That feeling changes really fast when you realize that being at home with a little kid all day isn't as much fun as you think. Everyone I know (including myself) who did that for any length of time either gets some kind of a work situation going just to get some intellectual stimulation or to get a break from the incessant demands to read the same book over and over again, and the "mama...mama...mama...mama...mama...mama..."
Well that is true...what about a stay at home mom without any kids? LOL...that way I can bake in peace!
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