Not Your Mom’s Home Economics

Angie Baer
Wednesday 11AM (ET) - Spring 2025



Not Your Mom’s Home Economics Course Overview:

Every parent’s question is: “Is my high schooler ready to handle life in the real world?

The interaction with our families and how we handle the inevitable day to day problems will determine how successful we become as contributors to society. There are essential building blocks that place an individual on that solid foundation. This Home Economics class can help!

In the high school level “Not Your Mom’s Home Ec. Class” (formerly Life Skills and Family Science), students will learn skills to help them navigate successful living on their own.

Topics include:

  • Responsible Independence
  • Time Management (in a Social Media World)
  • Healthy Eating and Hygiene
  • Gardening and Food Preservation
  • Family Life and Marriages that Last
  • Servant Leadership in the Home
  • Financial Decisions/Budgeting
  • Filing Taxes

A large part of the class will cover practical application for household management including fixing faucets and toilets, changing fuses, installing a light fixture, changing furnace filters, etc. We will even hit the garage with fixing a flat tire and changing the oil. Yes, they will be ready, not just to handle life in the “real world”, but as confident and thriving adults.

Grade Levels

  • 9-12



Required Materials

Most of this class is project oriented for more practical application in life skills. I decided against using a traditional Home Ec curriculum because I couldn’t find anything that covered all the bases I was looking for. I break the class down to 5 weeks of personal responsibility, 2 weeks of finance, 5 weeks of home and car maintenance, 3 weeks of family life (traditional/biblical).

The only supplies needed are groceries for providing a meal once a week and a home maintenance project of the parent’s choice: painting, gutter cleaning, furnace filters etc.

Course Overview

Course Reviews

I wanted to let you know that Caleb completed the Budget worksheet. Great exercise for all of us! It spurred on conversations about how you can save for emergencies, entertainment but also what happens if you have more month at the end of the money. Great variety of talking points around the breakfast table. Thanks!

Loving “Not your Mom’s Home EC Class” with Angie Baer! These boys are making ome yummy meals every week! Last night Ethan made homemade mashed potatoes with chip beef gravy. Tonight, Eli made Homemade Baked Potato Soup and cornbread from scratch. Delicious!

We did everything from doing laundry and cooking, to changing oil, to finding out our love languages. It was a really awesome class that really showed the importance of teenagers needing to learn these skills.: – Chloe M.

My daughter just finished Health & Wellness with Angie Baer. And both daughters will take her Home Ec and our sons her science class. Amazing teacher and godly women!! Love her!!” – Kim H.

“Thank you again for offering this class this semester! Annabelle is loving this class and I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the assignments! I am sending along some of Annabelle’s pictures…most weeks she takes a day to make a super nutritious hot lunch (Stir Fry, Mexican Soup) and last night it was a bacon and veggie Frittata topped with hot sauce and Greek yogurt (YUM!) for dinner! She is learning so much and having so much fun in the process.” – Jennifer G.

Angie Baer

Angie Baer has an excitement for science that connects students to the joy of learning. Her hands-on approach to teaching, whether in the barn, the kitchen or the classroom, provides a unique experience for online learners. In addition to teaching her own children and in local co-ops, she has taught and given webinars in the online classroom for over 6 years.

Angie and her husband, Jeff, have been married for 26 years. They began homeschooling their 5 children 18 years ago and have successfully graduated 3 sons. They are partners on an 8-generation family dairy farm in northeast Ohio, milking 240 cows using robotic milkers. They live next door on a horse farm where they board and care for a dozen beautiful horses! Angie and her husband are both musicians who have a passion to build community and connect people with God’s goodness through worship.

When she’s not teaching, Angie enjoys raising animals, gardening, playing music, traveling and teenage style game nights.

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