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Home Ec Express

Home Ec Express

By Jaime Umphenour
We will be exploring the many facets of the world of what was once called, Home Economics, and beyond, to learn about making your house a home, your kitchen a place of nutrition and love and learning how to be self-sufficient in our ever changing world!
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Episode 19- Planning for Emergencies
Part of being an adult is facing the reality of what could happen in the event of an emergency and having a plan, just in case.  In this week's episode, Jaime chats about different ways to be prepared for different kinds of emergencies.   For detailed information for emergency preparedness, go to Go to Follow us on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook
August 2, 2021
Episode 18- Tips on Meal Planning and Prepping
It is the middle of summer, but do you feel the pressure that school and all the hustle and bustle is coming sooner rather than later?  Are you expecting a little one and don't know how you will make it all work?  Do you and your family just eat out way too much?   Meal Planning and prepping ensures that dinner will get on the table- but also, you will save time and money in the long run. Be sure to keep checking in at for more resources and beyond to help you save time in the kitchen and money in your budget! Follow us on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook
July 25, 2021
Episode 17- Exciting News & Homemade Cleaners
There has been alot happening behind the scenes with Home Ec Express and more to come!  Learn more about it, as well as home made cleaners in today's episode! Go to and subscribe at: Like us on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook
July 18, 2021
Episode 16- What does it mean to be "Self-Sufficient"?
After a busy day of fixing my RO System, I thought we should talk about little bit about what it means to be "Self-Sufficient".  Becoming self-sufficient brings happiness, joy, simplicity and peace to your life! Also, checkout our NEW website- Find us on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook
July 11, 2021
Episode 15- Caring for your AC??
Yes, you read that right, you have to actually take care of your HVAC system and other pieces of equipment that heat or cool your home.  It is part of becoming self-sufficient and caring for our homes!   Follow us on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook
June 27, 2021
Episode 14- 7 Original Areas of Home Economics
Did you think that Home Economics was just about cooking and sewing?  There is so much more!  This week's episode you will learn all about the other areas that are part of the world of Home Ec! Follow us on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook!
June 21, 2021
Episode 13- Manners Matter Part 3
Since we are in party and wedding season (Finally!), it is time to have a little chat about hosting, being the guest of honor, RSVPs and Thank you notes!  Jaime has alot to say on this week's topic. Find more at or like us on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook!
June 14, 2021
Episode 12- Manners Matter Part 2
In this episode, continuing from last week, Jaime discusses how to introduce people, how to address others, and how words and body language affect others.  Also, a little bit about . . . cussing!   Send in your questions for future broadcasts! Like Home Ec Express on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook!
May 31, 2021
Episode 11- Manners Matter!
Do Manners really matter?  Isn't etiquette just about forks and spoons?  If you are not sure, definitely take a listen to this week's podcast and learn the very basics of a whole world of manners and etiquette!  They do matter and you will find out why! Find us on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram
May 24, 2021
Episode 10- The Economy and YOUR budget!
Have you noticed how fast prices have jumped in the last couple of months?  Do you know how much you spend every month on take out or coffee?  One of the most important Life Skills you can learn is how to budget for your household, whether you are single and just starting out on your own or your have a family and a mortgage.  Home Ec Express is here to help! One resource mentioned in this week's podcast is Contact us at or on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook!
May 17, 2021
Episode 9- Hospitality
I am back from vacation and had an experience in hospitality that carries to our daily life!   Thank you for listening!
May 3, 2021
Episode 8- What you need to know before your alterations appointment
It is a crazy Spring since all the events got cancelled for 2020 . . . so they are all getting ready to happen NOW!  Here is what you need to know before you make your appointment for your fitting- both for the ladies and the gentlemen. For information or questions, go to
April 19, 2021
Episode 7- The start of sewing
This week I share a little bit about my sewing background and what one skill everyone should learn!
April 12, 2021
Episode 6- Finding Joy
It is Easter weekend and I have been pondering . . . that could be dangerous!  But fortunately for you, it is not too worrisome, it is a good thing!  In the midst of the chaotic world we are in right now, we need to find . . . JOY!  Our homes are the first place to start!
April 5, 2021
Episode 5- Cleanliness and Food Safety
We can prevent so many health issues and cross-contamination when we know the basics of kitchen cleanliness and personal hygiene!  Hit "Play" and find out more.
March 29, 2021
Episode 4- The three things to know how to do in the kitchen before moving out
This was a tough one!  What are the top 3 skills a young person should learn before moving out?  Hit play and I will tell you my top 3!  It all leads to success, confidence and self-sufficiency! Check out some of the tools referenced at
March 22, 2021
Episode 3- Kitchen Tools
Learn all about the basic kitchen tools you will need to start your kitchen, depending on the stage of life you are in.  For more information about tools mentioned in this episode, go to
March 15, 2021
Episode 2- The Pantry and the Grocery Store
Tips on how to save money, save time and have fewer tips to the grocery store!  Learn different ideas on how to manage the groceries for different stages of life- from college student, to living in an apartment or taking care of a family!
March 8, 2021
What ever happened to Home Ec? Episode 1
Let's take a look at the history of Home Economics and look at some of the reasons on why it has almost disappeared . . . but we can change that!
March 1, 2021
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Welcome to my new podcast- Home Ec Express!  I look forward to helping you learn and grow new skills to help you be self-sufficient and learn skills for life.  Let's have fun at home!
February 27, 2021