New School "Home Economist"!


Today being Registered Dietitian Day started me thinking about my profession and my education.  My B.S. Degree is in Family and Consumer Science (formerly known as Home Economics).  I used to hate that fact, but over the years I’ve learned to embrace it.  Shucks, I’ve even started to celebrate it. 

Typically you say, “Home Economist” and people think….


But, as my Grandma used to say, “We’ve come a long way baby!”

They really look a lot more like this….


Martha Stewart

P. Allen Smith

B. Smith

Katie Brown

Note: None of these icons actually have a degree in Home Economics, but you get the picture.



Not so bad, right? So, finally at thirty-five years of age I now:


Embrace the fact that I have an eye for design and that when I see this….
Craigslist Charlotte, NC

I can envision this….


Urbanmotifs- Etsy

I like the fact that my pride and joy in the kitchen is my yellow pepper…..


Kitchen Aid



That I use to make these....



Not to mention that I rock an apron while doing it (this one’s my favorite)…



I think it's cool that I can go in the garden and make this..... 




Into these…




I'm proud of the fact that as a Registered Dietitian I can be an ambassador for this….




By doing this….



I own the fact that while I can’t sew, I can do wonders with….

Learning to really sew is next on my list.


And I love the fact that I can take my training in childhood education…


Barnes and Nobles

to do this…..



Like I said, Home Economics ain’t what it used to be.  Or is it?  Maybe I’m just not who I used to be. 


Either way, here’s to all the Home Economists, I mean Family and Consumer Scientists, out there.  
Hats off to you!

But this post is dedicated to my favorite Home Economist of them all!!


Cheryl Luckett- Tennessee State University Class of 1998
Connie Luckett - Alcorn State University Class of 1968





Know someone interested in a career in Family and Consumer Science?  There are lots of great scholarship opportunities….

10 Comments - Click here to join the conversation!:

Tameka G said... Reply To This Comment

One of your best posts yet. Thanks for reminding me of where I came from and what I REALLY do!

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Tameka! I like this one too! Can't wait until Mom reads it.

Elizabeth Grant said... Reply To This Comment

LOVE this post!! Your mom should be so proud of you =) Your just simply awesome!!!

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Elizabeth. I appreciate that and your encouragement.

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Good job, Cheryl! A nice tribute to your Mother.

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Rock on, sister! Yay for RDs!!!!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Nice dedication!

LOIS HAWTHORNE said... Reply To This Comment

REALLY ENJOYED THIS BLOG. I CAN RELATE TO ALL OF IT. YOU ARE SO CREATIVE AND TALENTED. BEST WISHES IN YOUR NEW DIRWCTION!

TENN STATE HOME ECONOMICS GRAD 1956

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks so much Mrs. Hawthorne, fellow TSU grad.

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

How sweet!!

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