After Raising Six Kids, This Mom Started a YouTube Channel to Teach Practical Life Skills
Many of us could use some reassuring guidance right now, especially if we’re not able to visit family. Maybe that’s why two YouTube accounts dedicated to adulting advice from parents have become popular in a short time. Following Rob Kenney’s channel “Dad, how do I?” comes “Mom, how do I?”
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In her introductory video, the host, who goes by Mom, credits “Dad, how do I?” for inspiring her to start her own channel.
“I wanted to see a how-to channel for how to do mom-type things, things that everyone — no matter your gender — would need to know: how to do laundry, cooking, cleaning, sewing, self-help care, mental health care,” she says. In the video, she’s standing in the kitchen holding a very relaxed-looking white, curly-haired dog.
She explains that she grew up the oldest of 12 children, which meant she began helping her mom do “mom things” at a young age. She now has six children of her own, the oldest of whom is 26.
So far, her videos have covered topics like how to make a doctor’s appointment, how to do laundry, how to make your bed and fold fitted sheets, and how to braid hair. You can browse all her videos here.
In just one week, “Mom, how do I?” has reached over 20,000 subscribers. As with “Dad, how do I?” the channel’s comment sections are full of appreciative viewers sharing stories about their own moms. “My mum died when I was 11 so this is super nice to watch,” wrote one. “[E]ven though my dads extremely supportive it’s just nice having a mother explain these things. Definitely a comfort I’ve missed.”
“Now I’m waiting for the ‘Grandma, how do I?’ channel,” wrote another viewer. We’d watch it!