The Tiny House Movement (Video)

The Tiny House Movement (Video)

Curious about tiny homes? You’re not alone, because the tiny house movement continues to gather steam, and more people take up the tiny house challenge every year, thanks in no small part to the power of the internet and social media. It wasn’t that long ago that tiny homes were just a cool fringe idea…Read more:

How TV Changes Our Kid’s Brains

How TV Changes Our Kid’s Brains

We have a TV-free house, and that’s kind of a rare thing in modern America. But children are exposed to dubious messages and marketing ploys at a very early age these days, and we don’t think that’s appropriate for our kids – there’s time enough later in their lives to adopt television if they so…Read more:

When a Child Dies: What Not to Say to a Parent

When a Child Dies: What Not to Say to a Parent

Today is my son’s birthday. He’s eight. I wish I could throw him a party, or give him a gift, or even hold him in my arms and say “Happy birthday, little guy.” But for the last seven years, we’ve celebrated his birthday without him, as he died in his sleep at eleven months old.…Read more:

Modern Male Media Role Models: Aggressive Superhero or Slacker

Modern Male Media Role Models: Aggressive Superhero or Slacker

The only male role model alternative to the image of the macho aggressive superhero in mainstream media is the “slacker” who shirks responsibility, according to a study by psychologist Sharon Lamb, of the University of Massachusetts. In a presentation to an American Psychological Association (APA) meeting, Professor Lamb shared the results of her study of 674 boys…Read more:

Teach What You Know

Teach What You Know

Homeschool is always in. When we first started homeschooling our oldest daughter, we thought that we needed to have a full curriculum and study guides and other ‘teaching’ materials before we could really teach her at home. We borrowed a homeschool curriculum from a friend and started exploring what it meant to provide a homeschool…Read more:

There’s one answer. It’s at the back. And don’t look.

There’s one answer. It’s at the back. And don’t look.

As a lifelong learning enthusiast, I’m always looking to continue my education, and I’ve found some amazing resources to do so that are accessible and affordable (read “free”). And as a homeschooling dad, I’m really interested in ideas about the hows and whys of learning, because it informs me (as an accidental teacher) to be…Read more:

What are the top gaming tablets of 2014?

What are the top gaming tablets of 2014?

Tablets have advanced a great deal in recent times, making them serious options for everything from working to gaming. This article will examine the best tablets for playing games on, both the high end games like Need for Speed that have ultra-sophisticated graphics and straightforward online casino games like roulette. Nvidia Shield Tablet For those…Read more:

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read apps just $.99

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read apps just $.99

For some kids, learning how to read is a breeze, and they learn their letters and sound out words as quickly as they learn to do everything else, but for others, learning how to read is really tough. Of those kids, many of them have found help through the classic Hooked on Phonics programs, and…Read more:

Forget About the Oven: Fridge Cooking With Your Kids

Forget About the Oven: Fridge Cooking With Your Kids

Treasured memories of childhood often involve time spent in the kitchen creating new recipes and making a mess. There are so many recipes you can make, all scrumptious and easy. The following recipes are ideal for making with the kids. As well as being simple, instead of using the oven, involve the average American fridge…Read more:

Innovative handlebars turn ordinary bicycles into smart bikes

Innovative handlebars turn ordinary bicycles into smart bikes

The basic bicycle design hasn’t changed in a hundred years, although advancements in materials and technologies have been made during that time to make bikes lighter and faster and easier to maintain, but the so-called extras (lights, signals, navigation, etc.), are still an afterthought. There are plenty of aftermarket headlights, safety lights, GPS and navigation…Read more:

Aqua Aerobics: Not Just For Beginners

Aqua Aerobics: Not Just For Beginners

If you think aqua aerobics isn’t for elite athletes, think again. Deep water running is just one form of aqua aerobics that not only provides a variation to any athlete’s routine, but is a highly effective strategy for maintaining both cardio performance levels and muscle strength while recovering from an injury. That’s right: Aqua aerobics…Read more:

This electric motorcycle/car could be the future of transportation

This electric motorcycle/car could be the future of transportation

Finding greener, cheaper, and cleaner alternatives to our currently costly and dirty fossil-fueled vehicles, especially for personal transportation, is imperative in the very near future, and it’s a tricky challenge, because we Americans love our cars and trucks. We don’t really care to carpool or take public transit when we can be completely in control…Read more: