How to Get Clean Energy at Home For Free

How to Get Clean Energy at Home For Free

Renewable alternatives are few and far between among these utilities, and when they do exist, they’re far from affordable. The good news is that B Corporations like Arcadia Power are now giving us the choice to support cleaner, renewable energy sources at home, at absolutely no extra cost. Learn how you can sign up for clean energy at home – for free – in just 3 minutes. Read more

Homeschooling is hacking education

Homeschooling is hacking education

Here’s an inspiring talk from a young man, 13 year-old Logan LaPlante, who discusses his “hackschooling” experiences, and how hacking his education is helping him achieve his goals of being happy and healthy when he grows up: Read more

How TV Changes Our Kid’s Brains

How TV Changes Our Kid’s Brains

In this video, Dr Dimitri Christakis, a pediatrician at Seattle Children’s Hospital, sheds some light on why we need to pay more attention to the effects that TV watching has on our little one’s development and behavior: Read more

Advice to Myself as a Young Man: On Anger

Advice to Myself as a Young Man: On Anger

[This is a continuation of the theme I began in an earlier piece, Advice to Myself as a Young Man, in which I try to write to myself at the age of 15 and give advice to myself that I couldn’t hear 25 years ago, this time on the topic of anger.] Dear Derek, One… Read more

Natural Fatherhood: My Credo

Natural Fatherhood: My Credo

I’ve had a number of dads (and moms) ask me why I choose to use the term ‘natural fatherhood’, as opposed to just fatherhood or parenting. One of the first things I bring up is the idea of natural parenting – a parenting style that fits closely with my personal ideals. Everyone defines it a… Read more

Teach What You Know

Teach What You Know

Even if you don’t “homeschool,” you homeschool. Every activity is an educational opportunity. Our kids are always learning about the world, so the question is, what information are we, as their parents, putting in front of them? What values and principles do we share with them when they ask us questions?

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Top Air Conditioning Tips to Keep You Cool This Summer

Top Air Conditioning Tips to Keep You Cool This Summer

It’s hard to imagine a hot summer day without your air conditioner nowadays? They make the scorching days a bit more bearable, at least when we’re at home or asleep during the night. But this luxury comes with a cost. And if it seems like that cost is getting higher and higher, there are things… Read more

Six Super Energy-Efficient Ways to Run your Garden

Six Super Energy-Efficient Ways to Run your Garden

There are many ways to go about running your garden in a more energy-efficient manner. Whether you’re doing it to save a couple of bucks, or to be kinder to mother nature, this will always be a worthwhile endeavor. Here are six super energy-efficient ways to run your garden! Read more

How Best to Deal with Household Injuries

How Best to Deal with Household Injuries

Kids will always be kids. No matter how many times you tell them not to play with your woodworking tools, their curiosity will find its way to your toolbox. And so, faster than you can say HOUSEHOLD INJURY, you will find yourself driving like a maniac for the nearest emergency unit. Read more

How Social Workers Help Parents Succeed

How Social Workers Help Parents Succeed

To many struggling families, social workers often seem like the enemy. Parents and children alike see social workers as interlopers intent on separating loved ones and preventing parents from succeeding in their roles. Yet, if these families looked closer at the efforts of social workers, they would see that the opposite is true. Read more

Fighting ED Safely & Naturally

Fighting ED Safely & Naturally

Erectile dysfunction affects millions of men around the world. The inability to achieve an erection is an emasculating experience for any man. If left untreated, the dysfunction lowers self-esteem, adversely affecting self-image and confidence. These negative emotions further exasperate the condition, creating a negative feedback loop that ends up in depression. Read more