Got anger? Get help.

Got anger? Get help.

“People often have to feel, acknowledge, and come to terms with their anger before they can arrive at genuine forgiveness or compassion.” ~ John Wellwood, Embodying Your Realization Why do our children make us angry? Why do we react to their anger with our own? Why can’t we reliably respond with loving kindness, teaching our…Read more

How to be a Better Husband: See the Big Picture

How to be a Better Husband: See the Big Picture

Sometimes focusing on the details is a good thing in a relationship, and a great skill to have, and sometimes it’s more of a distraction or a liability for us. When we get unbalanced, and can’t see the forest because there are too many trees in the way, it’s time to zoom out. There can…Read more

Woodworking Projects for Kids: Free Online Resources

Woodworking Projects for Kids: Free Online Resources

Woodworking projects for kids: woodworking with your children teaches basic skills for planning, measuring, and the use of basic carpentry tools. Kids love to make things. My daughter is always asking me “Papa, what can we make? Let’s do a project together.” And woodworking is our usual mode for making things. Messing about with wood…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

How Businesses Are Going Green and Lowering Their Carbon Footprint

How Businesses Are Going Green and Lowering Their Carbon Footprint

People are always trying to find ways to lower their carbon footprint by doing what is right for the environment. However, people doing their part for the environment is not enough. It’s also important for small and big businesses to do their part to go green. Some companies are coming up with unique and creative…Read more

Seed Subscription Club Focuses on Organically-Grown Heirloom Seeds

Seed Subscription Club Focuses on Organically-Grown Heirloom Seeds

Ready to get growing some organic heirloom vegetables, but don’t know where to start? This subscription club aims to make organic gardening simpler, easier and more affordable. If you’ve ever ordered anything from a seed or garden supply company, your mailbox is probably starting to fill up with huge colorful catalogs right about now, offering…Read more

Online STEM Curriculum & Mentoring Supports Every Kid in a Park Initiative

Online STEM Curriculum & Mentoring Supports Every Kid in a Park Initiative

In support of the Every Kid in a Park initiative, this virtual STEM curriculum & mentoring program encourages kids to build engineering design challenges inspired by nature. Iridescent, an education nonprofit with a mission to bring science and engineering to underserved children and their families, offers a free online STEM program full of hands-on projects…Read more

Judgment Call: Understanding the Teenage Brain

Judgment Call: Understanding the Teenage Brain

Kids do incomprehensible things: every parent knows this. Of course, that doesn’t mean our responses as parents are necessarily any more logical. Teens have a good excuse, though: their brains are at a volatile moment of development, between childhood to adulthood. Medical evidence has proven that teens are hardwired to act more on emotion, avoid…Read more

7 Foods that Do Not Affect Blood Sugar

7 Foods that Do Not Affect Blood Sugar

Blood sugar is not just something which should be monitored by diabetics, as the way your body feels is quite often determined by these levels. Low blood sugar can leave you feeling dizzy, cold or tired, whereas a high blood sugar level usually means you feel more awake and full of beans. However, high blood…Read more

Why we choose infant potty training

Why we choose infant potty training

Practicing elimination communication, or infant potty training, with babies isn’t the same as toilet training for older children, but it sure does make that process much easier. One way to cut back on both the amount of diapers used every day, as well as the amount of time that kids spend in diapers before being…Read more

Countertop LED grow box puts a garden in your kitchen

Countertop LED grow box puts a garden in your kitchen

The latest entry into the indoor “smart” garden market features advanced LED lighting which mimics natural light patterns for faster growth cycles. The interest in local food (especially grow-it-yourself hyperlocal food that can be produced in a small space), coupled with recent advancements in low-power LED lighting technology and automated hydroponic growing systems, has spurred…Read more

Vancouver Island Tiny House Build Ride-Along

Vancouver Island Tiny House Build Ride-Along

Get a taste of tiny house building, thanks to Jake and Kiva, who are documenting their tiny house building process, step by step. Looking at pictures of tiny houses is the gateway to heavier tiny house fixation, and reading tiny house books feeds the tiny house fascination, but when you start to obsessively tour tiny…Read more