How to be a Good Man During Confrontations

How to be a Good Man During Confrontations

It sometimes feels as if we’re caught between the old model of aggressive and combative manhood, where everything is a battle, and the new, kinder, gentler man, for whom everything is a compromise. And we don’t have a whole lot of examples of men walking the middle path in our modern culture. It’s either Die Hard orRead more:

Fatherhood: 100 Ways to be a Better Father

Fatherhood: 100 Ways to be a Better Father

Fatherhood is a tricky proposition. We all want to be great dads, but chances are, our fathers never sat down with us and taught us how to be one. And we don’t necessarily want to be our fathers. I mean, we want to emulate their positive influence on us, but we also want to doRead more:

Vegan Recipe: Best Banana Bread Ever

Vegan Recipe: Best Banana Bread Ever

Looking for a super-tasty, quick and easy treat? A healthy snack that even your mother would love? Stop right now and make this banana bread recipe! Best Banana Bread Recipe Ever 3 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork 1/4 cup oil 1/2 cup honey 1 & 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2Read 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 fridgeRead 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 navigationRead 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 aerobicsRead 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 controlRead more:

Free coding and web development courses for homeschool kids

Free coding and web development courses for homeschool kids

As a homeschooling family, we’re always on the lookout for resources that will enhance our kids’ educations, and while we really like paper and pen and physical books for much of what we teach and learn about, the internet has a lot to offer to homeschool kids and parents. Considering how much of our modernRead more:

Inspirational teacher uses urban farming in the classroom to grow a brighter future

Inspirational teacher uses urban farming in the classroom to grow a brighter future

When you combine education, job training and entrepreneurial skills, food production, and community enhancement, and throw in a little food activism and awareness of the health/diet connection, great things can happen, as educator and inspirational community activist Stephen Ritz has shown. It’s one thing to take kids from average middle class backgrounds, living in suburbia,Read more:

5 Tips for Social Entrepreneurs

5 Tips for Social Entrepreneurs

Being independent of geographic location or an employer allows you more freedom to pursue lifestyles like the one I live at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in rural northeastern Missouri. Environmental sustainability depends on economic sustainability. Becoming a social entrepreneur is a way to marry your values with your independence. I love being a social entrepreneur andRead more:

100 push-up variations will ensure you’ll never get bored with them

100 push-up variations will ensure you’ll never get bored with them

I’m a fan of bodyweight exercises, because they’re effective, accessible, and usually don’t cost a penny to get set up for. And while there may be more exciting choices for workout options at your local gym, you can’t beat the convenience of exercises that can be done with just your own bodyweight and a littleRead more:

Buying Your Teen a Car: Is It Always a Good Idea?

Buying Your Teen a Car: Is It Always a Good Idea?

I can speak as somewhat of an authority on this subject because I have experienced the consequences of handing out cars with both positive and negative results. I have thus far supplied two children with vehicles which resulted in very different outcomes. My oldest child is a girl and has always been of a practicalRead more:

Natural Ways to Help Your Child Focus

Natural Ways to Help Your Child Focus

Approximately 20 percent of ADHD cases in the United States are misdiagnosed, which leads to many kids being medicated when they do not need it. One reason for these children being misdiagnosed is the age difference within school classes. Children who are in the same grade can be born 364 days apart, so the youngerRead more:

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 ourRead more: