How to be a Better Husband: Find Common Ground

How to be a Better Husband: Find Common Ground

People grow apart. It’s as natural as people growing closer – they develop different interests, have different time or money demands, or they may begin cultivating new habits or dropping old habits. And in friendships, this may not ever be a concern, as we’re much more likely to still retain a friendship even if it’s… Read more

Arousal Addiction and the Demise of Guys

Arousal Addiction and the Demise of Guys

Please take five minutes and watch this presentation by psychologist Philip Zimbardo on “The Demise of Guys”, and tell me what you think. “Boys’ brains are being digitally rewired in a totally new way for change, novelty, excitement and constant arousal. That means they’re totally out of sync in traditional classes, which are analog, static,… Read more

Go No Poo: How to Switch to No Shampoo Hair Care

Go No Poo: How to Switch to No Shampoo Hair Care

For the second time in my life, I’m making the move to no poo – no shampoo hair care, that is. The first time I tried it, it was partially out of necessity, as we didn’t have running water or an easy place to wash my hair (which was long enough to require a large amount… Read more

Advice to Myself as a Young Man

Advice to Myself as a Young Man

This year I turned 40, and along with the realization that I’m now middle-aged (ack!) came some meditations on the life lessons I’ve learned so far (or not learned, as the case may be). As part of that process of introspection, I found myself wondering what I wish I had heard (and taken to heart)… Read more

When Does a Boy Become a Man? Our Missing Rites of Manhood

When Does a Boy Become a Man? Our Missing Rites of Manhood

At what point in a boy’s life does he become a man? How does his community, his father and uncles and grandpas, acknowledge that transition and begin the initiation and mentoring process of bringing him into the brotherhood of men? With our daughters, we can acknowledge their ascent to young womanhood when they start their… Read more

Our Tiny House Experiment

Our Tiny House Experiment

The nuttiest thing we’ve ever done as a family was to move out of our house and into a one room trailer. A tiny house. Two adults, a four year old, and two cats in a 120 square foot camper. We hauled all of our own water, used a composting toilet, a solar shower, and we… Read more

Bad Breath Causes, Consequences, & Remedies

Bad Breath Causes, Consequences, & Remedies

Learn about bad breath causes so you can find the right remedy for you. Undesirable odors are one of nature’s way of telling you that something is not as it should be. Decaying organisms put off smells that let you know to avoid them. Sulfuric fumes let you know that the air is toxic, and… Read more

How to Decorate a Tiny House

How to Decorate a Tiny House

According to criteria in a study conducted by the UN, people living in more developed countries can count on more living space than their deprived human fellows. The theoretical minimum of the floor area is set to 20 square meters per person. So, a tiny home is considered every home in which every person does… Read more

Are Natural & Organic Cosmetics Just A Con?

Are Natural & Organic Cosmetics Just A Con?

When it first arrived there were many that thought the all-natural and organic product rage was just a phase that would eventually fade out. But it looks like organic is here to stay and suddenly everyone is jumping on the bandwagon because if they don’t, their revenues are going to take a serious knock. Unfortunately… Read more

4 Habits We Need To Change As Parents

4 Habits We Need To Change As Parents

Kids are always watching. As someone once said, “Don’t be afraid that they’re listening. Be afraid that they’re watching.” This rings true because children are a reflection of us. No matter how great the advice we throw at them, they’re going to showcase our habits and behavior patterns — whether we like them or not.… Read more

Hangover Remedies: Myths & Facts

Hangover Remedies: Myths & Facts

What if your favorite hangover remedies were more myth than fact, and in trying to rid yourself of the effects of drinking too much alcohol with those approaches, you’re just playing head games with yourself and not actually reducing your hangover? Not that everyone here is really in need of hangover remedies, but hey, it… Read more

The Musts Of Home Weatherization To Keep You Cozy AND Eco-Friendly

The Musts Of Home Weatherization To Keep You Cozy AND Eco-Friendly

Everyone staying up to date on green issues on Natural Papa probably cares about energy efficiency, and environmental impact weighs heavily on our minds. But whether you’re a hardcore treehugger or not, no one likes having to spend more money than they need to, and no one likes battling the cold. Spare yourself the cold… Read more

Do’s and Don’ts When Switching From Disposable to Cloth Diapers

Do’s and Don’ts When Switching From Disposable to Cloth Diapers

Whether it’s because you want to save money, preserve the environment, or use more natural products on your baby’s bottom, you have decided to switch from disposable to cloth diapers. To make this transition as easy as possible, check out the following do’s and don’ts: Do Your Research There are a lot of options to… Read more

Skip the Rake for a Healthier Yard

Nature’s autumn bounty of fallen leaves isn’t usually a problem for lawns and gardens, and mulching the ground with them actually helps to feed the soil for a healthier yard. Fallen leaves, as an additional physical layer of organic materials above ground, provide food, shelter, and nesting or bedding materials to a variety of wildlife,… Read more