What Do You Want?  6 Steps to Manifest Your Dreams

What Do You Want? 6 Steps to Manifest Your Dreams

Do you ever just slog through the day doing the tasks you know you have to do, meeting your responsibilities, but not having fun? Does it seem like fun is something you had before you had kids? You used to be able to take the time to enjoy life, but not anymore. Or maybe itRead more:

Loophole Allows Companies to Declare Food Additives Safe without FDA Oversight

Loophole Allows Companies to Declare Food Additives Safe without FDA Oversight

Because of a loophole in a 1958 law that exempts from FDA approval ingredients in foods that are “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS), hundreds, and possibly thousands, of potentially unsafe food additives are included in common food products and sold without any FDA oversight. The Food Additives Amendment of 1958, which was intended to restoreRead more:

Free Garden Curriculum Guide from Organic Gardening Magazine

Free Garden Curriculum Guide from Organic Gardening Magazine

To help build a more sustainable future, which by definition must include a more sustainable agriculture system, it’s important to start teaching kids about the issues and the solutions at a young age. One of the solutions is getting more kids involved in the production of their own food, starting at home and at school,Read more:

Turn Conflict into Connection: Can Fights with Your Kids Be a Good Thing?

Turn Conflict into Connection: Can Fights with Your Kids Be a Good Thing?

Everyone likes to win. I do. You do. Your children do, too. And you like it when your children win. Unless you are the adversary. Then you may be more than tempted to use all the tools you have to triumph over them. You have a louder voice, more sophisticated words, a bigger body, andRead more:

How to make a Zeer Pot refrigerator for offgrid food storage

How to make a Zeer Pot refrigerator for offgrid food storage

If you’d like to learn how to make a low-tech food storage device that uses absolutely no electricity to keep food cool, these instructions for building a Zeer Pot (or pot-in-pot refrigerator) are a great place to start. Zeer Pot Refrigerator Keeps Food Fresh Without Electricity (via Insteading) So you’ve got your homegrown vegetables andRead more:

Organic & hygienic ways to rid your home of pests

Organic & hygienic ways to rid your home of pests

Nobody wants to share their home with insects and rodents. For many, spotting one of these pests in your home is enough to illicit a shriek and an uncomfortable feeling that there may be more. But it can be hard to come to terms with the idea of setting out traps to poison or snapRead more:

Pool safety for kids: Getting them to listen

Pool safety for kids: Getting them to listen

Allowing the kids to enjoy the family pool, but teaching them to be safe, is just one more task of parenting. But with the inherent risks of water, it is very important to make safety issues important to the children. They just want to jump in the water and play. How do you get themRead more:

Healthy vs. toxic masculinity: The ladder of manhood

Healthy vs. toxic masculinity: The ladder of manhood

“A meditation on violence, pursuit of identity and healthy vs. toxic masculinity by White Ribbon‘s Jeff Perera. He explores how the degrees of separation are shrinking as the circle of violence surrounds us all.”

11 Low-tech methods for eco-friendly laundry

11 Low-tech methods for eco-friendly laundry

Dirty laundry happens. And then washing clothes happens, usually quite wastefully, without a thought for the overall impact of this common chore. Whether you’re trying to transition to having a lower environmental footprint, attempting to rely less on the grid, or just want to go greener in the laundry room, there are a variety ofRead more:

Low-tech and simple methods for living more sustainably

Low-tech and simple methods for living more sustainably

Although I tend to cover a lot of high-tech topics and products for other posts I write on the web, I don’t often use those devices in my “real life” at home. And I don’t tend to write about the specific low-tech methods that my family and I do use to try to live moreRead more:

Could Pyrrole Disorder be Causing Your Child’s Meltdowns?

Could Pyrrole Disorder be Causing Your Child’s Meltdowns?

Does your child have frequent meltdowns and a marked inability to cope with stress? It could be the result of pyrrole disorder. Pyrrole disorder (also referred to as pyroluria, kryptopyrrole, and mauve factor) is a genetic condition that results in a dramatic trifecta of deficiencies in essential nutrients (zinc, vitamin B6, and magnesium). It canRead more: