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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‘Birdnesting’ Rises Among Divorced Couples With Kids

‘Birdnesting’ Rises Among Divorced Couples With Kids

Divorce doesn’t happen overnight. Couples may spend years evolving in separate directions, building resentment in bits so small that they don’t seem to matter until they materialize into a mountain of anger or unhappiness, or both. In the off chance that marriage counseling is unsuccessful (around 97% of couples say they received the help they… Read more

What To Do When You Have Dry & Tired Eyes

What To Do When You Have Dry & Tired Eyes

Our eyes are parts of our anatomy we take for granted, but when they start to hurt or give us issues, we are reminded not to take them for granted. All the time we spend in front of smartphone and computer screens is bound to affect our eyes unless we do something about it. Not… Read more

Doing Your Best As a Parent

Doing Your Best As a Parent

When you are scrolling through social media, do you find picture-perfect photos of parents and their child? Do you try to recreate a special moment and get upset because your own child is not cooperating like the child in the Instagram picture? Do you question the skills your child has against other children; whether your child is moving faster or slower in the development race? Well, good to know because we all do. Read more

4 Reasons Why You Need to Learn Spiritual Parenting

4 Reasons Why You Need to Learn Spiritual Parenting

Being a parent is more challenging than most people will tell you, and there are a lot of methods that parents adopt to try and raise their children in the best way possible. One such method of parenting is spiritual parenting, which allows parents to raise well rounded, behaved, and wonderful children. Read more

Global Water Crises Highlight The Need For Innovation

Global Water Crises Highlight The Need For Innovation

Almost a year and a half after lead was found in Newark’s drinking water, the city’s officials have yet to get the water crisis under control. According to claims made by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the city has downplayed the levels of lead in the neighborhood. New evidence has revealed that over one-fifth of… Read more

No Shave November Was A Success For U.S. Police Departments

No Shave November Was A Success For U.S. Police Departments

The number of men who don’t shave is actually up across all age groups, now standing at 20%. There are plenty of reasons why more men are putting their razors down; beards are actually viewed as fashion accessories nowadays, it’s easier to not shave than it is to shave, and some people are even attracted… Read more