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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Importance of Good Sleep Habits in your Kids

Importance of Good Sleep Habits in your Kids

One habit that you might not realize that you’re passing on is your sleep schedule. If you stay up all hours of the night, drink excessive caffeine, and stare endlessly at your phone, then your kids might do that too. These habits are damaging for adults, but they can really impact kids and teens. Read more

Top Health Benefits of CBD Oil

Top Health Benefits of CBD Oil

Cannabidiol oil (CBD) is one among the cannabinoids extracted from cannabis. It is a chemical naturally found in Marijuana plants. CBD is unique in that it does not bring about the “high” effect brought about by another cannabinoid called Tetrahydrocannabinol THC, but instead has various health benefits. Read more

Planning a family after cancer

Planning a family after cancer

A cancer diagnosis is utterly devastating at any age, but for couples beginning their lives together it can deliver additional heartbreak; what of your plans to start a family together? Read more

Simple ways to save energy at home

Simple ways to save energy at home

Reducing your energy consumption is a win-win! It not only lowers your electricity bill, it’s good for the environment. There are a variety of ways to lower your electricity in every room, from using cool water to adding insulation to your home. Read more