Ridiculously Good Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Ridiculously Good Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin spice cookies are a great way to celebrate fall! One of my favorite things about fall is the abundance of winter squash and pumpkins at the farmers market. They’re such an awesome food – they grow very abundantly in most gardens, they store extremely well, they can feed a lot of people, and theyRead more:

Teach What You Know

Teach What You Know

Homeschool is always in. When we first started homeschooling our oldest daughter, we thought that we needed to have a full curriculum and study guides and other ‘teaching’ materials before we could really teach her at home. We borrowed a homeschool curriculum from a friend and started exploring what it meant to provide a homeschoolRead more:

Natural Fathering: My Experience

Natural Fathering: My Experience

Natural parenting would probably describe our style of parenting, and I’ve heard of natural mothering, but natural fathering? Not so much. So I named this blog Natural Father Papa because I wanted to put it out there that a natural father is the natural state of a man (but I’m papa at home, not “father”,Read more:

There’s one answer. It’s at the back. And don’t look.

There’s one answer. It’s at the back. And don’t look.

As a lifelong learning enthusiast, I’m always looking to continue my education, and I’ve found some amazing resources to do so that are accessible and affordable (read “free”). And as a homeschooling dad, I’m really interested in ideas about the hows and whys of learning, because it informs me (as an accidental teacher) to beRead more:

What are the top gaming tablets of 2014?

What are the top gaming tablets of 2014?

Tablets have advanced a great deal in recent times, making them serious options for everything from working to gaming. This article will examine the best tablets for playing games on, both the high end games like Need for Speed that have ultra-sophisticated graphics and straightforward online casino games like roulette. Nvidia Shield Tablet For thoseRead more:

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read apps just $.99

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read apps just $.99

For some kids, learning how to read is a breeze, and they learn their letters and sound out words as quickly as they learn to do everything else, but for others, learning how to read is really tough. Of those kids, many of them have found help through the classic Hooked on Phonics programs, andRead 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: