5 Alternatives to Building an Outdoor Garden

5 Alternatives to Building an Outdoor Garden

Nothing tastes better than something you grew yourself, and the satisfaction of planting, tending, and harvesting your own produce is an experience none should forgo. Unfortunately, there are many unyielding obstacles that prevent some of us from building our own little gardens, but there’s also a solution for just about every problem! Here are a… Read more

Off-Gassing from Common Household Items: Should You Be Scared?

Off-Gassing from Common Household Items: Should You Be Scared?

Originally published on CustomMade. Maybe you’ve heard of off-gassing, with headlines claiming a mattress or couch slowly ruined someone’s health. Maybe you shrugged it off. Who has time to worry about their couch? Maybe off-gassing just hasn’t made it into your dinner table conversation yet. In any case, it’s time to pay attention. When it… Read more

How to be a Better Husband: See the Big Picture

How to be a Better Husband: See the Big Picture

Sometimes focusing on the details is a good thing in a relationship, and a great skill to have, and sometimes it’s more of a distraction or a liability for us. When we get unbalanced, and can’t see the forest because there are too many trees in the way, it’s time to zoom out. There can… Read more

Woodworking Projects for Kids: Free Online Resources

Woodworking Projects for Kids: Free Online Resources

Woodworking projects for kids: woodworking with your children teaches basic skills for planning, measuring, and the use of basic carpentry tools. Kids love to make things. My daughter is always asking me “Papa, what can we make? Let’s do a project together.” And woodworking is our usual mode for making things. Messing about with wood… Read 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 homeschool… Read more

Small Changes in Food Choices Can Make a Big Difference (Video)

Small Changes in Food Choices Can Make a Big Difference (Video)

While it may feel overwhelming to try to change the way our families eat, it’s not necessary to totally overhaul our diet overnight, nor do we need to make radical changes to start seeing a difference in our health. As the saying goes, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and… Read more

How Businesses Are Going Green and Lowering Their Carbon Footprint

How Businesses Are Going Green and Lowering Their Carbon Footprint

People are always trying to find ways to lower their carbon footprint by doing what is right for the environment. However, people doing their part for the environment is not enough. It’s also important for small and big businesses to do their part to go green. Some companies are coming up with unique and creative… Read more

Seed Subscription Club Focuses on Organically-Grown Heirloom Seeds

Seed Subscription Club Focuses on Organically-Grown Heirloom Seeds

Ready to get growing some organic heirloom vegetables, but don’t know where to start? This subscription club aims to make organic gardening simpler, easier and more affordable. If you’ve ever ordered anything from a seed or garden supply company, your mailbox is probably starting to fill up with huge colorful catalogs right about now, offering… Read more

Online STEM Curriculum & Mentoring Supports Every Kid in a Park Initiative

Online STEM Curriculum & Mentoring Supports Every Kid in a Park Initiative

In support of the Every Kid in a Park initiative, this virtual STEM curriculum & mentoring program encourages kids to build engineering design challenges inspired by nature. Iridescent, an education nonprofit with a mission to bring science and engineering to underserved children and their families, offers a free online STEM program full of hands-on projects… Read more