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

How to Get Clean Energy at Home For Free

How to Get Clean Energy at Home For Free

The electricity bills we pay each month primarily go towards supporting America’s many dirty, smelly fossil fuels. 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,… 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

Advice to Myself as a Young Man

Advice to Myself as a Young Man

This year I turned 40, and along with the realization that I’m now middle-aged (ack!) came some meditations on the life lessons I’ve learned so far (or not learned, as the case may be). As part of that process of introspection, I found myself wondering what I wish I had heard (and taken to heart)… Read more

16 Excellent Tiny House Resources

16 Excellent Tiny House Resources

One of the most popular articles here at Natural Papa has been my post about Our Tiny House Experiment. From talking to other people who are looking to either live in a low impact way, or to simply save money, I have found that the tiny house concept is one that really resonates with them.… Read more

What Can I Use Solar Panels For?

What Can I Use Solar Panels For?

Today, solar powered items are cheaper than ever before and provide clean, renewable energy that can save you money each month — which adds up immensely over years of homeownership. Not to mention, making green improvements to your home can earn you tax benefits year over year. Read more

Big Tech Companies Making Green Strides

Big Tech Companies Making Green Strides

Consumers are looking up to big technology companies, such as Apple, Google, and Microsoft, as they take large strides toward environmental responsibility, sustainability and renewable energy. Not only are buyers preferring companies with long-term plans for becoming more environmentally friendly, they are looking to get involved with the green tech movement. Here are how the… Read more