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About Natural Papa

I started Natural Papa because I originally wanted to share my observations about parenting and fatherhood with others. Since then, the scope of subjects that appear here has broadened, including such related topics as homebirthhomeschoolingnatural health, simple living, natural foods, living an alternative lifestyle, as well as discussions on manlinessrelationships, and activism.

The old bio says “Natural Papa focuses on natural parenting and fatherhood, home remedies for common children’s ailments, homeschooling, green and simple living for families, and natural foods. We hope to be a valuable reference for parents and parents to be, and to engage in a conversation with our readers about issues in raising a family in an environmentally friendly way.”

But I think it needs an update, and I’m working on it…

Natural Papa was chosen for Best Health and Wellness Website in TreeHugger’s Best of Green 2010, and here’s what they had to say about it:

“Lots of sites focus on natural remedies, healthy living, family life, and even natural parenting, but none do so with the heartfelt passion and emotional insight of Natural Papa. Curated by Derek Markham, the site goes where many men fear (but shouldn’t) to tread. Does your wife’s zeal for home birthing scare you silly? Curious about home schooling, but worried you’ll be ostracized by your community? Natural Papa is here to help.

But even if you aren’t in the market for natural-parenting advice, the site delivers mind-expanding commentary that’s wholly worthwhile. Articles such as When Does a Boy Become a Man? Our Missing Rites of Manhood and Advice to Myself as a Young Man peer keenly into the cultural complexities and societal norms that hamper personal development and interfere with the pursuit of true happiness.”

Got a tip or an idea for a post on Natural Papa? A question I can help answer? Are you interested in guest posting here? Contact me at derek (at) naturalpapa (dot) com.

Oh yeah, Natural Papa is on Twitter and Facebook, too, so head over there and let’s connect.