Natural Papa http://naturalpapa.com Fatherhood and natural parenting from the perspective of a tree-hugging dirt worshipper Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:19:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9 4619100 Winter Strategies to Keep Your Homeschooled Kids Learning http://naturalpapa.com/homeschool/winter-strategies-keep-homeschooled-kids-learning/ http://naturalpapa.com/homeschool/winter-strategies-keep-homeschooled-kids-learning/#respond Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:18:50 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11985 For parents who homeschool their children, the challenge is always finding relevant, relatable, fun material to keep them interested, learning, and growing. Wintertime can pose challenges to this goal, especially when kids feel cooped up all day.

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10 Natural Ways To Combat the Cold & Flu http://naturalpapa.com/health/10-natural-ways-combat-cold-flu/ http://naturalpapa.com/health/10-natural-ways-combat-cold-flu/#respond Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:09:14 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11981 Learning to live simply and naturally can help the body build up immunities naturally and we can surprise ourselves by challenging our own belief system on what works bests for colds during flu season.

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Cure For Peanut Allergy Is Imminent And Will Contain (Wait For It)… Peanuts? http://naturalpapa.com/food/cure-peanut-allergy-imminent-will-contain-wait-peanuts/ http://naturalpapa.com/food/cure-peanut-allergy-imminent-will-contain-wait-peanuts/#respond Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:27:22 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11976 Every year in the U.S., approximately 15 million people suffer from food-related allergies. Of all the most common food allergies around, peanut allergies impact the most Americans, with around 3 million residents who cannot ingest any form of these legumes (spoiler: they aren’t actually nuts at all) without having a reaction. In fact, the number […]

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Rhode Island ‘Teeth First’ Campaign Spreading Awareness About Child Dental Care http://naturalpapa.com/health/rhode-island-teeth-first-campaign-spreading-awareness-child-dental-care/ http://naturalpapa.com/health/rhode-island-teeth-first-campaign-spreading-awareness-child-dental-care/#respond Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:47:41 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11965 The Teeth First campaign is a collaboration of several agencies. It began in 2011, with a mission of spreading educational materials to provide families with information on child dental care, and is now looking to expand its reach. As the leading agency for Teeth First, Rhode Island Kids Count is spreading the message of how […]

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Four Eco-Friendly Heating & Cooling Options for Eco-Responsible Residents http://naturalpapa.com/home/four-eco-friendly-heating-cooling-options-eco-responsible-residents/ http://naturalpapa.com/home/four-eco-friendly-heating-cooling-options-eco-responsible-residents/#respond Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:42:45 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11961 With the current levels of pollution and the environmental hazards of everyday home appliances, one really needs to take some time to think about the damage one is doing to the earth.

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7 Steps to Making Love Last in Your Later Years http://naturalpapa.com/relationships/7-steps-making-love-last-later-years/ http://naturalpapa.com/relationships/7-steps-making-love-last-later-years/#respond Mon, 13 Nov 2017 22:28:50 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11955 There are few things more heart-warming than seeing a sweet-looking couple in their 90s holding hands and laughing together in a park, on an airplane, or standing behind you in the checkout line. The stereotype of older couples is that they’re grumpy and always nagging and snapping at each other. So what’s that happy couple’s […]

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Why Being Outdoors is Neurologically Better for Children http://naturalpapa.com/kids/outdoors-neurologically-better-children/ http://naturalpapa.com/kids/outdoors-neurologically-better-children/#respond Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:15:59 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11952 Outdoor time for kids is continually decreasing. Kids have a lot of things to do indoors, everything from video games to learning computer coding to organized sports can keep them busy and keep them inside. A lot of those things are really good for kids, but it's important to keep a balance. Getting outdoors is essential for everyone, but especially for kids. They need to play!

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DIY Tips For How To Install Home Security Lights http://naturalpapa.com/diy/diy-tips-install-home-security-lights/ http://naturalpapa.com/diy/diy-tips-install-home-security-lights/#respond Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:42:39 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11948 It is a sad fact of life that security is an important and ongoing issue in every home. Without adequate protection you may find that you are increasingly likely to be targeted either by vandals or burglars. Of course this is not always the case, but the brightness of home security lights is a definite deterrent.

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10 Interior Design Risks That Are Totally Worth Taking http://naturalpapa.com/home/10-interior-design-risks-totally-worth-taking/ http://naturalpapa.com/home/10-interior-design-risks-totally-worth-taking/#respond Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:28:32 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11944 Making your home unique is not easy if you are not a decorator at heart. What styles should you choose to express yourself while keeping your house beautiful and appealing? Thankfully, others have taken some risks and we can now look at the best design risks out there, without fear of ruining our décor.

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Paperless Billing Is One of the Biggest Environmental Changes Businesses Can Make http://naturalpapa.com/environment/paperless-billing-one-biggest-environmental-changes-businesses-can-make/ http://naturalpapa.com/environment/paperless-billing-one-biggest-environmental-changes-businesses-can-make/#respond Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:45:14 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11939 Are you a small business owner looking for ways to reduce your environmental footprint? Switching to paperless billing is one of the most simple -- and high impact -- ways to promote sustainability in the workplace. However, paperless billing isn't just good for the environment.

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Medicinal mushroom supplements can offer health benefits http://naturalpapa.com/health/medicinal-mushroom-supplements-can-offer-health-benefits/ http://naturalpapa.com/health/medicinal-mushroom-supplements-can-offer-health-benefits/#respond Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:38:57 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11931 Neither fish nor fowl, not animal nor even technically a plant, mushrooms occupy a nether-region of life, with tantalizing health benefits such as better athletic performance and even, perhaps, an answer to cancer.

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Growing the beard you’ve always wanted: What you need to know http://naturalpapa.com/men/growing-the-beard-youve-always-wanted-what-you-need-to-know/ http://naturalpapa.com/men/growing-the-beard-youve-always-wanted-what-you-need-to-know/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:06:46 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11923 Not everyone is enjoying themselves or even present at the beard party. Some are unfortunate enough to have not yet reached a state where they can fully grow a beard they can be proud of. And if you’re one of these guys, don’t be scared.

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Energy-Saving Window Treatment Ideas http://naturalpapa.com/home/energy-saving-window-treatment-ideas/ http://naturalpapa.com/home/energy-saving-window-treatment-ideas/#respond Tue, 07 Nov 2017 19:02:39 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11911 Windows, especially older, single-pane windows, can lead to energy losses of nearly 30%. Here are some window treatment solutions that can cut down on your home energy costs.

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Is A Modern Eco Garden Achievable? http://naturalpapa.com/garden/modern-eco-garden-achievable/ http://naturalpapa.com/garden/modern-eco-garden-achievable/#respond Tue, 07 Nov 2017 16:09:55 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11905 All-natural gardens, may require some extra attention, but believe it or not, it’s worth the effort. Gardening has great benefits - especially for children.

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3 Smart Tips For Working Remotely While Camping http://naturalpapa.com/outdoors/3-smart-tips-working-remotely-camping/ http://naturalpapa.com/outdoors/3-smart-tips-working-remotely-camping/#respond Tue, 07 Nov 2017 01:26:33 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11903 About 80% of employees view the option to work remotely as a job perk, and for good reason -- the flexibility. Here are just a few of the best tips for working from...well, just about anywhere!

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How to Plan a Family-Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner http://naturalpapa.com/food/plan-family-friendly-thanksgiving-dinner/ http://naturalpapa.com/food/plan-family-friendly-thanksgiving-dinner/#respond Mon, 06 Nov 2017 22:12:58 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11898 Here are some simple tips to get you and your family ready to host Thanksgiving dinner. You will be ready to make the most of this special time of the year with your loved ones, and you can apply these tips to other holidays this season.

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Kickin’ Back: How To Throw A Party For Your Child’s Sports Team http://naturalpapa.com/kids/kickin-back-throw-party-childs-sports-team/ http://naturalpapa.com/kids/kickin-back-throw-party-childs-sports-team/#respond Fri, 03 Nov 2017 21:08:36 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11891 With the right preparation, you can throw an unforgettable sports gathering for your child and their friends. This guide will help you get ready before the party and be the best host possible as your guests enjoy themselves.

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Organic Mattresses – Are They The Best Option For Your Child? http://naturalpapa.com/kids/organic-mattresses-best-option-child/ http://naturalpapa.com/kids/organic-mattresses-best-option-child/#respond Fri, 03 Nov 2017 17:00:20 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11884 So you are in the market for a mattress for your child and aren’t sure what to buy and the question in your mind that keeps popping up is whether or not buying organic. Is it your best available option? I’m here to tell you it is.

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The Eco-Friendly Homeowner’s Guide To Winter Pest-Proofing http://naturalpapa.com/home/eco-friendly-homeowners-guide-winter-pest-proofing/ http://naturalpapa.com/home/eco-friendly-homeowners-guide-winter-pest-proofing/#respond Wed, 01 Nov 2017 22:09:36 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11878 While most homeowners associate pest-control with the use of hazardous chemicals, there are a number of ways to bug-proof your home while keeping physical and environmental health in mind

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Want To Introduce Your Child To The Joys Of Gardening? Here Are 3 Of The Easiest Plants To Grow http://naturalpapa.com/diy/gardening-easiest-plants-to-grow-children/ http://naturalpapa.com/diy/gardening-easiest-plants-to-grow-children/#respond Mon, 30 Oct 2017 20:51:31 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=11868 Want your kids to love nature as much as you do? A backyard garden is a great place to start. Keep reading to discover three of the easiest plants to grow with your children.

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