Natural Papa http://naturalpapa.com Fatherhood and natural parenting from the perspective of a tree-hugging dirt worshipper Fri, 22 Jun 2018 18:58:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 4619100 Top Air Conditioning Tips to Keep You Cool This Summer http://naturalpapa.com/home/top-air-conditioning-tips-to-keep-you-cool-this-summer/ http://naturalpapa.com/home/top-air-conditioning-tips-to-keep-you-cool-this-summer/#respond Fri, 22 Jun 2018 18:55:22 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12809 It’s hard to imagine a hot summer day without your air conditioner nowadays? They make the scorching days a bit more bearable, at least when we’re at home or asleep during the night. But this luxury comes with a cost. And if it seems like that cost is getting higher and higher, there are things […]

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How Much Do PV Solar Panels Cost? http://naturalpapa.com/environment/how-much-do-pv-solar-panels-cost/ http://naturalpapa.com/environment/how-much-do-pv-solar-panels-cost/#respond Fri, 22 Jun 2018 18:14:21 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12804 Are you worried about paying too much for solar energy? Check out this article to learn how much PV solar panels cost so you can make an informed decision.

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Six Super Energy-Efficient Ways to Run your Garden http://naturalpapa.com/food/six-super-energy-efficient-ways-to-run-your-garden/ http://naturalpapa.com/food/six-super-energy-efficient-ways-to-run-your-garden/#respond Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:36:01 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12797 There are many ways to go about running your garden in a more energy-efficient manner. Whether you’re doing it to save a couple of bucks, or to be kinder to mother nature, this will always be a worthwhile endeavor. Here are six super energy-efficient ways to run your garden!

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How Best to Deal with Household Injuries http://naturalpapa.com/health/how-best-to-deal-with-household-injuries/ http://naturalpapa.com/health/how-best-to-deal-with-household-injuries/#respond Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:19:14 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12791 Kids will always be kids. No matter how many times you tell them not to play with your woodworking tools, their curiosity will find its way to your toolbox. And so, faster than you can say HOUSEHOLD INJURY, you will find yourself driving like a maniac for the nearest emergency unit.

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Keep Your Child Safe This Summer By Supervising While Swimming http://naturalpapa.com/kids/keep-your-child-safe-this-summer-by-supervising-while-swimming/ http://naturalpapa.com/kids/keep-your-child-safe-this-summer-by-supervising-while-swimming/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:40:17 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12786 With summer just around the corner, more parents are teaching their children how to swim to keep them safe in the water. But, according to the New York Times, teaching your child how to swim may not be enough.

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Tips for Keeping Your Kids Healthy and Safe During High School http://naturalpapa.com/family/tips-for-keeping-your-kids-healthy-and-safe-during-high-school/ http://naturalpapa.com/family/tips-for-keeping-your-kids-healthy-and-safe-during-high-school/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:37:19 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12784 When your children are little, keeping them safe and healthy can be pretty easy. But once they get older and enter into the world of high school, things can get a lot more difficult.

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How Social Workers Help Parents Succeed http://naturalpapa.com/parenting/how-social-workers-help-parents-succeed/ http://naturalpapa.com/parenting/how-social-workers-help-parents-succeed/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 21:42:33 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12780 To many struggling families, social workers often seem like the enemy. Parents and children alike see social workers as interlopers intent on separating loved ones and preventing parents from succeeding in their roles. Yet, if these families looked closer at the efforts of social workers, they would see that the opposite is true.

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Fighting ED Safely & Naturally http://naturalpapa.com/health/fighting-ed-safely-naturally/ http://naturalpapa.com/health/fighting-ed-safely-naturally/#respond Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:14:29 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12776 Erectile dysfunction affects millions of men around the world. The inability to achieve an erection is an emasculating experience for any man. If left untreated, the dysfunction lowers self-esteem, adversely affecting self-image and confidence. These negative emotions further exasperate the condition, creating a negative feedback loop that ends up in depression.

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3 Essential Factors of an Epic Man Cave http://naturalpapa.com/men/3-essential-factors-of-an-epic-man-cave/ http://naturalpapa.com/men/3-essential-factors-of-an-epic-man-cave/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:32:06 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12770 As a guy, there are a few things in life that are absolutely essential. First, is to care and provide for your family. Second, is to work hard and succeed in life. Third, well, that’s to have an awesome man cave. Of course, in the same way that ideas of traditional masculinity have evolved in […]

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5 Awesome School & Club Fundraising Ideas for Dads http://naturalpapa.com/finances/5-awesome-school-club-fundraising-ideas-for-dads/ http://naturalpapa.com/finances/5-awesome-school-club-fundraising-ideas-for-dads/#respond Tue, 05 Jun 2018 17:44:39 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12764 Carving out quality time might not require schedule or lifestyle changes as drastic as you think. Setting aside a few hours for an essential activity like raising money for your kids’ extracurricular activities or community groups is a great way to fortify your most cherished relationships.

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3 Fun Activities to Share With Your Children the Summer Before Kindergarten http://naturalpapa.com/parenting/3-fun-activities-to-share-with-your-children-the-summer-before-kindergarten/ http://naturalpapa.com/parenting/3-fun-activities-to-share-with-your-children-the-summer-before-kindergarten/#respond Mon, 04 Jun 2018 18:16:47 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12738 Preschool is the most common first step in a child’s education outside of the home, and roughly 75% of young children will attend preschool. This first foray into education also promotes socialization and out of the house experiences at a young age. But when they get too big for preschool, what should you do to prepare […]

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How a Reverse Osmosis Filter System Makes Your Life Easier http://naturalpapa.com/home/how-a-reverse-osmosis-filter-system-makes-your-life-easier/ http://naturalpapa.com/home/how-a-reverse-osmosis-filter-system-makes-your-life-easier/#respond Mon, 04 Jun 2018 14:21:31 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12754 Reverse Osmosis Filtration is one of the best drinking water purification systems you can find. Some of the many reasons millions of people use this purification system, includes the fact that it produces great-tasting water, it is safe, quite effective, and the process is fully automated.

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Cell Phone Addiction and Social Media Obsession: Problems For the Whole Family http://naturalpapa.com/family/cell-phone-addiction-and-social-media-obsession-problems-for-the-whole-family/ http://naturalpapa.com/family/cell-phone-addiction-and-social-media-obsession-problems-for-the-whole-family/#respond Mon, 04 Jun 2018 12:23:24 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12749 Both personally and professionally, we rely on our phones for just about everything. Our social media presence can help us find a job, for instance, as 93% of recruiters say they look at candidates’ social media profiles. We also use these gadgets and the most popular social networking platforms to keep in touch with those […]

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The Benefits Of Getting Kids Involved In Important Family Decisions http://naturalpapa.com/family/the-benefits-of-getting-kids-involved-in-important-family-decisions/ http://naturalpapa.com/family/the-benefits-of-getting-kids-involved-in-important-family-decisions/#respond Thu, 31 May 2018 23:14:54 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12745 Many parents would never consider asking their ten-year-old child to participate in making important family decisions. It just doesn’t make sense. However, involving them in certain decisions is an opportunity to teach them life lessons, and you don’t have to give up control to do it.

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Real Estate Red Flags: What to Watch Out for if Your Family Is Moving http://naturalpapa.com/family/real-estate-red-flags-what-to-watch-out-for-if-your-family-is-moving/ http://naturalpapa.com/family/real-estate-red-flags-what-to-watch-out-for-if-your-family-is-moving/#respond Tue, 29 May 2018 13:15:52 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12733 The unfortunate truth about house hunting is that the sellers aren’t always extremely honest. They won’t tell potential homebuyers specific things in fear that they would cause them not to make the purchase. Because of this, it’s so important as a homebuyer to be aware of specific red flags. HGTV says to look out for […]

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Best Ways to Protect Your Devices http://naturalpapa.com/gear/best-ways-to-protect-your-devices/ http://naturalpapa.com/gear/best-ways-to-protect-your-devices/#respond Mon, 28 May 2018 17:45:58 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12729 Thanks to hackers, phishing scams, virus and malware infections, and risk of theft, consumers have almost become numb to the dangers that exist regarding the devices they use every day to communicate, shop, and make financial transactions. All of this can lead to disaster.

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Why is using a child’s car seat important, and are there any risks? http://naturalpapa.com/babies/why-is-using-a-childs-car-seat-important-and-are-there-any-risks/ http://naturalpapa.com/babies/why-is-using-a-childs-car-seat-important-and-are-there-any-risks/#respond Mon, 28 May 2018 17:33:24 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12726 When you choose to have a child, you take on the responsibility for protecting another human being until they are old enough to protect themselves. Most moms and dads actually continue doing so long after their children become adults. A major part of this responsibility is making sure that you purchase safe and comfortable car seats and strollers for your children.

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5 Ways You Can Cultivate a Nurturing Environment For Your Children http://naturalpapa.com/family/5-ways-you-can-cultivate-a-nurturing-environment-for-your-children/ http://naturalpapa.com/family/5-ways-you-can-cultivate-a-nurturing-environment-for-your-children/#respond Sat, 26 May 2018 00:56:46 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12720 Parenting is so hard because you never know what will ultimately influence your children in the long run. The truth is the mistakes you make along the way will likely not matter in the end as long as you and your significant other create a loving environment. Taking good care of each other through good […]

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Dealing With Decreasing Mobility http://naturalpapa.com/health/dealing-with-decreasing-mobility/ http://naturalpapa.com/health/dealing-with-decreasing-mobility/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 21:25:30 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12717 There are few more universal experiences as we age than the loss of at least some amount of mobility. This process can be frustrating to deal with, especially in the presence of other changes in our lives, such as retirement, kids moving away, and even concerns with the care of our own aging parents.

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All Natural Foods, for a Healthier Lifestyle http://naturalpapa.com/food/all-natural-foods-for-a-healthier-lifestyle/ http://naturalpapa.com/food/all-natural-foods-for-a-healthier-lifestyle/#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 17:59:10 +0000 http://naturalpapa.com/?p=12707 If you force unwanted healthy food into your diet, it is most likely that you’ll quit the habit within a few days, pushing you back to a junk food lifestyle. Take baby steps.

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