How to Create a Homeschool Summer Camp

Image by Camp Pinewood It was the end of a crazy weekend. My husband’s in a tech field, and that means that in certain seasons, they have long hours.  They’ll work for months on building new projects, and then they have to spend a day or two actually “launching” that project.  This was one of those […]

All Natural DIY Clay Toothpaste

Here’s the thing: I love natural toothpaste (is that a weird thing to love?).  In fact, I often buy Earthpaste, because it’s natural, clean ingredients (fluoride-free), and it works.  Sometimes I just don’t have time to do the DIY thing (and I’m sure some of you are just not up for making your own).  But other […]

You Don’t Have to Join the “Real World”

Image by Kevin Dooley I can’t tell you the number of times that I have heard people laugh at alternative choices — like homeschooling, home birth, alternative medicine, and so on — because “That’s not the way the world works.  You’re sheltering your kids from it now, but when they grow up they’ll have to […]

Homemade Natural Clay Deodorant

Recently, my husband ran out of deodorant.  We’ve tried lots of different natural ones and he hasn’t really loved any of the ones we’ve chosen.  They have all worked, but for various reasons they weren’t his favorite.  Plus, if you’re buying a mainstream “natural” brand, chances are it still contains aluminum — which is not something […]

If Privacy Matters to You, It’s Time to Leave Facebook

If you follow me on Facebook, then it’s probably no surprise to you that I’m a little fed up with it. Discussing any controversial topic, especially vaccines (which I tend to do often) is fraught with landmines — namely, trolls, who like to bully and harass people who don’t believe what they believe.  I try […]