Yeah, dumped ’em. No pun intended. Stopped the madness of leaks and rashes. Went cold turkey on the whole cloth diaper grind. I still had them tucked away in my emergency preparedness boxes, but I was done using them! Then…I took them up again. Baby girl got older, I slept more and the whole thing didn’t seem like such a mess. We started figuring out the kinks and I tried different systems. And then, I quit again. So, more for me than you, here are a few things I learned about cloth diapering. Continue reading “Cloth Diapering: Why I Ditched Cloth Diapers”
My children enjoy making a large number of the gifts they give each holiday season. With five children, though, December can simply fly by with all our other activities and plans. If you have this problem, too, I present a quick list of last minute gifts for kids to make. These are just a few of the things we’re playing around with this year; each year births and new batch of last minute gifts for kids to make.
Have you ever heard of a gratitude journal? Need some ideas for putting the thanks in your Thanksgiving? Read on to find our completely FREE (no gimmicks) e-book, Five Kernels of Corn!
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I wasn’t always a fan of blogs. I remember when my sister started one for her family, I teased her saying that blog sounded like something you’d hork up, not something you’d read. Well, look at me now. Even though so much of my time is taken up with homesteading, homeschooling and writing, I still find a bit of time to read my favorite blogs because they’re a great way to get someone’s personal experience distilled into a 600 word article. I’ve found a niche of blogs new to me that I’m visiting frequently as we make plans for the next homestead – Tiny House Blogs. Continue reading “Tiny House Blogs”
Are you tired of the same ol’ hot dog roasting when you go camping? Learn how to actually prepare real meals with outdoor cooking. It takes practice, but here are some helpful hints and tips.
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Think line drying is only for off-grid hippies or your grandma? Think again! Here are five line drying lies and the true tips behind them. Continue reading “5 Line Drying Lies”
For a little humor, a lot of grit and some real life homesteading stories, be sure to pick up Little Heathens, Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Depression, by Mildred Armstrong Kalish. Ah, how I love books like this! Continue reading “Book Review Little Heathens, Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Depression”
Going off grid doesn’t have to be all or nothing! How about trying these off grid cooking methods to get your feet wet in energy savings?
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“So, someone told me you Homeschool – is that right?” The lady sitting next to me in church asked.
“Yep,” I said.
“Sooooo, what’s that like?”
“Ah, honey…” I said with a sigh and a smile.
Thinking of homeschooling while you homestead? Here’s what it’s really like…