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Cloth Diapers 101 Troubleshooting l Four common cloth diaper problems and what to do l Homestead Lady (.com)

Cloth Diapers 101: Troubleshooting

Cloth Diapers 101 Troubleshooting l Four common cloth diaper problems and what to do l Homestead Lady (.com)Are you struggling to make your cloth diapers work for you?  Are they leaking, stinking or otherwise making it difficult to use them?  In this post we troubleshoot four common cloth diaper problems.  Hopefully some of what we’ve learned will be useful to you here at cloth diapers 101.
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5 Eco Friendly Products for the Home and Family l Green the homestead with these non=plastic products l Homestead Lady.com

5 Eco Friendly Products – Bottoms Up!

 

5 Eco Friendly Products for the Home and Family l Green the homestead with these non=plastic products l Homestead Lady.comWe finally made the switch from plastic baby bottles to glass ones!  We still have an commercial plastic bottle kicking around here that we use occasionally, but we’ve really liked having more eco friendly products around for Little Miss.  Turns out, upon doing some research, there are several items we use all the time that can be switched out for greener options – especially those for drinking! Continue reading “5 Eco Friendly Products – Bottoms Up!”

Cloth Diapering l Why I quit and why I kept going l Troubleshooting and realities l Hometead Lady

Cloth Diapering: Why I Ditched Cloth Diapers

Cloth Diapering l Why I quit and why I kept going l Troubleshooting and realities l Hometead LadyYeah, 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”

Five Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Kids to Make l With basic skills and materials, craft these together quickly l Homestead Lady (.com)

Five Last Minute Gifts for Kids to Make

Five Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Kids to Make l With basic skills and materials, craft these together quickly l Homestead Lady (.com)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.

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Tiny House Blogs l A great list of useful tiny house blogs l Homestead Lady (.com)

Tiny House Blogs

Tiny House Blogs l A great list of useful tiny house blogs l Homestead Lady (.com)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”

Outdoor Cooking plus Fire Safety l Learn how to cook real food for your next camping trip l Homestead Lady (.com)

Outdoor Cooking and Fire Safety

Outdoor Cooking plus Fire Safety l Learn how to cook real food for your next camping trip l Homestead Lady (.com)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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The Heirloom Life Gardener l Grow your own fruits and veggies with heirloom seed l Homestead Lady.com

Book Review The Heirloom Life Gardener

The Heirloom Life Gardener l Grow your own fruits and veggies with heirloom seed l Homestead Lady.comLet The Heirloom Life Gardener by Jere Gettle show you how, from novice to experienced gardener, we CAN all grow our own healthy and nutritious fruits and veggies.

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Add some grit to your homestead l Read Little Heathens l Homestead Lady (.com)

Book Review Little Heathens, Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Depression

Add some grit to your homestead l Read Little Heathens l Homestead Lady (.com)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”