Which clothespins are best for line drying your laundry? We’ve tested several and can make some recommendations to save you wasting your money on clothespins that don’t work. Continue reading “Clothespins Comparison”
Are you thinking about starting a compost pile to grow great food for your garden’s soil right in your own backyard? Are you tired of throwing away kitchen scraps and watching them get carted off to the landfill? There are a lot of composting methods out there but here are 3 reasons to use a compost tumbler! Continue reading “3 Reasons to use a Compost Tumbler”
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.
Continue reading “Cloth Diapers 101: Troubleshooting”
We 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!”
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?
Continue reading “Gratitude Journal: Five Kernels of Corn”
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.
Continue reading “Outdoor Cooking and Fire Safety”
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”