Tag: small living

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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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”

Why I Homeschool on the Homestead

Why I Homeschool on the Homestead l A new unit study for you l Practical advice and personal experience l Homestead Lady (.com)“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…

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