Kids & Family

Homesteading articles for Families pertaining to homesteaders, family, farming, animal husbandry, history, and myriad other topics discussed at Homestead.org, collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

The Case for Homeschooling on the Homestead

Many become homesteaders to experience the freedom that comes from living according to their values, without paying much attention to…

2 months ago

Homesteader’s Guide to Emergency Childbirth

I’d like to talk to you about how to handle an emergency childbirth. Of a human. You might be thinking,…

8 months ago

Successful Transplants: Uprooting Your Urban Offspring

Every corner has been cut; every quarter has been squeezed.  Diligently, doggedly, sometimes drearily, you and your spouse (if you…

9 months ago

Homeschooling for Homesteaders: The One-room Schoolhouse is Alive and Well

As modern-day homesteaders, we believe from our heads to our hearts that we MUST reject a lot of what is…

9 months ago

First Aid on the Homestead: When Humans Get Hurt

If you’re a homesteader or you have homesteading friends or family, you’ll almost inevitably come across some injuries.  Between livestock handling,…

11 months ago

Raising Country Kids on the Homestead

If you raised your kids in the country would you eat more cupcakes and fewer rice cakes? Would you dust…

1 year ago

Hair-raising Homestead Haircuts

I'd like you to meet my son.  He's six years old, cute as a bug and smart as a whip. …

1 year ago

Just Like Grandma Used to Do: Homesteading Role Models

My father was the youngest of seven children. He grew up on a farm where he lived until his father…

2 years ago

Seasons in the Garden: Time Waits for No Homesteader

I need some beans to go with dinner so I grab a basket, slip on my muck boots, and head…

2 years ago

Unschooling: The World is Our Classroom

I am hesitant to write this piece and declare to the world that we have taken the road less traveled,…

2 years ago