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.

Reflections of a Second-Generation Homesteader

Ever have an itch that just never goes away no matter whether you scratch it or you don't?  My dad…

2 months ago

Using a Midwife: The Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Project

***Warning: this article contains some explicit references to childbirth.  If you are the least bit woozy at the thought of…

2 months ago

Two Parents, a Kid, and One Tiny Cabin

“Yeah that Laura Ingalls Wilder, her sisters and their parents all living in a tiny cabin were weird, weren’t they? …

3 months ago

Back to Homeschool: Starting off on the Right Path

Children and teens everywhere are getting ready to go back to school. Shopping for school clothes and school supplies, choosing…

5 months ago

Homesteading Saved My Marriage

“There's no way this car will make it the rest of the way home in the dark. The alternator belt…

6 months ago

Making a Life, Not a Living: A Single Parent’s Journey

I couldn't say the exact date I started single-parent homesteading since it has been a steady progression over the last…

8 months 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…

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…

1 year ago

From the Horse’s Mouth: Anecdotes from Homeschooling on the Homestead

  “Sold!” the auctioneer shouted, and I excitedly watched with my dad as the ring attendants herded my newly-acquired dairy…

1 year ago

Clan Living: The Multi-Generational Homestead

  My 20-year-old daughter called at 8 pm on a 95-degree Texas Sunday night. “Dad, the air conditioner on my…

2 years ago

New-fangled Neolithic: Embrace Your Inner Hunter-Gatherer

  "The Neolithic Revolution, Neolithic Demographic Transition, or Agricultural Revolution, was the wide-scale transition of many human cultures from a…

2 years 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…

2 years ago