The symptoms of this virus are so variable that we had a hard time learning what it’s all about. Or, to be more accurate, the knowledge of the virus has changed so much that we misunderstood the early warning signs. We know that wearing a mask and gloves is important. We thought that it wouldn’t make a difference back in March, but now, it’s mandatory for good reason. We also know that it’s not just a loss of smell, but our sight that can also be hindered or altered by the virus. That has to make you think. How healthy are you in these threeRead More →

All vegetables are good for you. At the very least they are all a better choice than candy, soda, and pastries! However, when you are following a Keto based diet there are some vegetables that are better for you than others! For people who are new the keto lifestyle and trying to navigate keto macros, keto sweeteners, and the different types of keto figuring out what types of vegetables are good and which are filled with carbs can be challenging. Here at Tales From Home, we like to try and make things simple. Here are our top ten Keto-friendly vegetables! If you’re looking to plantRead More →

saving money a matter of habit

Debt is not always a bad thing, sometimes it’s inevitable in today’s world. However, when it starts to grow it can be a huge source of stress. Here, we’re going to look at the tips and tricks you can try to make your growing debt a lot less scary and to help you break free and enjoy financial freedom again. If you are reading this article then odds are you have already tried to scrimp, save, and budget your debt into management. If not, I highly suggest you look into those options first! Learning to budget and manage your spending habits is an invaluable skillRead More →

While we all want our homes to look good and be comfortable, arguably the most important part of our home is that they are safe. We want to feel safe and secure in our homes, and not need to worry. The rates of property crime have indeed fallen, but there is still a risk that you will be victimized. As a result, you need to take logical steps to make your home as safe as possible to protect your family and your belongings. Thankfully, there are a variety of things that can be done to help your home feel a little safer. This article isRead More →

As part of our homesteading journey, we want to explore a lot of different DIY self-sufficient projects! In fact, part of the reason I got the two goats was with the intention of milking them when they came of age! With homegrown milk comes the option to make homemade cheese! Of course, we won’t be able to make cheese from our goat’s milk for a while longer, perhaps next fall. But that wasn’t going to stop me from trying things out a bit early and it turns out that making your own homemade cheese – while a bit time consuming, isn’t very hard at all!Read More →

You’ve probably heard the term reverse mortgage, but do you know what it is? The first time I heard the term, I immediately went and looked it up. While it wasn’t something that could help me, at least not yet, it is something older homeowners can look into. A reverse mortgage helps provide homeowners 62 and older with financial assistance so they can stay in their homes longer. It was developed by a bank in Maine in 1961 as a way to help a widow stay in her home when her husband died. And it’s been helping people ever since. Is A Reverse Mortgage ARead More →

Settling into the homesteading life has been both challenging and rewarding! I’m happy to say that the kids love it so far and I’m a pretty big fan myself! I’m pretty sure even my husband has enjoyed expanding his woodworking skills when I badger him about building yet one more thing. It’s become pretty apparent that there will always be something to build, fix, or improve upon while we set up and learn! But that’s half the fun of it all! The kids have jumped in full force and participate in the morning and afternoon chores which I am grateful for as there are aRead More →

A selection of keto friendly vegetable's

It has been a few years since I attempted a vegetable garden! While we were pretty successful and enjoyed the process other factors in our life kept us from trying again. This spring it was the knowledge that we would likely be moving – which we did! We have loved starting our own homestead so far and a garden has to be a part of that plan! Unfortunately, we moved well past the spring planting dates for our zone. I have never tried planning a fall garden before but this seems like a pretty great time to start! Planning A Fall Garden This post mayRead More →

Confidence is something you build over time, and what better time to start building your child’s confidence than when they are young? As kids get older, it becomes more and more important for them to trust in themselves and their capabilities, while also being able to deal with failure and disappointment in a healthy manner. This is true evidence of confidence. So if you’re looking for creative ways to boost your child’s confidence, look no further, because here are 5 helpful tips on how to raise confident kids.  How To Raise Confident Kids This is a collaborative post. This post may contain affiliate links. IfRead More →

Moving can be stressful! Even after you find your new home you have to pack, deal with the paperwork, settle in, and get yourself, your kids, and your pets accustomed to a new routine and a new living space. As if that wasn’t enough to worry about a lot of people also have to deal with selling or renting their old house too! Given current world events selling a house has changed a bit over the last few months. While home interest rates are quite low at the moment traditional selling methods like open houses are less appealing, More and more people are turning toRead More →