I hate clutter, and one morning I just couldn't take it anymore. Here's how I got my kids to throw out their toys and tidy up our house.
Shannon Hayes writes, home-schools and farms with her family from Sap Bush Hollow Farm in upstate New York. Her newest book is Homespun Mom Comes Unraveled.
In his book “How to Raise a Wild Child,” Dr. Scott D. Sampson argues that the current disconnect between kids and the natural world is a threat to their physical, mental, and emotional health.
As a new parent I tried to delight over stocking stuffers, wrapping paper, and battery-powered plastic thingamabobs. But none of it made me happy.
Our isolated life on the farm keeps my family close, but it can also stand in the way of my daughter becoming her own person.
I never thought farming would mean owning a post office. But looking at my community and our need to define ourselves as a place, that seems to be our family farm's next job.
As I begin to take over my parent’s farm, I’ve learned how important it is for my family to celebrate our strengths, acknowledge our weaknesses, and work together as a team.
When it was my turn to raise kids, I was certain I’d get it all right. But it doesn’t happen by the book.
When my family's dog passed away, I was faced with the question of how to talk to my children about sadness and death.
When my mom had a medical emergency on Mother's Day, I was reminded to cherish the time I have with her.
Farming and writing don't bring home the bacon—why I'm no longer ashamed to ask my community to help.
This year’s muddy spring presents my family with the chance to pull together more closely than ever.
Tired of the spending that goes along with the holidays? The gifting frenzy? The stress? Maybe this is the year to blend a few new ideas into your holiday routine.
Magic is about stepping into our power, about uniting our intentions with the natural world to create something better, something deeper.
A short list of books that have kept discovery alive and well in 2014 at Sap Bush Hollow farm.
Quite often it is our darker side that illuminates the best part of us, that brings us to where we need to be.