The author of Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture, Shannon lives and works with her family on Sap Bush Hollow Farm in upstate New York.
My Antidote to Overwhelm
by Shannon Hayesposted Mar 04, 2011
- Shannon Hayes: People ask me, “How do you do it all?” The answer is, I don’t … and there’s a good reason for that.
Finding Love: Is it Different for Radical Homemakers?
by Shannon Hayesposted Feb 11, 2011
- Shannon Hayes reflects on Valentine's Day.
Confessions of a Local Supremacist
by Shannon Hayesposted Dec 31, 2010
- What I learned about community when I finally welcomed newcomers into mine.
My Kids Eat Snails
by Shannon Hayesposted Nov 04, 2010
- Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes: When standardized curricula fall short, food can teach the values I want my kids to learn.
Sharing the Harvest
by Shannon Hayesposted Oct 22, 2010
- What to do when your apple trees don't produce? Start ringing doorbells, says radical homemaker Shannon Hayes.
Movies, My Kids, and Me
by Shannon Hayesposted Sep 08, 2010
- Shannon Hayes used movies to give her daughters—and herself—an occasional break. Then they began to take over.
On Facing Judgment
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 17, 2010
- Live radically, and you’ll inevitably face the judgment of others. For Shannon Hayes, loving unconditionally is the antidote.
Leaving It Up To Them
by Shannon Hayesposted Jul 28, 2010
- What happens when children raised in radical homes choose the straight and narrow?
Live Dangerously: 10 Easy Steps
by Shannon Hayesposted Jun 28, 2010
- When Shannon Hayes made a list of easy steps for becoming a radical homemaker, she didn't realize just how revolutionary they were.
Radical Homemaking for the Real World
by Shannon Hayesposted Jun 09, 2010
- Relationships around here are hardly ideal or like-minded. They’re complex. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
The Work Ahead
by Shannon Hayesposted May 24, 2010
- Growing renewed relationships with our food, homes, and communities requires getting our hands dirty.
The Case for Sustainable Meat
by Shannon Hayesposted May 12, 2010
- Can meat have a place in the life of a “radical homemaker” trying to live sustainably? Farmer Shannon Hayes believes it can.
The Kid Question
by Shannon Hayesposted Apr 14, 2010
- How one woman decided whether reproduction had a place in her quest for a sustainable life.
The Birthday Balloon
by Shannon Hayesposted Mar 11, 2010
- Somewhere in our consumer culture, we have confused material items with expressions of love.
Can Money Buy Education?
by Shannon Hayesposted Mar 02, 2010
- Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes taught her daughter that their family doesn't buy things they can make or grow at home. She then had to wonder: Does that include higher education?