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Shannon Hayes

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.

Radical Homemaking: It’s Not a Competition Radical Homemaking: It’s Not a Competition
by Shannon Hayes
When it comes to ecological living, there's always someone who's doing it better. So what?
Saying Goodbye: What Do We Teach Kids about Death? Saying Goodbye: What Do We Teach Kids about Death?
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes: When we shelter ourselves and our kids from the realities of death, what else might we be sacrificing?
My Antidote to Overwhelm My Antidote to Overwhelm
by Shannon Hayes
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? Finding Love: Is it Different for Radical Homemakers?
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes reflects on Valentine's Day.
Confessions of a Local Supremacist Confessions of a Local Supremacist
by Shannon Hayes
What I learned about community when I finally welcomed newcomers into mine.
My Kids Eat Snails My Kids Eat Snails
by Shannon Hayes
Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes: When standardized curricula fall short, food can teach the values I want my kids to learn.
Sharing the Harvest Sharing the Harvest
by Shannon Hayes
What to do when your apple trees don't produce? Start ringing doorbells, says radical homemaker Shannon Hayes.
Movies, My Kids, and Me Movies, My Kids, and Me
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes used movies to give her daughters—and herself—an occasional break. Then they began to take over.
On Facing Judgment On Facing Judgment
by Shannon Hayes
Live radically, and you’ll inevitably face the judgment of others. For Shannon Hayes, loving unconditionally is the antidote.
Leaving It Up To Them Leaving It Up To Them
by Shannon Hayes
What happens when children raised in radical homes choose the straight and narrow?
Live Dangerously: 10 Easy Steps Live Dangerously: 10 Easy Steps
by Shannon Hayes
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 Radical Homemaking for the Real World
by Shannon Hayes
Relationships around here are hardly ideal or like-minded. They’re complex. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
The Work Ahead The Work Ahead
by Shannon Hayes
Growing renewed relationships with our food, homes, and communities requires getting our hands dirty.
The Case for Sustainable Meat The Case for Sustainable Meat
by Shannon Hayes
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 The Kid Question
by Shannon Hayes
How one woman decided whether reproduction had a place in her quest for a sustainable life.
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