Keeping the Farm Safe (and Sacred) as Hurricane Sandy Looms
by Shannon HayesOct 29, 2012
- The Hayes family gathers in prayer and gratitude for the ancient Celtic celebration of Samhain, which marks the beginning of winter and the new year. But this year’s beginning will be unlike any other.
As Parents Learn More About Health, Will Doctors Listen?
by Shannon HayesOct 18, 2012
- Many doctors and nurses refuse to respect the knowledge of parents about their kids’ health. Shannon Hayes explains why they might be missing a lot.
Breastfeeding Moms Boot Nestlé from Maternity Wards
by Elizabeth Ben-IshaiOct 04, 2012
- If breastfeeding is healthier for babies, why are hospitals pushing corporate infant formula? How a growing number of states and cities are banning marketing in the maternity ward.
Notes from the Frontlines of Bringing Up Girls
by Tomas MonizOct 03, 2012
- What I really want to tell my daughters about autonomy and sex, in the midst of a war on women.
What Bullies Can Teach Our Kids—And Us
by Shannon HayesSep 26, 2012
- Shannon Hayes on having a child face a bully and come away stronger and more self-aware.
Standing with Troy Davis in His Final Days
by Jen MarloweSep 21, 2012
- A year ago today, the state of Georgia executed a man whose guilt was widely contested. Jen Marlowe, friend and journalist, on what it was like to stand with the Davis family on the last day.
A Graceful Exit: Taking Charge at the End of Life
by Claudia RoweSep 19, 2012
- How can we break the silence about what happens when we’re dying?
A Mothers’ Movement for Future Generations
by Heidi HutnerSep 18, 2012
- Cancer survivor Heidi Hutner worried about how to raise a baby girl in an increasingly toxic world. Why she, and others, are convening the Women’s Congress for Future Generations to make the earth safe again for our children.
3 Essential School Supplies—That Aren’t on Your List
by Christine CarterSep 12, 2012
- When kids have friends, they’re more likely to grow into happy adults. How to help your children develop the tools they need most.
Radical Homemaking ... With Houseguests?
by Shannon HayesSep 07, 2012
- Our home is an ecosystem: No matter how perfect we’d like to make it, as long as we live and create there it will never be sterile, still, and clean.
No Papers, No Fear: Risking Deportation at the DNC
by Molly KnefelSep 06, 2012
- Why did ten undocumented immigrants choose to get arrested in Charlotte, even when they knew they could face deportation?
A Bill of Rights—for Homeowners
by Seth SandronskyAug 29, 2012
- California’s new law gives increased protection to people threatened with foreclosure. Will other states follow?
What We Learned From Swimming With Leeches
by Shannon HayesJul 25, 2012
- The appearance of “bloodsucking parasites” in one farm family’s pond got them thinking: How could we be so comfortable with our natural world, yet paranoid about harmless—and helpful—creatures in it?
Minnesota’s Ground Zero for Unjust Evictions
Jul 18, 2012
- A glitch in PNC Bank’s online payment system meant the Cruz family’s home fell into foreclosure, putting it at the center of a committed community stand-off.
Life Is Easier With Friends Next Door
by Sven EberleinJul 16, 2012
- Feeling a need for community? Cohousing can provide affordable space and neighbors to share it with.