Families & Homes
Place, community, and the people we love.
Saying Goodbye to the P.O.
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 09, 2011
- Thousands of small-town post offices are on notice for closure. Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes on what that will mean for the communities who love them.
What the Outside Can Do for the Inside
by Stuart Glascock, Paige Grant, Chris Hannposted Jul 29, 2011
- Family, community, and the world of ideas help prisoners cope and prepare for life after incarceration. Eight outreach programs that make a difference.
To Save Our Cities, Put Children First
by Jason McLennanposted Jul 13, 2011
- What’s the universal design principle that can make our cities great? Kid-friendliness, says architect Jason McLennan.
Can You Be a Radical Homemaker With an Unsupportive Partner?
by Shannon Hayesposted Jul 07, 2011
- Shannon Hayes: What happens when one member of a couple wants to live a new kind of life—but the other doesn't?
Fatherhood Confronts Climate Change
by Anna Faheyposted Jul 01, 2011
- Book Review: Environmental journalist Mark Hertsgaard's "Hot" describes what life will be like for his daughter's generation.
Farming Careers for Young Veterans
by Robert Mellingerposted Jun 15, 2011
- Soldiers returning to a bleak job market grow a new set of skills.
Census Data Shows More Multiracial Americans
by Oliver Lazenbyposted Jun 15, 2011
- With nine million multiracial Americans, the nation has come a long way.
Why Punish Pain?
by Gabor Matéposted Jun 10, 2011
- A hit of compassion could keep drugs from becoming a crime problem.
Renouncing, Reclaiming, Rebuilding: The 3 Steps of Radical Homemaking
by Shannon Hayesposted May 27, 2011
- Shannon Hayes on the process of replacing the “givens” of mainstream life with more resilient ways of living.
The Night I Forgave My Daughter’s Killer
by Marietta Jaeger-Lane, as told to Lynsi Burtonposted May 27, 2011
- How a grieving mother put compassion before vengeance, and found closure along the way.
Obama’s Sister: What Our Mother Taught Us
by Fran Kortenposted May 20, 2011
- Maya Soetoro-Ng reflects on her childhood with brother Barack, her own family and children, and how to keep everyone connected.
The Locked Gate: Standing Up for My Brother, Troy Davis, on Death Row
by Martina Davis-Correia, as told to Jen Marloweposted May 10, 2011
- My brother and I don't always agree, but I defend his innocence, and I'll never walk out on him again.
Voices of Compassion
posted May 01, 2011
- Personal stories of life beyond bars.
Radical Homemaking: It’s Not a Competition
by Shannon Hayesposted Apr 29, 2011
- 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?
by Shannon Hayesposted Mar 31, 2011
- Shannon Hayes: When we shelter ourselves and our kids from the realities of death, what else might we be sacrificing?