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Families & Homes

Place, community, and the people we love.

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.
The Good Life? It’s Close to Home The Good Life? It’s Close to Home
by John McKnight and Peter Block
Rebuilding families and neighborhoods around the gifts each of us offers.
5 Questions to Awaken Your Functional Family 5 Questions to Awaken Your Functional Family
by John McKnight and Peter Block
The path to restoring function to the family in a citizen society, not a consumer society, is quite simple. It begins with five questions.
YES! Recommends: Tell Me Your Stories YES! Recommends: Tell Me Your Stories
Tell Me Your Stories connects young and older people through oral history interviews. Curriculum, interview templates, and other tools guide students through the interview process.
Walking Gently on the Earth Walking Gently on the Earth
by Rev. Wendy Bell
Making faithful choices about food, energy, shelter, and more.
People We Love: Jordan Howard People We Love: Jordan Howard
by Tiffany Ran
Organizing a Green Prom
The Tiny House Movement The Tiny House Movement
Video: David Brancaccio learns about extreme downsizing with residents of tiny houses.
YES! But How? Gift(bag) Your Calendar YES! But How? Gift(bag) Your Calendar
by Alyssa B. Johnson
Easy steps for turning your old calendars into holiday gift bags.
All in the Ohana All in the Ohana
by Puanani Burgess, as told to Doug Pibel
How Hawaiians embrace the land, its abundance, and their responsibility to each other.
Homemade Prosperity Homemade Prosperity
by Shannon Hayes
Caught in the consumer trap? Radical Homemaker Shannon Hayes discovered that producing what she needs at home lets her live on a fraction of what she thought she needed.
Ho'oponopono Ho'oponopono
by Puanani Burgess
How Hawaiian tradition sorts out family disputes.
Freer, Messier, Happier Freer, Messier, Happier
by Jeremy Adam Smith
These days, moms, dads, kids, grandmas—even neighbors—are sharing the work of family.
Becoming Abuelita Becoming Abuelita
by Allison Green
We must claim the families we choose, especially when they go beyond blood.
Sex Without Jealousy, Love Without Ownership Sex Without Jealousy, Love Without Ownership
by Jen Angel
Exploring open relationships can change our assumptions about intimacy and empowerment.
Returning Grandpa’s Love Returning Grandpa’s Love
by Kristy Leissle
A family economy that doesn't outsource care—at either end of life.
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