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Families & Homes

Place, community, and the people we love.

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.
The Child We Never Had The Child We Never Had
by Wendy Call
Co-parenting lets friends and community share the load and rewards of raising children.
Did I Ever Tell You the Story? Did I Ever Tell You the Story?
by Tomas Moniz
As our families grow older, it's the stories we share that bind us together.
The World’s First Living Buildings The World’s First Living Buildings
by Eden Brukman
Once deemed too ambitious, the next generation of green building is now a reality.
You Are Who You Eat With You Are Who You Eat With
by Katherine Gustafson
Why hectic times call for a return to the family meal.
A Sit-In Success Story A Sit-In Success Story
by Micah Uetricht
Parents in a low-income Chicago neighborhood endured a 43-day sit-in to get a library for their children.
Photo Essay: A Mother's Love Behind Bars Photo Essay: A Mother's Love Behind Bars
by Cheryl Hanna-Truscott
A unique program in Washington state allows mothers incarcerated for nonviolence crimes to care for their newborns.
Danny and Annie: A Love Story Danny and Annie: A Love Story
Video: Two Brooklynites reminisce about their 27-year relationship and what it means to really love someone.
The Icing on the Cake The Icing on the Cake
Video: A mother-daughter interview about one family's immigration to the United States.
Traditions That Make A Family Traditions That Make A Family
YES! staff, board members, interns, Facebook friends, and Twitter followers share practices that help define their families.
This Is My Family This Is My Family
8 personal essays on what family is today.
The Tough Questions The Tough Questions
Video: A 12-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome interviews his mother about the challenges–and joys–of raising him.
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