Sections
Home » Happiness » Families & Homes

Get a FREE Issue. Yes! I want to try YES! Magazine

Nonprofit. Independent. Subscriber-supported. DONATE. How you can support our work.

YES! by Email
Join over 78,000 others already signed up for FREE YES! news.
[SAMPLE]

The YES! ChicoBag(R). Full-size tote that fits in your pocket!

 

Families & Homes

Place, community, and the people we love.

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.
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.
Personal tools