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Families & Homes

Place, community, and the people we love.

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.
My New Sisters My New Sisters
by Rona Fernandez
Rona Fernandez expected to be nervous the first time she met her father, but she didn't expect the comfortable bond she would find with her new sisters.
Humanity, in Photos Humanity, in Photos
Photo Essay: A celebration of friendship, family, love, and laughter.
StoryCorps Gets to the Core of American Families StoryCorps Gets to the Core of American Families
Video: Preserving the story of the American experience, one interview at a time.
Two Dads, Many Roots Two Dads, Many Roots
by Rafael Regan
In the years since 16-year-old Rafael Regan was adopted from Paraguay by two American fathers, he's learned a lot about what makes unique families "normal."
How I Fight For My Family How I Fight For My Family
by Celeste Addai, as told to Tiffany Ran
Celeste Addai had never given much thought to immigration issues–until her Ghanaian husband had to flee in the night from ICE agents. Now family life happens just once a week, in secret.
Episcopal Church Works on Same-Sex Blessings Episcopal Church Works on Same-Sex Blessings
by Tiffany Ran
The birth of a new rite for gay and lesbian couples.
How To Have An Open Relationship How To Have An Open Relationship
by Jen Angel
Three simple tips for making it work
My Kids Eat Snails My Kids Eat Snails
by Shannon Hayes
Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes: When standardized curricula fall short, food can teach the values I want my kids to learn.
Trick-or-Treat, In Reverse Trick-or-Treat, In Reverse
by Christa Hillstrom
This Halloween, a new breed of activists is coming to your door: They’re costumed, committed, and about four and a half feet tall.
Real Family Values Real Family Values
by Sarah van Gelder
9 progressive policies to support our families.
Sharing the Harvest Sharing the Harvest
by Shannon Hayes
What to do when your apple trees don't produce? Start ringing doorbells, says radical homemaker Shannon Hayes.
Making Sense of the Foreclosure Mess Making Sense of the Foreclosure Mess
by Doug Pibel
Why are mortgage holders suspending foreclosures? And what will happen to homeowners?
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