Families & Homes
Place, community, and the people we love.
Episcopal Church Works on Same-Sex Blessings
by Tiffany Ranposted Nov 14, 2010
- The birth of a new rite for gay and lesbian couples.
How To Have An Open Relationship
by Jen Angelposted Nov 14, 2010
- Three simple tips for making it work
My Kids Eat Snails
by Shannon Hayesposted Nov 04, 2010
- 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
by Christa Hillstromposted Oct 29, 2010
- 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
by Sarah van Gelderposted Oct 25, 2010
- 9 progressive policies to support our families.
Sharing the Harvest
by Shannon Hayesposted Oct 22, 2010
- What to do when your apple trees don't produce? Start ringing doorbells, says radical homemaker Shannon Hayes.
Making Sense of the Foreclosure Mess
by Doug Pibelposted Oct 13, 2010
- Why are mortgage holders suspending foreclosures? And what will happen to homeowners?
People We Love :: Chef Ann Cooper
by Tiffany Ranposted Sep 29, 2010
- Fighting for healthy school lunches
Raffi: Building A World Fit for Children
by Raffi Cavoukianposted Sep 16, 2010
- A movement to put children’s rights at the center of our collective decisions is taking hold—and it’s good news for adults, too.
Resilient Ideas: A Hand-Built Home
by Sven Eberleinposted Sep 11, 2010
- No fortune? No skills? No problem. How a novice builder used mud–and teamwork–to make a house from scratch.
Resilient Ideas: Reclaim, Repair, Rebuild
by Susan DeFreitasposted Sep 09, 2010
- How the rebuilding boom improves communities, benefits the environment, and even creates jobs.
Movies, My Kids, and Me
by Shannon Hayesposted Sep 08, 2010
- Shannon Hayes used movies to give her daughters—and herself—an occasional break. Then they began to take over.
Homeowners’ Rebellion: Could 62 Million Homes Be Foreclosure-Proof?
by Ellen Brownposted Aug 18, 2010
- The financial juggling that helped cause the 2008 crisis may be coming back to haunt banks—and help homeowners.
On Facing Judgment
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 17, 2010
- Live radically, and you’ll inevitably face the judgment of others. For Shannon Hayes, loving unconditionally is the antidote.
Photo Essay: Building a Handmade Cob House
by YES! online staffposted Aug 13, 2010
- Self-sufficiency does not happen in a day, a week, or even a year. It takes time and effort.