Stay Weird or Fit In? It’s Your Kid’s Decision
by Shannon HayesJul 05, 2013
- Wearing a sunhat and a cape because you want to is innocence. Doing so when you know others don’t like it is bravery.
Five Reasons Why It’s a Good Time to Be a Dad
by Jeremy Adam SmithJun 14, 2013
- Gone are the days of the emotionally distant breadwinner. Today’s dads are more and more involved in their kids’ lives.
How Afternoon French Lessons Turned Friends into Family
by Shannon HayesJun 12, 2013
- I was afraid of being judged by a neighbor who began giving free French lessons to my kids. But the worries melted away as our friendship grew deeper.
Why Sticky Cabinets Have a Place on My Dream Farm
by Shannon HayesMay 29, 2013
- When we visualize the lives we desire, we often leave out the difficulties and frustrations. But they’re inevitable, and in the end they make the rewards of life more satisfying.
For a Future that Won’t Destroy Life on Earth, Look to the Global Indigenous Uprising
by Kristin MoeMay 23, 2013
- Idle No More is the latest incarnation of an age-old movement for life that doesn't depend on infinite extraction and growth. Now, armed with Twitter and Facebook, once-isolated groups from Canada to South America are exchanging resources and support like never before.
Mothers Day Cards that Actually Depict Our Moms
by Corey HillMay 10, 2013
- The reality of motherhood in America has little in common with the comfortable images portrayed in cards and on TV. A set of Mothers Day e-cards you can send for free shows moms that better reflect our diverse society.
What If Your Kids Want to Get Political?
by Shannon HayesApr 11, 2013
- Using young children as political props is problematic, to say the least. But when they do form their own opinion, it’s important to let them express it.
No More Steubenvilles: How To Raise Boys to be Kind Men
by Kim SimonMar 18, 2013
- What can we do to help young men respect women, recognize consent, and have healthy sexual relationships? Teach them kindness to others—and the courage to go against the crowd.
What Our Kids Can Teach Us About Trying Over
by Shannon HayesMar 15, 2013
- Children’s future happiness is not tied to how well they behave or whether they will be able to hold a job. It is tied to their ability to create with their minds and their hands.
Shooting Stars and Living Spirit
by Roberto VargasFeb 01, 2013
4 Lessons for Growing a Family Farm across Generations
by Shannon HayesFeb 01, 2013
- Breaking our families into nuclear units has an ecological and emotional cost. Could the multigenerational farm remind us where to turn for a viable future?
Tomorrow, We March on Washington to End the Gun Violence
by Rev. Jacqui LewisJan 25, 2013
- Twenty-two times more children have been killed by guns since 1979 than military personnel in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined. Rev. Jacqui Lewis on why all of us—from clergy to factory workers—must not be too sad, too busy, or too afraid to say, enough.
Married with Children? It’s Not the End of Individuality
by Shannon HayesJan 16, 2013
- Sometimes Shannon Hayes finds herself missing the days before she was a mother. But the circle of familial give-and-take love makes the trade-off worth it.
Six Ways to Stay Warm without Central Heating
by Malcolm HarrisJan 07, 2013
- Whether you’re looking for ways to save a few bucks or to be kinder to the environment, these are some fun tips to fight the cold.
10 Things Science Taught Us About Happiness in 2012
by Jason Marsh, Lauren Klein, Jeremy Adam SmithJan 04, 2013
- Last year’s most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings on the science of living a meaningful life.