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We know about the ecological problems that follow when farmers are asked to “feed the world.” What would happen if they just tried to feed their neighbors instead?
Shannon Hayes | Feb 21, 2013
If it takes being a "controlling wife" to make my husband value his own health over his love for his family, I'm going to do it.
Shannon Hayes | Nov 28, 2013
Maybe there’s something deeper to the stereotype of old-school farmers as plodding, slow-moving people.
Shannon Hayes | Jul 25, 2013
It feels bad to throw away the crayon drawings and unfinished projects. But the memories stored there can never really be lost.
Shannon Hayes | Aug 21, 2013
I've built a life filled with work I love. But the challenge of choosing among competing joys is very real.
Shannon Hayes | Aug 26, 2013
I never expected to develop such a strong connection with another person’s child. But once it happened, I had to learn how to let her go.
Shannon Hayes | Aug 7, 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.
Shannon Hayes | Jun 13, 2013
How to live a fulfilled and happy life without going broke.
Shannon Hayes | Feb 3, 2013
In his book “How to Raise a Wild Child,” Dr. Scott D. Sampson argues that the current disconnect between kids and the natural world is a threat to their physical, mental, and emotional health.
Shannon Hayes | Jul 13 2015