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by New Dream | July 20, 2017
Shara Drew has joined New Dream as the new Program Director for our Kids & Commercialism work.
by Suzita Cochran | February 10, 2017
We often hear about gifts that “keep on giving,” but in the case of a microloan, it really can. A Colorado mom shares her experience.
by Julie Fathy | November 16, 2016
Mom and simple living expert Julie Fathy explains her "give less" approach to holiday gift giving, which honors the recipient, people, and the planet.
by Edna Rienzi | November 14, 2016
New Dream's Edna Rienzi offers tips to help parents avoid the "slippery slope" of this popular Christmas tradition.
by Edna Rienzi | October 19, 2016
Help your kids stay on track with money management by having a clear, values-based plan.
by Suzita Cochran | October 19, 2016
Looking for a way to get your kids more involved in the community? There's an easy place to start.
by Michaella | August 19, 2016
To combat childhood obesity, fight climate change, and boost community connection, walking school buses have become a new trend in both the United States and Europe.
by New Dream | June 8, 2016
Alternative gift ideas for Father's Day that are green, family-friendly, and local (because we all know dad doesn't need another necktie).
by Edna Rienzi | April 28, 2016
It’s not always easy to come up with a meaningful gift to show our moms how much they mean to us. Here are five gift ideas they're sure to love.
by Edna Rienzi | March 25, 2016
Some have called it "unrealistic," but Screen-Free Week can serve as an important opportunity for families to kick-start new habits.
by Edna Rienzi | February 29, 2016
Choosing toys and accessories carefully for your children can help them grow up to become smart consumers.
by Edna Rienzi | December 30, 2015
Today’s consumer culture encourages materialistic values. Learn ways to fight back!
by Lisa Luken | December 28, 2015
Lisa Lukin realized that her unfulfilling life was only going to change if she intentionally created a new path. Here's her story.
by Edna Rienzi | November 19, 2015
Do you get too much "stuff" over the holidays? Here are three ways that New Dreamers have transformed their gift-giving traditions.
by Edna Rienzi | October 20, 2015
At school, ads can now be found on everything from team uniforms to cafeteria banners to homework folders. Learn some ways to push back.