The New Dream Blog

In our blog, we feature stories, tips, and commentary from contributors around the world on topics ranging from
consumerism and parenting to how to live a fuller life with less. Enjoy!

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Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids

by Margaret Swink   |   August 12, 2015

Mindfulness facilitator and mom Laurie Cousins shares some tips for New Dreamers on how to be more mindful.

From Workaholic to Social Activist: A New Dream Story

by Tabita Green   |   July 23, 2015

Tabita Green didn’t plan to become a workaholic. It just kind of happened. But when her daughter became ill, she knew something had to change.

Reflections on a Resilient Family Road Trip

by April Roggio   |   June 10, 2015

We have returned! In total, we traveled through 23 states in about 34 days, in search of rural resilience, working landscapes, and grand adventures.

Determined to Thrive: A Family Pilgrimage

by April Roggio   |   April 26, 2015

What happens when you stuff 6 kids into a 1976 Travco RV & make plans for a cross-country voyage to discover America? This family will soon find out.

Greener Grads: Changing the Way We Approach Graduation

by Seth Yon   |   April 26, 2015

Greener Grads is offering the tools to change our traditions into less wasteful and more responsible celebrations.

Our Children’s Schools: The Leadership Face of the Future

by Peg Watson   |   March 17, 2015

The Green Schools Alliance aims to connect and empower schools worldwide to lead the transformation to global sustainability.

How Play Paves the Way for Young Leaders

by Aislinn Pluta   |   March 17, 2015

"PopUpPlay" helps youth and adults alike nurture their curiosity, and play.

Fighting Climate Change with "Mothers Out Front"

by Kelsey Wirth   |   March 17, 2015

A Massachusetts mother of two rallies her fellow moms to bring their voices and power to bear on the greatest threat to our children’s future.

Pushing Back Against Rampant Commercialism

by Wendy Philleo   |   October 29, 2014

Executive Director Wendy Philleo offers her thoughts on fighting rampant commercialism and how best to push back against it.

Top 10 Ideas for a Screen-Free Summer Your Kids Will Love

by Edna Rienzi   |   June 25, 2014

Ditch the screen and try one of these proven ways to keep kids active and engaged all summer.

7 Fun Ways to Bring More Meaning to Valentine’s Day

by Edna Rienzi   |   February 12, 2014

Looking for a way to move beyond candy hearts? Check out our seven ways to make Valentine's Day more meaningful.

Excerpt from the New "Hands Free Mama" Book

by Sarah Baird   |   January 22, 2014

An excerpt from Rachel Macy Stafford's new "Hands Free Mama" book.

Classrooms Struggling? Take SoKind to School

by Edna Rienzi   |   December 17, 2013

Looking for a way to give back to the classrooms that give so much to your child? Use SoKind!

Say "No!" to Plastic: Choosing Mind-Boosting Toys for Children

by Daria M. Brezinski   |   December 9, 2013

Use this litmus test to choose purchases and activities that enhance both creativity and intelligence in kids.

Well-Being: Finding Your Family's Environmental Best

by Aislinn Pluta   |   July 21, 2013

Trying to develop a deeper connection to nature for your entire family can seem like a daunting task, especially if you don't know where to begin.