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by Emily Long | May 13, 2013
Big media companies spend huge sums on anti-bullying messaging, but the real power lies in our own ability to filter their product.
by Edna Rienzi | April 12, 2013
When a mother of three opted to enforce strict television rules in her home, she discovered that life was actually easier and less stressful.
by Sarah Wolpow | December 14, 2012
The most cherished gifts don't come in fancy packaging or from a trendy store. Guest blogger Sarah Wolpow explains.
by Tovah Paglaro | September 25, 2012
By choosing to forgo packaged or cafeteria food, we can teach our children healthy eating habits and minimize the garbage that ends up at landfills.
by Terra Wellington | September 25, 2012
Parents, teachers, administrators, and students can work together toward improving a school’s health and sustainability.
by Krislyn Placide | August 20, 2012
Forget the crazy school shopping bonanza, and save some money—and your sanity—in the process.
by Wendy Philleo | July 25, 2012
New Dream caught up with producer and environmental activist Laurie David to talk about her recent projects, including her popular book The Family Dinner.
by Suzita Cochran | July 9, 2012
For one Colorado family, this year's summer vacation was the ideal time to begin teaching the kids “feet-on-the-ground” travel.
by Tovah Paglaro | May 11, 2012
A mother of three reflects about the central place that family meals should take in our lives.
by Suzita Cochran | April 18, 2012
One of the best ways you can support your family financially is by creating situations where you don’t spend money, writes Suzita Cochran.
by Suzita Cochran | March 7, 2012
Traveling by train can be a magical alternative to the high-stress world of airports and Interstates.
by Lisa Mastny | February 23, 2012
A new report finds that advertising in schools poses a threat to children’s education and development and doesn’t address budget woes.
by Elizabeth Sweet | October 7, 2011
On a quest to find a gender-neutral toy for her daughter, an inquisitive mother delves into the magical history of pink and blue branding.