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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by Jennifer Oehme Knepper | May 4, 2017
It's never too early to start planning an alternative gift fair. Here's one story about getting it done.
by Edna Rienzi | May 3, 2017
Sometimes people register for items they don't really want or need because they have these fantasy visions of themselves.
by New Dream | March 22, 2017
Challenge yourself to create an Easter basket that will produce no garbage that would be sent to landfill.
by Edna Rienzi | March 22, 2017
Easter doesn't have to be yet another commercialized, excessive celebration. You can still participate in all the fun without the waste and stress.
by Evonne Marzouk | March 17, 2017
If you’ve been wondering how to do Passover in a more environmentally friendly way, here are six ideas that might help.
by Edna Rienzi | February 23, 2017
SoKind Registry provides a unique tool for helping newly arrived families adjust to their communities.
by Julie Fathy | February 23, 2017
A zero waste lifestyle might seem hard to implement and complicated to follow. But by taking small steps, you can make it a reality.
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 Edna Rienzi | February 10, 2017
In the Real Celebrations series, SoKind asks registry users to share a bit about their celebrations. Read about how a couple of wine-loving DC professionals managed to pull off an amazing and meaningful wedding celebration without spending a fortune.
by Caitlin Frauton | February 10, 2017
DIY Wedding Mentor's Caitlin Frauton has discovered the most important question you can ask yourself when you're at a crossroads in your wedding planning.
by Edna Rienzi | January 24, 2017
Beyond everyday lifestyle changes like wasting less, we can take steps outside our homes to have greater influence.
by Vicki Robin | January 24, 2017
This classic book on achieving financial independence is being updated—and the authors want to hear from you!
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 Anne G. Lliversidge | November 14, 2016
How one New Dreamer found meaning in finding and creating presents that reflect the true value of Christmas and family.
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.