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Well-Being: Finding Your Family's Environmental Best

Blog   |    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.

Be a Super Mom (or Dad): Reinstate Family Meals

Blog   |    by Tovah Paglaro   |    May 11, 2012

A mother of three reflects about the central place that family meals should take in our lives.

Invisible Family Economics: The Value of Money Not Spent

Blog   |    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.

Determined to Thrive: A Family Pilgrimage

Blog   |    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.

When Planning Family Vacations, Don’t Forget the Train

Blog   |    by Suzita Cochran   |    March 7, 2012

Traveling by train can be a magical alternative to the high-stress world of airports and Interstates.

Reflections on a Resilient Family Road Trip

Blog   |    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.

GUIDE: The Family Guide to a (Mostly) Screen-Free Summer

Resources   |    July 7, 2017

Concerned about screen time taking over your free time? This special resource is chock full of ideas to help you reclaim your summer. 

GUIDE: Family Celebrations: A More Fun, Less Stuff Guide to Life's Joyful Events

Resources   |    by New Dream   |    November 1, 2017

Family Celebrations: A More Fun, Less Stuff Guide to Life's Joyful Events provides inspiration and practical tips for you to plan special celebrations that reduce waste and expense, emphasize meaning over material goods, and strengthen relationships. With specific sections on: The Year-End Holidays, Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, and Community-Building Celebrations.

Helping Your Kids Give Back: 11 Fun Holiday Service Ideas for You and Your Family

Blog   |    by Edna Rienzi   |    December 6, 2012

Looking for ways to incorporate volunteering into your holiday season? It might just be your family’s favorite memory this year.  

Learning About Microfinance as a Family: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Blog   |    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.

TIPS: 15 Tips for Commercial-Free, Fun-Filled Family Holidays

Resources   |    by Shara Drew   |    November 1, 2017

If you want to make this year’s holidays more meaningful, memorable, and rejuvenating for your family, these 15 tips will help you opt out of the commercial hype and create a truly special celebration for your kids. 

Beyond the Lion’s Den: Mapping a More Meaningful Family Holiday

Blog   |    by Shara Drew   |    October 12, 2017

New Dream's Shara Drew describes her quest to create a different kind of holiday tradition for her family—one that has nothing to do with "stuff."

From Workaholic to Social Activist: A New Dream Story

Blog   |    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.

On Walking: A Simple Privilege with Powerful Benefits

Blog   |    by Jenny Blair   |    August 20, 2012

A simple act like walking can provide a sense of place, community, and happiness.

Family, Food, and Climate: An Interview with Activist and Producer Laurie David

Blog   |    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.