Category Archives: parenting

cohousing/intentional communities may not be a perfect place to raise children

I love reading old Communities magazines.  It comes with a membership of Foundations of Intentional Communities.  It seems like the old adage – the more things change, the more stay the same. Same issues then as now with communities. In … Continue reading

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You gotta have friends – but they might not be in cohousing

Like I said in a previous post, friendship is not guaranteed at cohousing. Of course everyone will be friendly and you’ll know each other’s name. If It’s a small cohousing – like less than 13 units, I’ve heard that cliques … Continue reading

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Raising kids in cohousing – again

There is probably no bigger issue than children in cohousing. Many people want to live in cohousing because it looks like a wonderful place to raise children. That’s what I thought too.  And it can be but some things to … Continue reading

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The truth about pandemic education

The truth is that everyone has their own truth.  Some students do better being in school and face to face but some parents don’t want their child to have to wear a mask.  Others want their children in school and … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Cohousing

It happened again. I read an article where cohousing is the fix to everything. No more loneliness. No more children without play dates. Sounds like cohousing cures everything, maybe even cancer! What people don’t think is what if the opposite … Continue reading

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Common Hoard

I found some old to do lists with some of my ideas for moving into cohousing. I was really looking forward to sharing the space in the common house.  I thought it’d be a wonderful place to have a margarita … Continue reading

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Crazy, Not Insane

I heard about this HBO documentary today and had to check it out. It has many levels and is fascinating. The most disturbing part to me is the link between violence and child abuse. If a child is abused physically, … Continue reading

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The New Way to Parent – not

There is a new way to parent – not parenting. I think parents are reacting to their helicopter parents so some just push their kids out of the nest as soon as they can fly, or even younger.  Apparently, this … Continue reading

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Parents love cohousing but everyone else may hate the parents

One of the most attractive things about cohousing is to raise your children.  That was a hook for me. I could watch my children and talk to adults. It would be the opposite of the loneliness I felt when raising … Continue reading

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Trailer Park Etiquette

I hate stereotypes about trailers and people who live in trailers. I’ve lived in one, twice.  I have friends who live in trailers.  I once heard a white male talk about “trailer trash” and I just wanted to scream –  … Continue reading

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