Category Archives: pets in cohousing

End of Dog Days of Summer

End of dog days of summer Summer is not for dogs at the beach. They are not allowed until after Labor Day and then banned again after Memorial Day. Okay, they can appear after 6pm. But, now is the time … Continue reading

Posted in bad behavior and bullies of any age, beach life, pets in cohousing | 2 Comments

Want community, get a dog!

Dogs always bring people together. Okay, in cohousing they can cause problems with barking and bites, but besides that, they are a great way to meet people. My dog jumped on someone once outside of a video store (Dating myself … Continue reading

Posted in living in community, pets in cohousing, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Kindness at the End of Life at cohousing

One way I saw my neighbors act in a compassionate way was toward a woman at her last stage of life. Her family was taking care of her but everyone welcomed her to the cohousing community. One family let them … Continue reading

Posted in death and mourning, grief and grieving, living in community, lonliness or not, pets in cohousing, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Watch where you step in cohousing

There are things I learned while living in cohousing. One is my fear of conflict. Like most people, I was a little conflict averse but I went in knowing we would have to deal with it to build a strong … Continue reading

Posted in learning and growing, other blogs and websites, pets in cohousing | 2 Comments

The lies of Cohousing

Cohousing is marketed as a utopia. You won’t have to hire a babysitter because your neighbors will do it.  Not true. I know a family who just moved out so they could get a bigger home for their mom to … Continue reading

Posted in marketing in cohousing, moving in and out of cohousing, pets in cohousing, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dog Days of Summer

Summer is here – not officially, but the life guards are back so that’s summer to me. Dogs always cause problems in cohousing. Okay, pets, not just dogs. But dogs have teeth.  I heard on TV some celebrity say that … Continue reading

Posted in pets in cohousing, privacy, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in bad behavior and bullies of any age, moving in and out of cohousing, parenting, pets in cohousing, privacy, selling house, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I’m free, unlike others in sister wives (polygamous marriages) or cohousing intentional communities

I’m still going through my binge watching of Sister Wives. I totally see how I got my desire – I lived the same way they are (well except the sex with the same man which I still want to know … Continue reading

Posted in control and decision making in cohousing, living in community, marriage and cohousing, moving in and out of cohousing, parenting, pets in cohousing, selling house, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

cohousing diary- my real diary for living in co-housing

Here is my real diary as I lived in cohousing.  I changed some things to make it understandable. I wrote this for myself. I always wanted to blog but this was just for me – never thinking I’d move out … Continue reading

Posted in autism and (dis)abilities, bad behavior and bullies of any age, beach life, death and mourning, downsizing, grief and grieving, living in community, lonliness or not, moving in and out of cohousing, pets in cohousing, privacy, time and family balance, Uncategorized, work and cohousing | Leave a comment

A bad neighbor by any other name

I’ve been thinking about “bad” neighbors. I naively believed that wouldn’t happen at cohousing because we were intentional. But people are people and neighbors are neighbors. In my previous life I had a neighbor with a barking dog.  They let … Continue reading

Posted in living in community, pets in cohousing, Uncategorized | Leave a comment