Category Archives: time and family balance

Intentional Friendships

I have a friend who recently moved out of her cohousing place.  She says that now that there is space and distance, she realized she wouldn’t be friends who most of the people there. Only a few. That goes along … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to the Sauce

I rarely drink. I’ve just never been into it and whenever I do, I immediately regret it’s effects on me. I find it hard to concentrate on what people are saying to me. And, of course, there have been worse … Continue reading

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Where the truth lies – in the comment section

It is so hard to find those who have left cohousing or intentional communities. I found some interesting comments to the NYT opinion about how cohousing would cure loneliness (again – that’s always the tag line. This time for motheres) … Continue reading

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Cohousing is not family!

One of my pet peeves is when people compare cohousing to being in a family.  Some families are awful!  Of course, everyone tries their best, but some have so many issues.  We have all met people who have left their … 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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Psychic madness 2

There is another psychic I need to tell you about.  The summer before I moved into my house in cohousing I was in New Orleans for an amazing week. I figured it’d be fun to get a reading there in … Continue reading

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No time for cohousing

I know I’ve done this theme before but I was reading through some archives of the cohousing listserv and the theme came up a bit. I was searching another topic but it kept popping up.  It makes me wonder who … Continue reading

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I Want A Sister Wife!

Ever since the TLC show Sister Wives began I wanted to live like that!  I wasn’t interested in the belief system, though I respect their religion, or to be married to one man and share him, but I wanted the … Continue reading

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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

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Lethal (bathroom) Weapon

I was in a work meeting today about reaching out to Native American families in my community.  I thought how one idea was great and I wanted to share it with my best friend who works for a tribal college.  … Continue reading

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