Creating memories for the young ones
One of the most important questions our communities can ask is, What memories are we creating for the youngest ones among us?
The travelers answer that they have a very special magic stone that makes delicious soup. More and more villagers become intrigued and gather around the travelers to see this great wonder.
Taking the time to notice each other during our daily routines
At the end of a long work day, a little person who sat next to me on the bus ride home brightened my day.
Building community with children
What are examples of ways to build community with children? Agree to let your kids set up a museum in a room of your house.
Uptown West has Potluck for Neighbors
What kinds of things happen at a neighborhood potluck? Great food, conversation, laughter, connections made, children squealing with joy..... Read on!
Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World
When is hanging out with neighbourhood friends too much and when is it healthy?
The neighbours put up a trampoline and said we could come jump anytime. I know kids can have too much "screen time" in a day but is it possible to have too much trampoline time with neighbour friends? As parents should be be engaging our kids more rather then letting them hang out with friends all evening?
A Celebration of Birthing
A circle of women share blessings for a new life.
Good intentions can bring better-than-expected results
How Peter Pan brought a community together and created unexpected growth
A feeling of connection to space and people is an essential part of community, in this bloggers mind that is often missing in London - Community solutions are already cleaning up the damage, could they prevent future unrest?
"Connection is why we're here. It gives meaning and purpose to our lives."
Brene Brown, a researcher-storyteller, gave this TED talk and, to me, it is a beautiful portrait of humanity and the struggle for connection and with vulnerability.
Work, life, friends, family and taxes - how can we fit it all in? Is community time about quality or quantity?
An Interview with Raising a Village