Sunday, January 16, 2011

Good Reads: Radical Homemakers

I am writing a short post today because I have spent my afternoon curled up with a wonderful book, "Radical Homemakers" by Shannon Hayes.

Here is one review:

"The world is moving towards a tougher period, when the relative ease and luxury we've known will be tested. But that test can deepen our family and community lives, as Shannon Hayes shows, providing more of us-of both genders-become homemakers."-Bill McKibben, author of Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet and Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

Is it possible for men and women to influence their countries and the corporate culture by altering their lifestyle to one that is more sustainable and self sustaining?  Can we end our enslavement to corporate workplaces to live a life that consciously revolves around our family and home?

I certainly believe so and, obviously, so does the author, Shannon Hayes.  Dr. Hayes and her husband did everything the "right" way;  ivy league colleges and high powered careers, but they found that their lives were unfulfilling.  Now they live on a family farm, raise their children, work hard to provide the majority of their family's needs and find themselves to be happy and challenged.

A great read.  

God bless,

1 comment:

  1. What a great book!

    My new posting on Radical Homemaking: Beyond Housewives and Feminism is getting 2 views a minute. Call by & see what all the fuss is about!