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Raising Teens

on February 16th, 2011 at 10:27:49 PM

Now on our website - our 5-part series of parents' narratives about their experience raising teens (originally published in Welcome Home). We organize the series according to the five basics of parenting adolescents presented in a major study from the Harvard University Center for Health Communications. We'd love to hear about your experiences too.

Jeanne Faulconer

on December 29th, 2010 at 4:05:30 PM

Jeanne Faulconer is Chair of the Board of Family and Home Network, and she writes a personal blog - I thought many FAHN members and website visitors would especially enjoy her latest post: Under One Roof.

New things

on December 29th, 2010 at 3:52:30 PM

A few new things on our website:

"Bedtime Stories" by Laura Jones (originally published in the September 2004 issue of Welcome Home).

A start on our new "Resources" section (more to come soon!).

And RSS feeds from some of the organizations and people whose work we appreciate (see the left column on our home page). We're still learning -- if you use RSS feeds, please add Family and Home Network's to your Reader list (see the RSS icon at the bottom of the page).


Two holiday articles

on December 7th, 2010 at 5:18:18 PM

From the archives of our journal, Welcome Home -- a couple of our favorite holiday articles:

Christmas Countdown by Nedda Davis

You Won't Find This in A Store - staff and volunteers share ideas about gift-giving.



Finally - we're live with the new website

on November 18th, 2010 at 3:51:47 AM

I managed to figure out all the technical details to have our domain name point here, to our new website. Now it's time to let people know about the new website, and then I'll focus on adding content. Let me know what you'd like to see here.... Use that handy "Feedback" tab on the left side of the webpage.

Science on the life-long effects of fetal experiences

on October 3rd, 2010 at 2:43:41 PM

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof writes about two new books that focus on the importance of the fetal environment and experiences. The message: take care of pregnant women!

Working out the bugs

on May 6th, 2010 at 4:52:13 PM

I'm getting great support from the Drupal Gardens team. I've identified some bugs on our site (problems with posting "replies" in the Forums) and they're working to fix that. Hope visitors to the site enjoy looking around and helping us test it.

More content...

on May 2nd, 2010 at 10:20:42 PM

We're adding new content, mining back issues of Welcome Home (the journal published by the organization from 1984-2004). If you are the author of an article or poem, or the contributor of art work, please let us know so we have your current contact informaion! Email:

And if you have a favorite from the pages of Welcome Home that you'd like to see posted on our website, let us know about that too. We'll do our best to contact the author and get permission to post it.

There is a lot yet to be done...

Still experimenting

on April 15th, 2010 at 7:49:58 PM

I'm trying out some new features, managing to confuse myself along the way. Once I learn how to use Drupal Gardens it will be pretty awesome!

Getting started with Drupal Gardens

on February 26th, 2010 at 7:49:10 PM

I'm thrilled to be able to use the Beta version of Drupal Gardens-if you're reading this you've probably volunteered to help test this website and/or help edit the content. So you made it through the registration process. Welcome! And thanks so much for your help.

For now, registration is required to view the website. That will change - we'll make many things available to the public and have other things available just to registered users. There may be a way to set up a sub-site jst for members, I have to look into that. 

Please remember, the "look" of the site will be changing. Hopefully I'll be getting some help with the design aspects, and Drupal Gardens will be releasing some more themes over the next few weeks. One of the great things about this kind of website - a content management system - is that the content (each page, each blog entry, each image) is stored in a database. The design of the site is changeable (of course it does require fine tuning and time)... but the design can be changed without losing any content.

Please explore, and leave comments wherever you want to. Ask questions!  Tell me what you like and what you'd like to see changed. If we end up working out a lot of editing by using the comments features, I'll probably delete those comments before we go "public" with this site.  Don't worry, anything you do can be fixed - or deleted.

Start by leaving me a comment on this blog post - just to let me know you've been here, and to try it out. Thanks!