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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Family Services, Health, Health Care, Human Services

Mission: "Believing In The Re-Generation Since 1996" - FCL supports families, professionals and organizations exploring the practical wisdom of conscious living through our multiple nonprofit initiatives. See them all here: http://www.familiesforconsciousliving.com/fcl-nonprofit-initiatives.html

Results: For 20 years, FCL has worked passionately to support families who are exploring "The New Story of Childhood, Parenthood and the Human Family" and its possibilities for individual and planetary wellness. FCL's vision is to bring needed coherence, visibility and empowerment to this emerging, consciousness-raising movement. Our work is critical as research shows Cultural Creative families are often unaware of each other and their vital role in transforming culture through the practical wisdom of sustainable, holistic and compassionate living.

Target demographics: explore, empower and educated anyone seeking family wellness through conscious living.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100,000 visitors to our site find information, resources and support and over 1,000 families through the Pathways Connect program based on our parent education program and Gathering Guide.

Geographic areas served: International and national nonprofits, professional organizations, worldwide web, and individual families

Programs: FCL has supported families exploring and pioneering new models of wellness for 20 years. We have been featured in the Attached Family Magazine and have won the Top-Rated Nonprofit Award from Greatnonprofits for the past three years as well as Delicious Living Magazine’s Top Nonprofit’s Making A Difference Award. Our board members are recognized thoughts leaders, nonprofit founders and authors who have dedicated their lives to supporting family wellness. Because there are so many needed family wellness programs in the United States, FCL sponsors the creation of uniquely empowering initiatives to meet these needs. Some of our initiatives include: Kindred, an alternative media and educational project whose mission is to “Share the New Story of Childhood, Parenthood and the Human Family.” This educational media outlet helps parents and professinoals understand the language, concepts and science behind family wellness. Parenting As A Hero’s Journey, an educational program empowering parents seeking wellness models to understand the importance of their roles culturally in pioneering insights into family wellness. www.ParentingAsAHerosJourney.com Book Fairy Pantry Project, an initiative that works with food pantries to bring literacy and bonding to at-risk families. www.BookFairyPantryProject.com Parent Liberation Alliance, is an evolving, cross-cultural program that provides parents with the science behind child brain development along with insights and tools for reflecting upon cultural norms as a conscious move toward building the emotionally intelligent families and compassionate communities needed for peaceful social change. Our alliance with the Alliance for Parent Education in Africa has supported facilitator training in both South Africa and Botswana. www.ParentLiberationAlliance.org. There are other initiatives found on our FCL website here: www.FamiliesforConsciousLiving.org.

Community Stories

42 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Dieudonne A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Since 2014 our organisation has been benefiting from technical support from Families for Conscious Living through Parent Liberation Alliance. Through our partnership with them, the "Iziko" manual which is being used for APEA's community-based parenting circles in South Africa and Botswana. Because of their FLC's support we have been able to empower over 100 parents and created more nurturing environments for children in South Africa and Botswana In September 2017 I was privileged to attend one of FLC's board meetings, where I had a chance to present our work in South Africa and was amazed by the high standards of corporate governance, accountability and leadership. I also had an interview with Teresa Graham Brett, a board member of FCL and founder of Parent Liberation Alliance with who I have worked since 2014. FCL are so well organised, supportive and runned by a team of professionals. They deserve a 5 star rating. We look forward to sustaining our partnership with this great organisation to expand our work to the entire African continent Watch our interview with Teresa here: http://kindredmedia.org/2017/10/transgenerational-trauma-cross-cultural-insights-interview-dieudonne-allo/ More of our work with Kindred here: http://kindredmedia.org/2016/05/conscious-parenting-africa/ Dieudonne Allo Founder, Alliance for Parenting Education in Africa Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a great non-profit! I love getting so much information in one place. The best minds writing the best articles that are not only helpful, but life-changing!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FCL provides SO much information to help people with parenting, and LIFE: Great articles from so many gifted writers and scholars from around the world. I am especially grateful for the kindredmedia.org site! Nowhere else online can you find such a wonderful collection of helpful information on life, family, friendship and love.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the founder and president of the Parenting in the Workplace Institute. We have been working for several months with The Evolved Nurturing Initiative, a program of Families for Conscious Living, on collaboration plans to create science-based, supportive parenting materials to assist parents with providing nurturing and developmentally appropriate care for their babies while participating in workplace programs in which they can keep their babies with them while doing their jobs. All of our interactions with both ENI and FCL have been highly professional and extremely beneficial in furthering our efforts to expand babies-at-work programs and to help parents have access to information that will enable high-quality care for their children. We look forward to continuing work on this effort.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Families for Conscious Living does excellent work in the field of holistic parenting, motherhood, pregnancy, women's rights, and more. Not only are they focused on educating, but they also often feature experts in the industry. There have been many times where Families for Conscious Living has taught me things about holistic living and/or parenting that I have shared with others.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Families for Conscious Living is my go to for the latest information and work being done on the cutting edge intersection of science, human relationships, and our relationships with the earth.

1 Kate75

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

FCL is a great source for good stories and research about our human family, connection, bonding, attaching, parenting, health and well being. Lisa Reagan and the Board are consistently on the leading edge of what is needed to shift our culture toward more holism, more health. I highly recommend this nonprofit to anyone wanting to know the latest and best news about parenting, childhood and cultural change. Bravo!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Families for Conscious Living is a great holistic resource for families and professionals. I often go to their website for inspiration and support. The innovation there always gives me a new perspective. Lisa Reagan does a fabulous job serving a wide community with fantastic ideas and programs. Her vision is worth seeing and following. Great Job FCL!

1 David237

Board Member

Rating: 5

FCL is like a good magic trick in that it takes something rather ordinary - family relations - and makes it extraordinary by illuminating the threads between a new story of childhood and profound social justice. It is a privilege to be a part of this magic.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Families for Conscious Living is all about connection. And, for those of us who are working to radically transform the ecology of childhood in our own communities across the US and the globe, Families for Conscious Living reminds us that we are not alone on this journey and that we are each a significant part of the collective birthing of a new story of childhood. Families for Conscious Living is a playground for the imagination of any changemaker who is a part of the movement working to transform childhood and I am personally deeply grateful for FCL and the community it has connected me to!

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1 Michael M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

FLC is unique. There is nothing quite like it. It’s projects resonate at the core of child+failly development; mature, international in scope, touching and being touched by inspired leaders in the field. I know of no other organization that weaves such a synthesis of vision, theory and feet in the sandbox, experiential practicality. FLC is the ‘go-to’ place that I go to when I need to connect with passion, commitment and insight.

1 Angela168

Board Member

Rating: 5

I’m so grateful to have found a home for my non-profit initiative, The Evolved Nurturing Initiative, at Families for Conscious Living. These are some of the most dedicated, brilliant, generous, and passionate folks I’ve ever worked with. Each and every one sees the new story humanity must embrace to continue to evolved to our fullest potential. Families for conscious living is doing important work to ensure our modern culture doesn’t lose its biological inheritance of high nurturing care and respect for healthy and whole child development.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a health and psychology journalist and mother, I’m so grateful for the work of Families for Conscious Living. Just when my mainstream media information channels make me feel that I’m living in the twilight zone, where emotions and attachments are superfluous, FCL brings me back to REAL life. The realities of raising children are often so distorted in modern society, but Kindred Media, The Evolved Nurturing Initiative, and all the resources FCL synergizes continue to show us how beautiful and fulfilling reality can be. As we inch our way toward more cultural and political support for emotionally healthy families, the devoted thought leaders at FCL will contribute to the knowledge base that buttresses that cause.

1 Darcia N.

Board Member

Rating: 5

FCL continues to offer research-based information and support for parents putting children's wellbeing at the center of a decent and thriving society.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

My discovery of Families for Conscious Living some years ago was a revelation. FCL provides information and inspiration to help us return to our deep intuitions about parenting and family life that helps everyone thrive. It has a host of tools that provide solid but compassionate guidance for families on how to raise happy and healthy children. I recently was asked to join the board, a real honor.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

FCL is a great resource for parents and is truly making a difference in the lives of families! As a parent educator and coach, I have found the information and wisdom vital and instrumental to helping parents make conscious choices.

3 Jenni9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Families for conscious living helps provide a significant library of resources for parents to help them grow in their journeys with their children. FCL is always striving to put out the newest information and interview professionals in the conscious and attachment parenting fields so that everyone is always learning and growing, and I just love that they are an organization that is focused on forward growth and sharing that information with the public. Thanks FCL for all of your hard work!

5 sharonnking

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Families For Conscious Living help to bring us vital education on how we can change the world we live in, not just for us and our children, but for generations to come. The world needs more conscious parents. The resources shared in FCL is the first vital step to make that change.
Sharon King - Author of Heal Your Birth, Heal Your Life

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Families for Conscious Living serves families in ways no other organization does - with creative and knowledgeable leadership and a heart for parents and children--along with cutting-edge strategies and pioneering news. It's a pleasure to partner with FCL and feel encouraged that together we can change the course of lives and the world through compassionate parenting.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Families for Conscious Living is an incredible resource that supports families and those who work with families. Resources are easily accessible, very interesting and incredibly valuable. FCL weaves the latest research from many fields into practical, easy-to-apply suggestions, applications and programs that support parents and professionals. Their reach is international and their offerings always feel like they are right next door. Thank you so much, FLC, for all you continue to do that makes our jobs easier and more effective!!

5 David376

Client Served

Rating: 4

FCL and it's published materials are a valuable resource for those working toward a world where there is more awareness and consciousness about what is important in birth , childrearing , education and healthy families. We distributed their brochures and educational material at our recent conferences (see www.birthkeepersummit.com. Their staff gave volunteer support to us in the development of our programs. Many thanks to Lisa Reagen and the rest of FCL staff.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My favorite place to share from! I share these articles everywhere - on all of my parenting pages and groups.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

As a parenting educator, who promotes attachment/connection parenting, I know how much parents need and appreciate the support and validation, for their "non- mainstream " parenting choices, that FCL provides to parents and professionals. For many, it can mean the difference between having the courage and conviction to follow their heart connection with their children or secumbing to the societal pressure to conform to the prevailing, disconnecting parenting norms."


I find the articles on Kindred to be a source of inspiration and Information that makes a positive difference in my work to educate and empower parents, and I love being able to send parents and colleagues there as a resource.




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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so consistently impressed with the work of Families for Conscious Living! Not only does it challenge me to live more authentically, with more awareness, honesty, and love - but I can see the ripple effects across so many different communities and families. It's truly inspiring and I am so grateful FCL exists in our wold.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a parent educator, counselor, and author I am so thankful to have Kindred and Conscious Living to point parents towards. Here we can find a wealth of resources that are practical, insightful, and well— enlightening! If I need the latest research and heart/mind thinking, I head to Kindred. There is much about Kindred that is unique but one of the things I especially value is that it is global in its perspective and its reach—which of course makes perfect sense in a world in which it is increasingly apparent to us all that what any one of us does—perhaps most especially in raising our families—impacts the whole. We are all in this together, we need to pull together. I can’t speak to highly of the quality, depth and breadth, of the content offered on this site.