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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" - Kindred World supports families, professionals and organizations exploring the practical wisdom of conscious living through our multiple nonprofit initiatives. See them all here: https://kindredworld.org/

Results: For over 20 years, Kindred World 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. Kindred World's vision is to bring needed coherence, visibility and empowerment to this emerging, consciousness-raising wellness 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 300,000 visitors to our sites find information, resources and support for their counter culture choices for holistic and sustainable living.

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

Programs: Kindred World has supported families exploring and pioneering emerging, holistic 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 since 2014 as well as Delicious Living Magazine’s Top Nonprofit’s Making A Difference Award. Our board members are recognized thoughts leaders, nonprofit initiative 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, Kindred World 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. The Evolved Nest Initiative supports the award-winning work of Darcia Narvaez in revealing how we can Restore Human Nature by supporting biological imperatives in early life. www.EvolvedNest.org The Evolved Nurturing Initiative will create a science think tank to support and respond to emerging insights into the need for a system-wide shift in conception, birth and raising children. www.evolvednurturing.org Parenting As A Hero’s Journey, a forthcoming book, and 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 Kindred World website here: www.KindredWorld.org.

Community Stories

64 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As an academic and activist, teaching at the college level, I have had the great pleasure of working with Kindred World and Lisa Reagan on multiple occasions. This is a groundbreaking organization focused on making a difference in the world. Kindred Media articles, educational content, and referenced resources are required reading in my undergraduate “Sociology of Family” classes. In addition, I first worked with Kindred in 2011, at the Museum of Motherhood when Lisa organized several high-profile events. Presentations by leading experts in conscious-parenting, family wellness, and holistic-living drew wide audience participation and encouraged a conversation that continues today. Over the course of the last eight years, I have witnessed Kindred’s commitment to an important cultural shift, of which we are proud to be part of. This is such significant work – Thank you, Kindred! Thank you, Lisa! ~Martha Joy Rose, Museum of Motherhood, Founding Director

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Advisor

Rating: 5

The Book Fairy Pantry Project and its founder, Pam Leo, are living gems to families and teachers. As a family literacy advocate, Pam's expansive vision of what is possible for child-wellbeing through the simple act of reading aloud is both practical and brilliant. Her compassion for at-risk families and lifelong devotion to creating bridges to wellness is remarkable and rare. It would be great - for everyone - if she could be funded for life, with a full staff and support for her needed work! Please support the Book Fairy Pantry Project generously! And thank you, Pam!

1 PinkyMom

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

AngelaK

I only wish I had Lisa Reagan's Kindred World around when I gave birth to my daughter at the young age of 20; she's 27 now, and I'm still learning everyday how to be an effective parent! Reagan's tireless work for Kindred World provides support for parents and professionals alike by showcasing the most recent, innovative science regarding family and community. With its focus on the interdependent nature of human wellness, including the rights of children and parents, Kindred encourages unhindered questioning of the status quo and launches us into an empowering exploration of connectedness. I'm so very thankful that my daughter's generation, and the rest of us, now have Kindred World's resources to help us validate what we already knew, support us in our efforts to create healthy families and communities, and educate us about the latest research in these areas!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Kindred is a great resource for parents today, one I wish I had when my daughter was little. Since I am older now, I would encourage grandparents, not just parents, to find and use the resources and support Kindred provides. Their nonprofit work is beneficial for all ages!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Outstanding content and community support! If you’re seeking to connect with a well-researched, dedicated conscious parenting advocacy, look no further than Kindred.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kindred World is a game changing organization, shining light on the work and writings of some of the international community's best activists, writers and thinkers. Kindred World brings an incredible array of content together under one umbrella, including conscious and sustainable living, conscious parenting, the latest in human brain science, healthy food growth and consumption -- in short they are a voice for the urgency of how we come together as a planet for the common good. Lisa Reagan is a tireless facilitator -- I have worked with her for over fifteen years and cannot say enough good things about her ability to work bringing messaging for nonprofits to a whole new level. She is a passionate and consummate professional, a pleasure to work with on all fronts.

1 Jenni9

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kindred media is a wonderful nonprofit who helps support individuals and families, and so much more. The wealth of education and specialists that exist are neverending at Kindred and the love is even greater!

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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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The challenges facing parents today are numerous and daunting. From African American women’s outrageously high maternal morbidity rate to our failing education system, it can be hard for parents to know who to turn to for guidance in facing these systemic challenges. Lisa Reagan’s Kindred World provides an invaluable resource that parents from all walks of life can turn to. Kindred World’s mindful, holistic approach empowers parents to make healthy decisions and to fight for a healthier future for everyone.

- Stephen Gyllenhaal

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Kindred is a miracle. Kindred is more than a media outlet, a community, a non-profit (which is already so much). It is a movement of awake, intelligent, informed and deeply caring human beings around the globe. Shepherded by the venerable Lisa Reagan, Kindred provides us resources that are grounded in neuroscience, wisdom, psychology and social innovation, so that we can thrive, raise conscious, caring, strong, empathetic children, and support others to do so also.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Trustworthy, compassionate, essential. Kindred (and Executive Editor Lisa Reagan) takes a cross-discipline approach, amplifying the work of healers, scientists, psychologists, child development experts, activists, even artists (and parent-artists like myself) so that we may understand, holistically, our shared bio-cultural situation. The research, articles, and online community are guideposts in my journey as a modern day parent -- rooted in values, authentic, and connected to the larger human story. An invaluable resource.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Finding helpful, well-researched articles about living thoughtfully and sustainably is a challenge. Fortunately, Kindred can always be counted on for delivering classic wisdom and breaking research in one location. A MUST-HAVE bookmark on my desktop, pad and phone!

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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

Thank you for what you're doing. You're a great resource. Glad I found out about you.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a young person finding my way, it is refreshing to find wisdom in the old and the new generations brought together on the platform of Kindred. I can't imagine raising my own children someday without this kind of guidance. So glad you're here, and I hope you're here to stay.

5 Stacy F.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have found Kindred World/FCL to be very helpful, encouraging, and supportive for the last 10 or more years. The informal local group was a great way to network when my daughter was younger and it was empowering to connect with others who were taking a more natural approach to family life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Kindred is the best source of unbiased, natural parenting and living information on the internet. It is very helpful to me and my family as we grow to become closer and make the world a better place.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professional working in health and wellness, the resources found on Kindred's website, as well as the leadership demonstrated by its editors and contributors, is tremendously helpful and practical. I share their stories with my colleagues as many of us are looking for support for the work we do. Thank you Kindred for decades of leading the way!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

FCL and its nonprofit initiatives are providing a a needed vision and dialogue around shifting our personal and collective "stories." They occupy a special and unique place among nonprofits exploring the roots of sustainability and deserve our support and donations.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Kindred holds a high place of reverence for bringing to me tremendous expansion, diverse and inclusive perspectives and voices that are changing the world. Thank you for bringing more SPIRIT into the world!

4 APPPAHManager

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I Love Kindred!
This is the place I go to when I need content our my social media pages. I can always count on Kindred for conscious , uplifting, and kind articles about out human family.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cannot say enough good things about Kindred. As a health profession interfacing with families that are "awake" seeking trusted resources for making informed and concussion decisions about their health and the well-being of their family Kindred is one of the best. Rich, nurturing discussion offering insight, strength, diversity and love to the reader. I never heists referring Kindred as a resource for those seeking.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you, Kindred, for leading the way for decades. May the world catch up with your wisdom, insight and compassion before it's too late.

6 Liberty L.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Kindred World has served my family in so many essential ways over the last decade. The information, articles and resources provided in their website, as well as authors and contributors have helped my family to strengthen a given stance, change direction or provide talking points for discussion with friends, relatives and professionals about family topics near to our hearts. The integrity of materials, and firm grounding on a family’s freedom of informed choice are a rare commodity in our current age of parent-culture dogmatism.
I am grateful to see this information stream continuing forth and am always glad to forward on such stellar items to those looking for more information.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

When I was nursing my second child, I found myself in the blissful, fulfilling role of stay at home motherhood--alone. While my attachment parenting was well received by my partner, I felt isolated and abandoned by my culture. I was afraid to talk about my choices, because intuition and healing through parenting are such foreign concepts for most people. I found FCL to be a refuge as well as a support network. I am always pleased to read something on their website that strengthens my inner convictions and knowing, or connects me to the difficulties of others like myself. This organization is a torch bearer, and embracer of a paradigm which connects us to the earth and nature and thereby stimulates connection with others. I am very proud to serve on this board and continue the work that was a lifeboat for me during one of the most vulnerable times in my own and my family's life.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Kindred World is linking a new story of childhood as the roots of a global social justice movement. It is a privilege to be a part of this movement and to continue to work towards its growth and depth. With much love to Kindred World!

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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.

8 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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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.

5 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!

6 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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4 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.

3 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.

3 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.

7 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!!

7 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.