In my latest post at Babble Voices, I share what I learned by watching my mother in-law — a master declutterer — at work.
Archives for April 2012
When parents judge each other without the benefit of the full story.
As most of you know, I'm in book-writing mode. The Introduction and first three chapters of Minimalist Parenting are sitting on our editor's desk. It's so exciting. Christine and I keep marveling at how smoothly the process is going. I don't mean to make it sound easy or effortless; it's time-consuming work, and the writing is […]
Eureka! Healthy, homemade potato chips you make in the microwave!
Embracing constraints is as much about recognizing the value of your attention as it is about getting rid of stuff. My latest post at Babble Voices offers some ideas on how to get started.
Here are the random hacks that popped into my head today while in the writing cave.
I’m not implying you’re thoughtless dolts who couldn’t care less about Mother’s Day. It’s just that no one should have to find themselves in the horrible situation of meaning to do something, but then forgetting till the last minute. Read on for gift ideas (most of which cost nothing) and more.
What happens when you combine the stubbornness of a toddler with the increased manual dexterity of a preschooler, then add water? You have a kid who can undo the buckles on his floaty swim vest.
Here’s how Jennifer staved off the problem (for the next few pool visits at least).
How to simplify weeknight meals during a crunch time without resorting to takeout or TV dinners.
I come across so much good stuff over the course of every week — more than I can properly cover. So, for your weekend reading pleasure…