I’ve been a writer for over 20 years, and a blogger for over 10. I live in Portland, Oregon with my husband, Rael, our two kids “Luke,” 17, and “Mimi,” 13, and our dog, Teddy. (“Luke” and “Mimi” are my kids’ Internet names. When future employers and love interests Google them, I want the results to be stuff they’ve created.)
My latest book, PARENT HACKS, is an illustrated collection of genius shortcuts inspired by this blog. I’m immensely proud of this book because it invites a new generation of parents to share the kinds of smart, encouraging ideas readers here have been sharing for years.
My previous book, MINIMALIST PARENTING, with co-author and dear friend Christine Koh, details the “keep it simple” philosophy of parenting and life we’ve both come to in our very different ways. It offers lots of practical advice about how to clear space for what’s most important in your home, schedule and mind.
Christine and I co-host the weekly podcast Edit Your Life about simplifying, decluttering and making room for the awesome in your life.
I also speak, travel, and work with organizations whose missions I support. Here’s how to contact me.