These days, decluttering is almost considered an act of moral courage. But tidying is a far more complicated issue, particularly depending on your personal history and family personalities. In reaction to a New York Times piece on the (seemingly simple!) question of whether we should force kids to be tidy, we discuss the current decluttering culture, upbringing […]
Are you the default family problem solver? In this podcast, Christine and I talk about how to gradually step away from and share that role, so everyone in the family feels empowered — and you get a break.
Do you struggle with fear and self-doubt? Do you want to feel braver and stronger in life? Do you want to edit away the things in life that are holding you back? In this episode, Christine interviews Erin Dullea, life coach and founder of the #52DareChallenge.
In our 10th podcast, Christine and I riff on school life (and why crap homework isn’t necessarily the worst thing). We also share 10 really good tips for handling homework.
What does edit your life mean, anyway? Shopping less? Doing less? Christine and I address how editing your life is the key to inviting more goodness into your life. We talk about how the journey is different for everyone, and why editing your life is necessary, empowering, and totally within your reach.
In Episode 1 of our new podcast, EDIT YOUR LIFE, Christine Koh and I tell stories and share tips for conquering procrastination.
Clever homemade Valentines are wonderful…but only if you love doing that sort of thing. If you feel the stress or “pressure to perform” ratcheting up, please remember that store-bought Valentines are not a sign of “slacking,” they’re a choice to focus on other things you care about more. As parents, we’re surrounded by hundreds of choices every day, and it […]
When Christine and I launched our book Minimalist Parenting, interviewers inevitably asked us: But aren’t you afraid “minimalist parenting” will lead to lazy, unmotivated kids? It’s not a bad question. How can kids come to know their capabilities without a push (sometimes a firm one) out of their comfort zones? Kristen Howerton wrote a fantastic piece about […]
Sometimes the world lines things up in such a way that you feel the need to shout THANK YOU. Now is one of those times. Minimalist Parenting was nominated for two Iris Awards: Game Changer and Philanthropic Work (for our #HelpWomenAtRisk project with the ONE Campaign). To be recognized by — and to celebrate with […]
I was a guest on the One Bad Mother podcast, on which I offered hosts Biz and Theresa what I hope is encouraging Minimalist Parenting-inspired advice about sending kids to school for the first time.