Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less

Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less

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by Christine Koh, Asha Dornfest
     
 

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We’re in the midst of a parenting climate that feeds on “more”: more expert advice, more gear, more fear about competition and safety, and more choices to make about education, nutrition, even entertainment. The result? Overwhelmed, confused parents and overscheduled, over-parented kids. In Minimalist Parenting, Christine Koh, founder

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We’re in the midst of a parenting climate that feeds on “more”: more expert advice, more gear, more fear about competition and safety, and more choices to make about education, nutrition, even entertainment. The result? Overwhelmed, confused parents and overscheduled, over-parented kids. In Minimalist Parenting, Christine Koh, founder of Boston Mamas, and Asha Dornfest, founder of the Parent Hacks blog and author of a book of the same name, offer a fresh approach to navigating all of this conflicting background “noise.” They show how to tune into your family’s unique values and priorities and confidently identify the activities, stuff, information, and people that truly merit space in your life. The book begins by showing the value of a minimalist approach, backed by the authors’ personal experience practicing it. It then leads parents through practical strategies for managing time, de-cluttering the home space, simplifying mealtimes, and streamlining recreation. Filled with parents’ personal stories, readers will come away with a unique plan for a simpler life!

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"Covering everything from clutter to playtime to meals, Koh and Dornfest help readers recognize exactly where their time goes. For parents who feel the pressure to partake of every activity and perform to perfection, there are solid ideas here for chilling out." – Library Journal, August 2013

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937134341
Publisher:
Bibliomotion Inc.
Publication date:
03/19/2013
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,123,732
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author


Christine Koh is a music and brain scientist turned writer, designer, consultant, and impassioned conversationalist. She is the founder of Boston Mamas, a stylish resource portal for families in Boston and beyond, a digital strategist for Women Online, and a freelance writer. Christine has been featured in Boston magazine, The Boston Globe, Woman’s Day, and was named one of Babble.com’s Top 50 Mom bloggers. She lives in Boston with her husband and two daughters.

Asha Dornfest is the founder of Parent Hacks, a blog devoted to sharing “forehead-smackingly smart” parenting advice. Since its launch in 2005, Parent Hacks has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, and Parents, and has been named the “Most Useful” of Babble’s Top 50 Mom Blogs two years in a row. Asha writes for Babble Voices at The Accidental Expert, is a panelist for the video blog Momversation, and is a member of ONEMoms Advisory Council. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two children.

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This book came at the perfect time for me. Chris & I had already started talking about (and even acting on) some of the ideas in this book but it felt really good to read that Minimalist Parenting is something that works in real life for the long run. I also really like receiving the daily emails that are offered on the Minimalist Parenting website...small doses of good advice and tips/tricks to less stuff, stress, etc.  Highly recommend for anyone who is tired of the rat race and/or is trying to figure out the best environment for YOUR family. They are not judgmental and never say "you must..." anything (well, maybe once). It is a flexible approach to finding peace and harmony in your life.