23 February 2012

The parenting book I was meant to write

Wonder Twin powers...ACTIVATE!My dear friend and philosophical Wonder Twin Christine Koh approached me with a remarkable idea: to collaborate on a book that would help parents navigate the exciting -- but dizzying -- array of choices today. To suggest a model that would uncover each family's unique prescription for reducing overwhelm and increasing joy.

Not only was I was incredibly honored by Christine's invitation, it happened at the moment my parenting experience had begun to crystallize into an arc I could recognize. Everything I've learned from my years with Parent Hacks --and my kids-- screamed YES.

I'm so excited to tell you that our book, Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More By Doing Less, will be published by Boston-based Bibliomotion next year.

If you've read Parent Hacks for a while, you'll know the irony of writing a parenting book isn't lost on me. I started Parent Hacks over six years ago as an alternative to the "expert" parenting books that left me feeling so unsure of myself as a new mother. This book is so very exciting because it's all about how to find your own parenting "right."

There is much more of this story to tell, and, in the coming months, we will. But for now, I just want to thank you. Your ingenuity and generosity, and your willingness to talk with me for over six years now...you've made it possible for me to take this leap. And I'm going to do my best to make you proud.

Thank you to everyone who has expressed such excitement about the book, and such confidence in Christine and me as a team. I'll share as we go along, but for the full book scoop, visit Minimalist Parenting.

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Congrats! That's wonderful! So deserved.

Such an honor to do this with you Asha!!

Congratulations! A parenting book I might actually read sounds great!

This will be nothing short of fantastic. I know it. Huge congrats - couldn't happen to two more talented, sensible, wonderful women.

Oh, man, thank you all! I haven't been this excited since...I don't know when. I was a book-writer before I was a blogger, and have had a number of offers since, but NOTHING has moved to me...until this. Christine, I owe you a more massive thank you than I can ever properly express.

Congrats Asha- I hope the experience is great fun! I look forward to seeing it.
~J

Awesome! Totally proud of you! <3

That is such great news, Asha! I'm sure you will enjoy the process, too, and it will be a gift to many parents.

Yay, Asha! I'm so excited for you - and excited to see the book!

Congratulations! So very exciting.

Congratulations, Asha! I'm really excited for you.

Such exciting news. Congratulations. It's about time!

I'm not sure what has me more pleased, that you are finally putting all your good advice into book form or seeing the Wonder Twins... Activate! image, one of my childhood favorites,

Missed this the first time around, but awesome! Cannot wait to read it!

OMG, I wish I had such book.

So excited to read this book when it comes out. Good luck with it.

Sounds like a good book.

Any idea when the book will be published

Where can you buy this book, online ?
I am interested.

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