Should you force your kids into new activities?

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When Christine and I launched 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 why […]

Why Blogging Isn’t Dead for Me: Parent Hacks Then, Now, & Ahead

This is a continuation of my attempt to tell you what's next for Parent Hacks. Thank you for indulging my need to talk things out in order to get them clear in my head.  If backstory's not your thing, feel free to skip to the "What's Ahead" section. But if you're interested in one writer's changing […]

Happy Mother’s Day, friends

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I hope you've got special plans today. Maybe your family has planned something…or not. Maybe they're scrambling because they forgot. Maybe none of you are the planning types. It doesn't matter. Take a deep breath and embrace this day as yours. Listen to something uplifting or funny. If you're lucky enough to be in one of […]