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 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 […]
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 […]
Join me on tomorrow’s “Thursdays with ThirdPath” call (actually a webinar but it’s meant to be a conversation, not a lecture).
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.
A friendly reminder for those of you who just don’t feel like making Valentines this year but are feeling slightly guilty about it.
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A year ago, my co-author Christine Koh and I traveled to Ethiopia with the ONE Campaign. The trip came just a few weeks after we turned in the manuscript for Minimalist Parenting. The timing coupled with the intensity of co-authoring a book linked the experiences for us in a powerful way. On the anniversary of our […]
As you look back on your summer, what worked and what didn’t? What might you do differently next summer?
Trust. Even when the road leads somewhere you can’t see.