Minimalist parenting Enjoy modern family life more by doing less

Christine K. Koh, 1973-

Book - 2013

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Brookline, MA : Bibliomotion c2013.
Main Author
Christine K. Koh, 1973- (-)
Other Authors
Asha Dornfest (-)
Physical Description
xxii, 243 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Road to Minimalist Parenting
  • 2. It's Your Time: Tuning In and Prioritizing
  • 3. Time Management Tricks for Minimalists
  • 4. A New Way to Think About Your Stuff
  • 5. From Clutter to Curation: Minimalizing Your Home
  • 6. Financing Your Minimalist Life
  • 7. Playtime: Good, Simple Fun
  • 8. Education In and Out of School
  • 9. Strategies for Simplifying the School Year
  • 10. Beyond the Schoolyard: Enrichment and Extracurriculars
  • 11. Meal Planning for Real Life
  • 12. Simplifying and Enjoying Mealtime
  • 13. Celebrations and Vacations: Less Fuss, More Fun
  • 14. YOU, Minimalist You!
  • Afterword: What's Next
  • Resources
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
Review by Library Journal Review

Coauthors Koh (founder, Boston Mamas) and Dornfest (founder, Parent Hacks), who have made parenting, blogging, and consulting their new careers, here offer "type A" moms information on how to stop doing everything, a problem they term "wrestling with abundance." Worksheets, checklists, and space for reflection allow parents to assess their own values and readily find the time wasters and undesirable obligations that can make parenting such an intense and frenzied experience. Likening gut instinct to an "inner bus driver," they encourage parents to take an inventory of daily activities and assess the associated feelings that accompany those activities, thus seeing clearly where to thin out and/or discard those activities that feel instinctively wrong or superfluous. VERDICT 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 and not running your family like a corporation. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.