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November 21, 2019
We’re a week out from Thanksgiving, which means our minds are on food—all the food! In Episode 182, Christine and Asha share their favorite holiday food hacks, spanning logistics, local love, food inclusivity, and other small but impactful ways to make holiday food easier. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
November 7, 2019
To say that navigating divorce and single parenthood is challenging is a massive understatement. In Episode 181, Christine welcomes content creator, content strategist, and divorce coach Jessica Ashley to answer some listener questions. Christine and Jessica talk about respectful separation, how to navigate the overall divorce transition and holidays with kids, and how to work less as a single parent, as well as the bigger picture issues of how to reclaim your sense of self and thrive through, and after, divorce. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
October 31, 2019
Jobs, travel, home management, babies, complicated relationships...the stress of these things can have a major impact on our physical selves. How do we manage the mental and physical load of modern life? In Episode 180, Christine welcomes back Edit Your Life’s most requested guest: therapist Jonathan Baxter. In response to a listener letter, Christine and Jonathan talk about the physical manifestation of stress, gender roles, the “having it all” myth, how to let go of how things “should” be done, doing vs. owning tasks, and family systems. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
October 24, 2019
When life is a dumpster fire, sometimes the best medicine is to...jump further into the fire? Perhaps not for everyone, but in Episode 179, Christine flies solo as host and flips her recent experiences dealing with some very painful things to a positive space, sharing 9 ways that have proven helpful in managing dumpster fire life. + + + + + Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
October 10, 2019
Back-to-school season feels like a distant memory, and now many families are feeling the weight of school achievement pressure. In Episode 178, Christine and Asha rebroadcast an episode from the archives and add fresh perspective as parents of a third grader, high school sophomore, high school junior, and college sophomore. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
October 3, 2019
The Edit Your Life inbox is brimming with episode requests related to dealing with difficult people. In Episode 176, Christine welcomes writer and psychotherapist Kristen Howerton for a lightning round episode on dealing with toxic people. Christine and Kristen cover conflict resolution with friends, toxic family members, dealing with strained family relationships when it involves caregiving of a parent, difficult co-workers, different political views, and how to deal with pretentious people in your circle of connections. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
September 26, 2019
It’s officially fall! In Episode 176, Christine and Asha share about their fall plans spanning work, family, nutrition, fitness, and personal growth. They talk about things they learned over the summer and the challenges they’re tackling over the next few months. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
September 19, 2019
It’s time for another listener mailbag episode! Following Episode 169’s listener mailbag episode on non-parenting topics—specifically, relationships, social media, and money—in Episode 175, Christine and Asha tackle a series of parenting questions spanning single-kid families, cooperative parenting arrangements, kids and friendship, and power struggles. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
September 12, 2019
Parents often think that once kids become teenagers and are more independent, they need you less, but they actually need you more than ever. In Episode 174, Christine interviews Mary Dell Harrington, co-author of Grown & Flown, about raising teens. Christine and Mary Dell talk about how to handle teen reticence, hyperinvolved parents, managing high school stress, making mistakes, choosing different paths, and relationships. While the focus is on raising teens, we recommend that parents of younger kids to tune in because there is so much fundamental parenting wisdom throughout this episode. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year.
September 5, 2019
Self-care can take many forms. In Episode 173 Christine and Asha highlight some of their favorite responses—and some very cool things they learned from their listeners—from the comment thread on their Summer of Self Question of the Week: “What is one thing you have done for yourself—and delighted in—this summer?” Tune in to be inspired to carry self-care through the end of the year—or at least through fall! + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
August 22, 2019
Feeding kids is a fundamental part of parenting, but the particulars of getting everyone fed are onerous for so many parents. In Episode 172 Christine interviews Laura Fuentes about back-to-school food sanity. They cover both practical and emotional ground related to meal planning, picky eaters, and negativity around food. The goal: bringing sanity to breakfast, lunch, and dinner as we head back to school. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
August 8, 2019
The less-structured nature of summer can be wonderful, but it also can make it challenging to prioritize your own needs and interests. In Episode 171, Christine and Asha talk about what they’re calling the Summer of Self—their collective desire, need, and intention to put themselves back in the center. They discuss how the Summer of Self has played out in relation to work, recreation, self-care, family, local and far-flung adventures, home, and relationships. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
July 18, 2019
Technology is both wonderful and complicated, and the complications grow exponentially as screens go from educational or entertainment “playback” for younger kids to digital eco-system and social “livelihood” for tweens and teens. In Episode 170, Christine interviews Julianna Miner about her new book, "Raising A Screen-Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age." Christine and Julianna talk about how to decide when to get your kid a phone, kids and digital affirmation, modeling good tech behavior, teaching kids social skills, identifying digital addiction, and understanding digital mentorship. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
July 4, 2019
While we’re on our summer schedule, we’re getting caught up on a few things...including our e-mail backlog! In Episode 169, Christine and Asha scratch the surface of their inbox with a listener mailbag episode addressing questions that span the topics of relationships, social media, and money. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
June 20, 2019
Summer brings with it a big change in daily rhythm and routine, especially if you have kids. There are both joys and challenges to the push and pull of getting work done and wanting to fully immerse yourself in a slower summertime pace. In Episode 168, Christine and Asha share their summer plans in relation to work, family, self-care, entertainment, and travel. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
June 13, 2019
As the world has become increasingly digital, so has the opportunity to switch up the way we work, and now many people work from home. In our first-ever podcast swap (with The Mom Hour co-hosts Meagan Francis and Sarah Powers), Christine co-hosts with Sarah, where they share their top tactical and big picture home hustle tactics. After you listen to this episode, be sure to hop over to The Mom Hour to listen to Asha and Meagan talk about parenting siblings! + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
June 6, 2019
When things get stressful at home and at work, many things can suffer—especially relationships with those closest to you. Inspired by Christine’s recent wedding anniversary + a listener request, in Episode 166, Christine and Asha share practical tips—spanning conversational, physical, and logistical recalibration—for how to nurture your relationship when life feels like a colossal dumpster fire. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
May 23, 2019
Self-care is more than pedicures and herbal tea. It includes the stuff that may not be relaxing (or even pleasant) in the moment but is foundational to your health and well-being, and therefore your happiness. In Episode 165, Christine and Asha get real about their own self-care track records, and offer gentle encouragement to prioritize the self-care tasks that rarely make it onto the “treat yourself” lists. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
May 16, 2019
Returning back to work after you’ve had a baby is NUTS. It can feel like we’re expected to do all the things for work, baby, and home (often times self isn’t even in the equation) while in a major state of sleep deprivation. In response to a listener request, in Episode 164 Christine welcomes mom of twins + podcast producer Jessica Alpert as the first ever guest host for the Edit Your Life Show. Christine and Jessica talk about back-to-work survival tips spanning self-compassion, day care logistics, outsourcing, self + relationship care, and the financial long game. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
May 9, 2019
Mother’s Day is coming up and Christine and Asha recently returned from the exhausting thrill of Mom 2.0 Summit, so they’re fired up to spread the parent love! In Episode 163 Christine and Asha share important lessons they have learned from other badass parents. The lessons span wisdom gleaned in the domains of finances, travel, home, work, play, and relationships. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
May 2, 2019
“Voting with our wallets” sends powerful signals to the marketplace about our values and priorities, and has a real impact on lives around the world. In Episode 162 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine interviews Jane Mosbacher Morris, founder of the ethically sourced shop To The Market and co-author of the new book, Buy The Change You Want To See. Christine and Jane talk about the paths that led to Jane’s work, simple ways to edit your spending to be socially conscious, how not all factories are equal or evil, and Jane’s favorite small and large brands who are doing business well. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
April 25, 2019
The tension between getting more stuff done and slowing down enough to savor and appreciate what’s happening around you is an ongoing challenge in this 24/7 world. In Episode 161 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine and Asha share simple ideas for how to be present in daily life when you’ve got a long to-do list hovering over your shoulder. They talk about communication and scheduling tweaks, device-free tactics, boundary setting, and more. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
April 18, 2019
Meal planning can feel relentless, especially when you’re dealing with multiple dietary preferences or needs. In theory, planning ahead makes sense, but when the rubber hits the road of real life, well, it’s cereal for dinner. In Episode 160 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine interviews Jane Maynard, veteran food blogger and creator of This Week for Dinner (the blog and the podcast). Christine and Jane talk about the nitty gritty of meal planning, a tool to make meal planning and grocery shopping easier, dealing with different nutritional needs, the benefits of getting kids in the kitchen, and Jane’s must-have cookbook recommendations.
April 11, 2019
If you’ve listened to our media and entertainment review episodes, you’ve heard Christine rave about the Gimlet Media shows Homecoming, Science Vs., and The Habitat. Today we want to introduce you to a new Gimlet Media podcast we think you’ll love: Motherhood Sessions. On Motherhood Sessions, psychiatrist Dr. Alexandra Sacks works with women who are struggling with the massive life and identity shifts that accompany motherhood. In the first episode, you’ll hear from Zoe, a woman who’s grappling with low self-esteem, a difficult ex- who isn’t carrying his co-parenting weight, the challenge of asking for help, and how to deal with her anger over what she now sees as a path filled with red flags that she chose to ignore. We hope this honest, compelling conversation resonates with you. (Note that Motherhood Sessions covers sensitive topics and includes some profanity.)
April 11, 2019
Many of us families have multiple racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in our families. How do we share these rich cultural traditions with our kids while also enjoying the mainstream observations and celebrations of day-to-day American life? In Episode 159 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine and Asha respond to a listener’s question by sharing their own thoughts and experiences about growing up—and now parenting—in multicultural families. They talk about the gifts and complexities of identity, and then go on to share about simple ways to increase cultural awareness in everyday life. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
April 4, 2019
Overparenting can take many forms—the extreme being, say, bribing and cheating your kid’s way into college. And while the college bribery scandal is an over-the-top example, it does bring up the overarching issue of all the ways kids are undermined when parents go overboard smoothing the road for them. In Episode 158 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine and Asha share fresh commentary on overparenting, then rebroadcast an interview with Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure. Christine and Jessica talk about letting go of control, how ignoring the grade portal actually encourages learning, and how lovingly stepping back doesn’t have to feel like walking away. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
March 28, 2019
The change in season brings with it an opportunity to reflect and recalibrate, so this week we’re doing a spring check-in. In Episode 157 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine and Asha share a behind-the-scenes look at their family, work, and self-care plans for spring. Also featured: an unintended special guest, Asha’s dog, Teddy, who barked through most of the episode. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
March 21, 2019
Imagine a diverse community in which people embrace their commonalities while respecting and celebrating each others’ differences. This vision is possible once we can talk openly about race with our family and friends. In Episode 156 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine interviews Amber Coleman-Mortley, Director of Social Engagement at iCivics, Inc., about how to talk about race with kids. In this engaging, practical conversation, Amber shares two helpful analogies that illuminate the concepts of privilege and cultural differences, demonstrates how to ask questions based in empathy and respect, and shares how simple it can be to nurture cross-cultural curiosity… the foundation of a more equitable school, neighborhood, and country. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
March 14, 2019
Getting healthy dinners on the table takes energy and time, two things often in short supply. What do you do when you find yourself rooting around the kitchen at 6pm with slim pickings in the fridge and zero cooking inspiration? In Episode 155 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Asha and Christine share their favorite easy pantry dinners -- meals that come together using ingredients from your pantry and freezer. They share ideas for simple, nourishing meals you can throw together at the end of a busy day without having to make an emergency run to the grocery store. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
March 7, 2019
In honor of International Women’s Day this week, we bring you a timely discussion about the evolving definition of femininity. In Episode 154 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Asha talks with author Catherine Connors about her new book (with co-author Amy Stanton), The Feminine Revolution. Asha and Catherine discuss the importance of valuing intuition as more than a feeling, but as a way of knowing. They also talk about how parenting has expanded their perspectives on gender roles, and how broadening and celebrating qualities traditionally seen as feminine not only empowers girls, but kids of all genders. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
February 28, 2019
It’s hard to see your kid struggling. During times of family stress, self-care becomes even more elusive than ever, even though it’s that much more more important. In Episode 153, Asha and Christine talk about how to find peace in the midst of family struggles. They offer compassionate, realistic advice that parents can put to work right now, and provide big-picture perspective shifts and practical in-the-moment strategies that come from a place of empathy. They also give you permission to leave unhelpful advice by the side of the road and give you a script for how to respond. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
February 21, 2019
Let’s face it; becoming a parent is weird. All of a sudden we’re tasked with the biggest responsibility of our lives: growing another human being. The good news? Parenting ingenuity is an endlessly renewable resource! In Episode 152, Asha interviews Hillary Frank, creator of The Longest Shortest Time podcast and author of Weird Parenting Wins: Bathtub Dining, Family Screams, and other Hacks from the Parenting Trenches. Asha and Hillary talk about the pervasive feeling of failure that can accompany parenting, the Internet’s ability to create parenting community, Hillary and Asha’s favorite parent hacks, and more. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
February 14, 2019
FOOD. It’s one of our favorite topics, and something that’s on our minds as we think about how to support our winter health. In Episode 151 (part 2 of a 2-episode winter wellness series), Christine and Asha share tips for eating simply, healthfully, and deliciously during the winter. They talk about how to keep meals interesting when produce options are slim, ideas for using up what’s in the fridge, and embracing the seasonal flow of your food preferences (including a lean toward comfort food). Also, KALE BROWNIES and LIFE-CHANGING SALAD DRESSING DISPENSER. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
February 7, 2019
Between the chill, the damp, and the dark, winter can feel pretty blah. What better time to shine a light on wellness? In Episode 150 (Part 1 of a 2-episode winter wellness series), Christine and Asha share tips for maintaining (or, perhaps, restarting) your fitness habit during the cold weather months. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
January 31, 2019
How do we encourage our kids to work hard while keeping school achievement hype in perspective? How do we balance supporting our kids without micromanaging them? In Episode 149, Asha & Christine share their evolving experiences as parents of high school- and college students, and give parents permission to pause, breathe, and remember that education is much bigger than school. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
January 24, 2019
Marie Kondo’s new Netflix series has kicked off a decluttering frenzy. Which is FANTASTIC...if her method works for you. Asha & Christine find whole-life decluttering to be overwhelming, so they’re focused on smaller decluttering projects that have a big impact. In Episode 148, Asha & Christine share what they’re decluttering right now and how they’re making it happen. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
January 17, 2019
Happy New Year! After a profoundly restful three-week break, we’re back and full of ideas + we have a BIG announcement. In Episode 147 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine and Asha recap their holiday breaks and share some unexpected discoveries that came with time away. They also share the results of their 2018 Listener Survey (which will help inform their 2019 podcast plans). Finally, they announce a big new interactive project for 2019: the Edit Your Life 21-Day Productivity E-Retreat! + + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
December 20, 2018
We’re suckers for year-end “best of” lists, so as we approach the end of 2018 we wanted to look back on another year of podcasting and highlight a select group of episodes that lodged themselves into our hearts. In Episode 146 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share their six favorite episodes from 2018, along with why they found them so personally meaningful. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
December 13, 2018
Winter is for curling up with a good book, movie, TV show, or podcast. (Do you curl up with your podcasts? Let’s start that trend!) We love hearing our friends’ recommendations for must-read/see/hear entertainment, so we thought we’d pay it forward and tell you about our current favorites. In Episode 145 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share what they’re reading, watching, and listening to right now. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
December 6, 2018
Let’s change the storyline around frenzied holiday giving! Shopping for gifts can be a joyful holiday activity in itself, especially when you sidestep the big-box stores and get creative with your gift budget by using it to also support charities, artists, and small businesses. In Episode 144 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share their 8 favorite ways to give. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
November 29, 2018
Most of us love presents: getting them and giving them. And yet, even with the best of intentions and the most iron-clad of budgets, holiday gifting can take on a frenzied quality. How do you embrace the delight of gift-giving without stumbling into the stress that seems to shadow annual holiday shopping? In Episode 143 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha rebroadcast 8 tips for editing your holiday gift list without tamping down your generosity, including perspective shifts to help you refocus on connection instead of obligation, how to get organized, clutter-free (and in some cases, virtually cost-free) gift alternatives including gifts that give back, plus tips for communicating with your family so everyone’s gift expectations are on the same page. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
November 15, 2018
We love food. We love traditions. We love togetherness. But we don’t love the stress and feelings of obligation and comparison that can sneak into holiday meal preparation. In Episode 142 of Edit Your Life (recorded in-person in Asha’s living room!), Christine and Asha share simple ways to dial down the intensity around holiday food. They share shifts in mindset, planning tips, and easy holiday dishes that will help you focus on the fun, not the fuss. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
November 8, 2018
Fall has been full of contradictions and transitions (and plenty of joy), so we thought this would be a good moment to pause and check in with what’s going on beyond the podcast. In Episode 141 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha give listeners a window into their lives right now. They share what’s going on at home and work, how they’re approaching self-care, and what they’re especially looking forward to this Fall. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
November 1, 2018
During this divisive moment in our country, how do we model good citizenship for our kids? In Episode 140 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews Rana DiOrio, co-author of the forthcoming book What Does It Mean to Be American? Rana shares what inspired her to write the book, what she felt was missing in the children’s book publishing market, and how books can open the door to two foundational aspects of good citizenship: inclusivity and empathy. + + + + + This week’s episode is sponsored by Simple Contacts, a convenient way to renew your contact lens prescription and reorder your brand of contacts from anywhere, in minutes. Get $20 off your contacts at simplecontacts.com/eyl OR enter code eyl at checkout. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
October 25, 2018
Our friendships are precious, but they can also be crowded out by the intensity of work, family, and stress. The good news? The first step toward reversing that dynamic is simply to notice it, and friendships can be nurtured through small doses of time and attention. In Episode 139 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha reflect upon friendship, how it has changed as their kids have gotten older, and share 8 crowdsourced ways to treasure and celebrate your friends. + + + + + This week’s episode is sponsored by RXBAR, purveyor of whole food protein bars made with simple, real ingredients. RXBAR is offering Edit Your Life listeners an exclusive pack of 6 Adult bars and 4 Kid bars so the whole family is able to enjoy! For 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/eyl and enter promo code: eyl at checkout. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
October 18, 2018
Between Fall transitions, triggering news headlines, and the general pace of work and life, many folks are battling debilitating levels of stress. And while a relaxing day at the spa sounds nice in theory, it’s not something everyone can carve out time or money for, and it doesn’t address the reality that daily stress management is crucial. In Episode 138 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 8 practical, totally doable everyday stress management tactics that are working for them. + + + + + This week’s episode is sponsored by personalized vitamin and supplement subscription service Care/of. For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and enter promo code EYL. This episode is also sponsored by clean beauty retailer Follain. To get Follain’s Clean Essentials Kit for 50% off, visit follain.com/eyl and use code eyl at checkout. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
October 11, 2018
The allegations of sexual assault against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh shined a painfully glaring light on the importance of discussing harassment and abuse with kids. In Episode 137 of Edit Your Life, we rebroadcast Christine’s interview with Nora Gelperin, Director of Sexuality Education and Training at Advocates for Youth. She shares down-to-earth advice about how to talk to kids about sexual abuse: what it is, how to recognize it, and how to protect themselves. Christine and Nora also discuss how to advocate for a strong sex ed program at your child’s school, and Nora recommends her favorite sex ed resources. + + + + + This week’s episode is sponsored by EveryPlate, a meal kit service that is all about making good food affordable and easy. Go to everyplate.com and use the discount code EYL at checkout for 50% off your first box. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
October 4, 2018
On November 6, Americans will have the opportunity to vote for a record number of women running for public office. One who burst onto the scene last year is former fighter pilot and mother of three Amy McGrath, the Democratic candidate for Kentucky’s 6th US House district. In Episode 136 of Edit Your Life, we rebroadcast Christine’s November 2017 interview with Amy. In this wide-ranging, personal conversation, Christine and Amy talk about finding and using your voice, how best to support kids, the pivotal moment that prompted Amy to run for Congress, and how she’s juggling the demands of family life while on the campaign trail. + + + + + This week’s episode is sponsored by Warby Parker, retailer of designer prescription eyewear at revolutionary prices. Go to warbyparker.com/eyl to order your free Home Try-Ons. (No code necessary.) + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
September 27, 2018
A listener letter by inspired this important conversation about parenting during this era of mass school shootings. How do we send our kids to school when school doesn’t feel safe? Is our fear in line with the actual risk, not only about school shootings, but other dangers our children face? How do we balance nurturing their independence while doing our protective jobs as parents? In Episode 135 of Edit Your Life, Asha and Christine respond to these big questions with the help of licensed mental health counselor Jonathan Baxter. Asha interviews Jon, who brings both his therapeutic and parenting wisdom to the conversation. They talk about the first steps parents can take to move through fear, the connection between fear and surrender, transforming righteous anger into action, how to talk to kids about your fears, and not just functioning but thriving in an unpredictable world. + + + + + This week’s episode is sponsored by Thrive Market, an online marketplace that offers thousands of best-selling non-GMO foods and natural products at ​25-50% below traditional retail prices​. Go to thrivemarket.com/edityourlife to get 25% off your first order + a free 30 day trial. (No code necessary.) + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
September 20, 2018
Say the phrase “communicating with teens” to another parent and you’ll often be met a sigh and an eyeroll. While parenting teens comes with its complications, we’ve discovered there are also many joyful surprises along the road leading to our kids’ independence. In Episode 134 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share anecdotes and tips for communicating with teens. They suggest shifts in perspective, conversational tweaks, and ways to communicate non-verbally that can help open the door to more openness...even if that means less talking. + + + + + This week’s episode is sponsored by Thrive Market, an online marketplace that offers thousands of best-selling non-GMO foods and natural products at ​25-50% below traditional retail prices​. Go to thrivemarket.com/edityourlife to get 25% off your first order + a free 30 day trial. (No code necessary.) + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
September 13, 2018
Do you have a love/hate relationship with social media? For many of us, what used to be a useful tool or harmless diversion has morphed into something more complicated, so recalibrating your social media use calls for more nuanced advice than “just light it all on fire!” In Episode 133 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha talk about the what and how of managing social media, and also dig into the why. They share simple tweaks that will help bring your social media use back in bounds while suggesting ways to shift attention to your offline life. This week’s episode is sponsored by Epic! and Green Chef, both of whom are offering awesome deals for Edit Your Life listeners. Visit getepic.com and use promo code EDIT for two months free. Visit greenchef.us/eyl for $50 off your first box of Green Chef. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
September 6, 2018
The kids are back to school and (totally related) we’re back to our regular weekly schedule! We’re kicking things off with something light and fun: a rundown of our current media favorites. In Episode 132 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha talk about the books, TV shows, movies and podcasts that have them laughing, thinking, learning, and relaxing right now. This week’s episode is sponsored by Epic! Visit getepic.com and use promo code EDIT for two months free! + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
August 23, 2018
The word happiness gets thrown around a lot, especially when it comes to family life. But what does “being a happy parent” mean? Does it mean we’re having fun? We’re on top of things? We’re sure of ourselves? None of us feels those things all the time, but most of us would like to feel those things more. In Episode 131 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Asha interviews KJ Dell’Antonia, author of the new book "How To Be A Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute." Asha and KJ talk about analysis paralysis and its impact on happiness, kids’ “independence continuum,” handling sibling dynamics, and making decisions about screen time. Through it all, KJ shares real-world stories about how we can all be more happy, however that looks for us. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
August 9, 2018
When author Jessica Turner surveyed over 2,000 working moms about the pain points in their lives, the phrase that kept coming up was “stretched too thin.” As a working mom she certainly identified with that feeling, and out of those data and her own experience came her new book Stretched Too Thin: How Workings Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter and Thrive (Revell, September 2018). In Episode 130 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine interviews Jessica about the power of intentionality, the invisible-but-real burden of emotional labor (and what to do about it), the connection between risk and goal-setting, and the simple fact that everyone, no matter how busy, deserves to thrive. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
July 26, 2018
Summer is the ideal time for your kids to learn real-world life skills no matter how old they are. And judging by the viral popularity of our recent “100 Life Skills You Can Teach Your Kids in 5 Minutes or Less” list, people want to get started. In Episode 129 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine and Asha follow up on their list with practical tips for how to teach kids life skills. They talk about the importance of frustration tolerance, how to nudge to reluctant kids to learn, the reality that kids sometimes learn more readily from other adults, and the welcome reminder that it’s never too late to start. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
July 12, 2018
The news cycle has been relentless and painful, which is all the more reason that it’s important to do give yourself a little space to settle into something good. In Episode 128 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews novelist Katherine Center. Christine and Katherine talk about Katherine’s latest New York Times bestselling book, How To Walk Away, the human condition, positive vs. negative valence theory as it relates to fiction, why prioritizing happiness and joy matters, women writers, how Katherine found her love of storytelling through her teen tribe, and more. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
June 28, 2018
When you’re in a relationship, there’s a tendency to fall into patterns and assume that things stay constant. But the reality is, relationships reflect a collection of human and situational variables that change over time and require continued love, care, and evaluation. In Episode 127 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 8 tactics that will help you self-reflect and make everyday communication tweaks to navigate the changing variables of your relationship, and remember to have fun along the way. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
June 14, 2018
Screen time poses a challenge for most families, but even more so during the summer, when school structure falls away and many kids’ free time (good!) defaults to being filled with “zombie” electronics (bad!). Simplistic, catch-all rules ignore the fact that managing screen time is complicated. In Episode 126 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha acknowledge the complexity of our ever-changing relationship with electronics. They talk about what has worked (and what hasn’t) in their families, and offer tips and perspective on how to navigate your own family’s screen time situation. Thanks to our episode sponsor, Young Woodworkers, a great, hands-on alternative to screen time for 7-12 year-olds. Edit Your Life listeners get big savings on the first shipment. Head to youngwoodworkers.com/edit to subscribe and get a 50% discount -- $9.99 plus postage and processing for the first kit (no promo code needed)! + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
May 24, 2018
What is serendipity space? It’s the practice of mindfully leaving (and creating!) pockets of space in your schedule. In Episode 125 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha rebroadcast one of their earliest episodes, during which they talk about serendipity space (a term they coined in Minimalist Parenting) and share tactics for how to create it in your life in order to reduce stress, foster creativity, and encourage spontaneity. + + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
May 17, 2018
When you’re swamped by the demands of work and early parenting, it can feel like finding your community is just another chore on an endless to-do list. And yet it’s during those early years when you most need support! In Episode 124 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha respond to a listener who isn’t sure how to begin building community around her family. They offer big picture + practical recommendations for how to create your village, starting with activities that are already part of your everyday life. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
May 10, 2018
When they’re not writing or recording, Christine and Asha are doing a bunch of other things, including navigating things like home projects, kid schedules, relationships, and self-care. In Episode 123 of Edit Your Life, they take a break from lifestyle editing practicalities and share what’s top of mind for them this spring. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
May 3, 2018
Let’s flip the script on parenting teens and focus on the beauty and satisfaction of this intense time. In Episode 122 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews Dr. Ken Ginsburg, co-director of the newly formed Center for Parent and Teen Communication at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Christine and Ken bust myths and misconceptions about teen motivations and attitudes and they talk about how to help teens embrace self-determination as parents transition toward mentorship. Dr. Ken offers wise, practical advice about how parents can stay authentically connected to their teens as they ready themselves for independence and adult life. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
April 26, 2018
How to choose the right college? If approaching that question feels daunting, don’t miss this surprising, practical, deeply comforting episode. In Episode 121 of Edit Your Life, Asha interviews Lisa Heffernan, co-founder of Grown & Flown, a blog about parenting 15-25 year old kids through high school, college, and beyond. Asha and Lisa talk big-picture-to-nitty-gritty about the elusive notion of “college fit,” what really brings kids success (hint: it's not the college's reputation or pedigree), how to let go of baggage about where kids “should” go to college, how to support your kids without taking over, and more. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
April 12, 2018
The results of the 2016 presidential election kicked off a remarkable wave of activism, with record numbers of women running for office and people becoming more active at the city, state, and federal levels. In Episode 120 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews Isabel Kallman, one of the co-founders of the recently launched Feed Our Democracy. Christine and Isabel talk about the magic of activating around food, how to choose an issue when you’re overwhelmed, the incredible power of teens, the necessity of integrating self-care into your advocacy, how to deal with advocacy fatigue, and more. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
March 29, 2018
Last week’s episode on coping with parenting and work overwhelm clearly touched a nerve for many listeners; part of the overwhelm being related to persistent, nagging anxiety about not being able to do things “right.” But there’s a lot of power in periodic stumbles and falls, and, often, positive surprises as a result. In Episode 119 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha rebroadcast 8 tips for modeling imperfection, and share how their respective journeys embracing and modeling imperfection have gone in the two years since the original broadcast. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
March 22, 2018
“What is wrong with me and why can’t I get it together?” These are among the heartbreaking questions recently sent in by a listener who feels that she is routinely falling short juggling the demands of work + parenting a toddler. In Episode 118 of Edit Your Life, Asha talks about this letter with licensed mental health counselor Jonathan Baxter. They discuss the gulf between life balance expectations and reality, the toxicity of comparison, separating who you are from what’s happening in your day-to-day life, how to function while in survival mode, and the importance of issuing kindness and self-compassion when there’s not enough time or sleep to go around. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
March 15, 2018
As much as we love diving deep and reflectively into topics, it’s time for something light and fun! In Episode 117 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha talk about what they’re reading, watching, and listening to right now (including a cake-related Instagram account). And they’d love to hear what you’re enjoying too! + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
March 8, 2018
Facing challenges makes us stronger, but that doesn’t mean it feels great in the moment. Hard things are...hard. No matter how many successes we’ve had in the past, many of us still struggle with self-doubt. How do we respond? In Episode 116 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha talk about their own battles with insecurity and imposter syndrome. They share 7 practical tips for tackling life’s challenges with confidence, or, at least, with self-compassion. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
March 1, 2018
Like most families in America, we’re processing our heartbreak, anger, and confusion in the wake of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We’re also grappling with how to help our kids deal with the news. How do we talk to them about school shootings, violence, and other tragic events, especially given that many of them are already talking about it amongst themselves? And how do we communicate with younger kids about safety without terrifying them? In Episode 115 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share their experiences with their own kids, who range in age from 6-18. They talk about how to share details in age-appropriate ways (including not sharing at all), give kids space to react, encourage action, and accept that as parents, we simply can’t have all the answers, but we can respond in ways that support our kids, our communities, and ourselves. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
February 22, 2018
Language naturally evolves over time, but it can also be challenging, especially around (politicized) topics such as gender identity. In Episode 114 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews Casey Brown about gender identity, language, and parenting. They talk about Casey’s gender identity journey over the last 17 years, the importance of giving kids room around gender identity, how kids are often more comfortable than adults when talking about gender, “pronouns 101,” and how compassionately communicating with other human beings boils down to some really, really simple universals and actions. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
February 15, 2018
Most of us want to eat healthy family meals and prepare them with a minimum of fuss and expense. That said, not all of us like to cook, and not all of our kids like to eat what we cook. Even those of us who enjoy cooking don’t always have the time. Real life is messy, no matter what our shiny cookbooks and social media feeds say. In Episode 113 of Edit Your Life, Asha interviews Stacie Billis, managing editor of Cool Mom Eats and author of the cookbook Make It Easy. Listening to Stacie talk about food, cooking, and real-life family meals is a breath of fresh air! Asha and Stacie talk about the tricky storyline around family food (and why Stacie waited years to write her cookbook), her relaxed approach to getting meals on the table, favorite grocery store shortcuts, meal planning tips, and permission to find your own joy of cooking...whatever that looks like to you. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
February 8, 2018
In a recent episode, we suggested revisiting your cookbooks as a way to reset your dinnertime routines. The resulting listener conversation after that episode was so lively and animated...clearly, we’re not the only ones would could use some inspiration in the kitchen. So we decided to devote more episodes to talking about food! In Episode 112 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 7 cookbooks they’re loving right now. Their recommendations span new cookbooks to old classics, entrees to desserts, plus an Indian cookbook that reminds Asha of the food she grew up with. Listen, then head straight to the bookstore, library, or your own shelf of cookbooks! + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
February 1, 2018
One of the challenges of adulting includes tackling hard-but-necessary adult tasks, like making a will, buying insurance, and saving for retirement. We know these big jobs are important, but they can be so intimidating it’s tempting to keep putting them off...forever. This episode is for anyone who gets anxious about these tasks, or who doesn’t know how to begin. In Episode 111 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share own experiences tackling adult life planning basics. They go on to offer baby steps for getting started on the big tasks, including making a will, buying life insurance, saving for college, and saving for retirement. ***High fives to episode sponsor Ladder! Ladder provides life insurance for modern families with a streamlined, online process that gives you an instant decision. Pop over to ladderlife.com and answer a few quick questions to get a free quote!*** + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
January 25, 2018
Overparenting. The term carries a whiff of judgement, as if the line between “just right” and “too much” parenting were obvious. But it’s not that simple, particularly because many of us live in a culture that pushes more and more involvement...sometimes more than even we feel is okay. In Episode 110 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews educator Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure. They have a wide-ranging conversation about overparenting that provides both grace and practical advice. Christine and Jess talk about letting go of control, how ignoring the grade portal actually encourages learning, and how lovingly stepping back doesn’t have to feel like walking away. While Jess’s tips are directly relevant to parents of school-aged kids, we hope all parents will listen to her wise, compassionate perspective. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
January 18, 2018
Decluttering seems to have a permanent spot on our to-do lists, and there’s no end to the advice about how to do it “right.” But bottom line, what’s right is what actually works for you. After all, the goal isn’t to declutter, or even to have a perfect, clutter-free home; it’s to make room for a more peaceful, distraction-free life. In Episode 109 of Edit Your Life, Christine talks to professional organizing consultant Rachel Rosenthal about the difference between “neat” and “organized,” and move on to small, doable ways to integrate decluttering into your daily routine. They discuss handling paper and toy clutter, organizing your closet (no, you don’t have to empty it first), and managing food waste, and Rachel shares her favorite organizing products and tips for maintaining your organized home. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
January 11, 2018
It’s a new year -- a time when we’re often hard on ourselves when it comes to goals of all stripes, including food and exercise. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In Episode 107 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha shift the framing of new year goals to positive changes you choose rather than failures to correct. They go on to offer 8 positive, doable, guilt-free tips for resetting your eating habits after the holidays. High fives to our episode sponsor PRANA (www.prana.bio/us), a family-owned Canadian purveyor of yummy 100% organic, vegan, kosher, gluten-free, and non-GMO snacks. PRANA just launched in Boston at Stop & Shop, Star Market, Shaw’s, Good Health Natural Foods, Basha’s Natural Marketplace, Your Health Matter, and Living Earth so look for them on your next grocery store run! + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
December 21, 2017
Often, the simplest holiday rituals are the ones we love the most. In Episode 107 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha encourage you to take the pressure off creating the picture-perfect holiday season by embracing simple rituals YOUR family enjoys. They share 8 easy rituals -- from neighborhood light walks to local craft fairs to building LEGO sets -- in the hopes of inspiring your own low-key holiday fun. High fives to our episode sponsor Epic!, a super cool, giant (25,000 titles!) digital library for kids 12 and under. Hop on over to getepic.com and get two free months of unlimited reading on Epic! by using the promo code: edityourlife. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
December 14, 2017
Getting together with family and friends is what the holidays are all about. But, as with so much else during this busy season, guilt and obligation can push what should be a joyous time into a crabby slog. In Episode 106 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha give you permission to edit the guilt out of your family gatherings. They start with a check-in on where they’re at this year with holiday preparations, then rebroadcast 9 tips for communicating clearly, setting realistic limits and expectations, and managing the day-to-day logistics during the busy holidays (including carving out time just for you). + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
December 7, 2017
The holiday shopping season is upon us, which, for many, kicks off a bizarre cascade of delight, frustration, overwhelm, and stress. We love to give presents...but we’re also trying to stick to a budget...and our friends are trying to declutter, just like we are...but we want to express our love and it’s fun to give gifts...but, and, but, and, but...you get the picture. Holiday gifting can be complicated! In Episode 105 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 8 tips for editing your holiday gift list without tamping down your generosity, including perspective shifts to help you refocus on connection instead of obligation, how to get organized, clutter-free (and in some cases, virtually cost-free) gift alternatives including gifts that give back, plus tips for communicating with your family so everyone’s gift expectations are on the same page. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
November 30, 2017
Kicked off by the revelation of Harvey Weinstein’s longtime sexual harassment and abuse, women have been speaking out about their own experiences by the thousands (many using the #metoo hashtag in social media). Christine was moved to open up about own childhood sexual harassment experiences...something she hadn’t before discussed publicly. Her Facebook Live broadcast prompted this week’s interview, because we wanted to pivot toward a resource that will help other parents broach this difficult topic with their kids. In Episode 104 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews Nora Gelperin, Director of Sexuality Education and Training at Advocates for Youth. She shares down-to-earth advice about how to talk to kids about sexual abuse: what it is, how to recognize it, and how to protect themselves. Christine and Nora also discuss how to advocate for a strong sex ed program at your child’s school, and Nora recommends her favorite sex ed resources. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
November 21, 2017
So we were planning on taking Thanksgiving week off but then an amazing interview opportunity came our way, so welcome to our first ever bonus episode! In Episode 103 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews Kentucky Congressional candidate Amy McGrath. In this wide-ranging, personal conversation, they talk about: finding and using your voice, the simplest ways parents can support kids, the challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated field, the pivotal moment that led to Amy’s decision to run for Congress, the key non-partisan issues Amy cares about, how people can best support candidates, and how Amy is juggling campaign life with being a mom of 3 kids 5 and under. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
November 16, 2017
Practicing gratitude is one of the most reliable happiness habits. And yet, many of us find ourselves running at full tilt to keep up during this busy time of year, and it can be hard to pause and be grateful. In Episode 102 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha offer 8 tips for editing in gratitude. They share stories and helpful shifts in perspective, plus simple habits you can integrate into your life to help make gratitude a natural part of your day. + + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
November 9, 2017
We loved hearing listener voices through our 100th episode and are thrilled to answer more listener questions this week. In Episode 101 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha tackle questions related to dealing with negative work mojo, setting and re-evaluating priorities, and the challenges of being in the sandwich generation. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
November 2, 2017
We’re clinking virtual champagne glasses because hooray, it’s our 100th episode! We’re incredibly grateful to you all for tuning in! In anticipation of this milestone we decided to try something different and invited listeners to send in questions that we could play and respond to on the air. In Episode 100 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha cover family-related questions spanning siblings, self-esteem, technology, grades, and backseat organization. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
October 26, 2017
With the right apps on board, you can offset your smartphone’s tendency to distract by turning it into a powerhouse productivity tool. In Episode 99 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 19 apps that will help you work, live, and even grocery shop more efficiently. They crowdsourced this app collection with the help of their most productive Internet friends, all of whom are busy enough that they’ll only make time (and room on their phones) for apps that really do their jobs well. The biggest surprise? Some of the most productive people use the simplest apps. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
October 19, 2017
Before you can improve yourself, you must know and accept yourself. But how? According to Gretchen Rubin (author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before, and co-host of the podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin) the key lies in knowing your tendency, or how you respond to inner and outer expectations. Once you do, keeping your New Year’s resolutions, sticking to an exercise routine, and even communicating with your partner or kids gets a whole lot easier. In Episode 98 of Edit Your Life, Asha and Gretchen talk about her new book, The Four Tendencies, in which she lays out a simple framework for understanding our internal motivations (Obligers, Upholders, Questioners, or Rebels). They share the quirks and challenges of their own tendencies, discuss the inherent tension between improving and accepting ourselves, and talk about how the Four Tendencies play out in relationships. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
October 12, 2017
The last few weeks in our country have been remarkably painful. Hurricanes, floods, fires, shootings, untimely deaths, warmongering, political chaos...it’s enough to make us want to hide in the closet and never come out. And yet, there’s still work to do, meals to cook, and life to live. How do you keep functioning and even experiencing joy when things are so stressful? In Episode 97 of Edit Your Life, Asha and Christine give listeners the podcast version of a hug. They share what’s going on in their lives, plus what they’re doing to stay productive in today’s stressful climate. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
October 5, 2017
We upgrade tools and gadgets to improve or simplify our lives. But in an eye-opening New York Times Magazine piece, editor Pamela Paul pointed out that constant newness and “feature clutter” can actually increase overwhelm. She went on to talk about how her intentional “downgrading” helped lend balance to her already sped-up life. In Episode 96 of Edit Your Life, Asha and Christine discuss Pamela’s piece and talk about what mindful downgrading looks like in their lives. They go on to share 6 tips for how to push back against upgrade pressure, how (or whether) to spend your upgrade budget, and how to advocate for your choices at work and at home. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
September 28, 2017
The challenge of parenting siblings takes many of us by surprise. There’s no such thing as “normal” when it comes to how siblings relate to each other, or to how the family system changes as more personalities are added to the mix. And then there’s the added layer of family history: how our own sibling stories influence our parenting choices. In Episode 95 of Edit Your Life, Asha and Christine respond to a listener’s question about parenting siblings, sharing 9 tips for understanding and supporting kids both as siblings and individuals, handling sibling conflict, and dealing with personal sibling baggage that may be impacting how your parent your kids. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
September 21, 2017
This week’s episode is sponsored by Circle Round, WBUR iLab’s new storytelling podcast for kids and the grown-ups they love. Hop on over and subscribe and download. Ours is the first generation of parents to raise “digitally native” kids who’ve grown up using technology. As such, many of us struggle to balance the benefits of screen time with its many challenges, especially when it comes to our families. How do we set limits while embracing the best technology has to offer? How do we maintain a dialogue with our kids about screen time when they seem to understand it better than we do? In Episode 94 of Edit Your Life, Asha interviews Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Survive and Thrive in Their Digital World. Asha and Devorah talk about how managing screen time starts with trusting yourself, the “mentoring vs. monitoring” approach, and steps you can take to create a more “tech positive” atmosphere in your family. Christine and Asha also share how screen time is playing out in their families. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
September 14, 2017
We all know intellectually that kids learn from challenges, and they grow stronger and have more self-confidence when they learn to navigate those challenges. But when you’re actually going through it it’s hard, as a parent, to watch your kid struggle. It’s also hard to identify where the line is between reasonable struggle and a real need for help. In Episode 93 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 8 tips for how parents can help kids handle disappointment while not hovering. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
September 7, 2017
The news has been relentlessly rough. And when things get stressful, diving into media and entertainment can actually serve as a form of self-care and also remind us that there are good, productive, kind, interesting people pumping creative work into the world. In Episode 92, Christine and Asha share about what they are listening to, watching, and reading. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
August 24, 2017
The violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA, followed by the troubling equivocal response from the White House, has trained a spotlight on hate groups and racism in America, both past- and present-day. In Episode 91, Christine and Asha share their personal reactions to Charlottesville plus what they are hearing from their communities. They go on to offer 7 suggestions for how you can make a difference taking a stand against hate. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year.
August 10, 2017
Can you feel it? That feeling that summer’s ending and it’s almost time to return to back-to-school efficiency? Some families embrace the return to the Fall routine and some resist it, but either way it takes work and there are simple ways to make it easier. In Episode 90, Christine and Asha rebroadcast 8 tips to help ease the transition back to school, with an all-new update on how they and their families are doing right now. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
July 27, 2017
Independent kids. It’s what we’re all striving to raise, right? In Episode 89 of Edit Your Life, Christine talks to educator Amy Mascott about the summer juggle, the power of everyday learning (and how easy it actually is), and key tips for raising independent kids (including how to handle resistant kids). + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
July 13, 2017
So many families work towards the American Dream but what happens when you get there and it totally doesn’t work for your family? In Episode 88 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha talk to Jill Krause about her quest to reclaim her family’s happy loud life by swapping their beautiful home in a top school district for a 12-18 month, 50-state RV adventure. During this conversation, Christine, Asha, and Jill talk about the tipping point to the journey, stepping into fear, fostering resilience and grit in kids, what happens when your kids don’t fit the mold at school, and embracing uncertainty. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
June 29, 2017
Jobs aren’t always the most fun but they are really, really important. In Episode 87 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha discuss 9 reasons why kids should get jobs, spanning both the realities of learning how to manage money and the incredible life skills that can be garnered through work. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
June 15, 2017
It’s been 7 months since the presidential election and, yup, everything is still super stressful. In Episode 86 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha offer perspective on the ups and downs of activism and offer ideas for how to manage the intense, persistent stress of the current political climate. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
June 1, 2017
It’s June, which means summer break is fast approaching (or already here for some of you!). If you haven’t mapped out your entire summer yet, don’t panic! In Episode 85 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha rebroadcast 10 tips for navigating summer schedules and also provide an update on how their summers are shaping up (or, in Christine’s case, NOT shaping up) as well as a fresh round of Your Next Edits regarding summer schedules. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
May 25, 2017
Summer’s almost here, and given how popular our last Media & Entertainment roundup was, we thought it was perfect timing for Volume 2! In Episode 84 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share what’s on their playlists, bookshelves and TVs right now. Join the discussion on the Edit Your Life Facebook page and share what you’re reading/watching/listening to! + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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