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Edit Your Life

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Through conversations and interviews, Christine Koh + Asha Dornfest offer inspiration and tactics to help you edit the unnecessary from your life so you’ve got room to enjoy the awesome.

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Through conversations and interviews, Christine Koh + Asha Dornfest offer inspiration and tactics to help you edit the unnecessary from your life so you’ve got room to enjoy the awesome.

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Timely, practical, insightful!

By 爸爸 (Baba) - Oct 07 2019
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Perfectly timed episodes (like tips on packing kids lunches and meal prep as the school year started), practical tips we can apply right away, and insights that shift our perspectives! Highly recommended!!

Great podcast with practical, meaningful ideas

By Kippy-librarian - Sep 19 2019
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I discovered this podcast a few months ago and have binged on it and love it, but today’s show is the first show that moved me to write a comment (first time on ANY podcast!) As a mom of a 13-year-old only child, I didn’t realize how much I needed to hear Asha and Christine’s positive and nonjudgmental thoughts on only children. Their takes, as always, were fair, open-minded and made me feel understood. In general, listening to this podcast. I have come away with so many great, practical insights into myself and my life and my parenting and relationships! I highly recommend it!

iTunes Ratings

185 Ratings
Average Ratings
154
21
5
1
4

Timely, practical, insightful!

By 爸爸 (Baba) - Oct 07 2019
Read more
Perfectly timed episodes (like tips on packing kids lunches and meal prep as the school year started), practical tips we can apply right away, and insights that shift our perspectives! Highly recommended!!

Great podcast with practical, meaningful ideas

By Kippy-librarian - Sep 19 2019
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I discovered this podcast a few months ago and have binged on it and love it, but today’s show is the first show that moved me to write a comment (first time on ANY podcast!) As a mom of a 13-year-old only child, I didn’t realize how much I needed to hear Asha and Christine’s positive and nonjudgmental thoughts on only children. Their takes, as always, were fair, open-minded and made me feel understood. In general, listening to this podcast. I have come away with so many great, practical insights into myself and my life and my parenting and relationships! I highly recommend it!

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Edit Your Life

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Through conversations and interviews, Christine Koh + Asha Dornfest offer inspiration and tactics to help you edit the unnecessary from your life so you’ve got room to enjoy the awesome.

Episode 109: Decluttering For Normal People

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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.

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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.

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Jan 18 2018

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Episode 118: Coping With Parenting + Work Overwhelm

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“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.

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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.

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Mar 22 2018

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Episode 72: Minimalist Parenting

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Many of you have gotten to know Christine and Asha as podcasters, but what you might not realize is that the inspiration for the Edit Your Life podcast came from the book they wrote together in 2013 called Minimalist Parenting. In Episode 72, Christine and Asha talk about what minimalist parenting is (and isn’t) and cover key thoughts related to time management, clutter, money, playtime, school, extracurriculars, mealtime, travel, celebrations, and self-care.

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Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and the award-winning bloggers behind BostonMamas.com (CK) and ParentHacks.com (AD). You’ll find the show notes for this episode, including links to resources we’ve mentioned, at http://edityourlifeshow.com.

Do you have a question, comment, or show topic idea for us? Would you like to sponsor an upcoming episode? We’d love to hear from you. Send an email to edityourlifeshow@gmail.com, or leave a comment at facebook.com/edityourlifeshow.

Mar 02 2017

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Episode 78: Tips + Tools For Time Management

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Spring is upon us, and for many people life suddenly feels 500% busier, whether it’s due to changes at work, a disruption in routine due to out-of-town guests, or an uptick in school and extracurricular activities. In Episode 78, Christine and Asha share 9 tips and tools for time management to help you find your most productive times, edit your schedule, and prevent the constant attention switching that can make it difficult to get things done through the day.

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Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and the award-winning bloggers behind BostonMamas.com (CK) and ParentHacks.com (AD). You’ll find the show notes for this episode, including links to resources we’ve mentioned, at http://edityourlifeshow.com.

Do you have a question, comment, or show topic idea for us? Would you like to sponsor an upcoming episode? We’d love to hear from you. Send an email to edityourlifeshow@gmail.com, or leave a comment at facebook.com/edityourlifeshow.

Apr 13 2017

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Episode 148: Decluttering Priorities + Tactics

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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.

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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.

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Jan 24 2019

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Episode 98: The Four Tendencies

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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.

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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.

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Oct 19 2017

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Episode 89: Raising Independent Kids

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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).

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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.

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Jul 27 2017

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Episode 65: Decluttering With Kids

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Grownups can have a lot of emotional baggage related to decluttering, so it’s no surprise that kids can too. But decluttering is important -- both for “stuff management” and also to teach kids about letting go of things. In Episode 65 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 9 tips for decluttering with kids, spanning practical ideas and how to move things forward with emotional, “stuff-attached” kids.

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Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and the award-winning bloggers behind BostonMamas.com (CK) and ParentHacks.com (AD). You’ll find the show notes for this episode, including links to resources we’ve mentioned, at http://edityourlifeshow.com.

Do you have a question, comment, or show topic idea for us? Would you like to sponsor an upcoming episode? We’d love to hear from you. Send an email to edityourlifeshow@gmail.com, or leave a comment at facebook.com/edityourlifeshow.

Jan 12 2017

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Episode 131: How To Be a Happier Parent

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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.

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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.

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Aug 23 2018

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Episode 88: Happy Loud Life

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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.

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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.

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Jul 13 2017

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Episode 77: Parenting Do-Overs

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Parenting is all about trial and error. You make the best decisions you can in the moment and often times don’t know how things will play out. Also, some things you think are a huge deal end up not being a big deal, while other things you didn’t notice or pay much attention to turn out to be really important. In Episode 77, Christine and Asha talk about 8 lessons they have learned (and do-overs they wish they could have!) over their years parenting kids who now range in ages from 6 to 17.

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Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and the award-winning bloggers behind BostonMamas.com (CK) and ParentHacks.com (AD). You’ll find the show notes for this episode, including links to resources we’ve mentioned, at http://edityourlifeshow.com.

Do you have a question, comment, or show topic idea for us? Would you like to sponsor an upcoming episode? We’d love to hear from you. Send an email to edityourlifeshow@gmail.com, or leave a comment at facebook.com/edityourlifeshow.

Apr 06 2017

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Episode 42: Working Mom Hacks

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All moms are working moms, but there’s undoubtedly another level of juggling and chaos when you need to report to an employer. In Episode 42, Christine interviews Genevieve Thiers, founder of Sittercity.com (and Sittercity’s latest venture Chime), mom of twins, and opera singer (for real!). Christine and Genevieve discover some bizarre life parallels before diving into some of Genevieve’s favorite working mom hacks, spanning school events, appointments, commuting, schedules, single parenthood, guilt, judgement at work, and self-care. She also talks with candor about spectrum disorders.

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Do you have a question, comment, or show topic idea for us? Would you like to sponsor an upcoming episode? We’d love to hear from you via facebook.com/edityourlifeshow, by tagging your Instagram or Twitter posts with #edityourlifeshow, or via edityourlifeshow@gmail.com. You’ll find show notes for this episode, including links to resources we’ve mentioned, at edityourlifeshow.com.

Jun 16 2016

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Episode 99: Favorite Productivity Apps

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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.

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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.

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Oct 26 2017

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Episode 95: Parenting Siblings

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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.

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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.

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Sep 28 2017

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Episode 113: Non-Judgy Food Tips For Families

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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.

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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.

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Feb 15 2018

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Episode 167: Home Hustle Tactics

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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!

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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.

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Jun 13 2019

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Episode 130: Stretched Too Thin

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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.

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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.

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Aug 09 2018

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Episode 49: At-Home Date Night Ideas

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Everyone (including us) talks about the importance of making time for your adult relationships when you have kids. And it is so very important. But what do you do when you don’t have a babysitter? Or the sitter cancels? Or you need to save a few bucks? In Episode 49, Christine and Asha share eight ideas to help you carve out time with your partner at home. Added bonus: these tips apply to all adult relationships in your life and also offer a great opportunity to practice boundary setting and giving kids the chance to figure things out.
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Do you have a question, comment, or show topic idea for us? Would you like to sponsor an upcoming episode? We’d love to hear from you via facebook.com/edityourlifeshow, by tagging your Instagram or Twitter posts with #edityourlifeshow, or via edityourlifeshow@gmail.com. You’ll find show notes for this episode, including links to resources we’ve mentioned, at edityourlifeshow.com.

Sep 01 2016

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Episode 3: Why Edit Your Life?

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Wondering why it’s worth editing your life, or whether doing less = being lazy? Christine and Asha address why it can be hard to edit your life, how the journey is different for everyone, and why editing your life is necessary, doable, and totally awesome. Do you have a question, comment, or show topic idea for us? We’d love to hear from you via facebook.com/edityourlifeshow, by tagging your Instagram or Twitter posts with #edityourlifeshow, or via edityourlifeshow@gmail.com. You’ll find show notes for this episode, including links to resources we’ve mentioned, at bostonmamas.com + parenthacks.com.

Aug 20 2015

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Episode 110: Untangling Overparenting

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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.

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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.

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Jan 25 2018

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Episode 183: The Thank-You Project

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Given how much we communicate our feelings through texts, GIFs, and public status updates, it may seem archaic to send letters—real letters!—but there’s science-backed power behind the act of expressing gratitude through written letters. In Episode 183, Christine talks to Nancy Davis Kho about her new book, "The Thank-You Project: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time." Christine and Nancy talk about the science of gratitude, whether or not to send letters, gratitude and forgiveness, nostalgia traps, and the power of playlists.

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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.

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Dec 05 2019

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Episode 182: Holiday Food Hacks

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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.

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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.

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Nov 21 2019

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Episode 181: Navigating Divorce + Single Parenthood

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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.

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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.

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Nov 07 2019

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Episode 180: Mental + Physical Load Management

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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.

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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.

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Oct 31 2019

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Episode 179: Dumpster Fire Survival 101

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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.

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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.

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Oct 24 2019

24mins

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Episode 178: Balancing School Achievement Pressure [Rebroadcast]

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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.

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Oct 10 2019

48mins

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Episode 177: How To Deal With Difficult People

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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.

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Oct 03 2019

46mins

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Episode 176: Fall Plans

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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.

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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.

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Sep 26 2019

42mins

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Episode 175: Listener Mailbag (Parenting Edition)

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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.

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Sep 19 2019

48mins

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Episode 174: Raising Teenagers

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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.

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Sep 12 2019

53mins

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Episode 173: Self-Care Honor Roll

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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!

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Sep 05 2019

30mins

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Episode 172: Back-To-School Food Sanity

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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.

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Aug 22 2019

50mins

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Episode 171: Summer of Self

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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.

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Aug 08 2019

43mins

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Episode 170: Raising A Screen-Smart Kid

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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.

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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.

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Jul 18 2019

55mins

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Episode 169: Relationships, Social Media + Money

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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.

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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.

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Jul 04 2019

45mins

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Episode 168: Summer Plans

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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.

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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.

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Jun 20 2019

37mins

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Episode 167: Home Hustle Tactics

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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!

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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.

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Jun 13 2019

42mins

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Episode 166: Nurturing Your Relationship Under Stress

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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.

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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.

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Jun 06 2019

33mins

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Episode 165: Non-Spa Self-Care

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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.

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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.

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May 23 2019

39mins

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Episode 164: Back-To-Work Survival Tips

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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.

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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.

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May 16 2019

36mins

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