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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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188 Ratings
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Wonderful Podcast!

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I love this podcast. Fantastic suggestions backed by science!

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!!

iTunes Ratings

188 Ratings
Average Ratings
156
22
5
1
4

Wonderful Podcast!

By Hddbdhdbjdbfdbdhf - Dec 31 2019
Read more
I love this podcast. Fantastic suggestions backed by science!

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!!
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Edit Your Life

Latest release on Jan 16, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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

19mins

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Rank #2: 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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Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/
Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com

Oct 31 2019

56mins

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Rank #3: 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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Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com

Mar 22 2018

40mins

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Rank #4: 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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Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com

Jan 24 2019

25mins

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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: Episode 34: Spring Nest Refresh

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Home is where you spend most of your hours, but for many people, making your home feel cozy and lovely can seem frivolous or overwhelming. In Episode 34, Christine interviews interior designer and stylist Paige Lewin; they cover why it’s imperative that your home – temporary or permanent -- needs to be a place of respite and energy, why prioritizing your nest isn’t frivolous, what to do when your partner’s style differs from yours, and a slew of actionable tactics to help you get over the overwhelm factor and refresh your nest.

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.

Apr 14 2016

44mins

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Rank #7: 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.

Share: #edityourlifeshow
Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com
Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow
Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com

Oct 26 2017

33mins

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Rank #8: 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

38mins

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Rank #9: 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

37mins

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Rank #10: Episode 37: The Happiness Equation

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All we really want for ourselves and our children is to be happy. But how do we achieve lasting happiness? Bookstore shelves and the Internet are crammed with theories, strategies, and “secrets,” but author Neil Pasricha’s take on the topic in his new book The Happiness Equation is fresh, surprising, and (in Asha’s opinion) spot-on. In Episode 37 of Edit Your Life, Neil and Asha talk about what motivated him to write this book, why ignoring advice (even ours) might be one of the secrets of happiness, and how a few minutes each day spent on a few totally-doable activities are proven to increase your happiness.

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.

May 12 2016

43mins

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Rank #11: 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.

Share: #edityourlifeshow
Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com
Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow
Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com

Jul 27 2017

41mins

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Rank #12: 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.

Share: #edityourlifeshow
Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/
Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com

Oct 24 2019

24mins

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Rank #13: Episode 160: Real-Life Meal Planning

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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.

Apr 18 2019

37mins

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Rank #14: 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

29mins

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Rank #15: Episode 58: Improving Relationship Communication

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Relationship communication can be really hard. In Episode 58, Christine and Asha respond to a listener letter by joint interviewing licensed mental health counselor Jonathan Baxter. Their conversation covers big picture issues and practical strategies related to gender issues, correcting power imbalances, family systems, differing priorities, the challenge of asserting oneself, compassion, coping with resentment, and the easiest tweak to start conversations off on the right foot.

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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.

Nov 03 2016

45mins

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Rank #16: Episode 26: How To Get Kids To Do Chores

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Chores represent a double parenting win -- you’re teaching your kids life skills while taking something off your load. But this seemingly everyday ritual is a constant source of frustration for families. In Episode 26 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha explore why families wrestle with integrating chores into their routine and share 10 tips for how to get kids to do them -- and hopefully realize that chores represent responsibility and eventual independence.

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.

Feb 18 2016

31mins

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Rank #17: 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.

Share: #edityourlifeshow
Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/
Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com

Jun 13 2019

42mins

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Rank #18: Episode 67: Chasing Slow

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These days it’s not easy to go slow. Or if you want to go slow, it often feels as if you’re going against the tide. In Episode 67, Christine and Asha interview Erin Loechner, founder of Design for Mankind, co-host of The Simple Show podcast, and author of Chasing Slow. We discuss the individual nature and complexities of how to get to your slow, decoupling self-esteem and happiness from perfection and control, how surrender is an essential part of parenting, reconciling loving beauty and stuff with wanting to simplify, and the challenges of chasing slow in the age of social media.

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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 26 2017

50mins

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Rank #19: 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.

Share: #edityourlifeshow
Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/
Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com

Jul 18 2019

55mins

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Rank #20: Episode 100: Listener Questions, Part 1

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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.

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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.

Share: #edityourlifeshow
Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com
Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow
Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com

Nov 02 2017

47mins

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