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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

180 Ratings
Average Ratings
150
20
5
1
4

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!

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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.

Rank #1: 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

41mins

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Rank #2: Episode 22: Questioning The KonMari Decluttering Method

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Marie Kondo’s “Japanese decluttering book” has taken the world by storm. The book details the author’s philosophy about organizing and decluttering, and gives step-by-step instructions for decluttering one’s home. She calls her specific steps the “KonMari Method,” and promises that it will change the lives of those who follow it. Thousands of people say it has, but plenty have voiced skepticism. In Episode 22 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha touch on different aspects of Marie Kondo’s approach, and share their reactions -- both positive and negative -- to the KonMari Method. 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.

Jan 21 2016

33mins

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Rank #3: 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

25mins

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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

40mins

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Rank #6: Episode 46: Should We Force Our Kids To Be Tidy?

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We’re living in a time where decluttering is considered “an act of moral courage.” But tidying is a far more complicated issue, particularly depending on your personal history and family personalities. In reaction to a New York Times piece on the (seemingly simple!) question of whether we should force kids to be tidy, in Episode 46 Christine and Asha discuss the current decluttering culture, upbringing issues, the downside of decluttering, and how to take different family personalities into account.

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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.

Jul 21 2016

37mins

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Rank #7: 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

45mins

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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 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

45mins

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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: 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

48mins

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Rank #12: 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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Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com

Aug 09 2018

39mins

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Rank #13: Episode 138: Everyday Stress Management

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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.

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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.

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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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Oct 18 2018

32mins

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Rank #14: Episode 96: Downgrading Your Life

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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.

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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 05 2017

37mins

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Rank #15: Episode 128: Prioritizing Joy + Optimism

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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.

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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 12 2018

56mins

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Rank #16: 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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Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com

Oct 26 2017

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Rank #17: Episode 127: Everyday Relationship Tips

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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.

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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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Jun 28 2018

33mins

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Rank #18: Episode 14: Weekday Dinner Solutions

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Modern day dinners are far from Rockwellian. More typically, they involve a revolving door of family members tired and hungry after a busy day, with parents who likely are lacking in motivation or sheer minutes to do a ton of prep work. Fear not! In Episode 14 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 9 tips for weekday dinner solutions, related to planning (don’t be afraid, this is totally minimalist planning!), efficiency, execution, outsourcing, and general mindshifts about what a modern day dinner really looks like. 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 bostonmamas.com + parenthacks.com.

Nov 05 2015

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Rank #19: 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

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Rank #20: 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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