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May 23, 2019
Episode 165: Non-Spa Self-Care
Self-care is more than pedicures and herbal tea. It includes the stuff that may not be relaxing (or even pleasant) in the moment but is foundational to your health and well-being, and therefore your happiness. In Episode 165, Christine and Asha get real about their own self-care track records, and offer gentle encouragement to prioritize the self-care tasks that rarely make it onto the “treat yourself” lists. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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39 min
May 16, 2019
Episode 164: Back-To-Work Survival Tips
Returning back to work after you’ve had a baby is NUTS. It can feel like we’re expected to do all the things for work, baby, and home (often times self isn’t even in the equation) while in a major state of sleep deprivation. In response to a listener request, in Episode 164 Christine welcomes mom of twins + podcast producer Jessica Alpert as the first ever guest host for the Edit Your Life Show. Christine and Jessica talk about back-to-work survival tips spanning self-compassion, day care logistics, outsourcing, self + relationship care, and the financial long game. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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36 min
May 9, 2019
Episode 163: Badass Parent Lessons
Mother’s Day is coming up and Christine and Asha recently returned from the exhausting thrill of Mom 2.0 Summit, so they’re fired up to spread the parent love! In Episode 163 Christine and Asha share important lessons they have learned from other badass parents. The lessons span wisdom gleaned in the domains of finances, travel, home, work, play, and relationships. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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38 min
May 2, 2019
Episode 162: Socially Conscious Spending
“Voting with our wallets” sends powerful signals to the marketplace about our values and priorities, and has a real impact on lives around the world. In Episode 162 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine interviews Jane Mosbacher Morris, founder of the ethically sourced shop To The Market and co-author of the new book, Buy The Change You Want To See. Christine and Jane talk about the paths that led to Jane’s work, simple ways to edit your spending to be socially conscious, how not all factories are equal or evil, and Jane’s favorite small and large brands who are doing business well. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: http://www.edityourlifeshow.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edityourlifeshow/ Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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32 min
April 25, 2019
Episode 161: Becoming More Present
The tension between getting more stuff done and slowing down enough to savor and appreciate what’s happening around you is an ongoing challenge in this 24/7 world. In Episode 161 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine and Asha share simple ideas for how to be present in daily life when you’ve got a long to-do list hovering over your shoulder. They talk about communication and scheduling tweaks, device-free tactics, boundary setting, and more. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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32 min
April 18, 2019
Episode 160: Real-Life Meal Planning
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.
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37 min
April 11, 2019
Introducing Motherhood Sessions
If you’ve listened to our media and entertainment review episodes, you’ve heard Christine rave about the Gimlet Media shows Homecoming, Science Vs., and The Habitat. Today we want to introduce you to a new Gimlet Media podcast we think you’ll love: Motherhood Sessions. On Motherhood Sessions, psychiatrist Dr. Alexandra Sacks works with women who are struggling with the massive life and identity shifts that accompany motherhood. In the first episode, you’ll hear from Zoe, a woman who’s grappling with low self-esteem, a difficult ex- who isn’t carrying his co-parenting weight, the challenge of asking for help, and how to deal with her anger over what she now sees as a path filled with red flags that she chose to ignore. We hope this honest, compelling conversation resonates with you. (Note that Motherhood Sessions covers sensitive topics and includes some profanity.)
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39 min
April 11, 2019
Episode 159: Multicultural Parenting
Many of us families have multiple racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in our families. How do we share these rich cultural traditions with our kids while also enjoying the mainstream observations and celebrations of day-to-day American life? In Episode 159 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine and Asha respond to a listener’s question by sharing their own thoughts and experiences about growing up—and now parenting—in multicultural families. They talk about the gifts and complexities of identity, and then go on to share about simple ways to increase cultural awareness in everyday life. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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32 min
April 4, 2019
Episode 158: Untangling Overparenting with Jessica Lahey [Rebroadcast]
Overparenting can take many forms—the extreme being, say, bribing and cheating your kid’s way into college. And while the college bribery scandal is an over-the-top example, it does bring up the overarching issue of all the ways kids are undermined when parents go overboard smoothing the road for them. In Episode 158 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine and Asha share fresh commentary on overparenting, then rebroadcast an interview with Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure. Christine and Jessica talk about letting go of control, how ignoring the grade portal actually encourages learning, and how lovingly stepping back doesn’t have to feel like walking away. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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49 min
March 28, 2019
Episode 157: Spring Check-In
The change in season brings with it an opportunity to reflect and recalibrate, so this week we’re doing a spring check-in. In Episode 157 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine and Asha share a behind-the-scenes look at their family, work, and self-care plans for spring. Also featured: an unintended special guest, Asha’s dog, Teddy, who barked through most of the episode. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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38 min
March 21, 2019
Episode 156: How To Talk To Kids About Race
Imagine a diverse community in which people embrace their commonalities while respecting and celebrating each others’ differences. This vision is possible once we can talk openly about race with our family and friends. In Episode 156 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine interviews Amber Coleman-Mortley, Director of Social Engagement at iCivics, Inc., about how to talk about race with kids. In this engaging, practical conversation, Amber shares two helpful analogies that illuminate the concepts of privilege and cultural differences, demonstrates how to ask questions based in empathy and respect, and shares how simple it can be to nurture cross-cultural curiosity… the foundation of a more equitable school, neighborhood, and country. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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38 min
March 14, 2019
Episode 155: Easy Pantry Dinners
Getting healthy dinners on the table takes energy and time, two things often in short supply. What do you do when you find yourself rooting around the kitchen at 6pm with slim pickings in the fridge and zero cooking inspiration? In Episode 155 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Asha and Christine share their favorite easy pantry dinners -- meals that come together using ingredients from your pantry and freezer. They share ideas for simple, nourishing meals you can throw together at the end of a busy day without having to make an emergency run to the grocery store. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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34 min
March 7, 2019
Episode 154: Redefining Femininity
In honor of International Women’s Day this week, we bring you a timely discussion about the evolving definition of femininity. In Episode 154 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Asha talks with author Catherine Connors about her new book (with co-author Amy Stanton), The Feminine Revolution. Asha and Catherine discuss the importance of valuing intuition as more than a feeling, but as a way of knowing. They also talk about how parenting has expanded their perspectives on gender roles, and how broadening and celebrating qualities traditionally seen as feminine not only empowers girls, but kids of all genders. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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45 min
February 28, 2019
Episode 153: Finding Peace While Kids Struggle
It’s hard to see your kid struggling. During times of family stress, self-care becomes even more elusive than ever, even though it’s that much more more important. In Episode 153, Asha and Christine talk about how to find peace in the midst of family struggles. They offer compassionate, realistic advice that parents can put to work right now, and provide big-picture perspective shifts and practical in-the-moment strategies that come from a place of empathy. They also give you permission to leave unhelpful advice by the side of the road and give you a script for how to respond. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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35 min
February 21, 2019
Episode 152: Weird Parenting Wins
Let’s face it; becoming a parent is weird. All of a sudden we’re tasked with the biggest responsibility of our lives: growing another human being. The good news? Parenting ingenuity is an endlessly renewable resource! In Episode 152, Asha interviews Hillary Frank, creator of The Longest Shortest Time podcast and author of Weird Parenting Wins: Bathtub Dining, Family Screams, and other Hacks from the Parenting Trenches. Asha and Hillary talk about the pervasive feeling of failure that can accompany parenting, the Internet’s ability to create parenting community, Hillary and Asha’s favorite parent hacks, and more. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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41 min
February 14, 2019
Episode 151: Winter Wellness, Pt. 2
FOOD. It’s one of our favorite topics, and something that’s on our minds as we think about how to support our winter health. In Episode 151 (part 2 of a 2-episode winter wellness series), Christine and Asha share tips for eating simply, healthfully, and deliciously during the winter. They talk about how to keep meals interesting when produce options are slim, ideas for using up what’s in the fridge, and embracing the seasonal flow of your food preferences (including a lean toward comfort food). Also, KALE BROWNIES and LIFE-CHANGING SALAD DRESSING DISPENSER. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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24 min
February 7, 2019
Episode 150: Winter Wellness, Pt. 1
Between the chill, the damp, and the dark, winter can feel pretty blah. What better time to shine a light on wellness? In Episode 150 (Part 1 of a 2-episode winter wellness series), Christine and Asha share tips for maintaining (or, perhaps, restarting) your fitness habit during the cold weather months. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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28 min
January 31, 2019
Episode 149: Balancing School Achievement Pressure
How do we encourage our kids to work hard while keeping school achievement hype in perspective? How do we balance supporting our kids without micromanaging them? In Episode 149, Asha & Christine share their evolving experiences as parents of high school- and college students, and give parents permission to pause, breathe, and remember that education is much bigger than school. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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33 min
January 24, 2019
Episode 148: Decluttering Priorities + Tactics
Marie Kondo’s new Netflix series has kicked off a decluttering frenzy. Which is FANTASTIC...if her method works for you. Asha & Christine find whole-life decluttering to be overwhelming, so they’re focused on smaller decluttering projects that have a big impact. In Episode 148, Asha & Christine share what they’re decluttering right now and how they’re making it happen. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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25 min
January 17, 2019
Episode 147: 2019 Plans + A Big Announcement!
Happy New Year! After a profoundly restful three-week break, we’re back and full of ideas + we have a BIG announcement. In Episode 147 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine and Asha recap their holiday breaks and share some unexpected discoveries that came with time away. They also share the results of their 2018 Listener Survey (which will help inform their 2019 podcast plans). Finally, they announce a big new interactive project for 2019: the Edit Your Life 21-Day Productivity E-Retreat! + + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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29 min
December 20, 2018
Episode 146: Favorite Episodes of 2018
We’re suckers for year-end “best of” lists, so as we approach the end of 2018 we wanted to look back on another year of podcasting and highlight a select group of episodes that lodged themselves into our hearts. In Episode 146 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share their six favorite episodes from 2018, along with why they found them so personally meaningful. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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31 min
December 13, 2018
Episode 145: Media & Entertainment Favorites, Vol. 6
Winter is for curling up with a good book, movie, TV show, or podcast. (Do you curl up with your podcasts? Let’s start that trend!) We love hearing our friends’ recommendations for must-read/see/hear entertainment, so we thought we’d pay it forward and tell you about our current favorites. In Episode 145 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share what they’re reading, watching, and listening to right now. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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29 min
December 6, 2018
Episode 144: Favorite Ways To Give
Let’s change the storyline around frenzied holiday giving! Shopping for gifts can be a joyful holiday activity in itself, especially when you sidestep the big-box stores and get creative with your gift budget by using it to also support charities, artists, and small businesses. In Episode 144 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share their 8 favorite ways to give. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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31 min
November 29, 2018
Episode 143: Editing Your Holiday Gift List [Rebroadcast]
Most of us love presents: getting them and giving them. And yet, even with the best of intentions and the most iron-clad of budgets, holiday gifting can take on a frenzied quality. How do you embrace the delight of gift-giving without stumbling into the stress that seems to shadow annual holiday shopping? In Episode 143 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha rebroadcast 8 tips for editing your holiday gift list without tamping down your generosity, including perspective shifts to help you refocus on connection instead of obligation, how to get organized, clutter-free (and in some cases, virtually cost-free) gift alternatives including gifts that give back, plus tips for communicating with your family so everyone’s gift expectations are on the same page. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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29 min
November 15, 2018
Episode 142: Easier Holiday Food
We love food. We love traditions. We love togetherness. But we don’t love the stress and feelings of obligation and comparison that can sneak into holiday meal preparation. In Episode 142 of Edit Your Life (recorded in-person in Asha’s living room!), Christine and Asha share simple ways to dial down the intensity around holiday food. They share shifts in mindset, planning tips, and easy holiday dishes that will help you focus on the fun, not the fuss. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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24 min
November 8, 2018
Episode 141: Fall Check-In
Fall has been full of contradictions and transitions (and plenty of joy), so we thought this would be a good moment to pause and check in with what’s going on beyond the podcast. In Episode 141 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha give listeners a window into their lives right now. They share what’s going on at home and work, how they’re approaching self-care, and what they’re especially looking forward to this Fall. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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41 min
November 1, 2018
Episode 140: Raising Good Citizens
During this divisive moment in our country, how do we model good citizenship for our kids? In Episode 140 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews Rana DiOrio, co-author of the forthcoming book What Does It Mean to Be American? Rana shares what inspired her to write the book, what she felt was missing in the children’s book publishing market, and how books can open the door to two foundational aspects of good citizenship: inclusivity and empathy. + + + + + This week’s episode is sponsored by Simple Contacts, a convenient way to renew your contact lens prescription and reorder your brand of contacts from anywhere, in minutes. Get $20 off your contacts at simplecontacts.com/eyl OR enter code eyl at checkout. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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31 min
October 25, 2018
Episode 139: Nurturing Your Friendships
Our friendships are precious, but they can also be crowded out by the intensity of work, family, and stress. The good news? The first step toward reversing that dynamic is simply to notice it, and friendships can be nurtured through small doses of time and attention. In Episode 139 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha reflect upon friendship, how it has changed as their kids have gotten older, and share 8 crowdsourced ways to treasure and celebrate your friends. + + + + + This week’s episode is sponsored by RXBAR, purveyor of whole food protein bars made with simple, real ingredients. RXBAR is offering Edit Your Life listeners an exclusive pack of 6 Adult bars and 4 Kid bars so the whole family is able to enjoy! For 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/eyl and enter promo code: eyl at checkout. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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32 min
October 18, 2018
Episode 138: Everyday Stress Management
Between Fall transitions, triggering news headlines, and the general pace of work and life, many folks are battling debilitating levels of stress. And while a relaxing day at the spa sounds nice in theory, it’s not something everyone can carve out time or money for, and it doesn’t address the reality that daily stress management is crucial. In Episode 138 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 8 practical, totally doable everyday stress management tactics that are working for them. + + + + + This week’s episode is sponsored by personalized vitamin and supplement subscription service Care/of. For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and enter promo code EYL. This episode is also sponsored by clean beauty retailer Follain. To get Follain’s Clean Essentials Kit for 50% off, visit follain.com/eyl and use code eyl at checkout. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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32 min
October 11, 2018
Episode 137: Talking to Kids About Sexual Harassment
The allegations of sexual assault against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh shined a painfully glaring light on the importance of discussing harassment and abuse with kids. In Episode 137 of Edit Your Life, we rebroadcast Christine’s interview with Nora Gelperin, Director of Sexuality Education and Training at Advocates for Youth. She shares down-to-earth advice about how to talk to kids about sexual abuse: what it is, how to recognize it, and how to protect themselves. Christine and Nora also discuss how to advocate for a strong sex ed program at your child’s school, and Nora recommends her favorite sex ed resources. + + + + + This week’s episode is sponsored by EveryPlate, a meal kit service that is all about making good food affordable and easy. Go to everyplate.com and use the discount code EYL at checkout for 50% off your first box. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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38 min
October 4, 2018
Episode 136: Dreaming Big + Making Change
On November 6, Americans will have the opportunity to vote for a record number of women running for public office. One who burst onto the scene last year is former fighter pilot and mother of three Amy McGrath, the Democratic candidate for Kentucky’s 6th US House district. In Episode 136 of Edit Your Life, we rebroadcast Christine’s November 2017 interview with Amy. In this wide-ranging, personal conversation, Christine and Amy talk about finding and using your voice, how best to support kids, the pivotal moment that prompted Amy to run for Congress, and how she’s juggling the demands of family life while on the campaign trail. + + + + + This week’s episode is sponsored by Warby Parker, retailer of designer prescription eyewear at revolutionary prices. Go to warbyparker.com/eyl to order your free Home Try-Ons. (No code necessary.) + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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35 min
September 27, 2018
Episode 135: Parenting Through Fear
A listener letter by inspired this important conversation about parenting during this era of mass school shootings. How do we send our kids to school when school doesn’t feel safe? Is our fear in line with the actual risk, not only about school shootings, but other dangers our children face? How do we balance nurturing their independence while doing our protective jobs as parents? In Episode 135 of Edit Your Life, Asha and Christine respond to these big questions with the help of licensed mental health counselor Jonathan Baxter. Asha interviews Jon, who brings both his therapeutic and parenting wisdom to the conversation. They talk about the first steps parents can take to move through fear, the connection between fear and surrender, transforming righteous anger into action, how to talk to kids about your fears, and not just functioning but thriving in an unpredictable world. + + + + + This week’s episode is sponsored by Thrive Market, an online marketplace that offers thousands of best-selling non-GMO foods and natural products at ​25-50% below traditional retail prices​. Go to thrivemarket.com/edityourlife to get 25% off your first order + a free 30 day trial. (No code necessary.) + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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48 min
September 20, 2018
Episode 134: Tips for Communicating with Teens
Say the phrase “communicating with teens” to another parent and you’ll often be met a sigh and an eyeroll. While parenting teens comes with its complications, we’ve discovered there are also many joyful surprises along the road leading to our kids’ independence. In Episode 134 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share anecdotes and tips for communicating with teens. They suggest shifts in perspective, conversational tweaks, and ways to communicate non-verbally that can help open the door to more openness...even if that means less talking. + + + + + This week’s episode is sponsored by Thrive Market, an online marketplace that offers thousands of best-selling non-GMO foods and natural products at ​25-50% below traditional retail prices​. Go to thrivemarket.com/edityourlife to get 25% off your first order + a free 30 day trial. (No code necessary.) + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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35 min
September 13, 2018
Episode 133: Recalibrating Your Social Media Use
Do you have a love/hate relationship with social media? For many of us, what used to be a useful tool or harmless diversion has morphed into something more complicated, so recalibrating your social media use calls for more nuanced advice than “just light it all on fire!” In Episode 133 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha talk about the what and how of managing social media, and also dig into the why. They share simple tweaks that will help bring your social media use back in bounds while suggesting ways to shift attention to your offline life. This week’s episode is sponsored by Epic! and Green Chef, both of whom are offering awesome deals for Edit Your Life listeners. Visit getepic.com and use promo code EDIT for two months free. Visit greenchef.us/eyl for $50 off your first box of Green Chef. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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33 min
September 6, 2018
Episode 132: Media & Entertainment Favorites, Vol. 5
The kids are back to school and (totally related) we’re back to our regular weekly schedule! We’re kicking things off with something light and fun: a rundown of our current media favorites. In Episode 132 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha talk about the books, TV shows, movies and podcasts that have them laughing, thinking, learning, and relaxing right now. This week’s episode is sponsored by Epic! Visit getepic.com and use promo code EDIT for two months free! + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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31 min
August 23, 2018
Episode 131: How To Be a Happier Parent
The word happiness gets thrown around a lot, especially when it comes to family life. But what does “being a happy parent” mean? Does it mean we’re having fun? We’re on top of things? We’re sure of ourselves? None of us feels those things all the time, but most of us would like to feel those things more. In Episode 131 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Asha interviews KJ Dell’Antonia, author of the new book "How To Be A Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute." Asha and KJ talk about analysis paralysis and its impact on happiness, kids’ “independence continuum,” handling sibling dynamics, and making decisions about screen time. Through it all, KJ shares real-world stories about how we can all be more happy, however that looks for us. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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45 min
August 9, 2018
Episode 130: Stretched Too Thin
When author Jessica Turner surveyed over 2,000 working moms about the pain points in their lives, the phrase that kept coming up was “stretched too thin.” As a working mom she certainly identified with that feeling, and out of those data and her own experience came her new book Stretched Too Thin: How Workings Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter and Thrive (Revell, September 2018). In Episode 130 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine interviews Jessica about the power of intentionality, the invisible-but-real burden of emotional labor (and what to do about it), the connection between risk and goal-setting, and the simple fact that everyone, no matter how busy, deserves to thrive. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Kohi and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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39 min
July 26, 2018
Episode 129: How to Teach Kids Life Skills
Summer is the ideal time for your kids to learn real-world life skills no matter how old they are. And judging by the viral popularity of our recent “100 Life Skills You Can Teach Your Kids in 5 Minutes or Less” list, people want to get started. In Episode 129 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine and Asha follow up on their list with practical tips for how to teach kids life skills. They talk about the importance of frustration tolerance, how to nudge to reluctant kids to learn, the reality that kids sometimes learn more readily from other adults, and the welcome reminder that it’s never too late to start. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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24 min
July 12, 2018
Episode 128: Prioritizing Joy + Optimism
The news cycle has been relentless and painful, which is all the more reason that it’s important to do give yourself a little space to settle into something good. In Episode 128 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews novelist Katherine Center. Christine and Katherine talk about Katherine’s latest New York Times bestselling book, How To Walk Away, the human condition, positive vs. negative valence theory as it relates to fiction, why prioritizing happiness and joy matters, women writers, how Katherine found her love of storytelling through her teen tribe, and more. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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56 min
June 28, 2018
Episode 127: Everyday Relationship Tips
When you’re in a relationship, there’s a tendency to fall into patterns and assume that things stay constant. But the reality is, relationships reflect a collection of human and situational variables that change over time and require continued love, care, and evaluation. In Episode 127 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 8 tactics that will help you self-reflect and make everyday communication tweaks to navigate the changing variables of your relationship, and remember to have fun along the way. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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33 min
June 14, 2018
Episode 126: Managing Summer Screen Time
Screen time poses a challenge for most families, but even more so during the summer, when school structure falls away and many kids’ free time (good!) defaults to being filled with “zombie” electronics (bad!). Simplistic, catch-all rules ignore the fact that managing screen time is complicated. In Episode 126 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha acknowledge the complexity of our ever-changing relationship with electronics. They talk about what has worked (and what hasn’t) in their families, and offer tips and perspective on how to navigate your own family’s screen time situation. Thanks to our episode sponsor, Young Woodworkers, a great, hands-on alternative to screen time for 7-12 year-olds. Edit Your Life listeners get big savings on the first shipment. Head to youngwoodworkers.com/edit to subscribe and get a 50% discount -- $9.99 plus postage and processing for the first kit (no promo code needed)! + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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32 min
May 24, 2018
Episode 125: Serendipity Space [Rebroadcast]
What is serendipity space? It’s the practice of mindfully leaving (and creating!) pockets of space in your schedule. In Episode 125 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha rebroadcast one of their earliest episodes, during which they talk about serendipity space (a term they coined in Minimalist Parenting) and share tactics for how to create it in your life in order to reduce stress, foster creativity, and encourage spontaneity. + + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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31 min
May 17, 2018
Episode 124: How To Create Your Village
When you’re swamped by the demands of work and early parenting, it can feel like finding your community is just another chore on an endless to-do list. And yet it’s during those early years when you most need support! In Episode 124 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha respond to a listener who isn’t sure how to begin building community around her family. They offer big picture + practical recommendations for how to create your village, starting with activities that are already part of your everyday life. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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29 min
May 10, 2018
Episode 123: Spring Check-In
When they’re not writing or recording, Christine and Asha are doing a bunch of other things, including navigating things like home projects, kid schedules, relationships, and self-care. In Episode 123 of Edit Your Life, they take a break from lifestyle editing practicalities and share what’s top of mind for them this spring. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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38 min
May 3, 2018
Episode 122: Helping Teens Thrive
Let’s flip the script on parenting teens and focus on the beauty and satisfaction of this intense time. In Episode 122 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews Dr. Ken Ginsburg, co-director of the newly formed Center for Parent and Teen Communication at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Christine and Ken bust myths and misconceptions about teen motivations and attitudes and they talk about how to help teens embrace self-determination as parents transition toward mentorship. Dr. Ken offers wise, practical advice about how parents can stay authentically connected to their teens as they ready themselves for independence and adult life. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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44 min
April 26, 2018
Episode 121: Choosing the Right College
How to choose the right college? If approaching that question feels daunting, don’t miss this surprising, practical, deeply comforting episode. In Episode 121 of Edit Your Life, Asha interviews Lisa Heffernan, co-founder of Grown & Flown, a blog about parenting 15-25 year old kids through high school, college, and beyond. Asha and Lisa talk big-picture-to-nitty-gritty about the elusive notion of “college fit,” what really brings kids success (hint: it's not the college's reputation or pedigree), how to let go of baggage about where kids “should” go to college, how to support your kids without taking over, and more. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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51 min
April 12, 2018
Episode 120: Feed Our Democracy
The results of the 2016 presidential election kicked off a remarkable wave of activism, with record numbers of women running for office and people becoming more active at the city, state, and federal levels. In Episode 120 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews Isabel Kallman, one of the co-founders of the recently launched Feed Our Democracy. Christine and Isabel talk about the magic of activating around food, how to choose an issue when you’re overwhelmed, the incredible power of teens, the necessity of integrating self-care into your advocacy, how to deal with advocacy fatigue, and more. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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43 min
March 29, 2018
Episode 119: Modeling Imperfection [Rebroadcast]
Last week’s episode on coping with parenting and work overwhelm clearly touched a nerve for many listeners; part of the overwhelm being related to persistent, nagging anxiety about not being able to do things “right.” But there’s a lot of power in periodic stumbles and falls, and, often, positive surprises as a result. In Episode 119 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha rebroadcast 8 tips for modeling imperfection, and share how their respective journeys embracing and modeling imperfection have gone in the two years since the original broadcast. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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32 min
March 22, 2018
Episode 118: Coping With Parenting + Work Overwhelm
“What is wrong with me and why can’t I get it together?” These are among the heartbreaking questions recently sent in by a listener who feels that she is routinely falling short juggling the demands of work + parenting a toddler. In Episode 118 of Edit Your Life, Asha talks about this letter with licensed mental health counselor Jonathan Baxter. They discuss the gulf between life balance expectations and reality, the toxicity of comparison, separating who you are from what’s happening in your day-to-day life, how to function while in survival mode, and the importance of issuing kindness and self-compassion when there’s not enough time or sleep to go around. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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40 min
March 15, 2018
Episode 117: Media & Entertainment Favorites, Vol. 4
As much as we love diving deep and reflectively into topics, it’s time for something light and fun! In Episode 117 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha talk about what they’re reading, watching, and listening to right now (including a cake-related Instagram account). And they’d love to hear what you’re enjoying too! + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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30 min
March 8, 2018
Episode 116: Tackling Challenges + Insecurities
Facing challenges makes us stronger, but that doesn’t mean it feels great in the moment. Hard things are...hard. No matter how many successes we’ve had in the past, many of us still struggle with self-doubt. How do we respond? In Episode 116 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha talk about their own battles with insecurity and imposter syndrome. They share 7 practical tips for tackling life’s challenges with confidence, or, at least, with self-compassion. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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26 min
March 1, 2018
Episode 115: How To Help Kids Through Tragic Events
Like most families in America, we’re processing our heartbreak, anger, and confusion in the wake of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We’re also grappling with how to help our kids deal with the news. How do we talk to them about school shootings, violence, and other tragic events, especially given that many of them are already talking about it amongst themselves? And how do we communicate with younger kids about safety without terrifying them? In Episode 115 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share their experiences with their own kids, who range in age from 6-18. They talk about how to share details in age-appropriate ways (including not sharing at all), give kids space to react, encourage action, and accept that as parents, we simply can’t have all the answers, but we can respond in ways that support our kids, our communities, and ourselves. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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22 min
February 22, 2018
Episode 114: Gender Identity 101
Language naturally evolves over time, but it can also be challenging, especially around (politicized) topics such as gender identity. In Episode 114 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews Casey Brown about gender identity, language, and parenting. They talk about Casey’s gender identity journey over the last 17 years, the importance of giving kids room around gender identity, how kids are often more comfortable than adults when talking about gender, “pronouns 101,” and how compassionately communicating with other human beings boils down to some really, really simple universals and actions. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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41 min
February 15, 2018
Episode 113: Non-Judgy Food Tips For Families
Most of us want to eat healthy family meals and prepare them with a minimum of fuss and expense. That said, not all of us like to cook, and not all of our kids like to eat what we cook. Even those of us who enjoy cooking don’t always have the time. Real life is messy, no matter what our shiny cookbooks and social media feeds say. In Episode 113 of Edit Your Life, Asha interviews Stacie Billis, managing editor of Cool Mom Eats and author of the cookbook Make It Easy. Listening to Stacie talk about food, cooking, and real-life family meals is a breath of fresh air! Asha and Stacie talk about the tricky storyline around family food (and why Stacie waited years to write her cookbook), her relaxed approach to getting meals on the table, favorite grocery store shortcuts, meal planning tips, and permission to find your own joy of cooking...whatever that looks like to you. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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46 min
February 8, 2018
Episode 112: Cookbooks We Love
In a recent episode, we suggested revisiting your cookbooks as a way to reset your dinnertime routines. The resulting listener conversation after that episode was so lively and animated...clearly, we’re not the only ones would could use some inspiration in the kitchen. So we decided to devote more episodes to talking about food! In Episode 112 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 7 cookbooks they’re loving right now. Their recommendations span new cookbooks to old classics, entrees to desserts, plus an Indian cookbook that reminds Asha of the food she grew up with. Listen, then head straight to the bookstore, library, or your own shelf of cookbooks! + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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28 min
February 1, 2018
Episode 111: Tackling Adult Life Planning Basics
One of the challenges of adulting includes tackling hard-but-necessary adult tasks, like making a will, buying insurance, and saving for retirement. We know these big jobs are important, but they can be so intimidating it’s tempting to keep putting them off...forever. This episode is for anyone who gets anxious about these tasks, or who doesn’t know how to begin. In Episode 111 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share own experiences tackling adult life planning basics. They go on to offer baby steps for getting started on the big tasks, including making a will, buying life insurance, saving for college, and saving for retirement. ***High fives to episode sponsor Ladder! Ladder provides life insurance for modern families with a streamlined, online process that gives you an instant decision. Pop over to ladderlife.com and answer a few quick questions to get a free quote!*** + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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34 min
January 25, 2018
Episode 110: Untangling Overparenting
Overparenting. The term carries a whiff of judgement, as if the line between “just right” and “too much” parenting were obvious. But it’s not that simple, particularly because many of us live in a culture that pushes more and more involvement...sometimes more than even we feel is okay. In Episode 110 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews educator Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure. They have a wide-ranging conversation about overparenting that provides both grace and practical advice. Christine and Jess talk about letting go of control, how ignoring the grade portal actually encourages learning, and how lovingly stepping back doesn’t have to feel like walking away. While Jess’s tips are directly relevant to parents of school-aged kids, we hope all parents will listen to her wise, compassionate perspective. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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50 min
January 18, 2018
Episode 109: Decluttering For Normal People
Decluttering seems to have a permanent spot on our to-do lists, and there’s no end to the advice about how to do it “right.” But bottom line, what’s right is what actually works for you. After all, the goal isn’t to declutter, or even to have a perfect, clutter-free home; it’s to make room for a more peaceful, distraction-free life. In Episode 109 of Edit Your Life, Christine talks to professional organizing consultant Rachel Rosenthal about the difference between “neat” and “organized,” and move on to small, doable ways to integrate decluttering into your daily routine. They discuss handling paper and toy clutter, organizing your closet (no, you don’t have to empty it first), and managing food waste, and Rachel shares her favorite organizing products and tips for maintaining your organized home. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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41 min
January 11, 2018
Episode 108: New Year Food Reset
It’s a new year -- a time when we’re often hard on ourselves when it comes to goals of all stripes, including food and exercise. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In Episode 107 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha shift the framing of new year goals to positive changes you choose rather than failures to correct. They go on to offer 8 positive, doable, guilt-free tips for resetting your eating habits after the holidays. High fives to our episode sponsor PRANA (www.prana.bio/us), a family-owned Canadian purveyor of yummy 100% organic, vegan, kosher, gluten-free, and non-GMO snacks. PRANA just launched in Boston at Stop & Shop, Star Market, Shaw’s, Good Health Natural Foods, Basha’s Natural Marketplace, Your Health Matter, and Living Earth so look for them on your next grocery store run! + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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29 min
December 21, 2017
Episode 107: Simple Holiday Rituals
Often, the simplest holiday rituals are the ones we love the most. In Episode 107 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha encourage you to take the pressure off creating the picture-perfect holiday season by embracing simple rituals YOUR family enjoys. They share 8 easy rituals -- from neighborhood light walks to local craft fairs to building LEGO sets -- in the hopes of inspiring your own low-key holiday fun. High fives to our episode sponsor Epic!, a super cool, giant (25,000 titles!) digital library for kids 12 and under. Hop on over to getepic.com and get two free months of unlimited reading on Epic! by using the promo code: edityourlife. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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32 min
December 14, 2017
Episode 106: Guilt-Free Family Get-Togethers [Rebroadcast]
Getting together with family and friends is what the holidays are all about. But, as with so much else during this busy season, guilt and obligation can push what should be a joyous time into a crabby slog. In Episode 106 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha give you permission to edit the guilt out of your family gatherings. They start with a check-in on where they’re at this year with holiday preparations, then rebroadcast 9 tips for communicating clearly, setting realistic limits and expectations, and managing the day-to-day logistics during the busy holidays (including carving out time just for you). + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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33 min
December 7, 2017
Episode 105: Editing Your Holiday Gift List
The holiday shopping season is upon us, which, for many, kicks off a bizarre cascade of delight, frustration, overwhelm, and stress. We love to give presents...but we’re also trying to stick to a budget...and our friends are trying to declutter, just like we are...but we want to express our love and it’s fun to give gifts...but, and, but, and, but...you get the picture. Holiday gifting can be complicated! In Episode 105 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 8 tips for editing your holiday gift list without tamping down your generosity, including perspective shifts to help you refocus on connection instead of obligation, how to get organized, clutter-free (and in some cases, virtually cost-free) gift alternatives including gifts that give back, plus tips for communicating with your family so everyone’s gift expectations are on the same page. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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33 min
November 30, 2017
Episode 104: Talking To Kids About Sexual Harassment
Kicked off by the revelation of Harvey Weinstein’s longtime sexual harassment and abuse, women have been speaking out about their own experiences by the thousands (many using the #metoo hashtag in social media). Christine was moved to open up about own childhood sexual harassment experiences...something she hadn’t before discussed publicly. Her Facebook Live broadcast prompted this week’s interview, because we wanted to pivot toward a resource that will help other parents broach this difficult topic with their kids. In Episode 104 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews Nora Gelperin, Director of Sexuality Education and Training at Advocates for Youth. She shares down-to-earth advice about how to talk to kids about sexual abuse: what it is, how to recognize it, and how to protect themselves. Christine and Nora also discuss how to advocate for a strong sex ed program at your child’s school, and Nora recommends her favorite sex ed resources. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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43 min
November 21, 2017
Episode 103: Dreaming Big + Making Change
So we were planning on taking Thanksgiving week off but then an amazing interview opportunity came our way, so welcome to our first ever bonus episode! In Episode 103 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews Kentucky Congressional candidate Amy McGrath. In this wide-ranging, personal conversation, they talk about: finding and using your voice, the simplest ways parents can support kids, the challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated field, the pivotal moment that led to Amy’s decision to run for Congress, the key non-partisan issues Amy cares about, how people can best support candidates, and how Amy is juggling campaign life with being a mom of 3 kids 5 and under. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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35 min
November 16, 2017
Episode 102: Editing In Gratitude
Practicing gratitude is one of the most reliable happiness habits. And yet, many of us find ourselves running at full tilt to keep up during this busy time of year, and it can be hard to pause and be grateful. In Episode 102 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha offer 8 tips for editing in gratitude. They share stories and helpful shifts in perspective, plus simple habits you can integrate into your life to help make gratitude a natural part of your day. + + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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36 min
November 9, 2017
Episode 101: Listener Questions, Part 2
We loved hearing listener voices through our 100th episode and are thrilled to answer more listener questions this week. In Episode 101 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha tackle questions related to dealing with negative work mojo, setting and re-evaluating priorities, and the challenges of being in the sandwich generation. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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55 min
November 2, 2017
Episode 100: Listener Questions, Part 1
We’re clinking virtual champagne glasses because hooray, it’s our 100th episode! We’re incredibly grateful to you all for tuning in! In anticipation of this milestone we decided to try something different and invited listeners to send in questions that we could play and respond to on the air. In Episode 100 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha cover family-related questions spanning siblings, self-esteem, technology, grades, and backseat organization. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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47 min
October 26, 2017
Episode 99: Favorite Productivity Apps
With the right apps on board, you can offset your smartphone’s tendency to distract by turning it into a powerhouse productivity tool. In Episode 99 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 19 apps that will help you work, live, and even grocery shop more efficiently. They crowdsourced this app collection with the help of their most productive Internet friends, all of whom are busy enough that they’ll only make time (and room on their phones) for apps that really do their jobs well. The biggest surprise? Some of the most productive people use the simplest apps. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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33 min
October 19, 2017
Episode 98: The Four Tendencies
Before you can improve yourself, you must know and accept yourself. But how? According to Gretchen Rubin (author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before, and co-host of the podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin) the key lies in knowing your tendency, or how you respond to inner and outer expectations. Once you do, keeping your New Year’s resolutions, sticking to an exercise routine, and even communicating with your partner or kids gets a whole lot easier. In Episode 98 of Edit Your Life, Asha and Gretchen talk about her new book, The Four Tendencies, in which she lays out a simple framework for understanding our internal motivations (Obligers, Upholders, Questioners, or Rebels). They share the quirks and challenges of their own tendencies, discuss the inherent tension between improving and accepting ourselves, and talk about how the Four Tendencies play out in relationships. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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48 min
October 12, 2017
Episode 97: Moving Forward Under Stress
The last few weeks in our country have been remarkably painful. Hurricanes, floods, fires, shootings, untimely deaths, warmongering, political chaos...it’s enough to make us want to hide in the closet and never come out. And yet, there’s still work to do, meals to cook, and life to live. How do you keep functioning and even experiencing joy when things are so stressful? In Episode 97 of Edit Your Life, Asha and Christine give listeners the podcast version of a hug. They share what’s going on in their lives, plus what they’re doing to stay productive in today’s stressful climate. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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45 min
October 5, 2017
Episode 96: Downgrading Your Life
We upgrade tools and gadgets to improve or simplify our lives. But in an eye-opening New York Times Magazine piece, editor Pamela Paul pointed out that constant newness and “feature clutter” can actually increase overwhelm. She went on to talk about how her intentional “downgrading” helped lend balance to her already sped-up life. In Episode 96 of Edit Your Life, Asha and Christine discuss Pamela’s piece and talk about what mindful downgrading looks like in their lives. They go on to share 6 tips for how to push back against upgrade pressure, how (or whether) to spend your upgrade budget, and how to advocate for your choices at work and at home. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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37 min
September 28, 2017
Episode 95: Parenting Siblings
The challenge of parenting siblings takes many of us by surprise. There’s no such thing as “normal” when it comes to how siblings relate to each other, or to how the family system changes as more personalities are added to the mix. And then there’s the added layer of family history: how our own sibling stories influence our parenting choices. In Episode 95 of Edit Your Life, Asha and Christine respond to a listener’s question about parenting siblings, sharing 9 tips for understanding and supporting kids both as siblings and individuals, handling sibling conflict, and dealing with personal sibling baggage that may be impacting how your parent your kids. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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40 min
September 21, 2017
Episode 94: Raising Tech Positive Kids
This week’s episode is sponsored by Circle Round, WBUR iLab’s new storytelling podcast for kids and the grown-ups they love. Hop on over and subscribe and download. Ours is the first generation of parents to raise “digitally native” kids who’ve grown up using technology. As such, many of us struggle to balance the benefits of screen time with its many challenges, especially when it comes to our families. How do we set limits while embracing the best technology has to offer? How do we maintain a dialogue with our kids about screen time when they seem to understand it better than we do? In Episode 94 of Edit Your Life, Asha interviews Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Survive and Thrive in Their Digital World. Asha and Devorah talk about how managing screen time starts with trusting yourself, the “mentoring vs. monitoring” approach, and steps you can take to create a more “tech positive” atmosphere in your family. Christine and Asha also share how screen time is playing out in their families. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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56 min
September 14, 2017
Episode 93: Helping Kids Handle Disappointment
We all know intellectually that kids learn from challenges, and they grow stronger and have more self-confidence when they learn to navigate those challenges. But when you’re actually going through it it’s hard, as a parent, to watch your kid struggle. It’s also hard to identify where the line is between reasonable struggle and a real need for help. In Episode 93 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 8 tips for how parents can help kids handle disappointment while not hovering. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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35 min
September 7, 2017
Episode 92: Media & Entertainment Favorites (Vol. 3)
The news has been relentlessly rough. And when things get stressful, diving into media and entertainment can actually serve as a form of self-care and also remind us that there are good, productive, kind, interesting people pumping creative work into the world. In Episode 92, Christine and Asha share about what they are listening to, watching, and reading. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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41 min
August 24, 2017
Episode 91: Taking A Stand Against Hate
The violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA, followed by the troubling equivocal response from the White House, has trained a spotlight on hate groups and racism in America, both past- and present-day. In Episode 91, Christine and Asha share their personal reactions to Charlottesville plus what they are hearing from their communities. They go on to offer 7 suggestions for how you can make a difference taking a stand against hate. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year.
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48 min
August 10, 2017
Episode 90: Easing Back to School Transitions [Rebroadcast]
Can you feel it? That feeling that summer’s ending and it’s almost time to return to back-to-school efficiency? Some families embrace the return to the Fall routine and some resist it, but either way it takes work and there are simple ways to make it easier. In Episode 90, Christine and Asha rebroadcast 8 tips to help ease the transition back to school, with an all-new update on how they and their families are doing right now. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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33 min
July 27, 2017
Episode 89: Raising Independent Kids
Independent kids. It’s what we’re all striving to raise, right? In Episode 89 of Edit Your Life, Christine talks to educator Amy Mascott about the summer juggle, the power of everyday learning (and how easy it actually is), and key tips for raising independent kids (including how to handle resistant kids). + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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41 min
July 13, 2017
Episode 88: Happy Loud Life
So many families work towards the American Dream but what happens when you get there and it totally doesn’t work for your family? In Episode 88 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha talk to Jill Krause about her quest to reclaim her family’s happy loud life by swapping their beautiful home in a top school district for a 12-18 month, 50-state RV adventure. During this conversation, Christine, Asha, and Jill talk about the tipping point to the journey, stepping into fear, fostering resilience and grit in kids, what happens when your kids don’t fit the mold at school, and embracing uncertainty. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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40 min
June 29, 2017
Episode 87: Why Kids Should Get Jobs
Jobs aren’t always the most fun but they are really, really important. In Episode 87 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha discuss 9 reasons why kids should get jobs, spanning both the realities of learning how to manage money and the incredible life skills that can be garnered through work. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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41 min
June 15, 2017
Episode 86: Managing Political Stress
It’s been 7 months since the presidential election and, yup, everything is still super stressful. In Episode 86 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha offer perspective on the ups and downs of activism and offer ideas for how to manage the intense, persistent stress of the current political climate. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and won the 2017 Iris Award for Podcast Of The Year. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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43 min
June 1, 2017
Episode 85: Navigating Summer Schedules [Rebroadcast]
It’s June, which means summer break is fast approaching (or already here for some of you!). If you haven’t mapped out your entire summer yet, don’t panic! In Episode 85 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha rebroadcast 10 tips for navigating summer schedules and also provide an update on how their summers are shaping up (or, in Christine’s case, NOT shaping up) as well as a fresh round of Your Next Edits regarding summer schedules. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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47 min
May 25, 2017
Episode 84: Media & Entertainment Favorites (Vol. 2)
Summer’s almost here, and given how popular our last Media & Entertainment roundup was, we thought it was perfect timing for Volume 2! In Episode 84 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share what’s on their playlists, bookshelves and TVs right now. Join the discussion on the Edit Your Life Facebook page and share what you’re reading/watching/listening to! + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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35 min
May 18, 2017
Episode 83: Editing End Of School Year Chaos [Rebroadcast]
Stress and chaos seem unavoidable at the end of every school year. In Episode 83, Christine and Asha rebroadcast their episode on editing end of school year chaos + add a couple of bonus tips at the end. Also, visit the Edit Your Life Facebook page to share your favorite tip for reducing end of school year chaos, whether that’s related to stress reduction, simple weeknight dinner recipes, or something else. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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28 min
May 11, 2017
Episode 82: Mother’s Day Reflections
Mother’s Day is coming up -- we Google’d it to confirm! In Episode 82, Christine and Asha talk about how motherhood differed when each of their kids was born, and share their favorite and least favorite things about motherhood, the key things they have learned from being moms, and what they actually want for Mother’s Day. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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40 min
May 4, 2017
Episode 81: Reducing High School + College Stress
The stress associated with high school education and college entrance is legendary. But is it necessary? In Episode 81 of Edit Your Life, Asha interviews Gabrielle Blair, creator of the Design Mom blog and mother of six, about her family’s low-stress, high-trust approach to their kids’ educations. They discuss what the phrase “good school” really means, what happens when kids stray from the traditional school path, and how to be involved without being engulfed by worry. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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60 min
April 27, 2017
Episode 80: Teaching Kids To Cook
So here’s the thing: we all know it’s a good thing to get kids in the kitchen, but the prospect of food mess and management can be daunting. In Episode 80, Christine and Asha talk about 10 tips for teaching kids to find inspiration in the kitchen and get cooking -- notably, in a low stress way spanning toddler through teens. Because hello, move-out skills. + + + + + Every week, Edit Your Life shares practical ideas for decluttering your home, schedule, and mental space without getting bogged down by perfection. Hosts Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are award-winning bloggers and the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING. Share: #edityourlifeshow Show notes: edityourlifeshow.com Facebook: facebook.com/edityourlifeshow Email: edityourlifeshow@gmail.com
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40 min
April 20, 2017
Episode 79: The Joy Of Tweens + Teens
There are big, very real challenges raising tweens and teens but there’s also a lot of awesome. In Episode 79, Christine and Asha fill in the other side of the negative tween/teen story, sharing 8 reasons why parenting tweens and teens can be joyful. + + + + + 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.
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41 min
April 13, 2017
Episode 78: Tips + Tools For Time Management
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. + + + + + 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.
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38 min
April 6, 2017
Episode 77: Parenting Do-Overs
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. + + + + + 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.
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42 min
March 30, 2017
Episode 76: Thriving Out Loud
So seriously, what is up with the fear of, and stigma around, aging? We all age, so why not embrace it fully? In Episode 76, Christine and Asha talk with Karen Walrond (in person at the BE Conference in Austin) about her photo project focused on women over 40 (and how it evolved into a book), embracing age, intention setting and life mission statements, finding light in the world, and how thriving is a way you move through life. + + + + + 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.
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32 min
March 23, 2017
Episode 75: Women + Mentorship
For only the second time in 75 episodes, Christine and Asha recorded together in the same room; fittingly, at a conference focused on women, technology, and mentorship. In Episode 75, Christine and Asha talk with Jessica Ashley about peer-to-peer mentorship, the power of vulnerability, the importance of having trusted confidantes, finding your mentorship tribe, executing on ideas and accountability check-ins, and the special value inherent in women mentoring one another. + + + + + 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.
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29 min
March 16, 2017
Episode 74: Learning To Compromise Well [Rebroadcast]
A lot of people are experiencing palpable post-election discord. People feel misunderstood, not heard, and on edge, and those feelings can snowball in a relationship. And it can be difficult and frustrating to feel as if you’re “losing” when attempting to meet in the middle with people. In Episode 74, Christine and Asha share a rebroadcast of Christine’s interview with licensed mental health counselor Jonathan Baxter on learning to compromise well. + + + + + 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.
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38 min
March 9, 2017
Episode 73: Handling Friendship Changes
Friends are such a central part of a happy, grounded life, yet it can be really hard to nurture your friendships when you’re already feeling spread thin by work, relationships, and kids. And then there’s the issue of what to do when friendships experience drift or turbulence. In Episode 73, Christine and Asha discuss 9 ways to work through the challenges and happy moments as friendships spark, evolve, and drift. + + + + + 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.
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40 min
March 2, 2017
Episode 72: Minimalist Parenting
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. + + + + + 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.
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45 min
February 23, 2017
Episode 71: Creating Facebook Boundaries
Are you currently overwhelmed by Facebook? You’re not alone. What was once a purely social platform (puppy memes! lunch photos! selfies with old friends!) has become an emotional minefield for many people. In Episode 71, Christine and Asha share 9 tips to help you get clear on the benefits and costs of Facebook for you, and offer practical strategies for creating boundaries so Facebook doesn’t take over your life. + + + + + 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.
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37 min
February 16, 2017
Episode 70: Current Media + Entertainment Favorites
One of the beautiful things about living in a creative world is that there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy different forms of media and entertainment. In Episode 70, Christine and Asha share 13 things they’re digging right now, spanning podcasts, TV shows, movies, books, and music. + + + + + 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.
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38 min
February 9, 2017
Episode 69: Making Room For Creativity
Creativity as self-care is a very real thing, both generally speaking and also as a way to counter bleakness and darkness with beauty, light, liveliness, and inspiration. In Episode 69, Christine and Asha talk about 8 easy ways to add creativity into your life. + + + + + 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.
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36 min
February 2, 2017
Episode 68: Handling Heated Conversations
The Women’s March on January 21, 2017 was possibly the largest day of protest in American history, with marches happening in all 50 states, and on all 7 continents. In Episode 68, Christine and Asha talk about the march itself -- and the energy and conversation (including push back) swirling after the march -- as a backdrop for sharing 8 strategies for how to respectfully communicate with people who don’t share your views. + + + + + 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.
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41 min
January 26, 2017
Episode 67: Chasing Slow
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. + + + + + 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.
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50 min
January 19, 2017
Episode 66: Women, Networking + Money
This Saturday, women across the country will march in a national show of unity and strength. Now more than ever, women need to support one another and rise up together, both at work and at home. In Episode 66 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha interview rock star business owner and community builder Morra Aarons-Mele, founder of social media agency Women Online and host of the popular podcast Hiding In the Bathroom. We discuss why women need to cultivate what Morra calls “weak ties” to form a “new girls’ club,” her top piece of advice for building community, why it’s crucial for women to gain financial power (and how that power sits in both earning and spending), why getting active in your immediate community is EVERYTHING, and how there’s no singular way to parent as a feminist. [*Note: this episode contains one profanity at ~24:40] + + + + + 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.
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47 min
January 12, 2017
Episode 65: Decluttering With Kids
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. + + + + + 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.
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38 min
January 5, 2017
Episode 64: 2017 Intentions
It’s a new year and there’s a lot that feels hazy and uncertain for many people -- which is all the more reason to spend some time thinking about how to shape the things you can control. In Episode 64 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share about their small and large intentions in the realms of work, parenting, self-care, relationships, finance, and advocacy and community + they each share their next recommended step to make progress on moving your life forward. + + + + + 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.
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53 min
December 15, 2016
Episode 63: Crap-Free Holidays [Rebroadcast]
As much as we love the holidays, let’s be honest -- they often come with a lot of crap (both emotional and physical). It’s ironic that gift-giving can turn stressful; we feel obligated to buy stuff for people who (like us) are probably trying to declutter their own lives! In Episode 63 of Edit Your Life, we revisit an earlier conversation about sane holiday gifting. We share 9 ideas for how to relax the craziness around gifts — keeping the physical crap to a minimum without tamping own generosity. This is the last episode of the year! We’ll be back with all-new episodes in January. Happy holidays! + + + + + 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.
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37 min
December 8, 2016
Episode 62: A Post-Election Action Plan
We’re one month out from the election and it’s been an emotional and tumultuous time for many people. And many of us are at a point where we’re acknowledging where we are, educating ourselves, and taking action. In Episode 62, Christine and Asha share 9 ideas for how to move forward -- these ideas apply to every American, regardless of politics. + + + + + 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.
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49 min
December 1, 2016
Episode 61: Negotiating Time In Relationships
One common complaint in relationships is that things get very transactional and loaded -- particularly as it relates to negotiating time. In Episode 61, Christine and Asha respond to a listener letter and share 7 tips for how to get past feeling bad for taking time for yourself or feeling that you owe something in return, while also improving your communication strategy and treatment of one another. + + + + + 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.
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34 min
November 17, 2016
Episode 60: Less Is More Thanksgiving [Rebroadcast]
The past week has been hard. Quite frankly, Thanksgiving has barely been on the radar. So if you’re finding yourself in a panic about Thanksgiving preparation (or lack thereof), tune into Episode 60. Christine and Asha share 10 tips to dial down the Thanksgiving crazy so you can focus on togetherness and gratitude. + + + + + 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.
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31 min
November 10, 2016
Episode 59: Relaxed Entertaining
Getting together with friends should be fun. But oftentimes we let household to-do’s and entertaining “shoulds” get in the way of being with people. Inspired by online articles about “scruffy” and “crappy” entertaining, in Episode 59, Christine and Asha share 8 tips for how to simplify entertaining and lower the expectations in a way where the goal is not necessarily to be crappy but to simply enjoy the company of loved ones. + + + + + 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.
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30 min
November 3, 2016
Episode 58: Improving Relationship Communication
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. + + + + + 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.
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45 min
October 27, 2016
Episode 57: Becoming A Mom Boss
Becoming your own boss can be both awesome and overwhelming; sometimes it’s hard to know where to start and how to improve as you go. In Episode 57, Christine and Asha talk about and share Christine’s interview with Nicole Feliciano, fashion industry veteran turned online media rock star, blogger (MomTrends.com), and author of the new book Mom Boss - a start-up manual for mom entrepreneurs. In this candid interview, Nicole and Christine talk about mom guilt, mission statements, money, building a team, not doing things you don’t want to do, gratitude, and lessons learned. + + + + + 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.
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37 min
October 20, 2016
Episode 56: Letting Go + Making Leaps
Change can be hard and scary -- the uncertainty, the letting go of security, the need to trust in the act of trying. In Episode 56, Christine and Asha talk about and share Christine’s interview with actor Dr. Ken Jeong (of The Hangover and Dr. Ken fame) about making leaps. In this candid interview, Jeong shares about leaving medicine for acting, dealing with fear of failure and other people’s expectations, letting go of control, how his experience has impacted his parenting, and why his wife was the missing link and the catalyst for his success. + + + + + 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.
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37 min
October 13, 2016
Episode 55: Work-At-Home Productivity Hacks
Thanks to technology, so many more people work at home -- either partially or fully. In Episode 55, Christine and Asha respond to a letter from a listener who is struggling with the day-to-day pressures of being a work-at-home parent. They share 9 tips to cope with the need to get stuff done and the constant (read: exhausting) mental juggle required to flip between work mode, home mode, and parent mode. + + + + + 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.
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43 min
October 6, 2016
Episode 54: De-Stress Your Halloween [Rebroadcast]
Halloween is supposed to be fun, but the details can result in stress and grumpiness for parents. In Episode 54, Christine and Asha talk about what their kids are planning on for Halloween this year followed by a rebroadcast of the 7 (still totally relevant) tips they shared last year for how to de-stress your Halloween. + + + + + 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.
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33 min
September 29, 2016
Episode 53: Podcasts In Our Playlist Right Now
The podcast world has exploded in the last couple of years (thank you, Serial), with content that spans news, professional or personal development, and pure candy. In Episode 53, Christine and Asha share about 13 great podcasts that are loaded up in their playlists right now. + + + + + 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.
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35 min
September 22, 2016
Episode 52: Navigating New Parenthood
It’s 100% true that parenthood changes everything; the irony that one of life’s biggest responsibilities comes with no manual is not lost on us! In Episode 52, Christine and Asha respond to a listener looking for advice on how to navigate new parenthood, offering 8 ideas spanning the practical and also how to find joy in the process. + + + + + 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.
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41 min
September 15, 2016
Episode 51: Sane Sports Parenting
Fall is upon us, and for many families that means fall sports. How as parents do we support our young athletes? How do we encourage them to partake in the best of sports -- perseverance, grit, physical fitness -- and discourage the sometimes-negative aspects: destructive competitiveness, insecurity, and ego? In Episode 51, Christine and Asha share 8 strategies for sane sports parenting. + + + + + 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.
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37 min
September 8, 2016
Episode 50: Managing Work Travel
Work travel and parenting make for a tough juggle. The challenges of logistics, communication, and re-entry often overwhelm the benefits of not having to make your own bed and the ability to use the bathroom without small visitors. In Episode 50, Christine and Asha respond to a listener letter and share 8 lessons learned from their work travel adventures. + + + + + Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest are the co-authors of MINIMALIST PARENTING and the award-winning bloggers behind Boston Mamas (CK) and Parent Hacks (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
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38 min
September 1, 2016
Episode 49: At-Home Date Night Ideas
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. + + + + + 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.
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29 min
August 11, 2016
Episode 48: Easing Back To School Transitions
Back to school season is tough for many families -- not just because of logistics such as adjusting to new routines and re-engaging in the dreaded lunch making, but also because the transition can lead to anxiety that’s unpredictable in nature and duration and is hard for the entire family. In Episode 48 Christine and Asha talk about their personal experiences in this domain and share 8 tips to help ease back to school transitions. + + + + + 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.
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29 min
August 4, 2016
Episode 47: Helping Kids Through The Election Season
Anyone who has been on the Internet recently has felt how polarizing the current election is. And the reality is, this election isn’t just about 4 or 8 years; it will have a psychological effect on an entire generation. Yes, there’s the historic nomination of a woman for president and there are many issues and philosophies to consider, but what happens when kids grow up hearing constant messaging around fear, mistrust, and divisiveness versus growing up in a culture of compassion and hope? In Episode 47 Christine and Asha talk about what we can do during this election season to both communicate with our kids about what’s happening, and to create some boundaries around the fear and anxiety this may be causing them. + + + + + 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.
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39 min
July 21, 2016
Episode 46: Should We Force Our Kids To Be Tidy?
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. + + + + + 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.
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37 min
July 7, 2016
Episode 45: Letting Go of the Hero Role
It’s common for one person to assume the role of family problem solver, but this means that things can get complicated and stressful when that person is unavailable to problem solve. Inspired by a listener letter, in Episode 45 Christine and Asha discuss the benefits of kids experiencing discomfort and how stepping back and letting go of the hero role can benefit the entire family system. + + + + + 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.
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28 min
June 30, 2016
Episode 44: Navigating Summer Schedules
Oh, summer. Parents typically are itching for the school year to end, and then not long into summer are struggling with the lack of structure or the overwhelming moving pieces and expenses. In Episode 44, Christine and Asha talk about embracing the imperfection of the summer juggle, and share 10 tips related to family preferences, calendar management and routines, boredom, chores, “brain drain,” and guilt. + + + + + 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.
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40 min
June 23, 2016
Episode 43: Our Favorite Wellness Apps
Want to improve your health this summer? Your smartphone can help you! There are hundreds of apps that can act as coach, motivators, and trackers -- the trick is deciding on which app to use. In Episode 43, Christine and Asha share their favorite wellness apps (all but one are free and almost all are available for iOS and Android!), spanning exercise, diet, mindfulness, and anxiety reduction. * * * * * 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.
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28 min
June 16, 2016
Episode 42: Working Mom Hacks
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. + + + + + And friends, if you’re looking for a great sitter in Boston, Chicago, New York or Washington DC, visit hellochime.com and use promo code LIFEHACK to receive your first sitting for free (covers 3 hours). If you live anywhere else, you can always rely upon Sittercity to find a great caregiver in your area too! Your first month of premium access to Sittercity is always free. Thanks for sponsoring today’s episode, Chime! + + + + + 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.
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37 min
June 9, 2016
Episode 41: Smarter Smartphone Use
The Internet has changed how we learn, shop, and entertain ourselves. But it’s easy to forget that, not so long ago, that meant sitting at a computer. Smartphones turned the Internet and connected technology into a constant companion -- and there are definite pros and cons to that constant companion. In Episode 41, Christine and Asha share 10 tips for how to smartly use smartphones to help edit our lives, not turn into something that needs to be edited. 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.
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38 min
June 2, 2016
Episode 40: Editing End of School Year Chaos
The school year’s coming to an end, and it feels like a whole new layer of logistical juggling. Final tests and projects, end of the year celebrations, sporting events and tournaments, summer planning, plus all of the emotions that go with transitions...all at a time when what we really want to do is put our feet up and soak up a little sun. In Episode 40, Christine and Asha share 8 tips for editing your schedule during this hectic time of year. 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.
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28 min
May 26, 2016
Episode 39: Solving Common Fitness Pitfalls
Fitness is the foundation of our well-being, yet so many of us struggle to make it a daily part of our lives, whether that’s due to time pressure, motivation, or even negative associations with sports growing up. In Episode 39, Christine and Asha talk about 8 common fitness pitfalls and offer practical solutions to handle the obstacles and get moving -- all without needing a ton of time, money, or grand goals. 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.
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38 min
May 19, 2016
Episode 38: Prioritizing “Me” Time
We totally get it. It’s easy to put yourself last, particularly when you’re in the trenches of early parenting or are overwhelmed by the daily challenges and demands of, well, LIFE. But ironically, it’s during those times when you need “me” time most. In Episode 38 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha address the moving target that is “me” time, sharing 10 strategies to break the self-care is selfish mindset and work towards a more sustainable way to live with YOU in the foreground. 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.
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32 min
May 12, 2016
Episode 37: The Happiness Equation
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.
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43 min
May 5, 2016
Episode 36: Editing In Passion Projects
Last week Christine and Asha were together in California at the Mom 2.0 Summit, and hit a very exciting first with the Edit Your Life podcast: they recorded together in the same room! Very fittingly given that they were together at Mom 2.0 Summit (where amazing bursts of creativity routinely happen and where they were nominated for a few industry awards), in Episode 36, Christine and Asha talk about how to take passion projects (whether they’re work ideas or household projects) from ideas to reality, and address 5 common roadblocks in the passion process, and how to move past them. 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.
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29 min
April 26, 2016
Episode 35: Teaching Kids About Money
Everyone seems to have some kind of baggage related to money and that can make it extra challenging for parents to figure out how to teach kids about it. In Episode 35, Christine and Asha discuss how to teach kids about spending, saving, and giving -- offering 9 tips related to allowance, chores, investing, giving, division of parental/kid spending responsibility, making spending mistakes, and how to navigate social buying pressure. 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.
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31 min
April 14, 2016
Episode 34: Spring Nest Refresh
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.
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44 min
April 7, 2016
Episode 33: Family Travel Hacks
Family travel can be really wonderful, but the logistics can be a total drag and the planning and packing overwhelming, especially when you have little kids. But family travel also can be awesome -- both for relaxation and experiential learning -- and to celebrate the release of Asha’s new book, Parent Hacks (yay!), Christine and Asha share 8 of their favorite family travel hacks, spanning packing, gear, lodging, food, and schedules, perfect for April vacation planning or as you start thinking about summer plans. 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.
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32 min
March 31, 2016
Episode 32: Letting Kids Experience Risk
Protecting our kids is the most basic of parenting jobs, but how much is too much? When we shield kids from anything that’s remotely risky, we erase a valuable learning opportunity. In Episode 32 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha discuss the importance of exposing kids to reasonable risk and danger, how “reasonable” differs from parent-to-parent (even in the same family), and how knowing-- and trusting -- ourselves is crucial as we navigate risky territory with our kids. 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.
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32 min
March 24, 2016
Episode 31: Busting Through Paper Clutter
The never-ending nature of paper clutter -- incoming mail, bills, and school papers -- is both irritating and anxiety-provoking, and yet most of it can go straight into the recycle bin. In this episode of Edit Your Life, Asha interviews Erin Doland, Real Simple’s organizing columnist and author of the new book, Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter. Asha and Erin discuss the wisdom of handling paper clutter in small bits, note the energy difference between mindful and mindless organizing, and share practical tips for both handling incoming paper and busting through the paper clutter already filling your house. 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.
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39 min
March 17, 2016
Episode 30: Parenting Passionate Kids
One side of extracurriculars is resisting the pressure to sign kids up for ALL THE THINGS. The other side is how to parent kids who are passionate to the point of all consuming. Episode 30 of Edit Your Life is the second part of a series on extracurriculars (Episode 29 covered editing extracurricular pressure). In this episode, Christine and Asha discuss the joys and challenges of parenting passionate kids and share 9 tips for both supporting and reigning in that passion. 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.
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41 min
March 10, 2016
Episode 29: Editing Extracurricular Pressure
Extracurriculars are a tricky thing; they can be awesome for your kids but also totally overwhelming to the family system, especially if signing up comes from a place of comparison, statistically unsound professional dreams, or your own childhood baggage. Episode 29 of Edit Your Life is the first in a two-part series on extracurriculars. In this episode, Christine and Asha discuss the etiology of extracurricular pressure and share 9 tips for editing out the pressure and following the genuine interests of your kids. 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.
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35 min
March 3, 2016
Episode 28: Learning To Compromise Well
Compromise in relationships can be hard -- really hard -- whether you tend to be in the position of wanting to win all the battles or the position of rolling over. In Episode 28 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews her therapist husband Jonathan about how to identify what kind of compromiser you are, the importance of being honest and articulating what you want (both to yourself and to your partner), negotiation tactics, and why it’s actually powerful to be vulnerable and ask for help. 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.
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31 min
February 25, 2016
Episode 27: Modeling Imperfection
The notion of modeling behavior makes many parents feel like they’re in the perfection hot seat; that if they don’t act like paragons of humanity at all times, they’re setting their kids up for future therapy. In Episode 27 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha turn this idea upside down and discuss why embracing and modeling imperfection is a good thing and offer 8 tips for how to model imperfection, handle perfectionist kids, and use imperfect moments as communication levers. 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.
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33 min
February 18, 2016
Episode 26: How To Get Kids To Do Chores
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.
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31 min
February 11, 2016
Episode 25: Taming Your Inner Rebel
One common roadblock that can get in the way of positive habit change is the inner rebel -- that voice that pops up when you attempt to change your routine or make a decision, even when the change or decision is good for you or your family. In Episode 25 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha explore the concept of the inner rebel and share 7 tips for how to unpack where your inner (and sometimes outer) rebel voices are coming from, and how to tame those voices to move forward for positive change. 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.
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22 min
February 4, 2016
Episode 24: Edit Your Financial Fears
Money is a hard topic for so many people. There’s fear, there’s baggage, there’s “what the heck is this financial martian speak?” In Episode 24 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews investment professional Sandra Gilpatrick about how to edit your financial fears. They cover common stumbling blocks, the intersecting issue of fear and time, how to gain financial confidence, favorite financial literacy resources, the 3 top financial goals to focus on now, and how to find a financial adviser you actually 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 edityourlifeshow.com.
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23 min
January 28, 2016
Episode 23: Prioritizing Your Partner/Spouse
There are so many competing demands on your time -- work, the changing needs of your kids, household crap -- that it’s easy to give your all to everything else and leave your partner or spouse with the dregs. But they -- and you, quite frankly -- deserve more. In Episode 23 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 9 strategies for prioritizing your partner or spouse, getting you on the road to reconnection in as few as seven seconds! 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.
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26 min
January 21, 2016
Episode 22: Questioning The KonMari Decluttering Method
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.
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33 min
January 14, 2016
Episode 21: Saying Yes to Saying No
Inspired by a Fast Company article offering the perspective that being overextended is a choice, in Episode 21 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 9 tips to help you master the fine art of SAYING NO. Because while there are some things in life that are essential, a lot of things truly are optional. It’s your life, your choices -- we all have the power to identify the things that are important to us, and to make room for those things, in whatever ways we can. 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.
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26 min
January 7, 2016
Episode 20: Reframing New Year’s Resolutions
There’s something so wonderful about an entirely fresh new year ahead, new starts, new habits, and all that. But there’s also this expectation about New Year’s resolutions and goal-setting. It can be intimidating! In Episode 20 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 9 tips to help you reframe New Year’s resolutions and intention setting so that you can figure out the “right” way to set and reach goals -- and by right, we mean the way that works best for YOU. 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.
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27 min
December 17, 2015
Episode 19: The Upside of Electronics
We hear a lot about the dark side of screens and electronics; how they’re contributing to social isolation, childhood obesity, cyberbullying, or just sucking the joy out of family time. And it’s true, managing electronics is tricky. But in Episode 19 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha discuss the upside of electronics. Electronics are increasingly a part of our kids’ lives: school, homework, entertainment, communication, and social lives. Given that they are here to stay, we wanted to lend some balance to the doom-and-gloom around screens. 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.
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24 min
December 10, 2015
Episode 18: Crap-Free Holidays
The holidays can be wonderful but let’s be honest, there’s also a lot of crap, be it emotional or physical. Gift-giving unfortunately is often fueled by obligation, and the more is better trap can loom large during the holidays. In Episode 18 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 9 ideas for how to relax the craziness around gifts -- without tamping down generosity -- and keep the physical crap to a minimum. 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.
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32 min
December 3, 2015
Episode 17: Guilt-Free Family Get-Togethers
Family guilt and drama around the holidays is an annual source dread for so many people. For some, it’s the logistical problem of seeing many people (and sometimes traveling) on a compressed timeline. For others, the holidays come with a lot of baggage and expectations, especially with extended family. In Episode 17 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share about their family get-together rituals pre- and post-kids + 9 tips for getting over the guilt and shaping your own family traditions. 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.
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34 min
November 19, 2015
Episode 16: Less is More Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is next week, friends, and if you haven’t yet had a chance to wrap your head around the planning, don’t worry one bit! In Episode 16 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 8 tips for how to de-stress your Thanksgiving, focusing on how to help you simplify the holiday, reduce your to-do list, and be mindful about your choices, so you can enjoy the holiday more. 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.
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26 min
November 12, 2015
Episode 15: Dare To Live Better
Do you struggle with fear and self-doubt? Do you want to feel braver and stronger in life? Do you want to edit away the things that hold you back? In Episode 15 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews Erin Dullea, life coach and founder of 52 Dares. Christine and Erin talk about bringing consciousness to life choices, how to move towards a fuller (not busier) life, what holds women back, the overthinking muscle, how to bring accountability and self-compassion to your life, the power of saying you’re sorry, and how to edit your life of shame and other barriers so you can move forward. 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.
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26 min
November 5, 2015
Episode 14: Weekday Dinner Solutions
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.
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21 min
October 29, 2015
Episode 13: Raising Readers (Guilt-Free!)
Reading ought to be fun, but can sometimes be a stressful topic for parents. In Episode 13 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews Amy Mascott, co-author of Raising a Rock-Star Reader: 75 Quick Tips to Help Your child Develop a Lifelong Love of Reading, a nonjudgmental book loaded with great ideas. Listen in to hear: why you need not correct your kids’ speech, a clever way to teach kids literacy using your phone (what?), how to help reluctant readers, how to balance your own reading time and reading with older kids, and whether or not to monitor content. 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.
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30 min
October 22, 2015
Episode 12: Taming the E-mail Beast
Ah, e-mail. So convenient in many ways and yet so overwhelming in others (these two things are most certainly related). In Episode 12 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 10 tips to get a handle on your inbox, become more efficient at managing your e-mail, and free yourself of digital and emotional clutter. 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.
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25 min
October 15, 2015
Episode 11: De-Stress Your Halloween
Halloween is supposed to be fun and simple but for many families it’s evolved into a source of excess stress and expense. Let’s just take it down several notches, shall we? In Episode 11 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 7 tips -- ranging from big picture perspective shifts to tactical strategies around costumes, decor, and dealing with candy -- to help you de-stress your Halloween. 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.
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26 min
October 8, 2015
Episode 10: How to Handle Homework
Now that the school year and fall activities are underway, homework is starting to build up. Do you have a homework battlefield on your hands? Are you trying to figure out how to get your kids into a routine? Are you wondering if you should just stay out of the way let your kids figure it out on their own? Or are you wondering whether to be a rebel and just throw homework out the window? In Episode 10 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 10 tips on how to handle homework. 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.
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28 min
October 1, 2015
Episode 9: Simplifying Birthday Parties
Birthday parties ought to be fun, but for many parents, kids birthday parties have evolved into expensive, exhausting, and grump-inducing events. In Episode 9 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha share 8 tips to help you get past the birthday party “shoulds,” tune into what you and your kids actually enjoy, and keep celebrations focused on the fun, not the stress. 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.
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26 min
September 24, 2015
Episode 8: Finding Your Fringe Hours
The task of finding time for yourself can seem daunting, particularly when it can be challenging to -- well -- pee without the company of your children. One of the keys to shifting your perspective and daily experience is to find your fringe hours. In Episode 8 of Edit Your Life, Christine interviews Jessica Turner about how to edit guilt and comparison out of your life, the elusive struggle for balance, why it’s hard to ask for help (and how to get over that!), and mindreading (or lack thereof) -- all to the effect of making room for the things in life that bring you joy. 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.
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28 min
September 17, 2015
Episode 7: Juggling Social Commitments
Social calendar overwhelm is a common problem for many people, and the problem can grow as you get older and your social circle -- and family -- expands. Christine and Asha share 7 tips for how to juggle existing social commitments, including why it’s worth making room to explore new relationships and why it’s perfectly OK to let old relationships drift. 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.
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28 min
September 10, 2015
Episode 6: Serendipity Space
If your schedule is jam-packed to the max, there’s no room for unexpected awesome to happen. Christine and Asha introduce the concept of surrounding work and play with “serendipity space,” including 5 strategies for creating serendipity space in your life. 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.
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21 min
September 3, 2015
Episode 5: The Device Divide
We all know that screen addiction can be a problem for kids (and, well, adults too). But how do you handle things when one kid has a device (and invariably goes face down in it) and the other doesn’t? In Episode 5, Christine and Asha address how to handle the device divide. 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.
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25 min
August 27, 2015
Episode 4: School Lunch Solutions
Is the school lunch angst creeping up on you? Yeah, we thought so. In this fun and practical episode, Christine and Asha share 7 solutions to tame the school lunch beast. 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.
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24 min
August 20, 2015
Episode 3: Why Edit Your Life?
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.
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19 min
August 13, 2015
Episode 2: Simplifying Back To School
Overwhelmed by back to school season? Yeah, we thought so. Christine and Asha share 6 key tips to help you stay focused on the necessities and let go of the guilt related to shopping, activities, mealtimes, and the quest for back to school perfection. 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.
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21 min
August 5, 2015
Episode 1: Conquering Procrastination
Everyone procrastinates about something at some point, right? Christine and Asha share their own sorry tales of procrastination, along with actionable tips and inspiration for how you can defeat the procrastination beast.
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22 min
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