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

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English


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Episode 94: Raising Tech Positive Kids

9/21/2017
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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...

Duration: 02:51:08


Episode 93: Helping Kids Handle Disappointment

9/14/2017
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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. + + + +...

Duration: 00:42:25


Episode 92: Media & Entertainment Favorites (Vol. 3)

9/7/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:48:57


Episode 91: Taking A Stand Against Hate

8/24/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:56:53


Episode 90: Easing Back to School Transitions [Rebroadcast]

8/10/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:39:19


Episode 89: Raising Independent Kids

7/27/2017
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Independent kids. It’s what we’re all striving to raise, right? In Episode 89 of Edit Your Life, Christine talks to educator Amy Mascott about the summer juggle, the power of everyday learning (and how easy it actually is), and key tips for raising independent kids (including how to handle resistant kids). + + + + + 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...

Duration: 00:53:09


Episode 88: Happy Loud Life

7/13/2017
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So many families work towards the American Dream but what happens when you get there and it totally doesn’t work for your family? In Episode 88 of Edit Your Life, Christine and Asha talk to Jill Krause about her quest to reclaim her family’s happy loud life by swapping their beautiful home in a top school district for a 12-18 month, 50-state RV adventure. During this conversation, Christine, Asha, and Jill talk about the tipping point to the journey, stepping into fear, fostering...

Duration: 00:46:28


Episode 87: Why Kids Should Get Jobs

6/29/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:48:33


Episode 86: Managing Political Stress

6/15/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:51:54


Episode 85: Navigating Summer Schedules [Rebroadcast]

6/1/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:56:14


Episode 84: Media & Entertainment Favorites (Vol. 2)

5/25/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:42:05


Episode 83: Editing End Of School Year Chaos [Rebroadcast]

5/18/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:34:15


Episode 82: Mother’s Day Reflections

5/11/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:47:55


Episode 81: Reducing High School + College Stress

5/4/2017
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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...

Duration: 03:00:43


Episode 80: Teaching Kids To Cook

4/27/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:34:48


Episode 79: The Joy Of Tweens + Teens

4/20/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:35:55


Episode 78: Tips + Tools For Time Management

4/13/2017
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Spring is upon us, and for many people life suddenly feels 500% busier, whether it’s due to changes at work, a disruption in routine due to out-of-town guests, or an uptick in school and extracurricular activities. In Episode 78, Christine and Asha share 9 tips and tools for time management to help you find your most productive times, edit your schedule, and prevent the constant attention switching that can make it difficult to get things done through the day. + + + + + Christine Koh and...

Duration: 00:44:58


Episode 77: Parenting Do-Overs

4/6/2017
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Parenting is all about trial and error. You make the best decisions you can in the moment and often times don’t know how things will play out. Also, some things you think are a huge deal end up not being a big deal, while other things you didn’t notice or pay much attention to turn out to be really important. In Episode 77, Christine and Asha talk about 8 lessons they have learned (and do-overs they wish they could have!) over their years parenting kids who now range in ages from 6 to 17....

Duration: 00:36:17


Episode 76: Thriving Out Loud

3/30/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:36:06


Episode 75: Women + Mentorship

3/23/2017
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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. + + + + +...

Duration: 00:31:39

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