Praise for Minimalist Parenting and Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest – Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less

Praise for Minimalist Parenting and Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest

“In Minimalist Parenting, Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest offer readers a much-welcome alternative to the usual parenting advice. With its focus on simplicity, self-knowledge, kindness, and confidence, this book gives parents the tools to help themselves—and, more importantly, trust themselves—as they navigate the often overwhelming terrain of managing family life.”

—Andrea J. Buchanan, New York Times bestselling author of The Daring Book for Girls

“For any parents who feel overwhelmed with clutter in their homes, their schedules, or their brains (that is, just about every parent!), Minimalist Parenting is an invaluable guide to making family life more serene—and more fun.”

—Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of Happier at Home and The Happiness Project

“Who says that parenting has to be about buying, watching, fretting, obsessing and scheduling? Well, no one—in those words. But for many folks, that’s what it is. Here’s a way to say goodbye to the treadmill and howdy to happiness, extra space, and free time.”

—Lenore Skenazy, author of Free-Range Kids

“Full of clear examples, helpful frameworks, and flat out wisdom from two sincere authors, Minimalist Parenting will help you identify exactly what your family needs are and how to fill those needs. Read this book and you’ll give yourself permission to say no to the activities and habits that are putting a drag on your family, and yes to the options that build a satisfying life.”

—Gabrielle Blair, author of Design Mom and founder of Alt Summit

“In Minimalist Parenting Koh and Dornfest offer keen insights about how to live a less stressful parenting life. This is a practical, comprehensive guidebook that also feels like a good, supportive, and upbeat friend. Harried parents may not have time to read it, which is exactly why they should.”

—Katherine Ozment, contributing editor at Boston magazine “A sensible, calming tonic for parents trying to escape the maelstrom of impossible social expectations and unbearable childrearing anxiety.” —Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother

“What a great idea—for top parenting bloggers Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest to create a book, sharing their lessons learned and curating other advice from wise bloggers about how to simplify our lives as parents so we can enjoy everyday moments more. I was particularly inspired by the many unique suggestions about decluttering!”

—Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute and author of Mind in the Making

“In parenting, less is turning out to be more. But how much less? And which less, exactly? Minimalist Parenting helps you figure it out in ways that fit your schedule, your style, and—most importantly—your values.”

—Katherine Center, author of The Bright Side of Disaster and Everyone Is Beautiful

“Asha Dornfest and Christine Koh buck the trend toward ‘expert’ parenting by encouraging parents to trust in their own competence. Minimalist Parenting goes further, providing practical tips for managing time, stuff, and perspective.”

—Chris Anderson, former editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine and founder of GeekDad

“When we exercise our creativity—and make something from nothing—we define ourselves. In this vivid and generous guide, Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest offer a practical and inspiring approach to creating the space for you and your family to thrive. You will be a happier person for having read this book.”

—Emma Lively, co-author (with Julia Cameron) of The Prosperous Heart and The Artist’s Way for Parents

“From the moment I read their phrase ‘wrestling with abundance’ I knew that Christine and Asha were on to something. Minimalist Parenting is just the boost you need. The tidbits of wisdom from some of my favorite bloggers on how they’ve handled the inevitable curveballs of parenting was inspiring reading for this newish mom.”

—Jory Des Jardins, co-founder of BlogHer and mother of two

“If you learn how to be a minimalist parent, you’ll have a maximalist’s amount of time to love your family and life. I trust Asha Dornfest and Christine Koh with this stuff. This book is a go-to resource!”

—Chris Brogan, CEO of Human Business Works and author of The Impact Equation

Minimalist Parenting is the solution to today’s over-scheduled, over-stressed, and over-tired family. Filled to the brim with practical tips, tricks, and shortcuts, this guide to modern parenthood encourages parents to release the guilt and embrace a system that works. A must-read for every parent who finds herself struggling for air in a sea of parenting pressure.”

—Erin Loechner, founder and editor of Design For Mankind and Design For Minikind

“The goal of Minimalist Parenting is stunningly simple—to keep the stuff that increases joy and reduce what doesn’t. There aren’t enough books like this in the parenting space! Reading it boosted my confidence.”

—Heather Flett & Whitney Moss, publishers of Rookie Moms and 510 Families and authors of Stuff Every Mom Should Know and The Rookie Mom’s Handbook

“Wow. I wish this book had been around when I was still struggling with school, sports, music, meals, and the occasional meltdown! That said, there are lots of tips and much wisdom that is helpful to anyone trying to ‘minimize’ what it takes to get happily through the day. I will keep my copy ready at hand!”

—Ginny Wolfe, senior director of strategic relationships, The ONE Campaign

Minimalist Parenting is the must-have book for any mom who feels her life is spiraling out of control. To-do lists, obligations, and commitments no longer have to define your days, nights and weekends. Learn from Christine and Asha how to reduce the physical and mental clutter, prioritize what’s most important, and define parenting on your own terms, once and for all!”

—Erin Kane and Kristin Brandt, co-hosts of The Manic Mommies Podcast

“This book is filled with honest, practical, and useful advice that will help any parent keep their sanity. Thankfully not just another parenting book, but a strategic guide to keeping your family happy and on track.”

—C.C. Chapman, author of Amazing Things Will Happen and founder of Digital Dads

Minimalist Parenting is marvelous, rare, and generous thing: a parenting help resource that actually helps. Where others often overwhelm and oppress parents with “expert” advice, Asha and Christine provide affirmation, support, and invaluable counterweight to a frantic culture.”

—Kyran Pittman, author of Planting Dandelions, Field Notes from a Semi-Domesticated Life

“In a culture of too much, Minimalist Parenting helps orient your compass to the important. Koh and Dornfest teach you to block out the background noise and focus on what matters most to you and your family. This book is like a warm embrace, helping you see that in fact everything will be alright.”

—Isabel Kallman, founder of Alpha Mom

“Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest have masterfully shown a fast-paced generation that scaling back is not only doable, but extremely beneficial to any family’s overall well-being and contentment.”

—Jennifer James, founder of Mom Bloggers Club and Mom Bloggers for Social

“In this era when parents get constant signals to speed up, sign up, and schedule every waking minute, it’s refreshing that someone is finally saying it’s alright to slow down and reclaim those serendipitous moments with our kids. For helicopter parents who can’t slow down, Minimalist Parenting offers a welcome landing pad.”

—Dave Pell, author of NextDraft – The Day’s Most Fascinating News