by Chris Jordan
I like to do less and wouldn’t we all like to enjoy our lives more? But what exactly do the authors mean by minimalist parenting, was a question that I wondered. Do they advocate living like Tibetan monks? Eschewing possessions and leaving our children to play with sticks? Does it mean letting your kids run wild with minimal parental interference? Is it hands off parenting?
Turns out it was none of those things.
by Chris Jordan
I made a conscious effort to figure out what would make me the happiest. What things gave me the most bang for my buck, so to speak. And the rest I just let go. Is there a way to just be happier? Or is the real secret to stop making yourself crazy with the things that don’t matter?
Choreganizers are a way to organize chores for your kids and reward them once they complete the tasks. We’ve done a Family Experiment to see if it works for us.
by Wendi Aarons
Once kids are school-aged like mine, it’s reasonable to expect them to shoulder some pet care responsibility. However, keep in mind that, although they may want to handle something like the litter box or dog walking, they might not be ready just yet.
Have you heard of ALDI? They’re a national supermarket that sells the most popular private-label grocery items at insanely good prices, we’re talking like a 45%-50% discount to traditional supermarkets. And, you don’t need to buy their products in bulk to enjoy the savings, which living in an apartment in NYC, where kitchens are galley-sized, that’s super important.