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Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Blog, Celebrations | 2 comments

Minimalist Holidays featured on Portland’s morning show

Minimalist Holidays featured on Portland’s morning show

I was invited to talk about Minimalist Parenting (specifically, our holiday approach) on Portland’s local morning show, AM Northwest. The host, Dave, is a lovely guy…so easy to talk to. And the studio is a five-minute drive from my house, so the whole experience felt rather neighborly.

It’s the first time I’ve ever seen the book cover on TV, so that was a thrill, even more than seeing myself!

Speaking of book news, Minimalist Parenting is mere commas and details away from going to press. Christine and I are planning some exciting, jump-start-y ways to share more of our Minimalist mojo with you in the new year. It’s going to be fun.

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  1. I wish I would’ve caught this at the end of November rather than just now! Asha had such wise things to say… I’m going to try to remember to re-watch this next year come holiday time- just to help set the right tone and mindset. I think I was about 3/4 of the way there this year. But I will confess that I spent most of Christmas-eve-day fighting crowds and frantic desperation shopping. Not good. I suppose I deserve some minimalist points for skipping the excessive decorating (focused mainly on the tree) and keeping a pared-down schedule of holiday activities for Christmas 2012… allowing my family & myself more time to relax and just be. Thanks for the healthy dose of wisdom and sanity in regard to this often hectic time of year, though; honestly I think our society needs more of your type of thinking.

    • Hi Alisa! Thanks so much for your kind words. You know…there so much pressure to buy and fuss around the holidays, and there’s this general resignation I hear from people that that’s just the way it is. I know a few people who tense up right after Thanksgiving. All this talk of “holiday stress” coupled with these relentless images of families having effortless-yet-complicated celebrations. It’s hard not to get sucked in to it all. Thanks to you, I’m going to make a note to post that video again in November next year. I’m so glad you found it helpful. Here’s to a simpler, less crowded New Year! (And thank you for signing up for our mailing list…I recognize your name!)

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