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Christine Koh is a Boston lifer – a music and brain scientist turned writer, editor, designer, consultant, and impassioned conversationalist. She spent a decade in academia – during which time she was awarded prestigious fellowships from the National Institutes of Health to fund her Ph.D. research at Queen’s University and joint-appointment postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Institutes of Technology. She was about to become a professor when she decided to hang up her academic spurs in favor of more flexible and independent ventures. Christine is the founder and editor of Boston Mamas, a lifestyle portal for families in Boston and beyond, and created the graphic design firm Posh Peacock. Christine also is partner and digital strategist at Women Online (and is a co-founder of sister brands The Mission List and Pivot Boston), a freelance writer and editor, writes the column Minimalist Mama, and pens a personal blog – Pop Discourse – where she gives voice to her fascination with pop culture, the intellectually interesting or absurd, Boston life, and parenthood. She also recently co-relaunched Eat. Blog. Run., a hub for online and in person inspiration for runners.

Christine has been featured in Boston MagazineThe Boston GlobeWoman’s DayParents Magazine, National Public Radio, ABC News, Metro Boston, FOX 25 Boston, and other media outlets; she has been named to’s Top 50 Mom Bloggers, Top 50 Twitter Moms, and Top 30 Parenting Listserv lists. Her design work has been featured in CookieBridesPregnancy & Newborn, Boston Magazine Weddings, Daily Candy, and more. She lives in the Boston area with her husband, 7-year-old daughter Laurel, and 9-month-old baby Violet. She tweets about it all at @bostonmamas.


Asha Dornfest is a writer, parent and insistent optimist who lives in Portland, Oregon with her family.

Asha has been writing professionally for over 20 years. After her son was born, she began to write about motherhood and discovered that her work often circled the theme of “this is not how it sounded in the parenting books.” In 2005, she launched the blog Parent Hacks as a way to connect with other parents and, ultimately, to find out if anyone else felt as surprised by parenting as she did. The answer was (and continues to be) a resounding YES.

Asha and her work have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Times UKReal Simple, Family Circle, and Parents, among other publications. Disney’s honored Parent Hacks with the distinction of “#1 Most Useful Mom blog” three times, and she received a 2016 Iris Award for “Most Informative Content.” Asha has also been a guest on numerous TV shows, radio broadcasts and podcasts, including CNN and NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

In 2016, Workman published an illustrated collection of the best hacks from the blog, Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life With Kids.

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For queries related to Minimalist Parenting (e.g., events, speaking engagements), please email christine{at} or asha{at} Christine is based in Boston, Massachusetts and Asha is based in Portland, Oregon. 

Please direct all media enquiries to Margaret Kingsbury of Cave Henricks Communications at margaret{at} We’ve made high-resolution media assets available if you need headshots or cover art for an upcoming story.

For publishing-related queries contact Josh Getzler [jgetzler{at}], HSG Agency.