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Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less by Asha Dornfest, Christine Koh

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Strategies for Simplifying the School Year

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One would think that the kid-free time opened up by school would leave us lounging in our backyard hammocks sipping lemonade. But so many parents we know find themselves even busier once their kids are in school. How does that happen?

Every parent is busy, no matter how you look at it. But it’s worth noting that school comes with its own organizational “overhead.” There are lunches to be packed (the ingredients for which need to be stocked in the pantry), outfits to be washed, schedules to be minded, events, conferences, and days off to note in your calendar, pickups to be arranged, social puzzles ...

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