Over the weekend I read a great article on The Washington Post about the fact that women are reclaiming domestic activities...ala cooking, canning, knitting and such, and it asks whether this is empowering or a step backwards for women's progress. I think the article is beneficial because it is rightly painting domestic tasks in a favorable light and shows that women who pursue such things are finding enjoyment in them. But I also think it misses a larger point about feminism and … [Read more...]
Why Minimalist Parenting?
What is it about being an attached family that lends itself to a minimalist parenting style? Are you criticized by others wondering why your children don’t “have the hottest new item?” I hope this post is not too redundant since I have addressed this subject many times before. My own love of minimalism and going minimalist with kids probably stems from a few different things. First would be my desire to live green. Consumption of less stuff and reusing what you have instead of buying new … [Read more...]