Minimalist Parenting: #HelpWomenAtRisk

#HelpWomenAtRisk

Last winter, in preparation for the launch of their book Minimalist Parenting, authors Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest put together a virtual camp.  Called MinCamp, it encouraged participants to take one small step each day to make their family lives simpler.  I participated, sharing it on The Risky Kids Facebook page, and I found it to be extremely valuable.

That’s exactly how I feel about the book as well.  So much of what the authors aim to do by helping families achieve a pared down lifestyle is in line with my passion for The Risky Kids.  When you are not immersed in the busy, you have time to play.  When you give yourself (and your kids) the gift of free time, you unlock worlds they can’t discover in the car between soccer and tuba lessons.  I simply adore the book and the philosophy, even though it isn’t so easy to simplify life with work and family.  I also realize how lucky we are to have choices when it comes to this … to have an abundance of things and opportunities from which we feel compelled to minimize.

Shortly after writing the book, the authors traveled to Ethiopia as part of the ONE Moms Delegation.  ONE Moms is a movement of moms using their extraordinary voices and collective influence to spread the word about the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease. Through this trip, they became familiar with Women at Risk, an organization that helps lift Ethiopian women out of prostitution and poverty.  During the entire month of October, 100% of the royalties from the purchase of Minimalist Parenting through this link will go to Women at Risk.

If you don’t already own this wonderful book, now would be the perfect time to purchase a copy and make a difference at the same time.  Consider purchasing it for a gift or buying copies for your book club or Mom’s group.  Besides making your own purchases, you can help out by sharing the link on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Be sure to use the hashtag #HelpWomenAtRisk. Once again, here is the link (only purchases made through this link will count): http://bit.ly/helpwomenatrisk

Thanks so much for helping!  I have no direct affiliate with the authors, I just love the book and want to help them spread the work about this particular campaign.

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