If your kids are little, maybe you’ve wondered what it’s really like to send a child off to college. Or maybe you’ve pondered how your mom-life – and the way you relate to the world – might change as your children grow. In this episode, Meagan and the always warm, wise and wonderful Asha Dornfest discuss parenting older kids, “growing up” as a mom while and looking forward to what’s next, and even have a (totally non-partisan) conversation about politics, the importance of listening to each other, and how YOU can make a difference in your world – even if you’re still in the overwhelming baby and toddler stages.
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Links mentioned in this episode:
- Asha’s website, ashadornfest.com
- Asha’s book, Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids (affiliate link)
- Asha’s podcast, Edit Your Life
- Asha and Christine’s co-authored book, Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less (affiliate link)
- Asha was our very first interview when we started the Voices series on The Mom Hour! Listen to her chat with Sarah here.
Asha also offered these ideas of ways you can quickly and easily get involved in your community and our world – some of which you can do without even leaving your house:
- Nudge your friends and family to vote. This is the MOST important thing you can do, with the potential for the biggest impact.
- Drive a neighbor to the polls, help them find information, and encourage them to participate.
- Get election reminders, register to vote, get polling place locations and more: https://turbovote.org/
- Make phone calls for local, state, and national candidates you support.
- Google your favorite candidate’s name and sign up for a volunteer shift through their website.
- Support quality journalism and subscribe to a reputable newspaper.
- Write a letter to the editor of your local paper sharing your values and opinions.
- Throw a voting party. Invite friends over for snacks, drinks, and discussion about local candidates and ballot measures.