…ould be low in sugar and refined carbohydrates. So pick the tagline that best suits your lifestyle: food writer Michael Pollan’s, “Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much.” Or the one popularized by carnivore blogger Amber O’Hearn: “Eat meat. Not too little. Mostly fat.”
So if you want to raise a kid with real self-confidence, skip the comparisons and over the top praise and just lean into love. For kids, just knowing that you’re delighted in their existence is the best foundation for the kind of big-hearted confidence most parents are aiming for.
It’s true that decluttering can make you happier and healthier. But I believe our obsession with “restrictions” is a distraction from the real benefit of minimalism. It’s about much more than what you own. It’s about making space for what you want in life.
Besides, the reality of being a parent, especially a mother, is that no matter what choice you make — stay at home to take care of the kids, work full time, work part time, work from home, hire a nanny, send the kids to daycare — someone is going to make you feel bad about it. In a way, that can be liberating: You’re never going to please everyone, so make the decision that …
He goes on: “We’d like to believe that there are sharp lines between good people and bad people. But I think most humans have dark passions inside us, waiting to be stirred up by a demagogue who is funny and mean, who can convince us that decency is for the weak, that democracy is naïve, and that kindness and respect for others are just ridiculous political correctness.”