Our Focus reports have already tackled some of the big challenges of parenting today from managing screen time to getting the kids outside. Our Focus on parenting against the grain continues, with a look at stresses we all feel: too many places to be, too many things to do, and too much stuff to buy. Especially if there are kids in the picture.

Some parents are finding a way to counter-act consumerism by prioritizing more and by spending and doing less. 


Christine Koh is the founder of the Boston Mamas blog, she’s a freelance writer and a mother of a two.