Erin Boyle Of Reading My Tea Leaves On Motherhood & Minimalism

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
9:30 am
11/15/16

Photographed by Maria Del Rio

For those looking to marry minimalism and motherhood, look no further than Erin Boyle as a shining example. The whip-smart mama behind the blog Reading My Tea Leaves, Boyle is all about less is more parenting and living, and somehow manages to pare down her life to just the most beautiful essentials. Here, the writer and author invites us into the sparse 500-square-foot Brooklyn home she shares with her husband and 2-year-old daughter Faye, as they make room for baby #2.

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Brittany Aäe

“the concept of mom guilt feels so much like internalized misogyny”

SO MUCH amen to this, Erin. this following your article on parenthood makes me your A+, #1 fan. excellent profile.

Camila

I’ve been a fan of Erin and her blog since I discovered her shortly after having my own baby (about 2 years ago). I follow all that she does. She’s such an inspiration to me. Where she’s at is my goal. And I learn so much from her and the blog.

Monique

“I kind of think that the idea of mom guilt is bullshit. This isn’t to say that I don’t sometimes feel crappy about something related to parenting, but the concept of mom guilt feels so much like internalized misogyny and on an even more basic level, it just feels unhelpful. Sometimes parents mess up; that’s okay! Kids who are loved unconditionally will thrive; everything else is relatively inconsequential by comparison.”

YES!!!!! Thank you for this.

Laura

I love everything Erin writes! It started with her book and I was so happy to discover it didn’t have to end; the enjoyment could continue with her blog. At any rate, I share many of Erin’s opinions and her eloquence helps me to experience my own sentiments with greater clarity. Love her thoughts on Mom Guilt, as well as living on a compound with sisters (I have three, as well, plus one brother. For me, there is nothing better). Thanks, as always, Erin!

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