Christine Koh


I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

Perfect Frames


I have this terrible retail habit of developing an idea in my head of what I want, and then being repeatedly disappointed when I can’t find it out in the world. It’s a problem with perfectionism that is proving resistant to therapeutic intervention.

But I digress. As I have mentioned before, given Laurel’s love of painting, we have great fodder for very cool holiday art gifts. Yesterday I decided to try Target again for frames; I wanted a combination of elegance and quality for cheap (don’t we all?) and every time I visit Target I always hope that the frame in my mind (simple matted format, but in small, single window sizes) will appear. I braced myself for disappointment, given numerous failed missions to date, plus the possibility that the stores would be demolished after the shopping weekend.

I literally heard angels singing when I arrived at the frame section and found my dream frame in a number of sizes and finishes. The 4 x 4” Thin Metal Pewter Frame (shown, $7.99; 8 x 8 frame, white mat with a 4 x 4 inch opening) and the 4 x 6” Wide-Mat Maple Frame ($9.99; 8 x 10 frame, white mat with a 4 x 6 inch opening) are especially pretty for creating gallery style photos or art, and are exactly what I had conjured in my head.


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