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!

Little Storytellers


With seven kids, my parents had no choice but to be minimalist when it came to toys (I got my first stuffed animal when I was 5 after my tonsillectomy). My sisters and I spent a lot of time drumming up stories and illustrating them with pen and filler paper. Those simpler times are no longer the norm, but kids are the same – blessed with fabulously active imaginations. This is never more evident to me than when I see Laurel on her own or with her preschool pals, jabbering away during pretend play.
To further encourage inspiration in your little storyteller, check out Poopasnuffas. These bright, cheerily googly-eyed characters (shown; PooPooDragon) serve as the inspiration for bibs, onesies (3-24 months), and tees (3 months-12 years), as well as tales penned by budding authors. Stories rotate based on regular contests where kids up to 12 years old are invited to submit a story they’ve invented about a Poopasnuffas character. The winning stories are included on the Poopasnuffas website and with garment orders, and the winning authors receive a certificate of appreciation and a free Poopasnuffas t-shirt. And even if your kid’s story doesn’t get published, you’ll have a great keepsake to tuck away with their art and school photos. I would do anything to get my hands on some of the storyboards that my sisters and I conjured up as kids.

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