December 2022 Newsletter

December 2022 Newsletter

Let’s Talk Shop is your 5-minute crash course for parenting school-aged children.

Every month we give you updates on what we’re doing to make Ketshop better. We also seek out interesting articles, research, and entertaining stories – summarized just for you.  

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An inside look at Ketshop

Thursday, December 8th at 5:30pm
At Tahoe’s Connection for Families in Incline Village, NV.

Happy holidays, and welcome to the busiest season of the year for parents! During this month of merry-making and gift-giving, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and underprepared. To help families get organized, Ketshop cofounders Mari and Nick Harris will be leading a holiday prep workshop called “Surviving The Holidays.” We’ll help you define which traditions are most important to your family, and develop a plan to focus on good stuff. Following this plan will help your kids develop a reasonable wish list, share holiday responsibilities, and focus on the joy of giving during the holidays.

We’ll have free snacks and drinks, and onsite childcare is available upon request.

If you don’t live nearby or cannot make it on Thursday, no worries. We published a handy workbook so you can still organize from home. Learn more >


Mari Harris on Minimalist Moms Podcast

Listen to Ketshop talk shop on Minimalist Moms Podcast!

Our hope is to change the way families shop - to focus on quality, educational items that kids buy for themselves, rather than a million knickknacks destined for landfill. Today, our conversation will focus on: intentional consumption, choice overload in children, teaching responsibility and accountability to younger kids and more... Listen now

It’s true: Giving your kids fewer toys at Christmas makes them happier

Our studies show that giving children too many toys, or toys of the wrong types, can actually be doing them harm. They get overwhelmed and cannot concentrate on any one thing long enough to learn from it...

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Cool Company Alert: Inoculation Science

Fake news is a new and dangerous threat. Debunking conspiracy theories is difficult because they are often believed at an emotional, rather than rational, level. Inoculation Science protects people against lies by teaching them to spot and refute a misleading claim.


If you want us to feature a book, research, or have a recommendation for our newsletter content, we’d love to hear it, just send us an email!


Mari Collins Harris, Ketshop co-founder, paints faces at the 2023 Teddy Bear Picnic
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Mari Collins Harris
2023 Teddy Bear Picnic

Ketshop was a proud sponsor at the 2023 Teddy Bear Picnic, an annual fundraiser for Tahoe’s Connection for Families. We had a blast painting faces and meeting our youngest community members!

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