Marie Kondo is a sensation. From her book The
Why is that?
Kondo has taught people to spark joy in their lives through decluttering and organization. Her KonMari method has changed people’s worlds for the better — so much so that they can’t stop wondering what her home life is like.
With a husband and two young daughters, does Kondo maintain the organized, happy facade at home as well as she does when helping families declutter their homes on her Netflix shows? And does Marie Kondo apply the same concept of
It’s fun to ponder. However, Parents reported, “Kondo says she was frustrated after becoming a mom because she couldn’t keep her house in the same neat order as before she had kids,” the interviewer says in the Parents article. “And when she became a mom of two, she says she didn’t even have the energy for her own favorite tidying tips.”
When it comes to the food she eats and feeds her family, Marie Kondo’s affinity (dare we say obsession?) with keeping neat and tidy also extended to the way she eats. In an interview with Today, Kondo admitted that she likes to “artfully craft and plate her meals.” She matches the utensils and dishware to the meal she is eating.
Kondo starts her day with a cup of green, white, or herbal tea. Her typical breakfast is a cup of miso soup and rice—which helps keep her gut healthy. There is no way Kondo allows anything in her world to be out of order, including herself.
Lunch & Dinner
For lunch and dinner, Kondo’s favorite meal is Japanese chicken wing soup with steamed rice and a fish called sea bream. This meal is cooked in a
Marie Kondo’s Kids?
When it comes to her two young daughters Satsuki and Miko, Kondo prepares simple, colorful meals for her kids. She also plates these simply and neatly. She doesn’t just teach the KonMari method, she lives it. Her girls love her raspberry pudding. She also feeds them a complicated Japanese style omelet with salmon. Can you imagine how cute Marie Kondo’s kids’ lunches and lunchboxes are?
Marie Kondo has taught millions of people to spark joy in tidying up. What sparks joy in her? Not surprisingly, it is her kids. She told Hello Giggles, “After tidying up from the day, I do yoga with my children in the evening to wind down. I also invest in nice, organic cotton pajamas, indulge frequently in linens, and have an air purification ritual I perform every evening.”
Starting your day with a cup of green tea and food that is gut healthy is a good way to keep your immune and digestive systems fully functioning. Studies have shown that good gut health is linked to improved mood and well-being. Hmm — maybe that is the key to Kondo’s sunny disposition.
There is one thing that seems out of character for Marie Kondo and endears her to us even more. In 2016, she admitted to Good Housekeeping that she has a stuffed seal toy that her father gave her when she was a child. She said:
“So — I have this stuffed seal, it’s very small. It was a gift from my father, and even though I’m an adult, I still keep it on my shelf. It’s something I can’t part with!”