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October 4, 2000

Becoming Sleep Nourished


How would our mothering experiences be different if we were no longer so exhausted- sometimes so completely exhausted- that we wake up in the mornings longing for just a few more minutes of sleep?

September 1, 2000



“Are we really going to paint today, Mommy?” Brian had asked hopefully one day when he saw the brushes standing tall next to the unopened jars of paint.

September 1, 1999

The Unsung Heroes: What About Working Dads?


As a society, we need to realize that fathers are just as important to children as mothers are -- not only for financial support, but for emotional support, education and discipline as well.

December 3, 1998

Getting Organized for Christmas


After years of being excited in October, becoming frantic and exhausted in December, and vowing in January never to do it that way again, I knew I needed help.

June 5, 1998



Reflections on the rhythm and 'flow' of the daily life of an at-home parent. 

February 1, 1998

Grand Passion


For as long as I can remember, I knew I would have a grand passion in my life, and for the better part of my life, I assumed it would be my career.

September 27, 1997

We’re Going To The Swamp — NOW!


Catherine Myers writes about the difficulties and rewards of family hikes.

May 1, 1995

Queen For a Day?


This Mother’s Day, I would like to go beyond the presents, the expectations, the “perfect day” mentality.

April 5, 1995

The Essence Of Mothering


Motherhood has always raised more questions in my mind than it has answered. Just when I feel I’ve mastered the mechanics of an aspect of childrearing, that I’ve achieved total comprehension of my role as a mother, I experience the essence of mothering in a completely new and unanticipated way.

April 1, 1993

Time and Freedom


Catherine Myers reflects on her children's early years and the decision she and her husband made to try preschool and then to drop out, raising their children without school through their elementary years.