Embracing the Chaos

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on April 17, 2013. One day when I was pregnant with my first child, I stepped into the entryway of a neighbor’s home. She homeschooled her children, and, in fact, she’s the person I learned about homeschooling from, but at the time, I wasn’t considering homeschooling. I hadn’t … Continue reading Embracing the Chaos

Cleaning the House with Young Children

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on June 20, 2012. Mothers of young children often lament how they can’t get anything done.  What they mean by this is how they can’t seem to get the laundry, house cleaning, or cooking done, or, if they do another kind of work, they can’t find … Continue reading Cleaning the House with Young Children