A wise woman once said to me that there are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these she said is roots, the other, wings.  And they can only be grown, these roots and these wings, in the home.

  -Hodding Carter


It is not so much about the name on the college door, but more about the fit for your child.  What drives them to succeed? Click here for articles on college and beyond


We once thought of school one year at a time.  These days we have to focus wholly and for the long term from no child left behind to common core.  Click here for articles on kids 5-18.


From newborn through the toddler years.  Daycare options and feeding options.  Behavior and learning.  Click here for encouragement and advice from  newborn to 4 years old

Family Dynamics

Everything family is here.  Family dynamics from marriage to divorce.  A case for faith when all seems lost.  Sibling love and friendships. Click here to read more about family.

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Featured Essays


The Day Harvard Rejected My Daughter

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This is an article worth the re-run every year. Today, more than ever before parents are vying for the top spots offered in all of the best colleges. Just because it is ranked best, is it best for your child?

standing up for  yourself

A Doctor, A Principal, and A Clergyman

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Did I tell you the one about the doctor, the principal, and the priest? Actually, this is not the preface to a joke. It is real life, and the people to whom well-educated grown adults fear the most.

Stay at home or work. The choice is yours!

Mothers! Honor Your Choice To Stay Home With Your Children, or Go To Work. Either Way Choose Without Guilt.

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Ladies! It is time to erase the battle line, and support one another in the choices we make in our roles as parents. Lean in…lean out… it doesn’t matter one way or the other.

Let's Eat!

Cheeseburger pie

Individual Cheesburger Pies With a Kick!

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I adapted this recipe and changed it up a bit from the original impossible cheeseburger pie first offered by bisquick. My family likes flavor and this change up with mexican spices gives it the jump in flavor I was looking for!

Death by chocolate cake!

Decadent Chocolate Fudge Cake

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Our family first enjoyed this cake over 20 years ago when it was given as a delicious Christmas gift from our lovely neighbors celebrating Hanukkah. We have loved it ever...

Easy Weeknight Spagetti – With Meat Sauce

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This is a fast and easy weeknight sauce that tastes like it simmered all day on the stovetop! As always, I am a flexible cook, so you do not have...

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