Thank you for visiting my blog! My hope is to promote thought-provoking discussion by providing insights, research, and links to experts in the fields of parenting, education and career planning. I would enjoy hearing your ideas and perspectives, so please post comments.

The Dollars and Sense of a College Degree


I never thought I’d be in the restaurant business: it’s risky, I don’t like to cook, and I know very little about the industry. But I believe in investing in people and a few years ago, my husband and I helped fund two very talented restauranteurs who dreamed of opening a Spanish restaurant. We looked closely at their track record and their passion for their work and weighed those factors against the risk that is inherent in the restaurant business. As with any investment, we looked at whether the amount invested would burden our family if it was not successful. Incurring debt was not an option, as there were too many uncontrollable factors in the economic marketplace. This experience made me look at a college degree from a similar perspective ... READ MORE


I am proud to contribute to the great work being done by The Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development.

aspen twitter

Read my article, “Social Skills Are Critical For Future Job Seekers” in Education Week.