Rejecting the Checklists

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I don’t really think of myself as a rebel, but as I look back over the years my husband and I have parented, I have to admit that it sure looks like it!  Growing up I was a list checker and tended to think inside the box.  However, some combination of marriage and children and  [read more] …

How Valuable is a College Degree?

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Americans have always placed a high value on education. For generations we’ve seen a college degree as the key to advancement, the guaranteed ticket to a great job. Thus, it is rather unsettling to read the recent survey from McKinsey & Company that 45% of four-year college graduates are working in jobs that do not  [read more] …

The Junior Gauntlet

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The spring semester means different things depending on where your student is in the high school progression. Freshmen are still exploring activities and learning to hold their own in difficult high school classes. Sophomores are rolling along in their AP class(es) and settling into their extracurricular focus. Seniors are breathing easier after completing the college  [read more] …