Adults, can we have a conversation? Less than 5 percent of Americans have college savings accounts, and those who do are far wealthier than average. How Paying for College Is Changing Middle-Class Life, Caitlin ZaloomSource How in the world are Kristen and I unicorns because we saved for college? Look, we are pretty cool, but […]
Watching Megan go through the college admissions process has been really hard. On the one hand, I fully get why we have quotas and the need for diversity. I support it. If I were an elected official I’d vote for affirmative action in college admissions every time. Why? Because achievement isn’t just a personal accomplishment […]
College admissions season is officially over until October. Having gone through it for the first time I can confirm a few things: The college admissions system is broken from top to bottom. There’s no silver bullet or obvious solution for fixing it on the horizon. It’s way more complex than it should be. It’s way […]
Yesterday, our eldest child received the last of her college admission decisions. She was with a friend and after she sent us texts to update and react to the decision the next thing she sent us was, “It’s over!” Amen. Hallelujah. This process is technically from October to March 31st, but in actuality it started […]
Recently, I splurged on nice gardening pruners. I had an old pair, maybe from a garage sale or purchased 15 years ago, but they were worn out and dull and didn’t work quite right.