Higher education is a hot topic, because despite the U.S. economy and job market fairing well, many new graduates are finding it difficult to secure a job after graduation. As of just a couple of years ago, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the percentage of unemployed millennials was more than double the national average. These dismal statistics leave many young people questioning the value of a college education. Still, it’s important to note that research indicates that those with higher education tend to make more, live longer, and have an overall higher quality of life. Here’s what…

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A year ago, my chest felt heavy and I found myself worried about my firstborn — because I was enrolling him in school. I felt like I was going to lose control over who and what influenced my child; like I was choosing to institutionalize my son, and once he was in school, there would be no turning back. These emotions may seem extreme, but they were real. I share them in case there are other moms who think they are being dramatic in having anxiety about sending their children to school. To those moms: please know that you’re not…

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