Practical, encouraging coaching for the hardest job on earth

About me

My career as a Mom

In 1987 I left my career in investment banking and finally put my Ivy League diploma to work doing something truly important: raising a family. My husband and I have ten children, and I homeschooled them all, pre-K through 12th grade. When I had free time, I wrote books and blogs about family life. Now that most of my children are grown, I find great joy in sharing with other moms the principles (and hacks!) I learned in my years of managing a home and loving my husband and children well.

My strengths

I'm good at asking questions that get to the heart of a matter: we don't need to spend weeks trying to figure out action steps.  And after 32 years on the job, there's a good chance I've encountered the issues that are plaguing you. Nothing about my advice is theoretical; I've dealt with rebellious children, struggling learners, health challenges, financial setbacks, endless laundry, chaotic schedules, home businesses, holiday and party planning, ceaseless meal preparation, and a disheveled home. You can't scare me.  :)

How I can help

After an initial consultation, I'll develop a plan for you--a set of real, actionable steps to create a more peaceful, orderly home that serves the needs of everyone in the family, including Mom. After that, I'm available on an hourly basis either by phone or in-person to help you make the plan work. Whether that means organizing your pantry, advising you on college applications, planning a party, creating chore charts, conquering sleep or potty training, raising respectful children, or just helping you slay your laundry monster, I'm here to help you solve problems and find joy.

My Talk at Brown University

On a panel with a Pulitzer Prize winner, a Nobel Laureate, a US Ambassador, and a 7-time All-Pro NFL wide receiver, I discussed my career as... a homemaker!

Putting the "happy" into strong happy family!

When my kids gather, one of their favorite activities is creating a music video together. You can see why I like them so much!


I'd love to stay in touch and let you know if I'm speaking in your area.