Selected Works

Five virtues that dissolve conflict, restore good will, build common purpose and help people thrive--in business, government, volunteer organizations, faith communities, schools and families.
Growing Up Online
The award-winning column about families and technology
The Latest Advice For Parents About What Kids are Doing Online
Growing Up Online columns that are as relevant today as when they were written
Every topic covered by Growing Up Online since 2002.
Essays on Parenting
Sometimes being a Mom is magical
Before I had children, I raised kids.

The Heirloom Gardener

The Heirloom Gardener was one of the first books to document the grassroots movement to preserve genetic diversity in fruits and vegetables. Although the book has been out of print for several years, it still enjoys an audience online and we hope to reissue it in the coming year.
"Intrigued by heirlooms and want to learn more? .... If you can find a copy, The Heirloom Gardener by Carolyn Jabs (1984) is a good introductory reference."

C. R. Lawn, Fedco Seed Company

"Jabs writes in a very clear, vivid style, using interesting, personalized examples, but yet relating such a wealth of information as to betray a thorough knowledge of the subject. I have absolutely no reservations about recommending the book as a source of information for the interested backyard gardener, as a reference book for professionals, or as supplementary reading material for undergraduate courses in ethnobotany, economic botany, plant breeding, crop evolution, or even introductory botany."

Joseph E. Laferriere.
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona