Carolyn Jabs has written about families, ethics, environmental issues and the Internet for more than four decades. Her work has been published in dozens of magazines including Reader’s Digest, Working Mother, Self and Redbook. She has contributed essays to Newsweek and the New York Times. She was a Contributing Editor at Home PC and Family PC, and her monthly column, Growing Up Online, has appeared in parenting publications across the country.

Cooperative Wisdom, Bringing People Together When Things Fall Apart is her most recent book, co-authored with Dr. Donald Scherer, an ethicist with a unique approach to conflict.The book describes five social virtues which help people restore cooperation in families, schools, workplaces and communities. The book has won numerous awards including the Nautilus Award for Relationships and Personal Communication.

Carolyn is also the author of The Heirloom Gardener, one of the first books about heirloom vegetables. She has contributed essays to Children and Nature: Making Connections and the Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society.

Carolyn and her husband, David, live in Santa Barbara, California where she is the Recording Secretary for the Research Committee of the Women’s Fund and President of the local chapter of the Association for Women in Communications.

Bits of String - A Blog by Carolyn Jabs

Crazy Hair Magic

I wrote this story many years ago and read it recently at a Personal Stories Production at Center Stage Theatre. The daughter who stars in it—and gave me permission to read it– is... Read More

What It Means to Be a Neighbor

Fred Rogers was ahead of his time. Fifty years ago, in one of the first episodes of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, King Friday the 13th built a wall and prepared to go to war... Read More