Hi! I’m Mary Ruth Hackett
And Yes, I go by both Mary and Ruth. I was named after my two grandmothers, so leaving one of them out just wouldn’t be right.
After earning my Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, I left the halls of academia to be a stay-at-home mom but discovered that I am a scholar at heart. I have a huge passion for helping families integrate the best of developmental science, the Catholic faith, and their own unique parenting styles.
I write and teach at the important intersection of faith and science, blending them both in the original harmony God intended. Daughter by Design, my new book on identity for Catholic women is the only book of its kind and brings together these fields in a practical way.