Is Your Marriage Good Enough For Your Children?

Is Your Marriage Good Enough For Your Children?

By Vicki Little No matter what sort of family you were born into — large or small, average or dysfunctional, typical or Stepford — you can’t help but be affected by your family in some way. Jenna McCarthy at Parent’s magazine reveals that a longitudinal study published in 2009 by the U.S. Department of Health and(…)

Is Your Kid Driving You Crazy? Try Reframing Your Perspective.

Is Your Kid Driving You Crazy? Try Reframing Your Perspective.

By Jen Murphy It’s easy to be negative. Too easy. As a result, the daily behaviors we see from our children can become annoyances, the tendency to become negative takes over, and we feel that all we do is complain about these people we used to love, cuddle, and hug endlessly as babies. “He never(…)

A Funny Take On The Very Serious Issue Of Unpaid Family Leave

A Funny Take On The Very Serious Issue Of Unpaid Family Leave

Are you in the 86% of people in the U.S. whose job doesn’t offer paid family leave? That is an astounding statistic when you think about how important leave is for families that are expecting a child. This affects some more than others considering a large portion of this 86% are already living paycheck to(…)

4 Reasons To Put Your Spouse Before Your Children

4 Reasons To Put Your Spouse Before Your Children

By Vicki Little The relationship between parent and child is such an amazing, special, and unique bond. Most parents would do absolutely anything for their children. So why don’t we, as parents, treasure the relationship that created our children just as much — if not more than — the relationship we have with our children?(…)

Bookmark It: 2017 National Park Free Days

Bookmark It: 2017 National Park Free Days

By Vicki Little These days it takes something pretty amazing to pull people’s attention away from their screens. Luckily nature has provided us with the perfect alternative entertainment in the form of beautiful scenery, sparkling lakes, and majestic animals. Even better, these family-friendly places have enough room for the crowds on free days! So get(…)

6 Ways To Give A Family Experience Instead Of A Gift

6 Ways To Give A Family Experience Instead Of A Gift

By Vicki Little It seems that every year the wish lists get longer and the time gets shorter. And with each passing year, we have less time to spend with our kids as they grow older and their interests change. (Suddenly hanging out with Mom isn’t cool anymore?!) Whether they like to admit it or(…)

The Gift That Should Be On Everyone’s List This Year

The Gift That Should Be On Everyone’s List This Year

  By Vicki Little I have a tradition after Thanksgiving. It doesn’t involve family, long lines or sales, baking or hanging lights. No, it involves toys. Lots of them. After consuming large amounts of caffeine, I head to the children’s rooms, where I organize and get rid of excessive amounts of stuff they won’t even miss.(…)

How Your Relationship With Your In-Laws Impacts Your Children

How Your Relationship With Your In-Laws Impacts Your Children

By Vicki Little I adore the relationship that my children have with my sister. My sister loves to take the kids to movies, and they always get ice cream whenever they visit her. (This is mainly because my sister is an ice-cream addict and loves any excuse to get some.) My daughter, in particular, has(…)