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(…)

3 Types Of Parents You Are Sure To Recognize

3 Types Of Parents You Are Sure To Recognize

By Vicki Little There are countless ‘types’ of parents out there. Helicopter parents, attachment parents, free-range parents — and there are clever names for every parenting style. But if you look even closer at the phenomena that is family, you will find a subset of parent types that’s based solely on the number of children they have. Because,(…)

An Open Letter To My Spirited Child

An Open Letter To My Spirited Child

By Vicki Little To my spirited son, This summer has certainly been, as you would say, epic. It wasn’t that we did anything unusual, although I was impressed with how you kept your lunch down after going on the big roller coaster for the first time. It was simply that this year was filled with marathon debates,(…)

The Great Slumber Party Debate

The Great Slumber Party Debate

By Vicki Little “Mom! Can Suzie and I have a slumber party?” I don’t know what popped into your mind just now, but my mind is filled with memories of frozen bras, kissing Joey McIntyre posters, sneaking out (once) to experience a disappointing kiss from a boy whose name I can’t recall, and playing “truth or dare”(…)

11 Things To Do In The Evening That Don’t Involve Screens

11 Things To Do In The Evening That Don’t Involve Screens

By Vicki Little Last year I introduced my kids to the wonderful world of “A Christmas Story.” They absolutely loved it, of course. But the conversation afterward stood out the most to me. My kids were chatting about how boring it must have been to just sit around a radio and listen to someone talk.(…)

4 Life Events That Require You To Update Your Will

4 Life Events That Require You To Update Your Will

By Linda E. Becker, Esq. I always encourage my clients to develop an estate plan early and then to review and update that estate plan regularly.  Many things can change throughout your life, and your estate plan needs to change with it.  When your life changes, your will should, too. Here are four significant life events(…)