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(…)

Review: Cherokee Park Colorado Dude Ranch

Review: Cherokee Park Colorado Dude Ranch

By Julie Bielenberg It’s always the simplest and most basic of things that you remember, and usually, the first time you attempt something. Case in point—square dancing. Taught all over the world, you would be surprised how many folks have never given it a go. Square Dancing’s roots originate in 17th Century Europe, but the(…)

How To Prepare Yourself For When Your Child Leaves For College

How To Prepare Yourself For When Your Child Leaves For College

By Vicki Little As much as each age and stage prepares our children for the next phase of life, we too have learned a lot as we watch them grow. That sleepless third trimester prepared us for the sleep deprivation we would soon face. That half day of Kindergarten eased us into the full day(…)