[ASK LINA] How many gifts should I give my kids during the holidays?

Ask Lina is a special editorial series where we invite you to send us your parenting questions in the comments below and our teen & tween emotional expert, Lina Acosta Sandaal, gives you tips that will help you navigate these crucial “in-between years.” Originally Posted in If we think carefully, many gifts and traditions […]

College Savings May Be the Best Holiday Gift    

This program is in partnership with the Florida Prepaid College Board but as always, opinions are 100% our own. During this time of the year many family members will ask each other about gift ideas for their kids. I was actually excited when my dad asked me if he could contribute toward our girls’ college […]

Easy, Affordable & Adorable Tween Birthday or Anytime Gifts

Tweens are some of the most finicky people to buy items for – they’re not little kids and they aren’t teens or young adults just yet. With so much access to technology, they certainly know what they want and often brands reign supreme. Although the biggest trend is giving gift cards, sometimes you just may […]

[Gift Guide] What to Buy for your Special Tween Girl

I hear it over and over again: “What gift should I buy my tween daughter/granddaughter/friend’s daughter?” When girls hit the tween years, they seem to become more and more difficult to purchase for.  Their requests come with higher price tags and what is popular today may no longer be popular tomorrow. To help, I’ve compiled […]

What’s for Papi this Father’s Day?

By: Lorraine C. Ladish for What type of dad are you celebrating this Father’s Day? Maybe he’s the adventurous type, who’s always looking for a new gadget to aid in his wanderings. Maybe he’s a homebody who’s content to curl up on the couch and watch a DVD. Or maybe you’re shopping for a […]

You Want What!?! Asking Santa for Tablets and Smartphones

  Me: “Maddy, did you write your list to Santa yet?” (Yes, she still believes in Santa and we’ve worked very hard to keep this going but that’s for a different post!) Maddy:  “Yup, I want an iPad and if he doesn’t bring me that then I want an iPod Touch.” Me: “I think you […]