Five Reasons Why Parents of Young Children Need Estate Planning

If you are a parent of young children, getting your estate plans in order can help you ensure that your minor children will be protected in the event the unthinkable happens. Estate planning is critically important for parents with minor children because: It allows you to select a guardian for your children in the event … Read More

A Mother’s Love

A few years ago, I read an article that reminded me of the extraordinary lengths parents will go to protect and provide for their children. It was about a woman named Melissa Bowmer, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. While she was preparing for her treatment, she learned that her four-year-old son had a … Read More

Don’t Let Plans for More Children Keep You From Protecting the Ones You Have

I read a book recently called The Middle Place. It’s a beautiful and touching memoir written by Kelly Corrigan, a young mother with two small children who was diagnosed with breast cancer. This book resonated with me on so many levels. As a mother, I imagined myself having to endure the shock, fear, uncertainty and … Read More

Factors to Consider When Selecting a Guardian – Willingness to Serve

NB: This post is part of a series discussing factors you should consider when selecting a guardian for your minor children. You can read all these posts here. When my husband and I were first married and starting our careers, a friend caught me off guard one evening when she asked whether my husband and … Read More

Factors to Consider When Selecting a Guardian – Prospective Guardian’s Children

NB: This post is part of a series concerning factors you should consider when selecting a guardian for your minor children. You can see all these posts here. Think about the people who you would nominate as a guardian for your children.  Do they have children of their own?  If so, how many? Most couples … Read More

Factors to Consider When Selecting a Guardian for Your Children — Relationship With Your Child

NB: This post is part of a series discussing factors you should consider when selecting a guardian for your minor children. You can read all these posts here. Most of my closest friends are people I clicked with almost immediately. From the moment we met, we seemed to have a lot in common. Conversation is … Read More