Heirloom gifts for kids

So as a father of a new baby (not my first) I always like to find creative ways to document the first few years enough that they can have things to look back on once they get older. With my 7 year old the first few years on his birthday, (since I already get him…

“Out there” housewarming gifts

So you got invited to another housewarming party, whether it’s someone you know well but has “almost” everything – in which case stay good friends with those kind of people, or someone that is more of an acquaintance than a close fired, inevitably you will run out of the usual kitchen ware, paintings, plants, or…

Toy Appreciation – the hard way

Some context… I am not a parenting guru by any means – but I do have a few tried and tested experiences that, I think, are worth a try.  I have to precursor this though with my standard disclaimer whenever I get the rare request for parenting advice, every child is different! What works for…