Trending Christmas Gifts for Kids in 2021 – My Three Picks

Finally, 2020 is coming to an end and December the 25th is fast approaching. You may well have purchased all your holiday gifts months ago. Or (like me) have left it all until the last minute! Either way, I thought it might be fun to look at my pick of the trending Christmas gifts for kids in 2020.

In my selection, I’ve chosen three gifts suitable for both boys and girls, that have great reviews and are under $100. Will your child be receiving one?

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5 Father Son Activities That Will Lead to Quality Bonding

5 Father Son Activities That Will Lead to Quality Bonding

A lot of men think that, when they have a son, their bond will automatically appear and be lifelong. For most dads, the moment they hold their son in their arms for the first time, that bond is instantly felt, but the thing is, that doesn’t mean it will stay that way.

If you want to have a strong and lasting close relationship with your son, you have to work at it every single day. You need to spend lots of quality time with your son, teaching him things, sharing experiences and having fun.

With that in mind, here are some fun father and son activities that are great for quality bonding.

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Am I a Good Father? 7 Clues That Help To Answer This Age-Old Question

Am I a Good Father - 7 Clues That Help Answer This Age-Old Question

I regularly ask myself “Am I a good Father?” – Sometimes, because it’s because I have doubts and feel like I did something wrong; in many cases, however, it’s because I want to constantly evaluate myself: Am I doing a good “job”?

I know I’m not alone in this, and many of you must also ask yourselves the same question. But how can you judge what makes a good dad? I’ve tried to figure out which questions I should answer to find this out, and you can find the results at the end of this article. But first I’d like to share with you some of my thoughts about being a dad and see if I can give us all some clues to help answer this age-old question.

I personally believe that all any child really wants is your love. Some parents may seem like they are doing a good job because they go through the motions. But truly, deeply loving your kid, telling them every day how special they are to you, and showing them by the way you care for them, is of the most value to any child. Continue reading →

The Best Books for Dads – A “Must-Read” Buyer’s Guide for Dads

Becoming a parent should really come with a manual! In this article, I’ve tried to put together some book ideas to help you with this. They aren’t just books about how to be a good dad but are also books to help you in other practical ways too, like how to build a side hustle and how to manage your work/life balance.

To kick off our list of the best books for dads, let’s take a look at this hilarious guide written by Doug Moe. Continue reading →

3 Sure Fire Ways To Keep Your Home Secure

3 Sure Fire Ways To Keep Your Home Secure

Even though you might live in a leafy suburb with low crime rates, lovely neighbors and a great reputation, it doesn’t mean that your home is immune from potential thieves staking out your property.

Any hint of a vulnerability in your home and burglars will pounce stealing your material items and violating your personal space. It’s vital that you can do everything within your power to ensure that this doesn’t happen and to maintain the safety and security of your brood.

Take a look at these three sure-fire ways to ensure that your home remains secure.

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How to Go Green in Your Family Home

How to Go Green in Your Family Home

Going green means embracing clean and efficient ways of living in order to help the planet and reduce your own carbon footprint. But it’s actually a whole lot easier than you might imagine, so there’s no need to feel overwhelmed by any of this.

If your home is currently not running as efficiently as it should or could, we’re going to look at some of the things you can do to change that. It’s also a great way to set the right examples for your kids as they grow up.

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3 Non-Education Subjects To Teach Your Kids About

3 Non-Education Subjects To Teach Your Kids About

The vast majority of the lessons a child picks up in life are learned from their parents.

This may sound like an odd statement, not least because that children spend at least five hours per day learning directly from an actual teacher – but it’s true. Every adult alive today can do a multitude of things, the vast majority of which will have been taught to them by their parents, not their school teachers. Actual school education is a very small part of the things that children learn – for everything else, they will rely on their parents.

There are many things that you, as a parent, can teach your children – but below, we’ve put together three life lessons your children will definitely benefit from learning directly from you.

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Fun Things to Do with YOUR Dad: 5 Ideas for Great Father Son Activities

Fun Things to Do with Your Dad - Ideas for Great Father Son Activities

Being a Dad is such great fun! I sure do have a fantastic time reliving some of my own childhood memories, when I do fun stuff with my son Benni. I’ll bet you rekindle your fondest memories when you do fun activities with your children too.

But have you ever thought about how your own Dad used to enjoy spending time with you when you were small? A great way to renew those old bonds, and have some fun along the way, is to revive this partnership. This is achievable by doing new activities together, or some of those you enjoyed doing as a kid, fishing for example.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at lots more fun things to do with your Dad that will give you some ideas for great father-son activities.  Continue reading →

The Best Personalized Books for Kids – Because Tiny Heroes Deserve Their Own Novels

The Best Personalized Books for Kids - Because Tiny Heroes Deserve Their Own Novels

I thought today, that we’d take a look at companies who create personalized books for kids. When I published my article about the importance and the benefits of reading to your kids, I already had this followup article in my mind: See, I know how much my own son Benni loves story time, but it becomes extra special when that story is all about him!

I’ve found three companies I’d like to take a closer look at. They all make personalized books either via Amazon or through their own websites. The first company I’m going to review really spells out what they do! So let’s take a look at Put Me In The Story.

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Sun Safety: The Best Sunscreens for Kids

Sun Safety - The Best Sunscreens for Kids

During the summer months, adverts for sunscreens are everywhere. These ads tell us about the dangers of sun exposure and the damage it can do to our own and our kid’s skin.

Children’s skin is far more delicate than adults, so knowing which the best sunscreens for kids are, can be confusing. What SPF factor should you choose? What does a broad spectrum mean? And why are some sunscreens potentially harmful?

In this article, I’m going to help you understand all of this and know which are the safest sunscreens for kids.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor do I have any kind of medical background. I am just a dad! Please take this article as what it is: “Just” some advice from other parents! I don’t claim to be an expert on this subject but have taken my information from sources that I believe to be reputable and reliable, as well as from my own experience with my 3-year old son.

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