I’ve been irritated lately about haters on social media who criticize moms who travel for work, uttering ‘You should be home with the kids. Who’s watching them?’ Shut up. Um, their FATHERS are watching them. Because they are equally the parents. So here’s one for the guys, our true partners in parenting. Presenting this year’s unique gifts for dads.
This year I am laughing as I prepare this guide, as I can hardly think of anything!! I suppose that means it’s time for some self-care on my end! Having just been to Fiji helps a ton, and ideas are finally flooding as I type. Because moms deserve to feel special – even if it takes a bit of convincing for them to believe it. Maybe you can add some in the comments as well, but here are 10 unique gifts for mom!
I was a tennis player when I was young and have recently taken it up again. All of a sudden, badminton and squash are also accessible! I just love hitting anything with a racquet, and sports are a great way to spend time with the whole family. We’ve surveyed a few people in the know, and have come up with quite the list of gifts for racquet sports lovers. Bet you are going to want to pick up a ping pong paddle or play with a shuttlecock after reading this!
Sometimes buying for the most stylish people can be a challenge. We’ve found a few must-have unique gifts for fashionistas on your list, no matter what epic style they may sport. So many of these gifts are great for any age. After all, fashion should be timeless.
Finding the right toys for kids is always a challenge. You can check the gift guides at your big toy stores, but we found a few unique, undiscovered picks that the little ones might like. If you have picky – um – ‘discerning’ kids in your life, look no further.
My boys and family are super into sailing, so putting this gift guide together is helping me a ton!! The best thing about sailing and yachting gifts is that the quality is always excellent, even if the prices can be hard to stomach..
Having just moved across the country, I weeded out a ton of unnecessary or disposable clutter before I left. There was an entire drawer full of sunglasses! Some were broken but most were cheap giveaway pairs that are handed out at conferences and tennis matches. No more. From now on I will invest in good pieces for my wardrobe. It’s about longevity, not abundance. This is the only responsible course of action for the planet.
People talk about how kids obsessed with a video game are robbed of their childhoods. There are countless articles out there about how terrible technology is for children. This isn’t one of them. We’re a tech forward family. My husband and I both have jobs that rely on technology in some way and I’ve always been a gadget geek.
My son learned about Yo-Kai Watch last year. Grade 1 was rough for him. He felt isolated in school, made few friends and was picked on. He really connected to the story of the Yo-Kai and their friend Nate and we got the game for his Nintendo 3DS.
We’ve all handed our phones over to quiet down an antsy child in line. Sometimes the easiest answer is the right answer in the moment and a little Candy Crush never hurt anyone. The ends justify the means, no judgement here. We totally get it. While a little bit of screen time isn’t the end of the world, kids often fall in love with their parents’ mobile devices and it can spell (humorous) trouble. Here are five hilarious signs your kid might be using your phone just a little bit too much:
I know every word to the theme song for Paw Patrol. I can recite Goodnight Moon forwards, backwards, upside down, and inebriated. I spend the majority of my days creating with play dough, kicking balls, singing nursery rhymes, and playing make believe games with plastic toys. There are a myriad of reasons behind my participation in all of these activities, the most important being that they interest my children. I repeat. They interest my children. When the sun goes down and the babies are tucked in to bed, you will not find me re-reading Goodnight Moon for the kajillionth time. As it turns out, I have a few interests of my own and none of them involve pups who save the day.