How to Make Frenemies and Alienate Parents: The Christmas Edition

They say it’s better to give than it is to receive, and I’m pretty sure the “they” who said that were parents. They were parents who were tired of their children receiving toys without volume controls. Parents who were frustrated by toys that swallowed entire family rooms whole. And parents who wondered how a single […]

7 Rules for Giving My Kids Gifts

I know the title sounds all sorts of ungrateful, but let me start by saying my kids are lucky small people. They have loving parents, a peaceful home, and enough toys to share with the entire neighborhood (not they’d want to, but still). As impressionable as toy manufacturers bank on, my kids beg for what […]