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Father’s Day is a weird one in our house. Sometimes it falls on my birthday and sometimes it falls on our middle child’s birthday. And because I don’t know my dad I always have a little moment of longing. Longing for what could’ve been.

But one thing is certain, my husband does not miss out. We believe in celebrating these occasions because quite often you forget to acknowledge the amazing commitment being a parent is. Any day which recognises and promotes joy should be embraced. Any day that involves gifts, laughter, sleep-ins and good food should be embraced.

This year the kids and I went to Target to grab some presents for Twiggy. What do you give a man who has everything and by everything I mean us? The Target website gives you loads of ideas which helps, because frankly it can get tricky trying to come up with gift ideas.

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I guided the kids in the right direction or else he would’ve ended up with a bounty of My Little Ponies and craft.

Here’s some of the gifts we decided on (if your name is Twiggy do not read any further).

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You see my husband is not a football loving, golf playing, car enthusiast. He’s more of a cooking, renovating, bush walking, gadget and Flight of the Conchords type of guy. I reckon he’ll love his presents.

And I imagine he’ll also be super excited about the new family portrait I’ve arranged for us to do, very similar to these ones.



It’s going to be so much fun.

Happy Father’s Day to the dads out there and Happy Not Father’s Day for all the Mums doing it on their own.

And much love to those with only memories to hold onto.

bigwords x