Sun, sea, food, wine and quality of life – sums up this diverse and captivating region of Italy. Calabria is at the toe of the boot, the extreme south of Italy - lapped by the splendid crystal blue sea and separated from Sicily. The warm climate, the beautiful colours of the sea, rocky coasts that alternate with sandy … Continue reading Mikey’s Travels – Calabria – Best of Southern Italy
Often overlooked, China's nearby island neighbour Taiwan is impressively scenic, exhibiting beautiful coastlines, dense greenery, soaring mountains, serene lakes, and lush rural farm lands. My first stop in the island was Taipei in the north, the nation's capital and largest urban centre, boasting the world's second tallest skyscraper, Taipei 101. I strongly recommend taking a … Continue reading Mikey’s Travels – Taipei – Ilha Formosa
Have you ever found yourself wondering what the heck to do with a baby? Um, yeah, pretty sure we all have. Well, you’re in luck, because here’s an idea… DANCE WITH YOUR BABY! Don't worry about feeling silly, your baby will more than likely LOVE it and I bet it will put you in a … Continue reading Get Up And Dance With Your Baby!
I survived an entire year as a father and lived to tell the tale! The celebration of my daughter’s first birthday felt as it was almost more about my wife and I than it was about the actual baby. It’s funny how I anticipated and got excited over the completion of those opening 365 days … Continue reading The First Year Of Fatherhood
I recently went out on a dessert date with Wifey and while browsing the menu, I suddenly realized that I was not able to make a decision. "I can't decide what to eat! Why is decision making so hard!" I think sometimes I am scared to make up my mind on which dessert to try. … Continue reading Waffles Or Crepes?
I grew up eating a lot of pasta that my mother made from scratch. I always loved it and I have fond memories of eating it. My wonderful wife made me pasta with my mothers recipe for the first few months of our marriage. Eventually she found her own recipes and converted it in her … Continue reading Buon Appetito?
There’s a reason that “Old MacDonald” is the most beloved song for babies and toddlers. Children love animals. But your little one’s unlikely to cross paths with too many different species besides dogs and cats (and the occasional mouse) in his or hers everyday life. Your best bet for animal education is to go on … Continue reading Old MacDonald Had A Farm….
We’ve all heard of the Man Cold, right? You know, when grown men act like toddlers and the world ends because they got a sniffle? For the sake of full disclosure – as a man and a husband, I have most certainly experienced a Man Cold. The six words that strike fear into the heart of … Continue reading My Wife Has A Cold! Help!
I was sitting beside my wife in the delivery room as a nurse attempted the Epidural administration. It’s an unpleasant procedure that forces a large needle into the spine via the lower back. As the tube was shoved home, my wife began to close her eyes, grasping on the bars of her bed. It was … Continue reading Gross Isn’t It?
The bond between a grandchild and a grandparent is so very special. While the excitement of a newborn may cause some grandparents to"forget" about your very clear and concise instructions when caring for your child, it doesn't make it okay. We all know that setting boundaries with our children might pose challenges, but nothing prepares a new parent for telling … Continue reading Setting Boundaries With Grandparents