Here is a nice video aimed at folks wanting a first "proper" camera. Tony and Chelsea are normal folks who happen to be photographers, they have a kid, they shoot the things you do. They don't say buy Sony/Nikon/Canon, etc they say "what do you want to shoot", "buy this if its kids and family events" and "this if its kids sports" and so on. Great non-photographer guide to buying your first big camera. Check them out and give them a like or subscribe.