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The blog entries that pretty accurately reflect the madness going on in my mind!

Papier — An Old School Blogger's Battle with Perfectionism (Featured Image)

Papier — An Old School Blogger’s Battle with Perfectionism

It’s the same thing every time—sit down, pull out my stack of paper and rifle through it ’til I find something good to write about. Sometimes I come up short. Sometimes I find a gem. I never quite know what I’ll find, but the one thing I know’s […]

Firming Up Your Financial Future — A Financial Literacy Month Wrap-Up by Casey Palmer and Scotiabank! (Featured Image)

Firming Up Your Financial Future — A Financial Literacy Month Wrap-Up by Casey Palmer and Scotiabank!

We need to evolve our money mindset. November’s Financial Literacy Month, and it gives us a real opportunity to take a look at our books and what we’re trying to do with our resources at hand. School. Kids. A new home or retirement—goals quickly become pipe dreams if we […]

TRY YOUR LUCK_ The Worldwide $450 #BlizzardBucks Cash Giveaway!!! (Featured Image)

TRY YOUR LUCK: The Worldwide $450 #BlizzardBucks Cash Giveaway!!!

Okay, now I think we can officially start getting ready for Christmas. We’ve filled the neighbourhood kids’ baskets on Halloween. We’ve bought our poppies and hopefully explained Remembrance Day’s importance to our children so they don’t take the sacrifices made on their behalfs for granted. And since we celebrate our Thanksgiving in […]

The Life and Times of the Palmer Family — NaBloPoMo Day 10 — This is 4. (Featured Image) v2

The Life and Times of the Palmer Family — NaBloPoMo Day 10 — This is 4.

Hey kiddo, You’ll often hear me joke that we’re simply graduating from the “Terrifying Threes” to the “What the Fours,” but no matter what comes out of your father’s cynical, hardened mouth, I want you to know that you’re a pretty great kid. I’m plenty hard on you—your little […]

TRY YOUR LUCK: Discover Just What’s So Clever About the Graco 4Ever!

I’m no expert at parenting with just shy of four years’ experience under my belt, but you quickly learn that you use but a fraction of what you think you’ll need before kids. Travel chairs. Olive oil ointments. Kanye West’s greatest hits done as lullabies. Eventually, you just become well aware […]

Taking Mealtime to New Heights—the Graco Table2Table 6-in-1 Highchair! (Featured Image) v2

Taking Mealtime to New Heights—the Graco Table2Table 6-in-1 Highchair!

You might think all highchairs are created alike, for what more are they than baby seats on stilts to keep your kid in place for a meal? But that quickly changes the first time your toddler shows you how skillfully they can escape one. A Highchair, A Highchair, My Kingdom for a […]

NaBloPoMo Day 4 — Grown People Music — What I've Learned from JAY Z's 4-44 (Featured Image)

NaBloPoMo Day 4 — Grown People Music — What I’ve Learned from JAY Z’s 4:44

Though I’ve listened to plenty of rap since buying my first boombox in ’97, I’ve rarely heard anything representing me. Sure, it’s largely Black music, but from a different narrative than my life altogether. Middle-class. Raised in a two-parent home. Private school education, married with kids—nothing you’d want to hear about in […]

The Life and Times of Casey and Family — NaBloPoMo Day 3 — Out of the Mouths of Babes. (Featured Image)

The Life and Times of Casey and Family — NaBloPoMo Day 3 — Out of the Mouths of Babes.

“Fuckshit.” I didn’t know it then, but before my eldest started junior kindergarten this September, life was simple. Taking an extra eight months away from the office after her mat leave to be with the boys (and because two kids in Toronto daycare is really expensive), Sarah took the […]

The Life and Times of Casey Palmer — NaBloPoMo Day 2 — Why I Quit on the #Chronicle150. (Featured Image)

The Life and Times of Casey Palmer — NaBloPoMo Day 2 — Why I Quit on the #Chronicle150.

I started 2017 with a plan—or at the very least, something resembling one. Months later, most Canadians probably forgot, but we did indeed celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday this year! The hype was all too real between Ottawa’s grandiose plans and brand aplenty who wanted to make their mark—everyone wanted in on the […]

The Life and Times of Casey Palmer — NaBloPoMo, Day 1 — Why I Do What I Do. (Featured Image)

The Life and Times of Casey Palmer — NaBloPoMo, Day 1 — Why I Do What I Do.

“I feel like most of your posts are apologies for not posting more.” — a Facebook friend on my last post The Last 60 Days. T.G.I.N., y’all—Thank Goodness It’s November! With another Halloween in the books (and less of a haul than the year before, but hey—I hear transitioning from […]

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