Last updated on April 6th, 2021 at 11:17 am
To my new readers in Internetland, you may not know that we’re expanding our family next month with another little boy to call our son. While I’ve admittedly been so wrapped up with family, work and my #BloggerLife to think very much on what life will look like with two kids, there’s one thing I know without a doubt from my two years of parenting so far—raising a child is no simple affair. You’d better be prepared because they come with a price tag attached almost upon exiting the womb!
But for those of you in the early stages of parenthood, maybe we can ease that sting a little with today’s prize for a Case Cringle Christmas!
Pampers’ #PeaceOnEarth—or—Why Serenity’s So Important in the Hectic Holidays
“If you can’t feed your baby (yeah, yeah)
Then don’t have a baby (yeah, yeah)
And don’t think “Maybe” (yeah, yeah)
If you can’t feed your baby! (yeah, yeah)”
— Michael Jackson, “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”, Thriller (1983)
Among the various other hats I wear as the blogger behind Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad, one I recently picked up was joining the Pampers Baby Panel as a brand ambassador, exploring everything the brand stands for and what it can do to help parents in an age where one of the oldest gigs in the book is more confusing than ever.
As part of the welcome package, Pampers surprised us with a delivery of enough diapers, wipes and Ivory Snow laundry detergent to last both the boys for a bit. I can’t express enough how good it feels to know you’ll have one less errand to deal with in those first few weeks where all you’re trying to do is survive!
But enough about me… let’s talk about you.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, Pampers re-released their “Peace on Earth” campaign, reminding us that there are those moments of serenity as a parent… even when everything seems to indicate otherwise. You can check the video out above, and if you know any parents out there with a little too much stress on their plates this Christmas, who knows—maybe 30 seconds of calm will help make their day!
Starting All Over Again—A New Kid on the Scene in 2016!?
I don’t quite know what 2016 will bring, but the things I’ve learned from this parenting rodeo so far make me feel better equipped as a Dad than I did in those bumbling first months where I didn’t know how I could help. Some stuff will be old hat as I wake up to bottle feed and change diaper upon diaper—but to do it all while a toddler’s expecting my attention as well? Who knows how it’ll turn out???
May the new parents out there figure their way through the holidays and don’t worry—people tell me it gets easier; you just have to wait… for whoever knows how long. And to the friends and family without kids who stand on the sidelines, seeing the people you’ve known for ages change before your eyes… drop off a meal or help ’em out with some chores—it’ll make more of a difference than you think!
So until the next, keep calm, keep cool and keep peaceful—well, as much as humanly possible—and we’ll be over here building the crib, dusting off the car seat and doing everything we can to embrace parenthood one more time.
Good luck to all those who enter!
Have you entered all the posts in A Case Cringle Christmas???
- Day 1—Alcatel onetouch Idol 3
- Day 2—cloud b Prize Pack
- Day 3—Pampers Prize Pack
- Day 4—Belkin WeMo Insight Switch + Linksys N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender
- Day 5—VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway
- Day 6—Belkin Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case for the iPad Air 2
- Day 7—2 6-month Subscriptions to Netflix Canada
Disclaimer: I’m compensated as a member of the Pampers Baby Panel to deliver news and information about the Pampers brand and quarterly initiatives to better tell various demographics about what the brand stands for and offers.
But the opinions found in this post are very much my own, and I’m blessed to work with brands who’re willing to dish out a framework and not demand what they want to see from my content, the latter a kind of working relationship that gets really old really quickly.
If you want to know about Pampers and how they’ll help you cover your rear end (hiyoo!), feel free to check them out on their website, or via social media on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or YouTube!
And if you’re looking for me, it’s probably about time I start writing more “I’m Not Dead, I’m Just a Dad” posts because things are about to get a lot more real in Casa de Palmer! But when I do manage to get near a computer, you’ll find all my updates on my Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts!
30 replies on “Pampers Peace on Earth | How We’re Celebrating the Holidays!”
We now have three new grandbabies, one was born in March, one in August and the last one just at the end of November! The first grandson lives with us so we are doing a lot for him. The baby born in Aug. we see and babysit as often as they will let us lol and we haven’t yet met our youngest as he lives on the mainland and we haven’t gotten over there yet.
You have a beautiful family, congratulations Casey!
I have two nieces that are expecting babies in a couple of months. We’re having a baby shower for both of them soon, so I’m purchasing items that on their Wish Lists. I’m also going to be available to help out with babysitting, as I’ve had lots of experience taking care of my grandson for the last several years, I LOVE babies!
I changed my nephew’s diaper and I needed a gas mask on and then he peed on me, my sister laughing her ass off !! lol
I will help by offering up my babysitting services. New moms always need a break.
expecting first grandchild in 2016, so this will definetly help the parents.
I will offer to be there to help out where ever she may need me to Also if she needs me to watch the baby while she rests or anything else I will be there for her . My niece
Congratulations and good luck! I usually offer my services in the form of cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping, taking the sibs out…anything so parents have more bonding time,
Congratulations ,you are blessed with a beautiful family.New parents will try to do it all themselves but i offer to help where ever needed….food ,shopping or babysitting or just being company and answer questions
I have 2 grand babies , and i will offer my help by Babysitting and helping out whenever possible , i know how hard it can be the first few months , moms and dads need little breaks form time to time 🙂
I help with giving advice and being there for them! I have two little ones and a couple friends expecting their first. They know if they have any questions or need help with anything they can call anytime
Congrats on your upcoming arrival CaseP! My husband and I are also expecting our 2nd boy in April. My cousin just welcomed her 1st baby girl and I helped by bringing dinner and diapers. Every little bit helps in the beginning. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
I plan on teaching my daughter in law to have patience and that there really is not a handbook to parenting and if she wants she can come to me for advice at any time
I plan to help them by giving them things they need that I no longer use, and offering my advice
I’m going to try to buy some of the necessities for a young single mother I know.
I tell them that is is OK to ask for help and not to be afraid to because it is all a new adventure!! 🙂
I will be making and bringing over a lot of food.
I lend all my used baby clothes, swings, seats etc, and some little new things for them. Sometimes it just helps when you don’t have to buy ALL the things.
Congrats to you btw!
I offer my service to help out. Babysitting is always appreciated.
I babysit to give them a break
Lots of babysitting, but also the offer of doing chores for them.
I plan to help out a friend who’s about to become a mom by passing along this prize pack to her!
My cousin is expecting twin girls soon. I would love to give this prize pack to him
I will offer any advice I can and I will even pass on items that I have not used and have no use for anymore.
I will help by bringing over prepared foods! That’s the best thing for new parents
offering to babysit – everyone needs a break
I help out anyway I can…If they need food I cook it for them, If they need me to watch the baby while momma has a shower I do, if they need advise I give my best…because I totally understand I have 4 children and a cranky teething baby LOL
I give them some parenting books
I take my granddaughter for the day once a week! I also babysit when they ask me.
I plan to deliver some home made dinners that will be frozen and can be easily thawed out whenever they need dinner.
Do I count? hehe
Im due in March and I’ve made about a month worth of freezer meals and decluttering to live a more simplistic life with two kiddos around