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 of the specific products you need to support your family and get those instead. You learn that a little investment today leads to greater returns tomorrow. That no two products are exactly alike. All things I want you to remember as we discuss the Graco 4Ever 4-in-1  Car Seat—a car seat that’ll challenge what you expect from that equipment constantly sitting in your rear view!

The Graco 4Ever 4-in-1  Car Seat — Changing the Way You Car Seat!

Discover Just What's So Clever About the Graco 4Ever! — The Box

If you’ve read my review of Graco’s Extend2Fit Car Seat, then you’ll know that I love how easy they make the installation process! Their seats fit into place with minimal effort between the InRight™ LATCH system and removable backing to easily thread a seatbelt through. And adjusting it is no problem between the Simply Safe Adjust Harness System and a one-handed ten-position headrest ensuring the proper fit for your growing child. There’s even a six-position recline on the bottom to make sure your child’s as comfortable as possible!

But the real reason why the Graco 4Ever stands out is that you only need to buy it once. No switching from a bucket seat to something more appropriate when they outgrow it—with a weight capacity ranging from 4-120 lbs. and ten years’ viable use engineered into it, it’ll carry your child well until they no longer need a car seat at all.

And trust me—the things we buy for our kids that we don’t need to think about are always the best ones!

But me telling you about the Graco 4Ever only does so much… what if I could give you the chance to experience it for yourself?

Well, guys, one lucky Canadian will.

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 Great Highchair!!!

Spoiler alert, new parents—kids get crafty with the quickness. One day they’re opening their eyes for the first time, taking the world in around them, but before you know it, they’re contesting the laws of physics, putting their lives at risk several times a day without any regard for the consequences.

When you have oversized children like mine, it’s hard to find a highchair that can hold them back, their gargantuan strength and serpentine flexibility overcoming almost anything you try to shackle them with.

But not so with the Graco Table2Table 6-in-1 Highchair, offering a convertible 3- and 5-point harness system to keep children snug while feeding their faces!

And that’s just the beginning.

TRY YOUR LUCK: Whippet Sticks Present — The PROPER Way to Play With Your Food!

It’s hard keeping things consistent as a parent—if I’m not letting the kids break rules at times, there’re rules I’m breaking myself. Don’t talk while you’re eating. Say “please” when you ask for something. Don’t talk to strangers. Eat your cauliflower. It must be confusing as a kid, trying to make sense of the world, but little is ever black and white.

But sometimes you have times where you don’t have to overthink the rules, and you have something that’s fun for the sake of it! And that’s exactly what Whippet wants us to remember with their new Whippet Sticks—that sometimes it’s okay to play with your food!

When is a Snack Not Just a Snack? When it’s a Whippet!

The newest entry in the Whippet product lineup, Whippet Sticks take the chocolatey goodness of Whippet Originals and add delicious chewy centres for a brand-new treat! Currently available in coconut and brownie, they aim to put the fun back in food culture without adding too much of the stuff that makes us feel guilty as adults. There’re no trans fats in each serving. They’re made with real chocolate. The coconut sticks use real coconut, and they all have no artificial colours! And if you’re like me with a little one weeks away from starting school, you’ll be happy to know they’re peanut-free! All in all, they’re wonderful little snacks if you’re looking for something quick to nibble on.

TRY YOUR LUCK: Track Down Your Inner Power with Advil® 12 Hour!

This body just ain’t what it used to be, y’all.

At 34 I’m still young, but you’d be surprised how much one can use their flesh and bones in that time! I’ve become a father, often carrying 70 lbs. of toddler weight between my two boys; I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2012, pushing my body to places I didn’t even know existed; and still have trouble from time to time with a rugby injury from my childhood. And while I deal with the odd pain now and then, I know there’re Canadians aplenty who need to deal with so much more.

Track Down Your Inner Power with Advil 12 Hour! — Motorcycle Ride

Long-lasting body pain may be more common as we get older, but it shouldn’t stop us from enjoying life and accomplishing all we want to. Research has found that a combination of treatment methods, including physiotherapy, massage therapy and medications, show good results when managing long-lasting pain.

Dr. Jeff Habert, family physician, Thornhill, Ontario

Get Cash Back for Another Day with EBates.ca!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ebates.ca. All opinions are 100% mine.


Many of you are likely going about online shopping all wrong. To that, many might say, “But Casey—virtual shopping in 2017’s so easy… how could I possibly get it wrong?” And yes—we have made it easy. As we speak, the very way we shop online is changing, with biometrics and complex algorithms replacing numerous credit cards and passwords. All this to say, it’s easier to spend our money, yes… but imagine how much farther that spending money would go if we learned to make it work for us?

Get Cash Back for Another Day with EBates.ca! — EBates Homepage

Let me tell you about a little site called Ebates.ca. Well—”little” is a gross understatement; it’s a great place to start your online shopping, offering cash back for everything you buy from more than 750 stores! It’s easy to use, free to sign up, and just takes one extra step to get more value from the shopping you already do! I mean, even for someone like me with a gajillion things on the go, it’s as simple as making ebates.ca your homepage so you sign in every time you shop!

Just to show you how good it is, let me show you how it works with some of my summer shopping list!

Help Parents Reclaim Their Shuteye with the New and Improved Pampers Baby Dry!

So I can say with the utmost confidence that I’m happy to be out of the “baby phase.” Yes, there’s a lot to appreciate about an infant—especially the second time around when you spend less time worrying about every little thing and more time enjoying them before that phase passes before you know it—but those first six months are hard. Sporadic sleep schedules. Questionable mental health. It feels like a never-ending challenge, and then one day it does end. It ends, and you’re suddenly breathing a bit easier, sleeping a bit better, and getting tricked into having more kids. (Parents of older kids—I see y’all with your trickery!)

But just as we strive to do better for our children than our parents could for us, perhaps we should do what we can to help build a better generation of parents that we were! We can teach them from our experiences. Reassure them when they feel they’re failing. And introduce them to better tools that’ll make parenting all that much easier.

And what kind of parent would you be if that list didn’t include Pampers Baby Dry?

Help Parents Reclaim Their Shuteye with the New and Improved Pampers Baby Dry! — New Pampers Baby Dry and Other Baby Products

TRY YOUR LUCK: Wanna Buy for Baby Sans Fail? Hit the Best Buy Canada Baby Sale!

New parents, pay attention—all of Best Buy Canada’s baby gear is on sale ’til July 6th! So you can stock up on the things that’ll help keep your baby happy, healthy and safe as you introduce them to the world!

Wait, what? You… you didn’t know that Best Buy Canada sells baby gear? You thought tech was all that they’re about? My friends—we have a lot of catching up to do!

Best Buy — They Sell WAY More Than Just GADGETS!

Best Buy got into the baby gear game some time ago, offering a full range of products rivalling the selection you’d find at stores that do nothing but babies. Cribs, monitors, clothing and more, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what Best Buy carries!

TRY YOUR LUCK: “There to Care” — A Spotlight on Father Figures by Dove Men+Care

Family’s a funny thing. We don’t choose the families we’re born into, yet in many cases, we learn to love them for the people they are and forge our bonds over time. And then you have the families we create ourselves, learning to love them in an entirely new way as we grow old with significant others and raise children to become the adults we dream they can become.

But what about everyone else? What about the people who enter our lives, making us better than we were before we met them, regardless of how closely blood relates us? It could be anyone—grandfathers, uncles, teachers or coaches—this Father’s Day, Dove Men+Care want to celebrate the other men who play pivotal roles in our lives, their deeds too often unsung. And with that in mind, let me introduce you to a man named Paul.

There to Care — A Spotlight on Father Figures by Dove Men+Care — Paul Burns

Paul’s my boss. My boss for the third time now. He stepped into my life back in 2009, doing me a solid when things could’ve gone a very different way.

Old El Paso Let’s Taco ‘Bout It, Chapter Five — Of Sweet Treats, Toddlers and Tortilla Bowls.

I don’t know how to cook.

Well, that’s not entirely accurate—I don’t enjoy cooking. I’ve never found the kitchen a domain I called my own—growing up in restaurant culture, I always cooked to the beat of someone else’s drum. Chop these faster. Make sure that’s on the stove. It was a mechanical relationship, not one inspiring any love for the craft. And even now, years later, you’ll rarely catch me in there cooking food—between taking things at my own slow pace and the… particular approach Sarah prefers with respect to cooking, I’m rarely inspired to go in there and experiment. My skills feel better suited to other tasks in Casa de Palmer.

That said, this isn’t an attitude I want my boys to inherit. We need to eat to survive, yes, but preparing that food should be something we enjoy doing, putting a bit of ourselves into our cooking (metaphorically speaking, of course). We should ultimately benefit from food we can appreciate.

So perhaps it’s not a tradition, per se, but my promise to myself is to make sure my sons don’t end up like me. I need to roll my sleeves up, get out of my comfort zone, and start cooking with my boys now to make their lives far better later.

And what better way to do it than with Old El Paso, with flexible products that’re as simple or complicated as you need them to be?

Life is a Party’s Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Bowls and Grilled Pineapple Sundaes — Old El Paso ain’t JUST for Dinner!

Old El Paso Let’s Taco ‘Bout It, Chapter Five — Of Sweet Treats, Toddlers and Tortilla Bowls. — Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Bowls and Grilled Pineapple Sundaes

Oh, the Prints We Can Print with HP Instant Ink!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of HP Canada. All opinions are 100% mine.


There are three things which we can be fairly sure about in our lives—death, taxes, and that it’ll cost a pretty penny to buy new cartridges for about any inkjet printer.

It’s a costly business—people will do all sorts of things to avoid buying new cartridges! You had the kiosks that’d refill your empty cartridges with a syringe. Or the parents who smuggle school projects home from the office printer. I even know people who’d be so stingy on their ink consumption that their cartridges eventually dried out, and they’d try soaking them in water to revive them!

But this need not be the case in 2017, where the all-or-nothing approach is slowly going extinct. No one wants to pay everything up front anymore:  software subscription services are eating traditional purchasing alive. DVDs went the way of the dino when people realised you could pay one monthly price and access thousands of titles. We’ve done it with cars, video games, and office space, so why should ink be any different?

And that’s exactly what HP Canada‘s looking to answer with their HP Instant Ink service, a monthly subscription service available to all HP Instant Ink-enabled printers, like the Desk Jet 3755 Printer! Basically, all you do is select a plan and HP Canada takes care of the rest! For as little as $3.99 a month (to print up to 50 pages), they’ll cover the ink, the shipping, and the recycling. Your printing costs less and you’ll never run out of ink, so you can print to your heart’s desire! Flyers, photos and children’s characters galore—none of it’s an issue when you pay by the page and not by the drop.