Tag: children

  • The 2017 100 Wrap-Up: 31 Successes.

    The 2017 100 Wrap-Up: 31 Successes.

    Last updated on February 18th, 2024 at 03:27 amSeveral weeks, a few dozen photos and four thousand words later, we’ve finally made it—the Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad 2017 wrap-up, filled with stories aplenty of 365 days spent in my not-so-orthodox life. After wrapping the year up on a quiet note (because two sick children under…

  • Out of the Mouths of Babes.

    Out of the Mouths of Babes.

    Last updated on February 8th, 2024 at 12:21 am“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…

  • McDonald’s Canada’s Happy Meals | The Joy of Reading!

    McDonald’s Canada’s Happy Meals | The Joy of Reading!

    Last updated on February 6th, 2024 at 01:18 pmI love reading. I’ve always been reading. As long as I can remember I’ve been reading! My penchant for stories defined me from my earliest days—I devoured tales faster than my Mom could get ’em from the Mississauga Library! I don’t even know what my life would look like if it…

  • Pampers Easy Ups

    Pampers Easy Ups

    Last updated on February 7th, 2024 at 01:06 amPotty training is a pain in the butt. Pun totally intended. I’ll look back at this in the future and laugh, but I have a stubborn toddler refusing to do away with diapers. We’ve tried it all—using a sticker chart to reward every #2; promising every Paw…

  • Tradition, Tailoring and Tilling My Land

    Tradition, Tailoring and Tilling My Land

    Last updated on February 10th, 2024 at 12:26 amWhat’s struck me so far as I write these year-end wrap-ups is that I’m dealing with the list of a maniac. At 100 items, it takes 3.65 days to complete each one, or 8,760 hours. But if I sleep 6 hours a night, that’s suddenly 6,570 hours.…