The Mobilist™ Cometh at The Mobile Shop

Last updated on April 21st, 2021 at 11:22 pm

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Mobile Shop. All opinions are 100% mine.


I feel like parents do something these days that we rarely saw happen in the generations before us:

We admit to our kids that we don’t know everything.

And it’s true—this generation has more information at its fingertips than any before them; they can quickly call your bluff with a quick Google search if you don’t know what you’re talking about. So it’s best to do away with the lie and leave the answering to the experts—likely where the answer should’ve come from in the first place.

But why should our kids be the only ones benefitting from expert advice? We adults need to make tons of decisions every day—how much easier would it be if we had someone who knew their stuff to lend a helping hand?

And that’s exactly why The Mobile Shop has brought you the Mobilist™—mobile experts who’ll give you the unbiased advice you need to get the mobile phone and plan that you want.

VTech KidiBuzz | See How a CREATIVE Kid Uses It!

Last updated on April 25th, 2021 at 11:39 pm

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

So I don’t know about you, but my kids always want to do what I’m doing. They want to drink from my cup, even when it’s the same juice in their cup. They want to dress like I do, going as far as borrowing my security pass from work to pretend they’re doing my job and working at my office. And of course, since I’m often typing away on my computer at home, they too want devices they can play on. And even though they sometimes get tablets to watch videos and play games on lengthy road trips, the number of times I’ve helped a whiny child because an accidental tap changed screens or made the movie “go away” is countless. Plus, your device might not be safe for them to use with your videos and internet cookies on them!

If we’re going to give our kids devices, wouldn’t it be nice to have ones tailored to their interests so we can feel secure knowing they’re not experiencing anything they shouldn’t?

With this in mind, I’d like to introduce you to the VTech KidiBuzz—the device that’s made for fun and made for kids!

The VTech KidiBuzz—The Device That’ll Give Your Kid’s Creativity the Tools it Needs!

The 2017 100 Wrap-Up: 31 Successes.

Last updated on April 30th, 2021 at 04:56 pm

Several 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 five will do that to you), I still felt it necessary to do this. These year-to-year changeovers offer a lot of perspective for me—with so much happening all the time, I often forget what I had for breakfast, so I write everything down. And if the height of the pile on my desk is any sign, 2017 was quite the year. But it’s also the time where I’m the most transparent, looking back objectively at everything I’ve done and celebrating successes, owning up to failures, hoping all the while that I’m somehow growing from the process.

But yeah—let’s do this as we did in 2016: look at the year in excruciating detail, figuring out what’s worth taking with me into 2018 versus what doesn’t feel part of my world anymore.

Ladies and gentlemen, let me present—the 31 things I did well in 2017! Let’s get it!

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

Last updated on November 11th, 2020 at 01:37 am

It feels like a lifetime ago, but once, reading was all I did.

Orson Scott Card’s Enderverse. Piers Anthony’s Xanth series. Even when the Harry Potter books were on the rise, I could devour pages by the hundreds in a matter of days.

But life’s changed a lot in the last decade. I’ve got two kids now. Responsibilities on all fronts. Heck—even when I do have free time, I’m working on things to improve every other part of my life!

The sad truth is that despite an ever-growing book collection, the only ones I find time to read these days involve Curious George and the Berenstain Bears for my sons’ bedtimes.

But perhaps part of the problem is how I approach reading.

For better or worse, my life involves a ton of multi-tasking. I write posts with Netflix playing on my second monitor, passively keeping up with the world while I work. Or do chores to my tunes to avoid getting distracted. The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite boasts features like a glare-free 300 ppi display that reads like a printed page—even in bright sunlight—and a battery that last weeks, not hours, but perhaps the best feature it has for me is that it just reads books.

Doing Reading Right with the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite—Front View Black

Tile Mate: Helpin’ You Keep Your Stuff BY YOUR SIDE

Last updated on April 14th, 2021 at 12:23 am

I’ve always had a bad habit of losing my stuff.

I mean, it’s largely because I carry too much stuff, but Murphy’s Law runs true, and the things you lose are often the ones that matter most. Keys. Wallets. Phones. Jewellery. We’re so caught up in our hectic days that it’s easy to lose track of the things we put down. Or notice when something falls out of our pockets. Heck—we could be falling apart and not notice ’til it’s too late.

I mean, it’s 2016 and—thank goodness—we’re able to track our handheld devices just about anywhere on the globe… but why can’t we do that with our other stuff?

Presenting the Tile Mate—Your New Counter to Kleptomaniacs and Absentmindedness Alike!

Built to help protect the things we care about most, Tile’s Tile Mate is a mighty device in a tiny package making it easier to find your valuables when they become woefully misplaced!

Measuring an impressively small 11cm², the Tile Mate’s loaded with a number of features that help make missing possessions a thing of the past:

  • tiny speakers that play a loud melody heard even when under piles of laundry or several rooms away;
  • when you’re too far to hear it, the Tile App remembers your Tile Mate’s last location… even if you don’t;
  • for those of us prone to misplacing our phones, you can double-click your Tile Mate and make a noise on your phone—even on silent mode;
  • and my favourite feature—if your Tile Mate’s lost or stolen, you can set your Tile App to notify you when any other Tile gets near it. So the more Tiles people buy, the more chance you find your lost possession! How cool is that?!