Tag: fatherhood

Chatting With Casey 0013 — It Takes Two to Tango in Friendship (Featured Image)

Chatting with Casey 0013 — It Takes Two to Tango in Friendship

It’s always nice to take a break from our lives and spend a little time on vacation, but when you own your own business, you need to plan for that. Eight Tiny Reindeer, Two Great Friends, One Awesome Episode! One thing 2018’s taught me is that I need to […]

Chatting with Casey 0004 — It's Hard Out Here for a Dad (Featured Image)

Chatting with Casey 0004 — It’s Hard Out Here for a Dad

“Just because he got her pregnant doesn’t mean he needs to be a Dad.” “How do you know she wasn’t trying to trap him into a relationship? These women will go to extremes to lock a brother down!” “Why does he have to change his life because something unexpected happened?” The allegation […]

Chatting with Casey 0003 — Give Me Some Room to Fail (Default Image)

Chatting with Casey 0003 — Give Me Some Room to Fail

Work at something hard enough, and you eventually hit a point where everything starts to click. I’ve been grinding away especially hard at the blog, the job, and everything in between of late, trying to make sense of everything and cut down on the clutter that’s always in the way. And […]

The Life and Times of Casey Palmer — The Road to Dad 2.0 and BEYOND. (Featured Image)

The Life and Times of Casey Palmer — The Road to Dad 2.0 and BEYOND.

And then in January 2018, I went and hit a wall. I looked good on paper. I’d just finished my best year yet as a blogger, already looking to take things a step farther with a retooled Tales from the 2.9. And adulting was alright, too—I had the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Star Wars Celebrates Dads with an I Am Your Father's Day Greeting (Featured Image)

TRY YOUR LUCK: Star Wars Celebrates Dads with an I Am Your Father’s Day Greeting

“Your father? I am your father.” Darth Vader’s classic line from The Empire Strikes Back has been quoted, misquoted, and referenced every which way since its first utterance in 1980. But you’ve never seen a take on it quite like this—taking a fatherhood reveal that makes Maury Povich’s look like […]

There to Care — A Spotlight on Father Figures by Dove Men+Care (Featured Image)

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 […]

The 2017 100 — It's Not WHAT You Do, It's How You DO It. (Featured Image)

The 2017 100 — It’s Not WHAT You Do, It’s How You DO It.

Unless my life sees some major changes this year, 2017 may mark the last list of 100! It’s January 13th—I’ve spent nearly two weeks of my new year agonising over 100 items that matter enough to hit a list of goals and aspirations for the year ahead. And that’s a key difference […]

The 2016 100 Wrap-Up, Part 3- The 28 Things Left Over (Featured Image)

The 2016 100 Wrap-Up, Part 3: The 28 Things Left Over

And we’re finally here—the 28 items that either just didn’t make the cut to come back after 2016, or got tabled for future Casey to handle somewhere down the line! The more I do these, the more I realise I can’t do everything today, and so I work harder to focus […]

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