Tag: parenthood

  • 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…

  • This is 4.

    This is 4.

    Last updated on January 28th, 2024 at 02:35 amHey 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…

  • JAY Z 4:44 | Grown People Music

    JAY Z 4:44 | Grown People Music

    Last updated on February 8th, 2024 at 12:20 amThough 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…

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

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

    Last updated on February 20th, 2024 at 02:50 amAnd 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…

  • Quaker Canada: #stopCOMPAREnting

    Quaker Canada: #stopCOMPAREnting

    Last updated on February 13th, 2024 at 07:28 amThree years into parenthood, every new day’s an adventure, and the rules change as quickly as our kids do. We parents learn to do the best we can with what we’ve got, and with two sons whose faces light up whenever I get home from work, I’d…