GIVEAWAY POST: The Week That Was… November 8th – 14th, 2015.

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The Week That Was... November 8-14, 2015.This is your house after a 2-year-old’s birthday party.

The Week That Was... November 8th - 14th, 2015 — The Messiest Living Room EverI suffered a little burn-out after Little Man’s party, on the tail end of pushing ourselves for months with a busy schedule of family events. After the party — pretty much the last major event ’til Christmas — went off without a hitch, we could rest in what felt like the first time in ages, and my digital self slowed down the rest of me no longer keeping up with the frenetic pace of the #BloggerLife.

But that doesn’t mean I didn’t do anything at all in The Week That Was #6!

CONTINUE READING: Surviving a winter simulation, life without kid and building a play kitchen!

GIVEAWAY POST: TELUS x Read for the Cure — Authors and Tablets and Giving, Oh My!

With the Christmas season around the corner, we’re encouraged not to think so much about ourselves and everything we want to see under the tree, but moreso of others, keeping not only the people close to us in mind, but also all those served by various charities and programs around us who’ll always benefit from any extra help their communities can give.

This in mind, through the work I’ve done with TELUS through 2015, I’ve seen that they’re big into charitable action, making sizeable donations to benefits, running unique campaigns, and constantly staying involved in their communities, trying to build awareness of the diverse needs that people have to thrive in today’s world while working at improving things a bit at a time.

CONTINUE READING: What TELUS is doing to help fight cancer, and YOUR chance to win a tablet!

The Week That Was… November 1st – 7th, 2015.

Maybe I’ve gotten like this every year since I started taking blogging more seriously, but as we approach the end of 2015, I’ve written up a storm.

I’ve put a lot on my plate — 32 Things I’ve Learned Now That I’m 32, which I have just over eight months to finish; stories from The 2015 100 that’ve happened but have yet to hit the blog; as well as ongoing relationships with the likes of Swiffer, Netflix and TELUS. And that’s not even taking in consideration that the last few weekends have focused on major family events, whether it’s my younger brother’s wedding; celebrating Halloween with the dozens of toddlers you’ll find in our neighbourhood; or Little Man’s second birthday party, which had to be successful, since he missed out on his first with a case of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease!

Yeah, things are really ramping up on this side of the screen, and while this week saw less of the #BloggerLife in an up close and personal way, it was still as much in the background as it’s ever been, keeping the wheels turning as I continued the daily hustle!

Let me show you a little of what happens behind the curtain….

CONTINUE READING: The beginning of November and all the things that come with it!

The Week That Was… October 25th – 31st, 2015.

This post’s out easily a week later than I wanted it to be, its author on the tail end of a week relentless with its to-do list. But with Halloween and my son’s second birthday party both in the past, I can put a little more time back into writing and the tale of how I finished October with a new phone in my pocket, eyes open to an entirely new world of deliciousness, and all other sorts of random in the life and times of Casey Palmer!

Before I start, this post is indirectly brought to you by Google Photos, because without a visual history of what I’ve been up to, I’d have no clue of what went down every week.

I finished October with my family game on fleek, spending most of my time either at the 9-5 getting things done, or at home with my wife and son, the little joys that pop up in the days. How cute Little Man looks when he’s done his breakfast in the morning and wants to fake a nap with his parents. Or hitting up a Halloween party for the neighbourhood toddlers, watching at least a dozen 2-year olds run around as their parents sat watch at the edges of a plush, carpeted basement (Pro Tip: if you’re going to a potluck, be the one who brings the beer!) I used a SportChek credit to keep my underwear gear on point with the Saxx Underwear Company’s Platinum line; we made our preparations to celebrate the Little Man’s second birthday… even when I wasn’t living it up as part of the #BloggerLife, I feel blessed that life had plenty in store to keep me satisfied, always reminding me there’s more to life than the mischief I get into online.

But if you think the #BloggerLife took a week off, trust me — you don’t know CaseP; there was still plenty afoot in the week leading up to Halloween — let me tell you a bit about it!

CONTINUE READING: Likely the longest The Week That Was I’ve ever written, but SO MUCH happened to end October!

GIVEAWAY POST: Give it Some Mo’ — How Thomas & Friends and Movember Canada Help Men Live Better Lives!

Someone approached me months back with an interesting request — to join in a unique collaboration between a childhood staple that’s been around since many of our grandparents were in diapers, and a now-global movement to bring some much-needed awareness to specific issues involving men’s health, all done in ways that stand out and start the right conversations on topics that frankly aren’t talked about enough.

This November, I’m trying my hand at Movember once more, joining Team Thomas (myself, Corey Shaw, Paul Van Huss, Mike Reynolds, Shaun Worrell, and Trevor Arsenault) in their fundraising efforts to help in the fight against ailments like prostate and testicular cancer! It’s a team made up of Dad Bloggers from across the nation, backed by Thomas & Friends, celebrating their 70th anniversary of delighting children with tales of anthropomorphic vehicles getting into all sorts of mischief!

It’s a little mind-blowing seeing my son enjoy the same show I did at his age, asking to see more “choo-choo” on the odd occasion when we let him watch some Netflix. And they’ve really upgraded the graphics, too — imagine my surprise when I saw Thomas the Tank Engine with fully animated features instead of the rolling eyes and fixed facial expressions I knew from the ’80s! Some things change, but boys and their toys don’t seem to be one of them!

Well… almost.

CONTINUE READING: How I’m teaming up with Thomas & Friends for Movember and a Turbo Flip Thomas giveaway!

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