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Blog posts October 2013

Blessed Samhain

October 31, 2013

Another year is dead. The fields and trees are bare. Whatever is left after today belongs to the Earth, to the fey, to the restless dead.  Call it last harvest, Samhain, Hallowe'en or nothing at all but the chill in the air is the same, the curtain…

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maurices Made For Me

October 30, 2013

Tuesday I had some spare time so I finally took myself and Katherine downtown to the mall and the new ladies clothing store that opened up at the beginning of the month. I was excited about it because maurices' carries clothes from size one to twen…

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Canadian Weblog Award Nomination

October 29, 2013

Fat and Not Afraid has been nominated in three, that's right, THREE catagories for this year's Canadian Weblog Awards; Activism & Social Justice, Family & Parenting, and Health & Wellness. I am SO excited about this! What a nice thing to find in my …

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Body Acceptance Resources for Parents

October 28, 2013

Are you a parent or guardian or just have nifty young people in your life? Are you worried about the kind of messages they're recieving, and the messages you're sending, when it comes to body image? Do you worry your child might be developing a bad r…

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Currently in October

October 25, 2013

waking to dark, snowy mornings-the photo above is from 2 weeks ago.

finishing job hunting (I hope!)

watching Star Trek reruns, Agents of SHIELD and Republic of Doyle.

loving my family so much

appreciating them pretty damn hard too.

packing a…

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Big Sisters and Cheerios

October 24, 2013

Last week while watching Marvel's Agents of SHIELD I had the pleasure and perplexity of watching the following advertisement;

Intrigued I went to the website and was again pleasantly surprised. I'm familiar with some companies trying to subvert an…

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D in Review

October 16, 2013

Ever since the 1990's cartoon X-Men I've been a Marvel fan. I've sat and watched every movie they've made and was very excited to hear about Agents of SHEILD coming to the little screen.

We're not big television watchers, having switched to Netfli…

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Blog For Action 2013

October 16, 2013

The United Nations Declaration of  Human Rights is the single most important document written in recent history. These 30 articles, penned at the end of World War Two in the hopes of making 'Never Again' a reality, put into words the fundamentals for…

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Thanksgiving Thoughts

October 14, 2013

Monday was Canadian Thanksgiving. Up here in Canada, Thanksgiving is more of a 'last harvest' feast and literal thanks-giving than something tied to a pseudo-historic event. We didn't have pilgrims at Plymouth Rock or anything like that, and we don't…

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Killer Kurves? No Kwestion

October 7, 2013

c Alexis Kelly Photography

The title is horrible, I know, but it's late on a Sunday night after I got soaked in the rain earlier, and before that was awake at 6am with Kat and a blown out diaper. To combat all that interesting stuff, check out this amazing interview with plu…

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DEFEND-not defund-Abortion

October 3, 2013

Today, online and off, there are Defund Abortion 'rallies' happening across Canada and Twitter. I only found out about it last night and therefore quickly threw plans together to head to my Member of Provincial Parliament's office today with a letter…

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Poetry Corner: Full Belly

October 1, 2013


Long roads and great distances, hundreds of days

We return to the beginning to start again, choosing a new direction

When is a choice not a choice? Is free will an illusion?


Beyond the lakes where the land gently rolls, remembering what it…

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