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Blog posts November 2012

An Obligation to be Healthy

November 28, 2012
Hello peeps! Today's post is up at Fierce Fatties --->(I'm pointing to the sidebar there) so go check it out and let me know what you think. Do we have an obligation to be healthy in some circumstances?

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Hurry Up & Grow Up: Taboo Carnival Post

November 27, 2012
The Taboo Carnival
Welcome to the Taboo Carnival. Our topic this Fall is I LOVE YOU BUT I DON’T ALWAYS LIKE YOU! This post was written for inclusion in the quarterly Taboo Carnival hosted by Momma Jorje and Hybrid Rasta Mama. This month our participants reflect on …

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Bring Back Play!

November 23, 2012
This post could have also been titled: BC Government Gets it Right or Fun Things I Find in Gabe's Backpack.

For a few weeks now, maybe a month actually, I've been wanting to write about Gabe's dayplanner. It was a manditory purchase because it's a da…

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3 Months

November 21, 2012
It's Kat's 3 month birthday today! She can grab things now, is becoming quite vocal, and while she's back to a feed-me-every-two-hours-at-night thing thanks to a growth spurt, she has a routine now.  She enjoys patty cake, peekaboo and This Little Pi…

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Las mujeres gorditas de Yulia Ustinova

November 19, 2012
A friend who's an art student posted a link to this fascinating set of sculpture and I thought I'd share it with you. Can anyone translate the info for me? Thank you to Gina for the following translation: Yulia Ustinova, whose name you will also see …

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Don't Act Like You Know Me

November 16, 2012
Dear privileged thin people; don't act like you know me. Don't act like you have all the answers because we fatties have heard all this shit before. It's NOT as simple 'eat better and move more'.

A friend posted up an article about the withdrawl of t…

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Photo Friday! Bathtime Baby

November 16, 2012



This is Katherine after a recent bath. The towel really brings out the deep blue of her eyes! She's getting so long that she's almost outgrown her little baby tub. Last weigh in she was 15.6lbs, which was a week ago. Wow. I shouldn't be surprised tho…

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The Practical Tomboy

November 15, 2012
Despite identifying as a tomboy since I was a kid I've found in the last few years I've been evolving towards a softer, more feminine style. I have mixed feelings about this. The strong messages in feminism that I don't need to dress up for anyone, t…

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Music to His Ears

November 13, 2012
Last Friday I visited my family doctor about my c-section scar. Of course by the time I went in it wasn't looking all red and puffy anymore, but he took a look anyway. (As an aside, I really like my new family doctor-we were able to get one right awa…

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Kirby Makes Your Kids Fat

November 12, 2012
He totally does! Don't believe me? Head over to Fierce Fatties today and examine my evidence. ;)  Happy Monday!

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You're Talented, Baby!

November 9, 2012
Getting ready to head to see my doctor about my scar so here's a cute photo of Kat to tide you over the weekend. Look for me at Fierce Fatties next week as well as here! Have a great weekend!

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Yoga Challenge Interrupted

November 8, 2012
Last week I said I was starting a 30 day yoga challenge, thanks to inspiration from  my local yoga studio. The first bump came from the weekend; with Gabe and Ryan home I didn't feel comfortable doing my routines, so that was a bust. Then Monday nigh…

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Vlogging, Mommy-blogging and More

November 7, 2012
First of all, congrats to America for re-electing President Obama. I watched the coverage live from 6pm PST and wow, it was a bit nerve-wracking there, but Ohio came through. As a Canadian, and therefore closer to the US than anyone else, both econom…

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Nudist Women & Body Acceptance

November 6, 2012
As I've written about before, I have a fair amount of thin privilege being an inbetween fat person, a person of actual average size (and still shrinking, sadly). Part of what goes along with that, since I'm talking about nudity, is having a much easi…

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Naturism and Body Acceptance

November 5, 2012
For a nice long while now a friend of mine has been posting up links to stories on Facebook concerning naturism, and the more I read the more I like it, and how beautifully it dovetails with body acceptance.  From Well-Being Magazine:
When we shed o…

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Fat and Happy Friday

November 2, 2012
Happy Friday! It's November already? Where has the time gone?! Then again, it's been a pretty busy fall, so no wonder it feels like it's swept by. Only 6 weeks now until the celestial turn-around and the days start getting longer!

Katherine started r…

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30 Day Yoga Challenge

November 1, 2012
A couple of days ago I recieved an email from OmTown Yoga (www.omtown.ca), the studio where I was doing my pre-natal yoga. In it they set out a 30 day yoga/meditation challenge. Instead of Nanowrimo (www.nanowrimo.org), I'll be doing this. I don't ha…

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