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Anyone have $13,000 I can borrow?

March 30, 2017

I just can't even.


Sleepy in Sudbury

April 30, 2016

I can't seem to get warm. Have been hit with a 48 hour flu or something after Katherine brought it home from daycare earlier this week. I'm an achy ball of misery but there are things that need doing so today I'm going to take my time and get the…

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On the Way Back Machine

January 10, 2016

After I put Kat to bed the other night night I decided to put Fern Gully on Netflix while I tidied up from supper and a weekend home with the kids. It was a nice little stroll down memory lane; Robin William's nonstop chatter as Batty Koda, the music…

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GlitterForce is Sparkletastic

December 31, 2015

It's Christmas holidays for the kids here in Canada and unfortunately due to a recent lack of snow we spent a lot of it indoors not doing a whole lot. I worked mostly evenings and as Gabe doesn't have skates, we've just been coasting through Netflix …

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They Went A Walking

September 17, 2015

Now that school is back in life is much more hectic. Often we're not getting in the door until 6pm or later and bedtime for Kat is 7:30ish. It's go go go all day, fight traffic or take a 40 minute bus ride, make dinner, do school stuff, bedtime s…

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Rebirth Through Compassion

August 22, 2015

I'm fond of the saying "Kindness costs me nothing." Kindness, compassion, empathy; these aren't new concepts to me but they're things I'm trying so much harder to implement on a daily basis. For a long time I was an angry person, growing bitter from …

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First Harvest - Lughnassad

August 2, 2015

After two years of living here at my inlaws we finally shifted most of our things from the storage unit to our new apartment. It's been a long journey; four years ago we left the Soo and moved to Nanaimo, and a year and a half after that, to Victoria…

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April 20, 2015

It's been nine months since we decided to try and make a go of it in the Soo, to work with Skyline at their apartments, build friendships, strengthen family ties and soak up the North instead of going back to Vancouver Island. Skyline dumped us a mon…

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Life Goes On!

August 6, 2014

Hello everyone! Good news! Life is done kicking me in the pants (for now) and we're moving into our own place come the beginning of September. For a while there we thought we were going out West again but an opportunity came up here in the Sault we c…

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My Love Story

February 14, 2014

Once upon a time, 18 years ago today  to be exact, I recieved a lovely Valentine from the man who would become my husband. It read "Roses are red, violets are blue, I can't be happy without you!" There is a small blue butterfly and some flowers on it…

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Thoughtful Thursday: Poem

January 30, 2014

Holding my breath


for the car door to slam

the front door to creak

the excited rush of dogs as they greet you

your footsteps on the stairs

the weight of your body on the bed

next to mine

Warmth of your arms

strength of your …

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Promises and Wishes

January 2, 2014

At Solstice two weeks ago we did a toast, a boast and a promise over a bowl of flaming Yule punch. It was GREAT, especially since Gabe joined us for the ritual. My toast was to my inlaws, my Sabbat Sisters, all the warriors great and small, and to my…

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November 13, 2013

There are so many kinds of silence. Not just quiet, but silence. The gap between a question and an answer where someone thinks up a quick lie; that sudden lack of noise that signifies the kids are getting into trouble; how it feels when it's 3am an…

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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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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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August 30, 2013

Hey there! It's Friday! TGIF and all that. Today's post is up at Fierce Freethinking Fatties and is all about saying thanks and showing gratitude. Stop on by and share the love. Have a lovely long weekend, North American friends, and we'll see you …

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From the Recovery Room

August 27, 2013

Hello everyone! If my brain doesn't decieve me, it's Tuesday and I'm updating from my hospital bed here in Victoria. I have a lovely view of the coastal Rockies right now, so that's something. It's been a long couple of days with my gallbladder so I'…

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August 15, 2013

This is just a test. Do not adjust your monitor.

Today you're probably noticing a bunch of new pages; The Family Room, Being Fat and Not Afraid (where better to park health and wellbeing posts?), Geeking Out! and Teaspooning. I may change these name…

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Too Big For the Blog

August 13, 2013

In the four years I've been writing here at Fat and Not Afraid, I've had a lot to say about a lot of different things. From speaking freely and openly about my abortion, to LGBTQI and women's rights, frankly discussing the changes my body has been th…

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3 Things

March 11, 2013

First of all, happy Monday! I love Mondays because it's my only day of the week off with Ryan where we get to spend some quality time together.

Secondly, congratulations to Ada Mangoes for winning the Move Your Body give away! Ada, I'll be emailing…

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