Life, Love, & Laundry

Stamping Out Stereotypes

Posted by Ben Stevens on

Stamping Out Stereotypes

So this past Sunday Lisa went and got a tattoo on her lower back, which in our society is often referred to as a tramp stamp.  The term became a commonly used phrase after a Saturday Night Live skit used the term.  The meaning implied is that a woman with a lower back tattoo is promiscuous. This is a prime example of our misogynistic culture and how we define women in ways not fair, not accurate and honestly, very offensive.  This article however is not primarily about attacking our negative approach to women in our society, which if you don't...

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Remembering Is Futile If We Learn Nothing

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Remembering Is Futile If We Learn Nothing

Two days ago the city of Moncton remembered three fallen RCMP officers; Douglas Larche, Dave Ross and Fabrice Gevaudan.  Five years ago they were shot and killed protecting the city of Moncton from a crazed gunman.  While shootings are common place in many parts of the world, this was the oddest of occurrences for a place like Moncton.  I wasn't planning on blogging about the shootings but as I reflected on our experience five years ago being in the lockdown zone where we lived at the time I realized I needed to write.  The RCMP officers that day, without hesitation, walked...

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My Heart Belongs to the Beach

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My Heart Belongs to the Beach

I love the beach, I love the way the sand feels on a hot day, I love the sound of the waves.  I grew up going to Caissie Cape beach. My grandmother had a cottage right on the beach. I spent most of my summers there, sometimes with my immediate family and as I got older with just my grammy and cousin. We had some great times there as a family. The beach will alway hold a special place in my heart. It was never a very busy beach, and I preferred that. Still today, if you go there, it...

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Dryers on Vacation

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Dryers on Vacation

This month for It's Not Easy Being Green, we are going to implement using the dryer way less and using our clothesline more. I am calling it a vacation for my dryer.  It is something we have always tried to do, use the clothesline...but sometimes life gets in the way, one year our clothesline broke and we didn't get it fixed right away, another year it was a very rainy summer....which makes it very hard to use the clothesline. lol  Right now, our clothesline is down (the outbuilding it was attached to is being torn down), but we are going...

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My Green Thumb May Be Gangrene

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My Green Thumb May Be Gangrene

It is May and gardening centres are popping up quicker than my daughter's chickenpox.  Those wonderful high school/college employees who know a tiny bit less than me about gardening, not a skill set required job for sure.  Regardless though, homeowners all across the Northern Hemisphere will be breaking out the skin tight gloves, gardening tools and seeds to fancy up their yards.  And I can't forget the cute and adorable decorations, such as the bent over girl in skirt/mushroom.  Who doesn't love garden optical illusions, am I right?  That reality is no different here at Ever After Acres as we...

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