Road Trip??

Sooooo this weekend was a freaking gong show, you guys! Shakespeare would have called it a comedy of errors, whereby nearly anything that COULD go wrong did. So you know what? I am gonna “glad game” the hell out of it. .... The drive home was spent with 3/4 of The Desautels Family reading good … Continue reading Road Trip??

Our Instastories Don’t Tell the Whole Story

On Insta, we all show our highlights, our happy moments and the thins that make us look good. This happy family photo is brought to you by an hour of frustration, and hour of stress and finally 30 mins of getting it together and getting out the door. ..... After 24 hours of a violent … Continue reading Our Instastories Don’t Tell the Whole Story

Google Translate Songs – with my name ;)

I discovered the insane world of Google Translate Songs... and while killing myself in a fit of giggles (after a ridic-ULOUSLY stupid evening...) I came across this scene... and clearly had to screen grab it! Seriously you guys!! When my name pops up, how could I not???? ..... FTR - this is like bad lip … Continue reading Google Translate Songs – with my name 😉

Have You Checked Out My Podcast?

itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/kalidesautelsreads-writesandrants/id1437458068 This week, I am discussing the Virtual Book Club October selection - The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins! Also up - more Doctor Who, and practicing what I learned from Laura Vanderkam's Book I Know How She Does It, and trying to find "balance"!!

Simone de Beauvoir – The Second Sex Animation

An Animated Introduction to the Feminist Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir How influential are the writings of Simone de Beauvoir? http://www.openculture.com/2017/01/animated-introduction-to-the-feminist-philosophy-of-simone-de-beauvoir.html ...... #womenempowerment #girlboss #womenpower #intersectionalfeminism #feminists #feminism #feministaf #feministquotes #feministtoday #girlpower #feministmovement #genderequality #feminist #sorrynotsorry #girlstopapologizing #women #woman #equality #empowerment #empower #lfl #l4l #followforfollowback #followforfollow #f4f #follow #followers #sfs #kalidesautelsreads

Pivot

I have been saving this since Nike’s infamous pivot on their stance on keeping quiet about paying Colin Kaepernick. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ At once I find it funny, as it refers to one of my favourite scenes in Friends history (you know, the one with couch? LoL), and also alarmingly unfunny as it is, in … Continue reading Pivot

Suuuuuuper Married

My coworkers say that Dave and I are “super married”, meaning that we are as married as 2 people who have not been married for 60 years could possibly be. Last night, we put that to the test 🤣 - I bought some hair dye at the professional beauty supply shop (Sally’s) and asked him … Continue reading Suuuuuuper Married

Virtual Book Club reads The 5 Second Rule

Join Virtual Book Club Here!!! Oh my gosh, you guys! I am LOVING the month’s Virtual Book Club selection! Have you heard?? Siobhan with RF Empower and I are leading a discussion THIS Sunday on Mel Robbins’ call-to-action book The 5 Second Rule!!! We would absolutely LOVE for you to join us! There is still … Continue reading Virtual Book Club reads The 5 Second Rule

Facing My Eating Disorder

*trigger warning* - anorexia nervosa, hypergymnasia "Skinny Minnie." "Bony." "Scrawny." "Long and lanky." When I was a child, I was naturally thin. I was a dancer, and even when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism at 13, I was told I had all the symptoms of hypothyroidism but that I was skinny, so it couldn't … Continue reading Facing My Eating Disorder

Hello and welcome ❤️

Hey!! Welcome!! If you are new, allow me to introduce myself! My name is Kali Desautels (Kay-Lee Days-OH-Tell). I am a writer, reader, mental health advocate and feminist. I am mama to 2 kids, and wife to my high school sweetheart, and fur mama to a grumpy old cat. I have fantastic family and friends … Continue reading Hello and welcome ❤️