Blunt Moms writers hail from all over the world, as do our readers. We are, however, founded in Canada, and proudly so.

Because Canadian blood runs through our veins, we have a certain je ne sais quoi about us. We live in a country that allows us to be free to be BluntMoms without oppression. Also, we use the term “je ne sais quoi” flagrantly because we have two official languages.

You know what else we have? (Besides free medical care, a women’s right to her body, excellent beer and soaring vistas) we are the free, and the humbly proud. Yes, we are nice and can wear a maple leaf flag on our sleeve everywhere in the world and feel welcomed.

Here are some more tips we would like citizens of other countries to know about us:

  • We are proud of the diverse cultures that live in peace in our towns and cities.
  • We have figured out what to do with the dough left over from donut holes and have made a national craze with it.
  • People in each of our provinces have a distinct society of their own. You only have to stand on the rocks of Newfoundland watching giant icebergs float by with background music of a  Ceilidh at Buddy’s house to prove how very different we all are.
  • We argue among ourselves about hockey, politics and who has the nicer snowplow. We don’t have to worry about random police violence or school shootings.
  • Our military is known for its international role, brokering peace. Not war mongering.
  • We have a hot Prime Minister that people rag on all the time, but as soon as a right-wing nut job runs as a conservative, we slam that shit down. (With the exclusion of Ontario, they voted in mini-Trump, but his fat drug dealing ass will be out of there in the next term.)
  • We have religions and those who believe in whatever deity they chose are free to practice their particular brand in whatever building or forest they chose to. We fiercely defend the separation of church and state and don’t have too many incursions into that hard line.
  • “Live and Let Love” should be on t-shirts in Canada, but it isn’t because we already know.
  • We don’t need a wall, but maybe we should consider our southern border a little more carefully. People with militias and weapons could come for our women at any time.
  • We still have better beer than our neighbours to the south, but Germany has us beat in every category of brew.
  • We understand climate change and don’t think the world is flat, I don’t think we have figured out what to do about global warming, but we will, for sure.

Along with being a fun bunch of people, we care passionately about our international reputation. We aren’t perfect, no nation could possibly be flawless, but we are damned close.

To the rest of the world, come on over and visit, we have Tim Bits and beer.

Happy Canada Day!

 

 

 

 

Magnolia Ripkin
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Our Editor-in-Chief Magnolia Ripkin is sort of like your mouthy Aunt who drinks too much and tells you how to run your life, except funny... well mostly funny... like a cold glass of water in the face. She writes a flagrantly offensive blog at Magnolia Ripkin Advice Blog answering pressing questions about business, personal development, parenting, heck even the bedroom isn't safe. She is the Editor in Chief at BluntMoms. Other places to find her: Huffington Post, The Mighty and Modern Loss. You can also check her out in two amazing compendiums of bloggers who are published in “I Just Want To Be Alone.” And most recently, Martinis and Motherhood, Tales of Wonder, Woe and WTF

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