THE ALMIGHTY MOM

You know the one. Her shit don’t stink and her offspring is an ethereal, miracle, genius-baby that does the family taxes. She crowned herself the authority on all things motherhood, and became a child specialist overnight. The problem? She’s now on the other end of your phone/beside you on the couch, preaching her sleep-training methods…

IN DEFENSE OF THE REAL HOUSEWIVES

I can’t even believe that I’m writing this out-loud right now but here it goes anyway. I’ve been watching The Real Housewives of Toronto. There. I said it. I like shitty TV. And so does Aleks (sorry for throwing you under the bus like this, babe). And the other day we were talking about the…

THE CUT: NUDE YOGA GIRL & MEAGHAN JARENSKY

Every now and again, Nikita and I love to give some shout-outs to the Instagram personalities that inspire us most. Even when they have no idea we actually exist. Ahhh the beauty of Social Media – it can often be a deep, dark rabbit hole of very useless information (and way too many opinions) but…

HANG ON (TO YOUR TAN) FOR DEAR LIFE

It’s always right around now when everyone has had just about enough of the winter and the lack of daylight that comes with it. If you’ve been lucky enough to escape the deep freeze and enjoy a few stolen moments of sunshine, you definitely want to be able to hold onto that glow for longer…

SHIT YOUR BABY DOESN’T NEED

Hey remember that time you bought two different kinds of baby carriers, and then your baby was born and didn’t actually like being IN a baby carrier? Ever? Yeah that was me. How about that time you registered for those super adorable glass bottles at the boutique baby store, and then found yourself running out…

THE O.G. REBEL BABY TURNS THREE. THE REBEL MAMA CRIES.

For the past three years, I’ve written something in the days after Beau’s birthday to reflect on the preceding 365 days and I’m not breaking the trend now. Last year I wrote because I was scared. I was one month out (to the day) from my c-section with Rebel Baby 2.0 (a.k.a. Rocco) and I…

ADDICTED TO GIVING BACK

We are firm believers in using our voices to create positive change in the world. Whether that change is big or small, whether it affects one person or many, doesn’t really matter; what’s important is the realization that although it’s tempting to get wrapped up in using our online platforms just to drive traffic, get…

ANNA AND LUNA DO PALENQUE

Two years ago, I was living out of a 40L backpack and sleeping in a hammock with my dog, Slayer. I volunteered on organic, off grid, and sometimes tantric farms; I made my own shampoo, and I did yoga every day. I was one of those hippies. Fast forward two years and much of that…

A LETTER TO MY SON ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

By Meg Broadbent My precious boy, I want to tell you about how you came into the world. But first, before you, there was another. He is gone now. He grew inside of me and I loved him. Then something happened and he was taken away. He changed the way I saw myself, the way…

MOTHERHOOD. YOU CAN SAY THAT IT SUCKS.

Right now, today, as we speak, on Women’s Day, there are thousands – likely hundreds of thousands – of women out there, belting back wine, smoking weed, taking up yoga/hiking/meditating/whatever just to cope with the fact that sometimes, having kids totally sucks. *cue gasps and horror* Since we’re on the topic of your “horror”, can…

LIFE LESSONS WITH MALALA AND BARBIE

We need you to meet our friend, Ariane. Note that I didn’t say “we want you to meet” Ariane; that was a very deliberate “NEED” because she has a message about visual identity, media, and education that we all (parents and non-parents alike) need to read and fully digest. (We’re also giving away one of…

TRIMESTER ONE: THE GREAT HORMONAL TAKEOVER

I would like to start off this post by saying that I consider myself a positive and mindful person who practices gratitude on a daily basis. On top of being a personal yoga instructor, I also aim to practice yoga and meditation daily to feel sane, grounded, present and able to roll with the punches…