DR. BEAUTIFUL AND THE EXTREMELY POWERFUL VAGINA

I yanked the keys out of my pocket and pulled the stroller up the front steps. I took a moment to pause and take a deep breath. Don’t pee your pants, don’t pee your pants. I tried to picture something unrelated to my bladder. Mountains, my father’s face, smoked salmon, a trickling brook – oh…

TO THE RUNNER OF SHIT

To the photo taker, The memory maker; The kisser of boo-boos, And The fretter about poo-poos.   To The planner, The baker, The temperature-taker; The yeller, The cryer, The        “Cos I said so, that’s why”                                  …

THIS IS A MISCARRIAGE

By Meg Broadbent *** I knew it was gone the moment I saw the blood. It. It? I don’t know. The pregnancy? The fetus? Am I allowed to call it “the baby”? Him. I thought it was a boy. I’ll never know for sure. * The morning after it happened, I got an alert on…

THE 10 PEOPLE PARENTS HATE MOST 

Becoming a parent will inevitably bring about a plethora of fascinating changes to the way you interact with the world around you. You’ll be more patient, more understanding, more empathetic, and you may also find that you’ll develop a deep hatred for people to whom you had never previously given any thought whatsoever. Here are…

IN TIMES LIKE THESE

Times like these are hard for people like us – you and me – emotional people – to bear.  I can only imagine that we all feel the same way.  Overwhelmed. Outraged. Helpless. I mean, for fuck’s sake – What has happened to us? What is wrong with our society? Why are we so addicted…

FALL: REBEL MAMA STYLE

When we do fall, we go hard. How could one not love this season? Epic natural visuals (especially up here in The Great White North), a reason to drink three hot coffees a day, Paris Fashion Week, Virgo SZN, and that crisp breeze that whispers in your ear, “How shall we layer today?”  Raw denim and stacked-heel boots…

VIVE LA REBEL AUNTY

When it comes to our overall sanity, there are a few people who work their asses off behind the scenes to ensure that we’re always keeping it 100. We call these people: The Rebel Aunties. They’re the girls who went out of their ways to come see us when our babies were tiny and we…

THAT TIME I FOUND OUT I WAS PREGNANT

#ConceptionsMisconceptions I was 25-years-old when I found out I was pregnant with my first child. I’d spent the preceding three years living with my (then) 33-year-old boyfriend (with whom I’m still living, and to whom I’m still lovingly referring as “my boyfriend”), and while we both adored kids, we were miles away from actually trying…

WE’RE BRINGING SELF-ESTEEM BACK (YEAH!)

On Monday, we held our first ever speaking engagement (!!!) at SLMG, and since we’re admittedly completely unqualified to speak as “parenting experts,” we decided to talk about something that we are (more or less) experts on: The experience of early motherhood. A study performed by a team of Norwegian researchers (summarized here) recently revealed what…

NO. 2

Erica: “I mean, I would describe it on a sliding scale between chartreuse and cognac” Dr. H: “I’m a pediatrician, I don’t know what that means. Is his poop green or brown?” Erica: “Oh sorry. Yes; orangey, brownish green” Feces. Shit. Number Two. Aside from birth and death, defecation is one of the main functions…

FOUND: A CURE FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS

“What surprised me most about this study was how surprised my male colleagues were with the findings,” claims Dr. Wright – the ‘whistle-blower’ who is being hailed by women the world over as The One Who Told Men Everywhere What We’ve Known Since The Beginning of Time. “My hypothesis was simple,” claims the sole female…

A SURVIVAL KIT FOR THE REST OF US

When we were pregnant, we lived and died by the almighty list. There were lists for everything, coming at us from all directions. But being the task oriented, list-obsessed Virgos that we are – we secretly loved it. We had lists of foods to eat for optimum fetus health, exercises to do for optimum prenatal…