THANKS, BUT NO THANKS: ADDRESSING THE OVER-GIFTING EPIDEMIC

Clutter. Mess. STUFF.  Those who know me, know that I can’t focus on a damn thing if my home isn’t tidy to the standards of a boutique hotel. In actual fact, that’s the feeling I like to evoke around here. Minus the room service (although it would be a nice touch). But beyond the fact that…

THE CUT: JZHONNIE BECHET

I’m not sure where, when, or how I stumbled upon the subject of today’s surprise #RebelMama feature… but it doesn’t even matter – all that matters is that I found her, and let me just tell you, she’s a bloody pleasure to creep on Instagram. With a perfect mix of dreamy interior design inspo and…

SLEEP TRAINING BULLSHIT

BY: KRISTAN MARQUES This sleep schedule shit is ridiculous and Google is the devil.  There, I said it. I am sitting here, timing the length of nap #2, “the most important nap of the day” – supposedly.  How long should this nap be again? One site says 2.5 hours, another says 1.5 hours. But baby…

THINK BEFORE YOU POST: A NOTE FROM A PRO

Written by ARIANE LAEZZA I know you think 30-year-olds are old as fuck. I know, because when I was your age, I did too (and being at the age where I say things like, “when I was your age,” I really do realize how annoying I sound, but stick with me here). Allow me to…

TOO HOT TO BE A MOM (WHAT?)

This won’t be a long post. It’s more of a rant and then I’m done with the topic because dwelling on it and expending more energy on it would just be a waste of my time. A few nights ago, at a scene-y party downtown, a stranger told me he thought I was beautiful. I…

ACCOMPLISHING THE IMPOSSIBLE: TRAVELLING LIGHT W/ BABY

In my lifetime, I’ve traveled to 28 countries in total. I have sashayed through international airports with my slick four-wheel-drive suitcase on a ten day beach getaway, and I’ve hauled ass in the back of a pick-up at night down unknown dirt roads with a dog and every possession to my name on my back….

A MOTHER’S DAY PSA FOR THE CLUELESS

Over the past few days, we’ve started really tuning into the chatter around us in order to better understand what moms truly want (or, more specifically what they don’t want) to have happen on Mother’s Day. We’ve been in a lot of situations recently where moms have been really straightforward about what their dudes do…

HONEY, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT GENDER ROLES

Not long ago, I was gearing up for a Talk with my boyfriend, The R.P.. It was going to be a big one, so I decided I had better get to work preparing my side of the argument to ensure all my concerns were going to be voiced in a way that would be constructive. …

FROM VISION TO REALITY

It’s high time you meet Andrea, officially our Branding Expert & Creative Partner at TRM… But we just call her “babe”. To give her a formal introduction, accompanied by a LinkedIn-style list of career highlights would be a huge injustice. The fancy little title we’ve given to her has got nothing on her title of sister,…

AN OPEN LETTER TO MY BOOBS

Today, as I was disrobing in preparation for an indulgent, mid-afternoon, long, steamy shower (Oh hi, heaven? Is that you?), I found myself face to face with my naked reflection in the bathroom mirror and I had to laugh. A little background: I have been pregnant or nursing (CONSISTENTLY) since August of 2013. If you’re…

OH YES WE DID.

We did it. All of us. Together. We told the world that moms (and women in general, for that matter) are no longer satisfied with the status quo. Actually, you guys told the world. You spoke with your wallets and you pledged your support for our little book that could. Yes yes, y’all – THE…

HOW TO NOT LOSE YOUR SHIT ON THE DAILY

When you are a mom of two / entrepreneur (“do you have a business women’s special?”) and you’re doing your best to pull off some freak-show juggling act 24/7, you’re bound to have momentary fall-outs wherein you spiral into a tailspin of mom-crazy, worrying about every single fucking thing that you could ever possibly worry…