FOOD FOR THOUGHT WITH ABBEY SHARP

Meet Abbey. She’s a member of the RM community and she’s just published her first cook book – WITH an 8 month old baby on her hip. NBD. In Mindful Glow, she’s set out to share beautiful, flavourful recipes that also happen to be really good for you.  The idea is that when you’re emotionally…

THREE GIFT IDEAS THAT DON’T SUCK

Okay folks, the holidays are coming and I know, like me, you are looking for something cool and interesting you can buy your kids that doesn’t make noise, doesn’t have a thousand pieces, and doesn’t break the bank. I always like looking for gifts that are educational and will keep my ever-curious kids entertained and…

A NOTE TO THE (PREGNANT) DUCHESS

Dear Duchess, Damn, girl – Mazel tov! As our favourite royal ever, we are super pumped that you have chosen to procreate with our second favourite royal ever. May you, your man, and your future offspring continue to make that whole palace cooler simply by existing within it. We wanted to write you a little…

DATING SINGLE DADS

The title might be a bit misleading, this is not some trite list on how to get out there and date when you have kids. Dating as a single mom is the holy grail of dating, and any single mom OG will tell you that her dating life (when she feels like it) is better…

PATIENCE IS A (MOTHERS?) VIRTUE

Is it just me, or are some guys, like, one thousand percent less patient with their kids – specifically of the three-year-old variety – than their female partners in procreation? Without sounding like an ungrateful witch (because I do, in fact, appreciate my husband who happens to be extremely patient with me….) or coming off…

GOOD MORNING

I hear my name. It’s early and I shudder. I look at the clock and instantly regret the decision to stay up late writing. The yells get louder as I scramble to haul on a top. (See, whenever I rush into his room topless, I have to field about 800 questions about boobies, which inevitably…

DEAR ANXIETY

Dear Anxiety, I wasn’t expecting to see you, nor your more elusive sidekick, O.C.D. – but alas, here we are. Considering the “Baby Blues” I suffered through during my first trimester, I was prepared for hormones to deliver a classic case of PPD following the birth of our Dear Otis. Instead, my postpartum infliction has…

WHERE (NOT) TO GO THIS CANADA DAY

Our lady Canada is turning 150 on Saturday, so there’s likely a boatload of internet lists of places you should head to with the family on July 1st – but for those of you who live in Toronto proper, are slightly reclusive, and are terrified by the idea of throngs of out-of-towners (and their spawn)…

THE THREENAGER

At some point every day, without rhyme or reason, my son goes from his fun-loving tickle-monster self to some kind of multiple-personality villain, or as my husband likes to refer to it as: being a little prick. Let’s see here… Defiance, rebellion, incessant whining. Taunting, scheming and little white lies. Random acts of violence, dramatic…

THE ONLY WAY TO MOM AND YOGA

You may or may not know, but I recently had a baby and I’ve desperately been trying to get back into my yoga practice. It’s not going so well. Being a single mom, means I’m with my daughter all the time. She also refuses to take a bottle, no matter what I have tried, so…