RM + EBW POP UP RECAP

On a frigid Thursday night in Toronto last week, a bunch of brave Rebels gathered together at Early Bird and Worm on Roncesvalles to keep the cold weather out and the good vibes in. There were new faces (along with a few vintage classics). There was chilled proscecco. And there were a lot of people who…

THE REBEL MAMA’S GUIDE TO NON-SHITTY GIFTING

I’m not gonna lie, we were hesitant to jump on the gift guide bandwagon this year. After all, we are known for efforts to fight the over-gifting epidemic; so before we were able to put our fingers to the keyboard on this bad boy, we needed to ask ourselves one very important question… is it possible…

TORONTO FAMILY DYNAMICS (BY ‘HOOD)

Toronto is a city of neighbourhoods; each with very specific family dynamics living within them. The following collections of local stereotypes are hilarious because (a) they’re true and you know it, and (b) they don’t matter – at the end of the day, when we escape our neighbourhood bubbles (which we all do – we’re cultured…

A HEARTY THANK YOU

Well, kids – we did it. We submitted the completed manuscript of our book to our publisher last week, and you know what? WE ARE PROUD AS SHIT OF IT! It is exactly what we had hoped it would be. It is a girlfriend’s guide to early motherhood. It’s all the stuff your mom and…

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…

REBEL MAMA HANGS

Yesterday we learned that if you flip a highchair upside down, it becomes a car seat holder and that if you ask the Gods nicely enough, you can, in fact, thwart a rainstorm. We also learned that when you put your truth and good vibes out there, incredible things can happen, including (but not limited…

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)…

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…

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…

WE CAME. WE SAW. WE HUNG.

In case the sight of little green buds on the trees and the sensation of constantly having to sneeze didn’t serve as enough of a reminder – SPRING IS HERE! And with spring comes one very special thing: HIGHCHAIR HANGOUTS AT THE DRAKE HOTEL, BABY! So many new mamas to meet and babies to hold…

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 is a day that I won’t soon forget. It was one of those bizarre, twilight-zone, out-of-body-experience days, wherein I knew that something amazing was happening – but it was almost as though that amazing thing was happening in some other dimension. In real life, I was performing a series of my…

MAKING OUR HANDBOOK FOR PARENTS HAPPEN

If you’ve been following along with us on Social Media, then by now you already know that we’ve officially launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds that will (hopefully!) allow us to write the most badass parenting book that the world has ever seen… The instruction manual you wish your kid came with! This will be…