WHERE ON EARTH IS SHONTY?

BY SHONTELLE PINCH Welcome to my very own Eat, Pray, Love journey where I learned to trust my gut, and listen to my inner voice like never before. This is a story of becoming aware of all that’s around you, and falling in love. So – how did this Toronto gal end up in Rome? I…

HOMEMADE BOOZE: PART OF A COMPLETE BREAKFAST

There are two things I know with absolute certainty: kids can be a handful and booze makes everything better. And if you can make that booze yourself, well then that’s a home run. Listen, I know you’ve been trying your best to eat well and get healthy this January. You’ve been rocking the salads and…

YOUR HOLIDAY FOOD TABLE SURVIVAL GUIDE

The holidays are a magical time, aren’t they? Filled with joy and laughter and presents and family drama and bickering and expectation and judgment…it’s truly glorious. And the guilt, did I forget about the guilt? I’d be willing to be you a family-sized Toblerone that you didn’t forget about it! The Guilts, as I like…

THREE DINNERS FOR RIDICULOUSLY PICKY EATERS

Kids can be the straight up worst when it comes to eating, am I right? Not all the time, but like- I would confidently say 93% of the time. To give you a window into the hell that is mealtimes at my house I’d like to share with you a story that happened just this…

THE ART OF THE HALF-ASS: NUTRITION EDITION

Can we talk about Pinterest for one minute? I love me a good Pinterest craft. I love seeing a beautiful creation and thinking, “ya, I can totally recreate that reclaimed wooden pallet coffee table. No problem!” And then, inevitably, a shitshow is born. My creation looks nothing like the gorgeous project that I intended it…

NO DAIRY? NO PROBLEM.

Ok mamas. This is it. The posting you’ve been asking for. Let’s talk dairy shall we? Now I know that as a new mom (or new again mom) you want to make the best possible choices for your child(ren). Their health is your number one priority and you’ll do whatever you can to make sure…

A NON-EXTREMIST VEGETARIAN RANT

I wasn’t always a vegetarian. Contrary to popular opinion, not all vegetarians walk around offended at the state of food, rolling their eyes every time they encounter a meatball. In fact, there’s a good chance we used to love it. Now I’m mostly indifferent to people’s food choices, the same way I’m indifferent to things…

THE ESSENTIAL (SNACK) GUIDE TO TRAVELLING WITH THE SPAWN

Oh the joys of traveling with children, am I right? Is it just me or do you always think it’s going to go better than it actually does? I recently returned from a trip to British Columbia with my wife and son to visit a few of my wonderful cousins. I imagined my 7-year-old having…

SOLID(S) ADVICE

We get a lot of recurring questions on our Rebel Mama community (cause you know, we only talk about sleep regressions, eating habits, and stool consistency, it’s true) – and one hot topic that always come up is SOLIDS. As in “What the f*ck do I start with, and where the hell do I get…

FEEDING THE SPAWN | A TALE OF TWO HOUSES

My son and I were having dinner last week, talking about his classmates and what he did that day. He mentioned that one of his friends couldn’t come over for a playdate because he was going to his dad’s house. That got me thinking so I asked, “Buddy, do a lot of the kids in…

SCHOOL LUNCHES. KILL ME NOW.

Can we have an honest talk for a moment? Now, I realize that this is our first time meeting and because of that you may have a preconceived notion of me based on my job title. You see friends, I am a nutritionist. In a nutshell, that means that I teach people about all the…

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT STACEY

Confession: We’re kinda, sorta, a little, tiny bit obsessed with Stacey Green. And honestly, who wouldn’t be?  She’s a Holistic Nutritionist and Healthy Living Strategist who, against all odds, never illicits a single eyeroll, nor does she chime into every conversation with: “I can’t even tell you how important a good probiotic is for overall…