PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN: A CELEBRATION OF (REBELLIOUS) TORONTO MOTHERS

Not too long ago, our friend Kayla Rocca (who happens to be one of the most brilliant and most highly sought after photographers in the city #girlpower) reached out to us with an idea to shoot a series that celebrates new mamas, and women. A few of her friends recently had babies and being the…

DIRTY MAGIC IN NYC (PHOTO RECAP)

#mamasontour * Making shit happen is unglamorous, uncomfortable, and unpredictable. New York City can be all of those things too, but there is literally no better place in the world to go to test your hustle. We’re talking rats, pigeons, pigeon-rats and serendipitous run-ins. We’re talking lugging books 27 stops on the New York subway,…

RM RECAP: BAD GIRLS COLLECTIVE (AKA THE BADDEST BOOK CLUB IN THE LAND)

Last Monday we had the pleasure and privilege of leading a discussion about Motherhood (as in the revolutionary fictional biography – “Motherhood” – by Toronto author / legend, Sheila Heti) for the Bad Girls Collective Book Club at The Gladstone Hotel. Over 100 women gathered that night for a literary discussion that exploded into a…

THINGS WE LEARNED UP AT THE FARM

This week we were invited by our new pals from Up Cannabis to The New Farm in Creemore, Ontario to go… wait for it… GLAMPING. Yes – it’s an actual thing and yes, it’s actually kind of amazing; even for two bonafide city kids like us. While (hashtag) Up at The Farm, we actually managed…

NON-TOXIC SKINCARE: A RUNDOWN BY S.O.S.

Let us formally introduce you to the ladies of S.O.S. (Soap on Skin): our girls, Holly and Sofia. They’re a pair of not-quite Rebel Mamas who are obsessed with skincare and cosmetics and speak to it from a “clean” perspective (without being preachy A-holes. #bless). They run an Instagram account that we adore (@soaponskin) where…

LAUNCH PARTY ROUND-UP #AHandbookForCoolMoms

*click photos to expand* For the past 365 days we have worked our asses off to produce The Rebel Mama’s Handbook for (Cool) Moms: an early motherhood instruction manual and an art book – all in one monochromatic package. We stuck to every deadline we set. We juggled like our lives depended on it. And…

DON’T BE A SHITTY INFLUENCER: A GUIDE

Last week, I had the privilege of sharing the stage with some pretty fucking incredible women [Alyssa Kerbel (Mini Mioche Founder); Tamar Huggins (Tech Spark Founder + Executive Director); and Kim Smiley (Philanthropist + Fashion Designer)] at the #MOMBOSS event put on by Moms TO at Shopify HQ – right here in the heart of…

HOW TO CONVINCE YOUR MAN TO GET A VASECTOMY

By now you all know that we love us some Workin’ Moms. We love the show for a laundry list of reasons – it’s hilarious, it’s empowering, it’s Canadian – but just when we thought we couldn’t love it any more, it basically handed us A Girlfriend’s Guide to Convincing Your Man to Get A…

10 THINGS I’D RATHER DO THAN WATCH THE OLYMPICS

My earliest memories of The Olympics are fond ones. I remember my grandparents (both Jamaican immigrants to Canada) watching religiously when it was on. Of course, at the time, I would have much rathered “Lamb Chop’s Play Along” been playing in the background, but alas, I was merely a child at a time when it…

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT… DEATH

Moms: The Undercover Queens of Morbid Thoughts. Sure, we might always be the first to reassure everyone else that there’s nothing to worry about and that everything’s going to be ok, but our internal dialogue? Oh dude – Stephen King ain’t got nothing on us. Why do you think we’re always going in to “check…

TWENTY QUESTIONS WITH MICHELLE

Michelle Bilodeau is no stranger to features, interviews, or media in general, having written for the likes of Canada’s finest publication roster – Flare, Fashion Magazine, and The Kit. She now runs her own Online Publication that focuses on sustainable fashion, beauty, and lifestyle: The Eco Edit [the-eco-edit.com]. She’s an ambassador for Leafly, making her…