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…

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…

A VERY REBEL XMAS PARTY

What went down last Friday night could hardly be categorized as “just another Christmas party” – not by a long shot. At 8pm on December 8th, fifty rebellious women descended upon the private dining room of the unassuming (yet undeniably chic) Skin + Bones in Toronto’s East end. There was enough female energy in there…

WOMEN + WEED

Before you get all excited, you should know that this is not an opinion piece. We’re not writing to tell you how much we love weed. We’re not here to say that marijuana is the only thing that (safely) removes us from the overstuffed Rolodex that is our-brains-on-kids for long enough to actually chill when…

FALL: REBEL MAMA STYLE

When we do fall, we go hard. How could one not love this season? Epic natural visuals (especially up here in The Great White North), a reason to drink three hot coffees a day, Paris Fashion Week, Virgo SZN, and that crisp breeze that whispers in your ear, “How shall we layer today?”  Raw denim and stacked-heel boots…

THAT TIME I FOUND OUT I WAS PREGNANT

#ConceptionsMisconceptions I was 25-years-old when I found out I was pregnant with my first child. I’d spent the preceding three years living with my (then) 33-year-old boyfriend (with whom I’m still living, and to whom I’m still lovingly referring as “my boyfriend”), and while we both adored kids, we were miles away from actually trying…

A SURVIVAL KIT FOR THE REST OF US

When we were pregnant, we lived and died by the almighty list. There were lists for everything, coming at us from all directions. But being the task oriented, list-obsessed Virgos that we are – we secretly loved it. We had lists of foods to eat for optimum fetus health, exercises to do for optimum prenatal…

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…

MY MOM GUILT STORY

I’ve always found that the best way to rid the mind and soul of the bone-crushing weight of mom-guilt is to set your dirty little secret free. Free yourself from the responsibility of keeping that shame bottled up inside. Tell the world what you did that makes you CRINGE and then be done with it;…

‘YNOT’ SPOIL THEM?

I think we can all agree that buying gifts for men totally sucks. Birthdays and Christmas have always been a source of anxiety for me thanks to the pressure to find something “special” to give to the men in my life who somehow manage to always “need nothing”. Now that I’ve procreated, there’s one more…

REDEFINING THE “MOMAGER”

Leeloo is a trailblazing Rebel Girl, on her way to making positive change in the future. But behind her, is a Rebel Mama who made it all happen, simply by trusting her gut. This isn’t so much a story of Leeloominai – the 9 year old Toronto artist with a t-shirt business under her belt…