TRIMESTER ONE: THE GREAT HORMONAL TAKEOVER

I would like to start off this post by saying that I consider myself a positive and mindful person who practices gratitude on a daily basis. On top of being a personal yoga instructor, I also aim to practice yoga and meditation daily to feel sane, grounded, present and able to roll with the punches…

THE CUT: PAIGE CRAIG

Instagram is intentionally mindless. It’s where we turn to escape out own realities, to dive into a world of otherness, to get a glimpse into lives that look nothing like our own… For me, the process usually goes: Scroll, Scroll, Scroll, Scroll, get bored, put phone down, pour glass of wine, drink the wine, go…

THE Z WORD

Preface: For those who don’t know, my not-so-little sister is kind of a big deal. While I was always drawn to social and creative things in my youth, my sis was busy planning to be a mad scientist. And she did just that. So when a few medical woes began to arise in our RM…

REBEL SPIRIT

Our girlfriend Shauna has always been a trip. She’s the friend you’ve bumped into in foreign countries; the girl who would never choose vodka over tequila, and the one who always had the most obvious zest for life. Sure, it was a surprise when she told us she was expecting; but it was certainly no…

THE REBEL MAMA’S GUIDE TO MATERNITY PORTRAITS

One thing you should probably know about me is how absolutely terrible I am with technology. Seriously, it is half a miracle that I managed to create and run this lovely little website of ours – so if you’re wondering how one can accidentally delete a blog post, you’re clearly asking the wrong person, because…

REBEL MAMA REAL TALK: A LOOK INSIDE

Wondering if this whole having children thing is for you? Already decided to pursue the mom gig but wish you could get a peak into that world before you get knocked up? Too late, you’re pregnant and now you need some real talk? WE GOTCHU. Here are some recent, unedited excerpts straight from our Rebel…

THE REBEL MAMA’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING EARLY MOTHERHOOD

I was exploring the RM archives this morning when I stumbled across this gem from days past. Seeing that I am back at baby square one with my now 4-week-old, I decided that this puppy deserves a repost because (a) I need to remind myself of some of my own advice and (b) I know…

IS IT TOO LATE NOW TO SAY SORRY? | A REBEL MAMA TRIBUTE

You know what’s tough? Sitting down to write about your mother. I’ve been putting this off for weeks, and as Mother’s Day quickly approaches, I finally put the time aside to try to write down all the things that have been percolating in my head about my mother and what she means to me. Let…

THE REBEL MAMA’S GUIDE TO PACKING YOUR HOSPITAL BAG

Pre-baby preparation: It’s a total pain in the ass.   I mean, with my first, it was sort of exhilarating, I guess – Setting up the bassinet, laundering and organizing tiny clothing, buying our first box of diapers, sorting through shower gifts… everything was so new and foreign and everyone was so excited! Second time…

THE MYTHICAL HORNY PREGNANT LADY

If you’ve ever watched a movie or a TV show that involves a pregnant character, then you are likely familiar with the concept of The Horny Pregnant Lady.  She’s large and in charge and she just can’t get enough of ye old D… But outside of the silver screen and the small screen, may I…

BEAUTY IN THE O.R. (A C-Section Story)

I have known Emily and Andrew for several years now and I was beyond thrilled to be at the birth of their third, and final, baby boy. They are such an incredible couple; kind, loving, and so genuinely awesome. I knew that their birth would reflect all of the things that I love about them….

MARCH FIFTEENTH, TWO THOUSAND AND SIXTEEN

March 15, 2016 was a big day in our family’s history.  It marked the second anniversary of the birth of my first baby (well, my first human baby anyway), and it also signified the one month mark until the much anticipated arrival of my soon-to-be second baby on April 15. The day started like any…