THE COMFORT OF HOME

Ask any mama, and she will tell you when she had her baby one of the most important things was that she did it in a place where she felt safe. A place where she felt supported, where her voice was heard and respected, where the people there cared about her well being both physically…

THE CUT: NUDE YOGA GIRL & MEAGHAN JARENSKY

Every now and again, Nikita and I love to give some shout-outs to the Instagram personalities that inspire us most. Even when they have no idea we actually exist. Ahhh the beauty of Social Media – it can often be a deep, dark rabbit hole of very useless information (and way too many opinions) but…

AT HOME WITH THE REBEL MAMA

Last week, me and my petit Toronto abode were featured by Youthful Nest – a one-stop online resource for all your baby/kid interior design needs. Thank you, lovely Lisa, for thinking of The Rebel Mama for your site – it was a pleasure giving you a peek into my tiny slice of the city. x….

APPARENTLY I’M A LINGERIE MODEL NOW

Four months ago, when my youngest little guy was three-months-old, my friend Nadine from Mayana Genevière asked me if I would be the cover-girl for her latest collection. Naturally, I laughed really, really hard. But then she explained that she really wanted to feature someone in her campaign who actually represented women in the postpartum…

THE BADDEST MAT SHOOT YOU EVER DID SEE

A few weeks back, I ran into my new friend, and very-pregnant Rebel-Mama-to-be, Jules. In fact, she was due two days ago as I write this…. so there’s a sweet chance this post will be a pseudo throwback. As usual, we jumped right into talking excitedly over each other about all the new happenings in…

SHIT MY TODDLER SAYS

If you’re ever wondering why us mamas incessantly talk about coffee and wine (or why you’ll almost always find me pairing dinner with an Old Fashioned) it’s likely due to the fact that for the most part of the day, we are trying our very best to reason with tiny versions of ourselves that lack…

WHEN CONTEST WINNERS TURN FRIENDS

So a while back, we threw ourselves a fun little Instagram Giveaway for a chance to win a “photo shoot” of your choice with yours truly. The word photo shoot is in quotations because I don’t take myself that seriously, and it sure as hell wasn’t a Glamour Shots session in a studio. Most of the photographs I’d…

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…

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW

In recent years a dialogue started that has opened the hearts of many and has allowed families to share their experiences and struggles with others. Pregnancy loss and miscarriage is a topic that many sadly considered to be taboo; something you just don’t talk about, and as a result, something you often struggle through alone….

PICTURE THIS | WHO WANTS TO WIN A PHOTOSHOOT?

As some of you may know, I like to take a photo or two. Actually, thousands if you were to ask my laptop memory… You see, back in the days of childless freedom, I travelled a shit ton and all of my captures were full of picturesque places and interesting people. Even when I wasn’t…

A SISTER IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

All births are beautiful, but not all birth stories need to be told in the same way. For a lot of women the idea of having someone in the labor and delivery room, or in Selena’s case, the operating room, is pretty much terrifying. As moms we can all agree that the day you give birth…

MEET THE REBEL PAPAS

With Father’s Day just 2 days away, we thought it would be fun to give you a glimpse into the dudes behind the Rebels. Meet Jeff and Anthony – Aleks and my partners in parenting crime respectively. They’re hard-working, loyal, adorable (even though they drive us mental from time to time) AND they’re awesome dads…