DR. BEAUTIFUL AND THE EXTREMELY POWERFUL VAGINA

I yanked the keys out of my pocket and pulled the stroller up the front steps. I took a moment to pause and take a deep breath. Don’t pee your pants, don’t pee your pants. I tried to picture something unrelated to my bladder. Mountains, my father’s face, smoked salmon, a trickling brook – oh…

TO THE RUNNER OF SHIT

To the photo taker, The memory maker; The kisser of boo-boos, And The fretter about poo-poos.   To The planner, The baker, The temperature-taker; The yeller, The cryer, The        “Cos I said so, that’s why”                                  …

THIS IS A MISCARRIAGE

By Meg Broadbent *** I knew it was gone the moment I saw the blood. It. It? I don’t know. The pregnancy? The fetus? Am I allowed to call it “the baby”? Him. I thought it was a boy. I’ll never know for sure. * The morning after it happened, I got an alert on…

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…

VIVE LA REBEL AUNTY

When it comes to our overall sanity, there are a few people who work their asses off behind the scenes to ensure that we’re always keeping it 100. We call these people: The Rebel Aunties. They’re the girls who went out of their ways to come see us when our babies were tiny and we…

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…

THE MOST SURPRISING THING ABOUT NEWBORNS

If you’re a soon-to-be parent, may we kindly suggest that you take everything you thought you knew about newborns and just gently toss it all out the window? Trust us when we tell you that fresh-out-the-womb humans throw a lot more curve balls than one would expect from something so seemingly harmless. Our newborns came…

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…

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;…

REBEL MAMA REAL TALK PT. THREE

Well ladies, this is the third edition and I can easily commit to doing these for decades if our tribe continues to serve us the straight goods. For those who don’t know, REBEL MAMA REAL TALK is a compilation of excerpts plucked right out of our community of Rebels, and is the most honest and…

AN OPEN LETTER TO MY BOOBS

Today, as I was disrobing in preparation for an indulgent, mid-afternoon, long, steamy shower (Oh hi, heaven? Is that you?), I found myself face to face with my naked reflection in the bathroom mirror and I had to laugh. A little background: I have been pregnant or nursing (CONSISTENTLY) since August of 2013. If you’re…

THOSE DAMN INSTAMOMS

By: Eve Nicholson-Smith I’m doing the hourly mindless scroll, where the curated minutia of other people’s lives whirls past in the muted artsy shades of sepia and deceit. Most often it’s when I’m nursing my eleven-month-old baby or after I’ve put her down for a nap and instead of doing something mentally stimulating or even…