SOLO TRAVEL (2.O)

I’m an only parent. I say “only” because “single parent” implies that there is a second single parent somewhere hidden from view who is sharing the work load. But there’s just me. And before I became an only parent, I was solo-traveler. This is mostly a woman’s game, this solo-traveling thing. See the world, find…

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…

THE ALMIGHTY MOM

You know the one. Her shit don’t stink and her offspring is an ethereal, miracle, genius-baby that does the family taxes. She crowned herself the authority on all things motherhood, and became a child specialist overnight. The problem? She’s now on the other end of your phone/beside you on the couch, preaching her sleep-training methods…

SHIT YOUR BABY DOESN’T NEED

Hey remember that time you bought two different kinds of baby carriers, and then your baby was born and didn’t actually like being IN a baby carrier? Ever? Yeah that was me. How about that time you registered for those super adorable glass bottles at the boutique baby store, and then found yourself running out…

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 LOW-DOWN ON I.V.F. WITH RANA FLORIDA

Meet Rana Florida. She’s a media-savvy corporate powerhouse (read: Global CEO), best-selling author, passionate philanthropist, and a 7-month-pregnant, soon-to-be mother of two. PHEW! Jesus, I’m tired just writing about her! She is the quintessential Rebel Mama: multifaceted, driven, dream-chasin’, baby-raisin’, and an advocate for honesty about the reality of being a modern day woman and…

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 MAMA REAL TALK PT. DEUX

REBEL MAMA REAL TALK is probably my all time favourite thing to put together, mostly because I spend the entire time laughing my ass off and trying not to wake my sleeping child. Motherhood ain’t easy, but it sure can be funny as fuck. And that’s basically how we get through it all … by laughing,…