HYGGE WITH WHAT YOU HAVE

We all know that awkward time of the year – right after Christmas holidays have wrapped. The tree has been tossed to the curb, and your once very cozy house suddenly feels empty, cold and depressing as hell with no signs of letting up ’til Spring. So what can you do (aside from pouring yourself…

WHAT YOU WISH THEY’D TOLD YOU

Today we are sharing all the things we wish people had told us before we had a baby. The goal here is to save any new mama out there from the unfortunate scenario of mumbling, “What is happening right now and why the fuck did nobody warn me?” under her breath while pacing her house at…

RE(B)SOLUTIONS

We’re not crazy about resolutions per se, but the start of a new year does seem like an appropriate time to set some new goals. So with gut rot in our bellies (thanks, refined sugars), swelling in our feet (thanks, wine), and wrinkles on our foreheads (thanks, children), we present to you our ridiculously simple…

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…

TORONTO FAMILY DYNAMICS (BY ‘HOOD)

Toronto is a city of neighbourhoods; each with very specific family dynamics living within them. The following collections of local stereotypes are hilarious because (a) they’re true and you know it, and (b) they don’t matter – at the end of the day, when we escape our neighbourhood bubbles (which we all do – we’re cultured…

10 REASONS WHY MOMS HATE THE HOLIDAYS

Moms don’t hate the holidays ALL the time; we just hate the holidays most of the time. Why? Because malls. Mall parking lots. Mall food. Mall people. Because none of our clothes fit right now (because wine and because carbs). Because accidental holiday party drunkenness keeps resulting in pumping and goddamn dumping. Because we’ve blown…

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…

THINGS TO APPRECIATE WHILE YOUR KIDS ARE STILL YOUNG

By Melissa Hopper The first few years of parenthood can be tough. Little sleep, less patience, plus loads of dirty diapers and tears? Of course we sometimes daydream about the not-so-distant future. Imagine how awesome it’ll be when our kids can tie their own shoes and wipe their own butts?  Le sigh. But guess what?…

REBEL MAMA REAL TALK PT.4

Us mamas deal with a lot of bullshit – that much we know is true. And if there’s one thing that helps us get through it all (pseudo) alive, it’s a kick ass sense of humour (and coffee, ok and wine, alright and sometimes a Belmont or two). But through unfiltered sarcasm, wit and laughter,…

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS IS HORSESHIT

As I sit here, at 6:00pm, gazing out my window into the pitch black veil of night, I can’t fight the desire to track down the jackass who first dreamed up the concept of daylight savings and punch him right in the throat. I realize that in order to do that, I’d have to conjure…

CHECKED OUT IN CALI

Of course I could have included my 3.5 year old son on this fairly last minute trip to California but why? Why? When I could sit peacefully on a five hour flight, watch a movie, drink wine, be productive as fuck with work, and take a magnificent and uninterrupted nap. Why? When I could check…

IN TIMES LIKE THESE

Times like these are hard for people like us – you and me – emotional people – to bear.  I can only imagine that we all feel the same way.  Overwhelmed. Outraged. Helpless. I mean, for fuck’s sake – What has happened to us? What is wrong with our society? Why are we so addicted…