WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THAT DAMN LAUNDRY

I fondly recall a time in my life when a regular sized bottle of laundry detergent would last me an entire calendar year. Now? Dude. I’m flying through detergent as fast as Puff Daddy flies through Ciroc at an Ibizan yacht party. Where the fuck does it all even come from? It’s a question I’ve…

RAISING THE (FEMALE) FUTURE

Confession: I secretly Insta-follow this one friend of a friend (‘secretly’ meaning I don’t officially follow her, but will look her up every day to see what fabulous shit she did the night before). The kicker? I don’t even like this broad. She’s actually a mean person. I once overheard her at a party call…

CRY THAT SHIT OUT (IF YOU WANT)

Let me begin by declaring that I have zero intention of actually participating in this stupid debate.  Whether or not you decide to sleep train your kids is not my problem and I thank God for that everyday because I’ve got my own fucking problems.  All I can speak to is my own experience. For…

TAKE YOUR REPORT CARDS AND SHOVE ‘EM

My child is a round peg in a square hole. He is not the least bit interested in conformity. He is quirky and hilarious and incredibly bright and every single year he gets horrible grades on his report card. Let me explain. My son is going into grade four so by no means is this…

THE ONLY WAY TO MOM AND YOGA

You may or may not know, but I recently had a baby and I’ve desperately been trying to get back into my yoga practice. It’s not going so well. Being a single mom, means I’m with my daughter all the time. She also refuses to take a bottle, no matter what I have tried, so…

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THE “DAD BOD”

I actually just have a few questions about this whole “dad bod” thing. Before I begin, I’d like to preface this by saying that my problem with the phenomenon of widespread acceptance of male flabbiness has nothing to do with my personal preference insofar as the male physique is concerned. Whether a man is skinny, chubby…

WHY YOU SHOULD GARDEN (FOR SERIOUS)

If you told me when I was 24 that I would one day come to enjoy gardening, I would have likely fell over and bashed my head open from laughing so hard. Nothing would have led me to believe at that time that this would become one of my sweetest pleasures. Ok now I just…

WHAT A WEEK-LONG FAMILY REUNION IN JAMAICA TAUGHT ME ABOUT PARENTING

Thanks to the blind luck of being born into what is arguably one of the loveliest families currently roaming the planet (pardon le bias), last week, I was afforded the opportunity to board a Jamaica-bound plane and join 50 members of my extended (maternal) family for a multi-day reunion of epic proportions. The idea came about…

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…

THANKS, BUT NO THANKS: ADDRESSING THE OVER-GIFTING EPIDEMIC

Clutter. Mess. STUFF.  Those who know me, know that I can’t focus on a damn thing if my home isn’t tidy to the standards of a boutique hotel. In actual fact, that’s the feeling I like to evoke around here. Minus the room service (although it would be a nice touch). But beyond the fact that…

SLEEP TRAINING BULLSHIT

BY: KRISTAN MARQUES This sleep schedule shit is ridiculous and Google is the devil.  There, I said it. I am sitting here, timing the length of nap #2, “the most important nap of the day” – supposedly.  How long should this nap be again? One site says 2.5 hours, another says 1.5 hours. But baby…