MAMAN: LADIES + LUNCH (F.O.M.O. INDUCING PHOTO RECAP)

It was about a month ago that we dreamt up the idea to throw a lunch party of epic proportions with none other than our fabulous friends (aka family) from the Chopard Boutique at Sherway. Why not, right? Joie De Vivré is our M.O. these days and we wanted to do something for ourselves (and…

13 LIES WE TELL OURSELVES

1. I’ll put the laundry in the dryer before I go to bed. 2. I’m taking public transit today. 3. We really should do this more often. 4. I’m committed to yoga every morning… Starting tomorrow… Starting Saturday. 5. No more drinking this weekend. 6. No more bread ever. 7. As long as I’m home…

WHAT I WANT MY SONS TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR BODIES

For starters, I want my boys to understand their bodies – to know all the parts by name and to recognize that none of them work independently. Everything is connected. I want them to never view their bodies as a source of shame. I want them to never hear me speak ill of my own…

THINGS WE LEARNED UP AT THE FARM

This week we were invited by our new pals from Up Cannabis to The New Farm in Creemore, Ontario to go… wait for it… GLAMPING. Yes – it’s an actual thing and yes, it’s actually kind of amazing; even for two bonafide city kids like us. While (hashtag) Up at The Farm, we actually managed…

MOTHERHOOD: A FORCED EVOLUTION

Forced Evolution is the best way to define what happens to a woman when she becomes a mother. “Change” is the word used most often, but “change” fails to paint the whole picture. Sure, maybe the circumstances change, but the woman doesn’t. The woman remains mostly who she is… but she evolves. She takes inventory…

THE DOG DAYS ARE OVER

I’m sorry I don’t love you as much as I used to. Only a year ago you were my favourite. I looked forward to seeing you in the morning and holding you at night as we fell asleep. Although we still sleep under the same roof, in the same bed, we both know things have…

HOW TO (NOT) BE A PERFECT MOM

This article was originally written (by us) for and published by Pie Face Kids Magazine. It has been reposted here with their permission. * HOW TO (NOT) BE A PERFECT MOM Step 1: Get pregnant. This will be the most fun-for-fun’s-sake part of this entire exercise, so do yourself a favour and make a mental…

A PERFECT STORM OF POSITIVE PREGNANCY TESTS: THE R.M. STORY

By now most of you have seen the Today’s Parent / First Response video on how my unexpected pregnancy was the best thing that ever happened to me (warning: may cause hormonal women to burst into tears). As you know, TRM is all about providing women with support and answers when they need it most,…

NON-TOXIC SKINCARE: A RUNDOWN BY S.O.S.

Let us formally introduce you to the ladies of S.O.S. (Soap on Skin): our girls, Holly and Sofia. They’re a pair of not-quite Rebel Mamas who are obsessed with skincare and cosmetics and speak to it from a “clean” perspective (without being preachy A-holes. #bless). They run an Instagram account that we adore (@soaponskin) where…

LAUNCH PARTY ROUND-UP #AHandbookForCoolMoms

*click photos to expand* For the past 365 days we have worked our asses off to produce The Rebel Mama’s Handbook for (Cool) Moms: an early motherhood instruction manual and an art book – all in one monochromatic package. We stuck to every deadline we set. We juggled like our lives depended on it. And…