LOSING MY POSTNATAL VIRGINITY

I was so convinced that my vagina would be demolished through childbirth that I spent close to $100.00 on online orders of plus-size adult diapers, perineum shaped ice packs, and Tucks antiseptic wipes. I thought for sure, looking at my 6’4” husband, that our baby, Otis, would destroy me and leave me crotch-broken for months….

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…

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…

‘YNOT’ SPOIL THEM?

I think we can all agree that buying gifts for men totally sucks. Birthdays and Christmas have always been a source of anxiety for me thanks to the pressure to find something “special” to give to the men in my life who somehow manage to always “need nothing”. Now that I’ve procreated, there’s one more…

YOU KNOW YOU’RE A TORONTO MAMA WHEN…

Whether she’s pushing a stroller, pulling a wagon, bike-chauffeuring or wearing her little one in a sling, when a Toronto mama passes one of her own kind as she makes her way down the busy city streets, expect a warm smile or a knowing nod; after all, we are all in this together.  We know the…

REDEFINING THE “MOMAGER”

Leeloo is a trailblazing Rebel Girl, on her way to making positive change in the future. But behind her, is a Rebel Mama who made it all happen, simply by trusting her gut. This isn’t so much a story of Leeloominai – the 9 year old Toronto artist with a t-shirt business under her belt…

CONTRIBUTORS WANTED

Over the past few months, we’ve had a few brave mamas reach out to us to tell us that they had something they needed to share with their fellow Rebels. Something to get off their chests, something to bitch about, or to laugh about, or just something that they thought needed to be addressed. These…

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…

THE CUT: JZHONNIE BECHET

I’m not sure where, when, or how I stumbled upon the subject of today’s surprise #RebelMama feature… but it doesn’t even matter – all that matters is that I found her, and let me just tell you, she’s a bloody pleasure to creep on Instagram. With a perfect mix of dreamy interior design inspo and…

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…