LET HER HEAL

The transformation from maidenhood to motherhood is one that is too often taken too lightly.  It involves incomparable physical pain, indescribable emotional stress, and trauma that tends to be brushed off by outsiders as ‘normal’ and as a result, is either ignored or quickly forgotten.  But a mother doesn’t forget – not right away, at…

ALL THE TRAVEL TIPS WE’VE GOT

It’s about that time of year when everyone is toying with the idea of getting the fuck outta the Great White North… but air travel with babies and toddlers can seem like far too daunting a task to undertake – especially for first timers. Our advice? If you’ve got the time and the means, JUST…

90 MINUTES

Written and submitted by a fellow Rebel Mama. *** I’ve got a guilty little secret. I say guilty because it sometimes feels like an indulgence… Twice a week for 45 minutes, I get to sit and sip coffee and talk about myself.  And although on occasion I have been known to talk to myself (there…

LIFE LESSONS WITH MALALA AND BARBIE

We need you to meet our friend, Ariane. Note that I didn’t say “we want you to meet” Ariane; that was a very deliberate “NEED” because she has a message about visual identity, media, and education that we all (parents and non-parents alike) need to read and fully digest. (We’re also giving away one of…

SHIT MY TODDLER SAYS

If you’re ever wondering why us mamas incessantly talk about coffee and wine (or why you’ll almost always find me pairing dinner with an Old Fashioned) it’s likely due to the fact that for the most part of the day, we are trying our very best to reason with tiny versions of ourselves that lack…

YOURS TRULY, REBEL DAUGHTER

So we thought, wouldn’t it be fun to hear the other side of the story? I recently asked my girlfriend’s 21 year old daughter, Margo, to take few minutes out of her trés-cool life to contribute to our #RebelMama forum. Lucky for us, not only is the girl an English Major at U of T, she…

A NON-EXTREMIST VEGETARIAN RANT

I wasn’t always a vegetarian. Contrary to popular opinion, not all vegetarians walk around offended at the state of food, rolling their eyes every time they encounter a meatball. In fact, there’s a good chance we used to love it. Now I’m mostly indifferent to people’s food choices, the same way I’m indifferent to things…

SOLID(S) ADVICE

We get a lot of recurring questions on our Rebel Mama community (cause you know, we only talk about sleep regressions, eating habits, and stool consistency) – and the one hot topic that always come up is SOLIDS. As in “What the f*ck do I start with, and where the hell do I get ideas…