DIRTY MAGIC IN NYC (PHOTO RECAP)

#mamasontour * Making shit happen is unglamorous, uncomfortable, and unpredictable. New York City can be all of those things too, but there is literally no better place in the world to go to test your hustle. We’re talking rats, pigeons, pigeon-rats and serendipitous run-ins. We’re talking lugging books 27 stops on the New York subway,…

FAT MOM

I have this distinct memory of my mother putting on pantyhose. It wasn’t like the women in the movies; slow, smooth and sensual. It was awkward and cumbersome. She would sit on the bed, with one thigh on the mattress, supporting her weight as she wrangled her other leg into a scrunched up elastic foot,…

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT… DEATH

Moms: The Undercover Queens of Morbid Thoughts. Sure, we might always be the first to reassure everyone else that there’s nothing to worry about and that everything’s going to be ok, but our internal dialogue? Oh dude – Stephen King ain’t got nothing on us. Why do you think we’re always going in to “check…

REGRETTING YOUR KIDS

It’s a hot topic these days with equal parts excitement that someone finally said something about this ultimate-taboo subject and (of course) mommy-shaming for daring to mention publicly, dare I even write it, regretting having your children. So, I’m here to bare all and fess up that I have regretted having my daughter for the last year…

WE CAME. WE SAW. WE HUNG.

In case the sight of little green buds on the trees and the sensation of constantly having to sneeze didn’t serve as enough of a reminder – SPRING IS HERE! And with spring comes one very special thing: HIGHCHAIR HANGOUTS AT THE DRAKE HOTEL, BABY! So many new mamas to meet and babies to hold…

THE ALMIGHTY MOM

You know the one. Her shit don’t stink and her offspring is an ethereal, miracle, genius-baby that does the family taxes. She crowned herself the authority on all things motherhood, and became a child specialist overnight. The problem? She’s now on the other end of your phone/beside you on the couch, preaching her sleep-training methods…

A TRIP WITH PURPOSE

By Melanie Booth Three years ago, my husband and I traveled to India with a foundation called ArtBound to build a community centre where the locals could gather for arts programs in a remote village called Rajhastan. Last year in 2015 a similar group of people traveled to Guatemala to an orphanage to deliver bunk…

PHASE PHASE PHASE PHASE PHASE.

Phase phase phase phase phase More Advil please and Phase phase phase phase phase I wanna die and Phase phase phase phase phase Girl, when you gonna Learn learn learn learn learn This kid will make you Work work work work work He’s being such a Jerk jerk jerk jerk jerk Why can’t I desert him No time for utter bullshit Acting like he’s hurting You know…

MOVING WITH KIDS: The Ultimate Shit Show

Moving is stressful. It’s stressful to pack up your entire life. It’s stressful even with help. You know what it is when you have children? A war zone. Survival of the fittest. A reason for re-evaluating whether you actually need the space you have been desperately pining for. A reason for seriously and literally engaging…

HOW TO BE A “COOL MOM” ON INSTAGRAM (since it’s nearly impossible in real life)

Being a mom is no easy job.  It’s often dirty, usually unglamorous, and things rarely go according to plan… Except on Instagram, that is.  There, you can be as shiny/clean/organized/wistful/ethereal/fashionable as you damn well please. As an Instagram curator (if you follow The Rebel Mama on Instagram, then you know I pride myself on compiling…