THIS IS NOT A BOOK TOUR RECAP

I came here today to write a post about the second leg of our book tour: Chicago with a bonus 2-day-1-night stint in NYC*. I was going to tell you all about how wonderful our event was at Monica & Andy in Lincoln Park – about how awesome all the new mamas we met there…

PATIENCE IS A (MOTHERS?) VIRTUE

Is it just me, or are some guys, like, one thousand percent less patient with their kids – specifically of the three-year-old variety – than their female partners in procreation? Without sounding like an ungrateful witch (because I do, in fact, appreciate my husband who happens to be extremely patient with me….) or coming off…

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…

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…

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…

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…

LONG WEEKENDS (THE WAY WE WERE)

As I melt into my sofa with a slow and steady, bicep curl of wine to watch missed episodes of … everything, I find myself reminiscing about long weekends past. In fact, I’m feeling a bit sentimental about it all. Remember? Those long weekends when you were childless and in your late twenties? Early thirties?…

SHOOTING A MOVING TARGET: A Lesson in Instagramming Your Spawn

Alright, so here’s the thing. We ALLLLLLL love to flaunt our babies like it’s nobody’s business… but seriously; it’s nobody’s business. So, Lesson One in taking fabulous photos on your phone worthy of sharing with the world: don’t overdo it. Less is more. Check yourself before you wreck yourself. STOP. There’s gotta be more to your…