REBEL MAMA RESUMÉ

OBJECTIVE: To keep everyone happy and fucking quiet SKILLS: Diplomacy. All of the diplomacy. FLUENT IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES INCLUDING GRUMBLING & “NINJA ALIEN” LEVEL 10 MULTITASKING & PROBLEM SOLVING. HARD CORE EFFICIENCY. HIGH TOLERANCE FOR: EXCRUCIATING SCREAMS, PROLONGED TORTURE-LEVEL WHINING, AND SMALL-TOY INJURIES. Able to locate good wine (and a sativa pen) in a hurry….

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…

LADYBOSS LESSONS WITH ASHLEIGH DEMPSTER

Ashleigh Dempster is no stranger to interviews and generally being in the centre of all things cool. As the former Toronto culture maven (The Society) and now footwear designer (AKID brand) based out of LA, with a  brood of three boys (including a hubby she met on a flight over to NYC) this girls got it…

NANNIED UP

Preface: I realize that sometimes even uttering the words “I have a nanny”, automatically puts you in a predisposed category of having it easy and not doing much to raise your kids (especially to people without any – kids, that is). I assure you, I cook all my family meals, clean my home every day,…

MINDFUL PARENT: BE HERE, NOW

“Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes” – Thich Nhat Hanh Since I have been introducing yoga and meditation to this amazing community, I couldn’t leave out a mindfulness post. Mindfulness is a practice that has changed…

REBEL MAMA REAL TALK: A LOOK INSIDE

Wondering if this whole having children thing is for you? Already decided to pursue the mom gig but wish you could get a peak into that world before you get knocked up? Too late, you’re pregnant and now you need some real talk? WE GOTCHU. Here are some recent, unedited excerpts straight from our Rebel…

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…