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….

FOOD FOR THOUGHT WITH ABBEY SHARP

Meet Abbey. She’s a member of the RM community and she’s just published her first cook book – WITH an 8 month old baby on her hip. NBD. In Mindful Glow, she’s set out to share beautiful, flavourful recipes that also happen to be really good for you.  The idea is that when you’re emotionally…

SLEEP TRAINING, BREASTFEEDING, AND MINDING YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS

A new, comprehensive, scientific study has just been released that proves that persons who sleep train their children and those who co-sleep with their children can both be equally good/loving/capable parents. In a shocking discovery, information has surfaced proving that every person has a unique set of circumstances that determine, on an individual basis, what…

SH*T PREGNANT PEOPLE SAY

Pregnancy is no fucking joke – the constant aches and pains, the chronic digestive issues, the unfortunate lack of alcohol. It’s miraculous but it’s also weird AF. In just 40 weeks, women are faced with a slew of new and foreign experiences; experiences that compel them to say some pretty bizarre shit. If you’ve ever…

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…

I’M TRYING

Written by Meg Broadbent *  “I’m not pregnant.” It’s a phrase I’ve gotten used to saying lately, especially in texts to my husband. Tonight, I texted the same phrase to a few girlfriends, the ones who are in the know, who wait with me each month, eagerly awaiting day 28 when I’ll wake up in…

PREGGO BLUES

-PSA- Experiencing feelings like the ones you’re are about to encounter in this post is completely normal. Feelings like these are WHY we created the Rebel Mama community in the first place – a safe haven to open up and be raw with one another; a place of refuge where you can always count on…

MOM BRAIN

Oh, you didn’t know it was a scientific term? Well, it isn’t. BUT IT SHOULD BE. As you may already know (or will shortly find out), you don’t only lose your marbles while pregnant… as it turns out, even years after bringing baby into the world, you still somehow manage to forget where you left…

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…