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…

IN DEFENSE OF THE REAL HOUSEWIVES

I can’t even believe that I’m writing this out-loud right now but here it goes anyway. I’ve been watching The Real Housewives of Toronto. There. I said it. I like shitty TV. And so does Aleks (sorry for throwing you under the bus like this, babe). And the other day we were talking about the…

A LADY DATE AT MONTGOMERY’S

If you were to ask the average person which business they consider to be tougher: motherhood or restaurant ownership, they’d probably tell you that you have to be pretty friggin’ nuts to get into either. That’s why, when an old friend of mine, Kim Montgomery, opened up a new restaurant in the same year that…

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…

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…