Nikita is the national bestselling co-author of "The Rebel Mama's Handbook for (Cool) Moms" and "Get Your $hit Together: The Rebel Mama's Handbook for Financially Empowered Moms" as well as the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Rebel Mama (.com).
She sometimes lends her creativity to other projects as well - usually because she wholeheartedly believes in them (or because they pay really well).
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If you're a mom (or mom-to-be) who wants to raise decent human beings, maintain your pre-baby identity and not lose your sh*t along the way, congrats: you've just found the parenting book of your dreams. The Rebel Mama's Handbook for (Cool) Moms is a girlfriend's guide to early motherhood.
If you want to get your mind and your money right in a mansplaining-free environment, the Rebel Mamas are here to help Get Your $hit Together is the antidote to all those boring financial planning books you don't want to read.
This utterly charming illustrated volume about growing into being a mom - the ups, downs and absurd in-betweens - arose out of a poignant connection new motherhood gave the cartoonist to her own mom, who died when Climo was 22. "I could feel how much my daughter loved me," she writes.
There is no shortage of mommy bloggers out there who come off as holier than thou, equipped with colour-coded schedules and 16,000 Pinterest crafts at the ready.
When Nikita Stanley first learned she was pregnant, the news came as a bit of shock. "We were travelling a ton and we were having a good time and then all of sudden this news of an impending baby came and it totally threw us for a bit of a loop.
Aleksandra Jassem and Nikita Stanley, Canadian authors of The Rebel Mama's Handbook for (Cool) Moms, share Mother's Day gifts new moms actually want.
F*ck bubble baths-what moms really need is someone to show them a clear-cut path to economic freedom. That's the real self-care. Y ou're pregnant. Holy f*ck. You exit the bathroom, tell your partner the happy news and enjoy a private celebration.
People seem to have a painfully hard time keeping their mouths shut when it comes to others' parenting decisions. The authors of The Rebel Mama's Handbook for (Cool) Moms don't get caught up in that. At this point, you may still be blissfully unaware of all the drama that plagues mommy groups , both on- and offline.
All moms lose their shit. Some moms may look like they have it all together, but trust us, they don't. They just have better ways of hiding it. You know who loses their shit a lot?
For those of you who are not familiar with the concept, the Facebook "mommy group" is the place where modern moms turn to ask their most pressing questions (is it normal that my kid hasn't poo'd in 6 days??), to share funny memes (usually about either coffee or wine or both), to bitch about their husbands (could he BE any more useless?), to get dinner inspiration (what do I feed my gluten intolerant, vegan, vegetable-hating 1-year-old?), and often, to judge the shit out of each other.
A line of natural skincare tools. All website copy by Nikita Stanley.
Women's ready-to-wear brand specializing in jackets with exceptional tailoring. All website copy by Nikita Stanley.
Twelve and a half-acre eco-luxury property on the western coastline of Negril, Jamaica. All website copy by Nikita Stanley
By Nikita Stanley Thanks to today's pervasive Internet culture, the term "influencer" now immediately connotes an image of a heavily-filtered, twenty-something-year-old, announcing to their 100k followers that a certain detox tea is all they need to revolutionize their lives.
Story and Copyediting by Nikita Stanley