PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN: A CELEBRATION OF (REBELLIOUS) TORONTO MOTHERS

Not too long ago, our friend Kayla Rocca (who happens to be one of the most brilliant and most highly sought after photographers in the city #girlpower) reached out to us with an idea to shoot a series that celebrates new mamas, and women. A few of her friends recently had babies and being the…

LOSING MACCABEE

Written by: Karen Nussbaum   Did you know that October 15th is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day? Don’t feel bad if you didn’t. It’s a day that no woman, mother, or family should ever have to commemorate, but sadly, many of us do. Seven out of every one thousand births results in a stillbirth,…

DIRTY MAGIC IN NYC (PHOTO RECAP)

#mamasontour * Making shit happen is unglamorous, uncomfortable, and unpredictable. New York City can be all of those things too, but there is literally no better place in the world to go to test your hustle. We’re talking rats, pigeons, pigeon-rats and serendipitous run-ins. We’re talking lugging books 27 stops on the New York subway,…

FILTHY TURKEY

I’ve had the same best friends since grade 9.  The three of us have maintained a tight bond; following one another through high school and university and now living within an hour of one another.  It’s a tight little family we have created with love and determination. One thing I have been lucky to learn…

HATCH + ANI & WREN EVENT // PHOTO RECAP

Last Thursday morning we had the good fortune to have been invited to sit around with a bunch of brilliant powerhouse women to chat about motherhood, entrepreneurship and FASHUN – all our favourite things. *click photos to expand* It was a day of putting faces to Instagram handles and forging new friendships that we know…

MANAGING THE CHAOS: WHAT’S A MOM TO DO?

Forgive me followers, for I have slacked. It has been three weeks since my last blog post. What has befallen me is a deadly combination of kindergarten (in 17 days I have already received 8,000 school emails – one of which informed me of FUCKING LICE in the classroom and another alerted me to whooping…

THINGS THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN WHEN WE STARTED J.K.

I didn’t cry. Apparently you are supposed to? It’s fair to say I’m not an overly sensitive person, (although the odd baby-related commercial has been known to hydrate my eyeballs) but we were all so pumped and happy that I guess we forgot to be sentimental about the whole thing. Whoops? He didn’t cry.  Contrary…

FAMILY HABITS

Remember when Ma told you to bring out the “toast bread” or grab the batteries from the fridge? While every family is different, each is guaranteed to come with a laundry list of wonky shit you never even realized was odd until you moved out and had a family of your own; then suddenly you…

WHAT WOULD DADS DO?

While we can’t disclose any of the details quite yet, we wanted to write a little post to prep you for a v exciting announcement that we are poised to make in the coming weeks. It’s an announcement that signifies a changing day in our careers. An announcement that legitimizes the insane amount of work…

SCHOOL LUNCH (WT-actual-F)

Over-stressing about the unknown and attempting to slay each stage / milestone (including, but not limited to “back-to-school”) is the bane of every mother’s existence. But remember back in the day when you were anxiety-ridden about all the newborn stuff? Do you also remember how the simple remedy was to step back, relax, and not…

RM RECAP: BAD GIRLS COLLECTIVE (AKA THE BADDEST BOOK CLUB IN THE LAND)

Last Monday we had the pleasure and privilege of leading a discussion about Motherhood (as in the revolutionary fictional biography – “Motherhood” – by Toronto author / legend, Sheila Heti) for the Bad Girls Collective Book Club at The Gladstone Hotel. Over 100 women gathered that night for a literary discussion that exploded into a…