REBEL MAMA REAL TALK PART FIVE

All the media we’ve garnered lately with our Handbook for (Cool) Moms has required us to explain what a “Rebel Mama” is – a lot. Normally we’ll launch into the elevator pitch, rife with phrases like: a woman who is unapologetically herself, one who doesn’t let society define who she is once she becomes a…

10 THINGS I’D RATHER DO THAN PLAY

I came across this article the other day about the importance of playing with our kids, even if we hate it. The author cites enjoying playing with her kids 90% of the time, and imagining a slow death the other 10%. I call bullshit. More like 40 / 60 if you wanna be real. I…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

RM GUIDE TO THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

It’s common knowledge that we value the shit out of our community and ask for their input on a regular basis… so why not have The Veteran Rebels weigh in on all the essentials you need to buy / shit you need to know before sending your precious spawn off to school for the first…

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…

AN ADULT TANTRUM STORY

90% of the time, I‘m chill. It’s a little skill I’ve acquired via birthing and raising a child but also, spending obscene amounts of money on scented candles, listening to 70’s rock albums, and smoking weed. My friends would likely describe me as the “patient mom,” and I will proudly admit it’s something I consciously…