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 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…

WHAT WE WISH WE COULD TELL OUR NEW-MOM SELVES

The other day we posted this photo to Instagram: The caption read: “If we could give one piece of advice to our brand new mama selves it would be to stand up straight. Today, tomorrow, next month, next year – every part of you wins when you stand up straight. Your back, your abs, your…

ERRR, WHO EVEN AM I ANYMORE?

Yesterday Otis and I got up early and went for a walk and travelled to the market. My husband came home to a wife wearing an actual outfit with sexy underwear, makeup and straightened hair. My eyebrows were plucked, teeth flossed and nails were polished. There was dinner in the oven, a sliced up baguette…

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…

MAMAN: LADIES + LUNCH (F.O.M.O. INDUCING PHOTO RECAP)

It was about a month ago that we dreamt up the idea to throw a lunch party of epic proportions with none other than our fabulous friends (aka family) from the Chopard Boutique at Sherway. Why not, right? Joie De Vivré is our M.O. these days and we wanted to do something for ourselves (and…

WHAT I WANT MY SONS TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR BODIES

For starters, I want my boys to understand their bodies – to know all the parts by name and to recognize that none of them work independently. Everything is connected. I want them to never view their bodies as a source of shame. I want them to never hear me speak ill of my own…

THINGS WE LEARNED UP AT THE FARM

This week we were invited by our new pals from Up Cannabis to The New Farm in Creemore, Ontario to go… wait for it… GLAMPING. Yes – it’s an actual thing and yes, it’s actually kind of amazing; even for two bonafide city kids like us. While (hashtag) Up at The Farm, we actually managed…