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…

MOTHERHOOD: A FORCED EVOLUTION

Forced Evolution is the best way to define what happens to a woman when she becomes a mother. “Change” is the word used most often, but “change” fails to paint the whole picture. Sure, maybe the circumstances change, but the woman doesn’t. The woman remains mostly who she is… but she evolves. She takes inventory…

THE DOG DAYS ARE OVER

I’m sorry I don’t love you as much as I used to. Only a year ago you were my favourite. I looked forward to seeing you in the morning and holding you at night as we fell asleep. Although we still sleep under the same roof, in the same bed, we both know things have…

HOW TO (NOT) BE A PERFECT MOM

This article was originally written (by us) for and published by Pie Face Kids Magazine. It has been reposted here with their permission. * HOW TO (NOT) BE A PERFECT MOM Step 1: Get pregnant. This will be the most fun-for-fun’s-sake part of this entire exercise, so do yourself a favour and make a mental…