Podcast Episode 190: The Rebel Mamas Get Real on New Motherhood

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 190 of The New Family Podcast where we talk to a couple of millennial moms — better known as The Rebel Mamas — about the state of new motherhood today.

I’m really excited to welcome my guests for this episode, Nikita Stanley and Aleksandra Jassem. Aleks and Nikita are the women behind the popular blog The Rebel Mama, which has been described as “everyone’s favourite anti-mommy blog.”

Of course they’re not really anti-moms, but they are pro real talk about the tough stuff that comes with new motherhood. And they’re speaking to a cohort of young urban moms who appreciate their relatable, raw and often funny writing. And Nikita and Aleks have just come out with their book, The Rebel Mama’s Handbook for ‘Cool’ Moms.

Here are some resources related to this episode.

The Rebel Mama’s Handbook for ‘Cool’ Moms

The Rebel Mama – Don’t Call It A Mom Blog

The Rebel Mama Facebook Page

Nikita’s 1,000 Families post

Related Episode: New Priorities of Millennial Dads

Related Episode: Finding Family Right Next Door

Nikita’s Parenting Advice

“We have a favourite, annoyingly true cliche that we love — its ‘the days are in long, but the years are short.’ And its like, some days really do feel like they’re going by at a glacial pace. We’ve all looked at the clock and been like ‘Noon?! How is it only noon?’ I feel like I’ve been at his for fifteen hours already and some days are really, really hard. But at the end of the day, your kid has another birthday, and you go ‘How are they another year older?’ It’s a good a little reminder to check yourself when you’re ready to wish hours of the day away but you know what, let’s just reframe this a little bit and try to enjoy it while it lasts.”

Aleksandra’s Parenting Advice

“You also have to remember that they’re kids all the time. We’re all in a hurry to do everything and to get everything done. And sometimes we just have to realize that they’re only kids.”

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Brandie Weikle

About Brandie Weikle

Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here. View all posts by


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