We learned that we were pregnant in January, expecting twins in February, and by March, I was taking off of work due to the pandemic - by the end of the month, I was basically living in quarantine. The only people I saw were my husband, my team of doctors, and my family - most of the time through facetime or a window. At the end of my first trimester, we began attending our appointments at the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital as our twins were very high risk. Around week 20, we were told to prepare ourselves to be ready to fly to Toronto for a special type of inutero surgery that might be required to save one of our babies. Luckily, we got to stay here is Saskatoon, but we were then met with another set of challenges - one of our little babes wasn't growing as fast as he should. We started getting ultrasounds every couple of days and were prepared to deliver our twins every time we stepped into that hospital. At 32 weeks and 1 day, our babies needed to be earthside. Born via c-section by an amazing team of maternal fetal medicine surgeons, our little guys made it! The babes, Nico + Holden, spent a total of 77 days combined in the NICU. They are just about 2 years old and they are happy, healthy, and testing the patience of mom + dad daily.
Janel Edwards Grew up in Saskatoon and has spent most of her life here. She moved to Toronto for college and earned a diploma in Entertainment Business Management. After exploring the world of live entertainment and working for various record labels and tours including Glee LIVE on Tour, The Tragically Hip, The Sam Roberts Band, and Edgefest, she decided to plant her roots back home. Since moving back home, Janel has completed another educational diploma in the field of Youth Mental Health. She has used this education to build strong connections within different agencies in the city allowing her to work with a multitude of people with different backgrounds, needs, and various levels of access to services.
Janel is married to the love of her life + forever bestie, Skylar, an Electronics Engineer Technologist with an app development side hustle. They love a cozy night in, traveling, and hanging out with their babes!
Gabrielle, or Aunty Gabs as she is known around the stock room, spent her early years in Saskatoon and rounded out her high school experience in Warman. She has spent a great deal of time in retail and fashion, and is an absolute pillar of our company. Graduating from the Graphic Design Progam @ NAIT during the pandemic, and owning her own clothing line, makes her the perfect fit to run the backend of our website + inventory department.
Gabrielle lives in Warman with her partner where they are saving up to buy their forever home <3
PR + Social Media Manager
Born in the Philippines, graduated high school at the tender age of 14, immigrated to Canada, and started a beautiful life, we welcomed Nicole with open arms! She started the company Mars & Violet (later acquired by Reclaim), a functional + stylish ethically produced and curated shop for baby accessories. After decided to step back from the world of commerce + social media influencing, Janel scooped up Nicole for the role of PR + Social Media Manager faster than a toddler with a piece of garbage in their mouth can run.
Nicole has a daughter named Violet who is coincidentally shared a due date with Janel's twins!