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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

How to Educate & Entertain Sick Kids Without Breaking Your Resolutions

How to Educate & Entertain Sick Kids Without Breaking Your Resolutions #NewYearNewView

GEAR, play, tech By January 21, 2016 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

The New Year brings us more than an urge to make resolutions, clean out cupboards and start new regimes: it brings colds and flus. For parents with little ones, this is a most difficult time of year.  Just when we were ready to bustle them into their coats and mitts and head back to school, they come down with something just ghastly enough to keep them from attending… yet not so debilitating it knocks them out for the day. 

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Spotting Before Your Period – Why?

FAM, pregnancy, self By January 17, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 326 Comments

Oh dear.  Spotting before your period – what does it mean?  Your period is not due for at least another week, but you have found a little blood or pink or brown discharge that isn’t followed by normal flow bleeding. This is spotting and tends to always lead to your heart skipping a beat.

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Get them doing chores with this chore chart, and you won't regret it. Pretty soon they may be polishing your silver.

Toddler Chore Chart

FAM, kids By January 15, 2016 Tags: , , , 12 Comments

In order for you to even manage lip gloss in the morning, and get to wash your face at night, the little ankle-biters must pitch in somehow (or even get used to the idea). They may hang up their coat upside down and look like Justin Bieber after brushing their hair the wrong way, but it’s a start.  And a little praise can go along way.

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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How to Tone Down Your New Year’s Resolutions

fitness, GEAR, LIVE, play By January 12, 2016 No Comments

Who else is on week two of clean eating, limiting alcohol and exercising like an Olympian? Snicker. Yes, I gave up on January 3rd as well. I find January particularly hard, and not only because it’s a birthday month for me.

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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A First Chore Chart

baby, FAM, kids By January 12, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Toddlers love to pitch in and help around the house, so what better way to get them started on the right foot in life than by giving them their first chore chart?

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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If you’ve been trying to conceive and those two little pink lines still elude you, know that you are not alone. While it takes most couples an average up to one year to become pregnant, one in six couples experiences infertility issues.

Understanding Infertility: 5 Most Common Diagnoses and Treatment Solutions

baby, FAM By January 8, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 1 Comment

If you’ve been trying to conceive and those two little pink lines still elude you, know that you are not alone. While it takes most couples an average up to one year to become pregnant, one in six couples experiences infertility issues.

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Aislinn Hunter shares: What's In My Bag

Author Aislinn Hunter Answers: What’s in My Bag?

beauty, books, GEAR, style By January 6, 2016 Tags: , No Comments

The bag: a Roots satchel that I bought to take abroad because it has a special padded pocket for an iPad and looked like something I could imagine Kate Moss wearing with skinny jeans. Technically I think it’s a ‘murse’ (I found it on the mens’ side of the local Roots store) but I love the Italian-dyed leather and that it’s made in Canada. It’s super comfortable to carry too, even after hours of walking – and it does look wicked with skinny jeans.

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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UrbanMommies' Top 20 Tips on Organizing Your Kitchen

Top 20 Kitchen Organization Tips

LIVE, nourish By January 5, 2016 Tags: , , , 8 Comments

The kitchen is usually the command-central of the home, and can get disorganized in a flash… particularly when there are toys, pacifiers, and kids’ dishes everywhere.  In order to make more food at home, establish good routines and create order in your space, it helps to have this room set up well. 

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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The Family Cookbook

EAT, family meals By December 22, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Family meals are critical to daily life in my friend’s family. Three kids and two parents sit around the table, talk and bond. One legacy this friend is committed to giving her kids is a bound cookbook – a stunning record of the recipes they enjoyed together and made memories from though their childhood.

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Elf on the Shelf and Ugly Holiday Sweater Cross Paths

GEAR, style By December 22, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Ugly Holiday sweaters have been the rage for many years, though in 1980 many people thought they were beautiful. Like Elaine’s attire on Seinfeld, bell bottoms or disco wear, what was once accepted as normal becomes fodder for themed office holiday parties.

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9 Holiday Activities for Kids in Vancouver

FAM, kids By December 16, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

We might not have a ton of snow on the ground, but there is no shortage of festivities in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia for kids and families. Here’s our list of holiday activities for kids in Vancouver, in no particular order!

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