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Cinema Inspired Cocktails for Stay-Home Date Night… or Any Night!

EAT, entertain By April 17, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

There’s no denying the importance of “couple time.” Date night gives you the chance to reconnect with the person you knew before they became the person with whom you co-parent. Time alone together lets you strengthen your commitment, rekindle a romantic spark, and relieve stress.

Renee Robbins

Renee Robbins

Writer. Kamikaze Mom. Participation Trophywife.

Trying to achieve a balance of principal and practice without shouting obscenities at too many people.

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Neverland: a Gender Neutral Birthday Bash that’s Fun for Everyone

EAT, entertain, FAM, kids, LIVE, play By April 4, 2016 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

Cabin Girl and Mr. Monkey have birthdays 4 days apart.  Awesome planning on my end.  We decided that this year, to make things simpler (HA!), we would do a combined birthday party for them.  But, how to combine a birthday for a 7 year old girly-girl and a 2 year old rough and tumble toddler boy?

The answer, my friends, is in Never Neverland.

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Raspberry Panna Cotta

Oscars Treat: Wolfgang Puck’s Champagne Raspberry Panna Cotta

EAT, entertain By February 24, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

We love great movies here at Urban Mommies. Oscar night allows us to indulge our Hollywood fantasies as star or director, studio boss or film reviewer. We all become movie experts on Oscar night. Chef Wolfgang Puck makes the celebration of cinema’s brightest night delicious with this award-worthy recipe for Raspberry Panna Cotta.

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Oscar-Worthy Mocktails

EAT, entertain, LIVE, play By February 23, 2016 Tags: , , , , 3 Comments

The Glitz, The Glam, The Gossip. It’s Oscar season in tinseltown and Hollywood’s biggest night is upon us. The Academy Awards is the culmination of the year in film, and the nominees have been active in talk show and media circuits promoting the projects for which they hope to take home a coveted golden statue. For those of us regular folk who are not planning on attending the awards show, the Oscars are the perfect excuse to indulge in rich foods, decadent desserts, and bubbly cocktails while enjoying the show from the comfort of our couches.

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VanessaHeron

Vanessa is a wife and mother to two littles. She is a school counsellor by day, a blogger at Like Mother Like Daughter by night, and occasionally dabbles in freelance during naptime. Her favourites include all things pop culture, strong cups of coffee, and full nights of sleep.

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Salmon Chowder Bread Bowls

Salmon Chowder Bread Bowls

EAT, eat, entertain, family meals By February 1, 2016 Tags: , , 1 Comment

The words ‘Super Bowl’ brings a lot of things to mind. Aside from the obvious, football, I always think of gatherings, friends, and incredible food. While some foods are classic football party fare and will never go out of style, sometimes a little menu reinvention is necessary. A staple in our house, chowder is a weekly request during the cold winter months. Paired with a thick crusty bread for dipping, this recipe often needs doubling as even my 9 year old goes back for extra heaping servings! This recipe is easily tweaked for clam or shrimp lovers, too.

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When planning a baby shower, the menu is a top consideration, as we all know how the quality of food can make or break a party! There are many factors that should go into your consideration of baby shower menu ideas, such as the venue, the time of day and year, cost, and, especially, the mom-to-be’s preferences!

Fabulous Baby Shower Menu Ideas

baby, EAT, entertain By January 10, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

When planning a baby shower, the menu is a top consideration, as we all know how the quality of food can make or break a party! There are many factors that should go into your consideration of baby shower menu ideas, such as the venue, the time of day and year, cost, and, especially, the mom-to-be’s preferences!

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Thoughtful Grandparent Gifts

Thoughtful Grandparent Gifts

entertain, holidays, Shopping Reviews By November 30, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

This holiday season I’m determined to give thoughtful and kind gifts. Most websites charge crazy prices for shipping, take forever to fabricate a product and even longer to arrive.

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Gifts that Groove

entertain, holidays, kids, self, Shopping Reviews, tech, toys By November 29, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 6 Comments

It’s day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides and we’re channelling Austin Powers and the Fonz. These are gifts that groove.

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Gifts that Smoulder and Stun

entertain, holidays, Shopping Reviews By November 28, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 3 Comments

On day 9 of our 12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides we zoom in on gifts that smoulder and STUN. And to my sons’ chagrin there are no handheld toy firearms.

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