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Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Last Minute Shamrock Crafts

FAM, kids, play By March 13, 2016 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

When it comes to doing arts and crafts with my 4yo daughter, I aim for projects to be KISS-able: Keep It Simple, Sweetheart! With that in mind, I organized materials we had already and together we whipped up a handful of shamrock projects that were fun, fast, and can even be a little educational, too.

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What to Do When You Have No Plans for March Break

FAM, kids By March 3, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Oops. Registrations are full, and you’re green with envy as your friends get the airbrush tan in preparation to head south.  March Break is here and you kind of forgot to plan anything. Worse? The whole family is feeling burnout from the holidays, school, and our treacherous Canadian winter.  Is a change as good as a rest? We think so. If you’re creative and have a semblance of a plan, you can pull through.  Here are a few ideas.

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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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Getting Outside in the City

Contests, FAM, fitness, health, play By September 29, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Being ‘urban’ has it’s benefits, and yet one of the big drawbacks can mean that you and the kids spend more time in stores, watching screens or commuting than breathing fresh air without a care in the world. The family and I participated in ‘Take Me Outside’ on September 20th, where we were asked to spend an hour outdoors together.

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THE JUNGLE BOOK- Trailer

books, entertain, FAM, kids, play, self, tech By September 20, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

The Jungle Book was directed by Jon Favreau, (“Iron Man”). Although, this film was based on Rudyard Kipling’s ageless tales, it was inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is the newest live-action classic quest about Mowgli also known as (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who was brought-up by a family of the wolves.

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Nintendo Splatoon Review

entertain, Featured, kids, LIVE, play, tech, toys By August 13, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I’m one of those hardcore moms who never allowed the boys to play with squirt guns. They would find driftwood with some resemblance to weapons, and use imagination and creativity to make up games.

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Best Gifts for Creative Play

GEAR, LIVE, play, toys By November 24, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments
Creative Gifts for Kids

Kids will be kids. And when we leave them to their own imaginations, their little brains grow and develop rapidly. We’ve searched high and low for some of the best gifts for creative play. You’ll probably want a video camera handy to capture their brilliance!

1. Children’s Bird Dress Up Wings $75.43
2. Le Toy Van Pretend Play Popsicles – Ice Lollies $ 43.90
3. Pottery Barn Kids Farmhouse Kitchen Collection $259 – $699
4. Djeco Screen Printing Workshop at Raspberry Kids $24.49
5. Dalmatian Vet Kit $22.99
6. Toysmith Shopping Cart $61.20
7. DUKTIG Toy cash register $19.99
8. CANCER FIGHTER SUPERHERO SET Comes with matching eye mask & powerbands. Price: $28.00
9. Sno Stompers – Pink $24.99
10. SKYLTA Children’s market stand $12.99

Jill Amery

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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