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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.

Sore Knees and Achy Back in Pregnancy

Uncategorized By September 1, 2006 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Q. I’m only 5-months pregnant but already I’m finding that my knees are tender when I’m trying to do my normal workouts, and my lower back is getting achy more often. I don’t want to stop working out, but want to make sure I’m not doing any permanent damage. What do you recommend?

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Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Uncategorized By September 1, 2006 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Fall SoupWith the weather cooling and everyone gearing up for the winter, we thought it was appropriate to share one of our favourite tummy warming dishess: Roasted Red Pepper Soup. A big warm bowl with a chunk of fresh bread is the perfect chilly evening meal.

  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 Stalk of celery
  • 1 Red pepper
  • 1 Yellow pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley
  • ½ tsp chervil
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 4 ½ cups chicken stock
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp whipping cream

Easy September recipe for new momsSauté the onion in butter for 5 mins, covered.  Add celery; sauté 5 minutes more.  Add peppers, sauté 5 to 6 minutes, and then add spices.  Turn heat to low, sprinkle evenly with flour; mix well.

Add chicken stock, bring back to boil, and then simmer for 20 minutes with lid partially covering pot.  Puree with either a hand mixer or food processor.  Add salt & pepper to taste, and whisk in cream. Voila!

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Working Together as Parents

FAM, kids By August 30, 2006 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

Remember when mom took care of the house and dad went off to work? If you were like me, that was the context in which growing up occurred. My mom was amazing. She baked fresh bread every week and for dinner we always had a homemade dessert. She kept her house clean and her children safe and held her marriage together with patience, persistence, tolerance and love. Dad was amazing too. Every day he would go to work long hours in his construction trade and was home to eat dinner with the family. On weekends he would take us fishing or hiking or we would build things in his workshop.

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Espadrilles for Pregnancy

FAM, pregnancy By July 26, 2006 Tags: , , , , No Comments

The hot shoe for spring is the espadrilleEspadrilles, with their solid wedge bottom and ankle wraps, it is definitely an easy to wear shoe that adds height to your look without sacrificing comfort.  Aldo offers lots of colours and styles for you to pick from.  If you are heading into fall, be sure to also check our fall fashion trends for maternity.

Trading New York City for Gastown, Alyssa Schottland-Bauman arrived in Vancouver fresh from Manhattan six years ago.

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Flu and Pregnancy

FAM, pregnancy By July 1, 2006 Tags: , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Q. Since being pregnant, I have found that I am far more susceptible to colds and flu that are going around. While I understand it’s from a lowered immune system, I would like to know if there is anything I can take safely for cold symptoms other than a humidifier and Vicks Vapour-Rub. I am very nervous about venturing into over-the-counter medications; however, I am losing a lot of sleep and am in some discomfort too.

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