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Our Technology Diet using Shaw BlueCurve

apps, GEAR By June 12, 2019 No Comments

While tax time makes you do a hard look at your spending habits and swimsuit season can help us realize we’ve been light on kale servings, there has been little impetus in my family to check our technology usage. A bank balance or a scale can provide some hard data to allow us to analyze and then change habits, and now, the Shaw BlueCurve Gateway modem and Home app allow us to do this with device usage. It just can’t make you eat more veggies!

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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How to Create a Backyard Camping Trip

GEAR, home By May 27, 2019 Tags: , , No Comments

Camping with the kids can be a beautiful experience; sleeping close to your babies under the velvet sky and bright moon, wrapped in the warm summer air. Or, it can be a tough night out in the rough embrace of the wild. You never know how a child will handle a new situation until they’ve experienced it, so planning a camping trip with children without a test run could equal disaster. That’s where a backyard camping trip comes into play.

A backyard campout will give you all the joys of camping—including sleeping in a tent and roasting marshmallows over a campfire—all within a few steps of home in case one of your littles doesn’t quite feel the whole “sleeping under the stars” thing.  

Megan Wild

Megan is a home decor enthusiast and loves learning ways to repurpose something old into something new.

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How Apple Screen Time Can Help Your Family

play, style By February 20, 2019 No Comments

Screen time is a big debate, particularly when you have middle schoolers. Some people think kids are on their phones too much, some people aren’t too worried. In our world, screens are a necessity, a connector and also learning tools – parents just may want to ensure that their kids are using them in a balanced way. Whatever comfort level parents have, the common thread is wanting to be able to make the best choices that reflect their values. That’s why I love Apple’s Screen Time function. Apple doesn’t tell you how to parent – they just give you the tools and data to be able to make the decisions that are right for your family. 

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Best Friend Gift Guide

2018 Best Friend Gift Guide

GEAR, style By November 21, 2018 No Comments

There’s nothing quite like a best friend. And there are SO many perfect gifts out there! With my besties in my mind, there are a few things that I’ve been saving up for, so wanted to share them with you. Every kindred spirit has many facets to their personality. Whether it’s spirituality, a love of popcorn, or impeccable skin care, we tried to help out the holiday best friend gift search!

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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2018 UrbanMommies Gift Guide

Presenting the 2018 UrbanMommies Holiday Gift Guide

GEAR, toys By November 21, 2018 1 Comment

Well, that was easy. OK not really. It’s hugely time-consuming, but worth every second if our readers get inspired to make someone else’s day over the holidays!! I love finding new gadgets and gear. Balancing each section is so rewarding and I am so grateful for the feedback and excitement from you all every year! This time around we have over 100 items, and will even be adding to the list below over the course of the holiday season. Links to every guide are linked at the bottom of each section to make it easy for you to go from one to another. Also…. we will once again for hosting a Facebook Live Giveaway for a few of these items on December 11th at 5pm pst / 8pm est so stay tuned for that!!

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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2018 Lumbersexual Gift Guide

2018 Lumbersexual Gift Guide

GEAR, style By November 20, 2018 1 Comment

The Lumbersexual is like a grown-up hipster. He may live in an upcoming area, and isn’t shy to local coffee shops and craft beers. He may not be the best at changing a tire, but his beard is as full as his heart. Have any more gift ideas for our lumbersexual guy? We’d love for you to write them in the comments! We have put a few affiliate links within our ideas, and if you choose to purchase anything from them it supports sharing our stories and ideas with you all!

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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2018 Millennial Gift Guide

2018 Millennial Gift Guide

GEAR, toys By November 19, 2018 No Comments

The gang born in the 80’s and 90’s sometimes gets a bad rap, but did you know that they are the ones best poised to save the world, truly enjoy life’s experiences and espouse truly open minds? Here are 10 gifts for millennials they will truly appreciate. We’d also love your take on the perfect millennial gifts out there! Some of these contain affiliate links, so purchases can support what we do at UrbanMommies. Enjoy the ideas!!!

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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2018 Skier Gift Guide

2018 Skier Gift Guide

fitness, GEAR By November 16, 2018 No Comments

I can’t think of anything more fun than getting ski and snowboard gifts for the holidays! But… what to choose? My personal list is quite lengthy – and includes attire for gaper day! These slopeside finds help inspire you to enjoy the outdoors, staying fit and active while you breathe the fresh air. We have a few affiliate links included, which help support the work we do if you choose to purchase anything through them. Enjoy the snow, and dream of powder days!

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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2018 Geeky Gift Guide

2018 Geeky Gift Guide

GEAR, tech By November 14, 2018 No Comments

I’m a very proud, self-professed Geek. I’m not a natural talent, but working hard to improve my prowess. The items herein are all those I covet, and just like a few of our other guides, I may just have to make a second one as the holiday season goes along. A few of the items contain affiliate links, which support the website and our team should you choose to purchase through them. If you have any more suggestions for our 2018 Geeky Gift Guide please add them in the comments!

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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2018 Grandparent Gift Guide

2018 Grandparent Gift Guide

GEAR, home By November 14, 2018 1 Comment

I admit – grandparents are super hard to buy for. They have been around the block umpteen times, and things of value are no longer material. That’s why we’ve focused on the spirit, the soul and the family. Please know that there are a few affiliate links in here, so if you purchase through Amazon we will get some credit that helps keep UrbanMommies running. Every item is something I would want to gift, so I hope you enjoy our 2018 Grandparent Gift Guide!

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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