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Taking the Stress Out of Your Family Road Trip

auto By June 30, 2019 No Comments

With summer only a few sunrises away, many families in North America are planning to gas up, hit the open road, and spend some quality time together. Whether your road trip is going to last a few days or stretch over many weeks, cramming a family into a small space can be a catalyst for stress and worry. We believe that your road trip should consist of more memory-making than worry-creating, so here are a few tips to help ease the potential stressors that may arise so you can focus on family.

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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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Stop Motion Video: Non-Stop Fun!

tech By June 19, 2019 No Comments

My son doesn’t enjoy writing very much but he does love making video. He is such an expressive, creative little person and he’s always looking for new ways to express himself on video. He transformed our front door into a backdrop, making his name out of tin foil shapes and adding an approximation of the silver play button he hopes to receive one day for all his hard work. He recently received Stikbot Studio Pro and 2 Stikbot Pet Singles to help him in his video production efforts for his Youtube channel. 

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She-Shed: How-To DIY A Beautiful Backyard Getaway

FAM, health, home, LIVE, nourish, rest, self, Uncategorized By June 16, 2019 No Comments

Is life overwhelming sometimes? Ever feel the need for a refuge? Want one small space to call your own? If that sounds like you, sister, you might need a ‘she-shed’, a detached one-room bungalow with the sole purpose of providing comfort, privacy and serenity. Start planning, and before you know it, you’ll be gently closing your door on the rest of the world.

Megan Wild

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

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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.  

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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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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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