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Forget what you’ve been told about Peanut Allergies: New Research 

The National Institutes of Health has completely changed their tune regarding when we should start to introduce peanuts to our children.   The American Academy of Pediatrics has been suggesting since 2000 that parents hold off introducing peanuts and other foods containing allergens when starting their infants on solids as it was believed that we would be decreasing the chances ...

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Submit your Toy or Product for the 2016 Holiday Toy & Family Hot List

Each year we release our Top 20 Christmas Hot List for the entire family. Our holiday Review appears on our website in Mid November. We are looking for toys and games and products for the entire family that are new to the market within the last year.  Unfortunately, we are not able to review older versions of product or reviews ...

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DreamWorks Dawn of the Croods premiered Aug 26th -#UtbanMommyInc #Netflix

Season 2 of DreamWorks Animation’s Dawn of the Croods premieres exclusively on Netflix this Friday, August 26th! With only two days until the premiere, we wanted to share clips and a still from the show with you.  DAWN OF THE CROODS SEASON 2 SYNOPSISThe world’s first family returns for an all-new hilarious Season 2 of DREAMWORKS: DAWN OF THE CROODS! ...

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3 year old standing on toilet sparks Gun Debate. #urbanmommyinc

After I saw this image that Stacey Feeley posted of her 3-year-old  seemingly standing on a toilet playing around I simply laughed  and thought it was so cute.  However, I soon learned she was practicing a lockdown drill — hiding from a potential attacker and going through the drill her school thought her.   I was horrified.  But my initial ...

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3 Tips to Get Your Children to Do Housework | Parenting Tricks #urbanmommyinc

Like most parents, there is plenty of house work to get done, and im sure you could use some extra help.  Instead of actually hiring a professional maid to clean your home, the best thing to do instead is to have your own kids help out with the housework. It’s not exactly easy to get your kids to help out ...

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Christmas has come early for Portland | American Girl Store opens a pop up shop!

Christmas has come early for some girls and moms… Including this one. When I first learned I was pregnant in 2013 one of my first thoughts amid all the excitement of learning I was having a girl was, “I couldn’t wait until I could take her to Chicago to the flagship 40,000 square store of American Girl.” And in November ...

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First Lady Michelle Obama Set To Guest-Star on Upcoming Doc McStuffins Episode: Child Health Day

How exciting is this! All Doc McStuffins fans will be in for  a wonderful treat on Monday Oct 5, 2015.  First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama  will guest-star as herself in a special episode where Doc is invited to the White House along with other kids.  Doc McStuffins is based on a 6 year old girl who wants ...

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Tips for helping your kids transition the new school year

Whether your kid is moving to a new school, a new grade level or starting school, transitioning is often a traumatic experience for anyone. If your kid is not well prepared, transitioning can significantly affect his/her performance, mental state and social development. However despite the challenges, there are steps you can take to make the experience less traumatizing for your ...

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The White House is using open data to help you shortlist US colleges

Senior year can be so daunting for families and teenagers. Preparing for senior year, prom, SAT’s  and of course deciding what college to attend. But there is Great News for parents with College bound kids in the next year. The White House has opened their data to assist families with searching answer narrowing your college choices. check out the news ...

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5 Tips On Raising A Happy Kid

Children make you want to start life over. ~Muhammad Ali We’ve all seen or know of kids that from the moment you met them it appears that they are simply the happiest kid on earth. The reality is that every loving parent strives to provide their kids with happy and memorable moments. For some parents, it’s hard to create a ...

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