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How Your Family Can Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr All Year

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remains a notable and honorable figure in today’s history. Known for preaching equality and togetherness for all people.  Dr. King was a key leader and activist within the civil rights movement. Through learning experiences, good deeds, and community service, both parents and kids alike can honor Dr. Martin Luther King and his dream for a ...

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Stop Mommy Shaming: Your’re not Perfect

Recently I’ve stopped attending all of the mom play dates in the park and group meet-up’s  because it’s simply exhausting.   Actually, it’s beyond exhausting listening to all of the mom-shaming going on nowadays. And with the advent of social media, sometimes you can’t escape it even if you’re just at home minding your own business. We shouldn’t be judgemental ...

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You Can’t go wrong with these 5 selfie vacation tips

For a few of us, the practice of the selfie has become intuitive, and pumping out album after album of flawlessly lit and well balanced photos is an form of art in which we are supremely capable….but everyone can make some improvements, even the selfie matriarchs! On our most recent family vacation this past November to Capetown, South Africa we ...

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Arizona Road Trip places to Add to your family’s travel bucket list

By: Lisa S I love traveling, but with two kids, a dog, and a husband, there are just too many variables to plan. So my bucket list has changed a bit. Instead of hiking the beautiful the Grand enchantment trail or the Hayduke trail a la Cheryl Strayed I would have to find a way for me and my entire ...

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Get rid of those old cupcake liners with these decorating tips and ideas #holiday #baking 

”Tis the season.  Baking, cooking and hosting is right around the corner, and we want to make the most out of our time in the kitchen. But did you ever clean your kitchen and come across old Valentine’s Day or Halloween cupcake liners.   Well here’s a few quick ideas to help you get rid of those oldie but goodies ...

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Before you buy, Follow these simple tips #BlackFriday  #Christmas 

The hunt is on! And finding the perfect gift for your kids is usually the first thing we think about as parents after thanksgiving.   But before you buy parents should consider some simple buying and recall tips courtesy of CPSV.Gov Source by Recalls: Before you buy, follow these simple tips to help your holiday gifts be a source of joy ...

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Remembering Those Who Have served- #VeteransDay 

Honestly, until you have had someone who has served in the military or who has sacrificed their life for this country, it’s hard to sometimes truely appreciate the importance of this holiday.   For me, In the moment that the flag was raised and guns fired at my Grandfather’s funeral at the Georgia National cemetery on October 18, 2012 my ...

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4 Ways to De-Escalate Before You Lose it! #newparents #urbanmommyinc

By Leslie Jackson As a mom or a dad  you love your children unconditionally, but lets face it…. Sometimes  they can be incredibly frustrating little beings.  Most parents have fallen into a situation where their first instinct is to yell fiercely at their child. The urge to yell and scream is a natural consequence of anger. Then when you pile ...

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Build strong Girls for life- The freedom of Belly Dance Cultural  enrichment.  #urbanmommyinc

Empowering the development of fearless strong girls and kids is one of the cornerstones of parenting in my opinion.   As a parent I’m always looking for new ways to inspire my daughter and give her the encouragement she needs to be a vibrant, courageous and fearless person.    After attending a local meet up group for natural hair women ...

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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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