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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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Why Father-Daughter Relationships are Essential to her Future #urbanmommyinc

Raising a kid is probably the most difficult thing you’ll do in your life. Let’s be honest about that. It’s truly a cohort that can understand what you’re going through each day,  and what you’re giving up to raise your kid properly. And yet, at the end of the day, somehow, those little cute troublemakers are totally worth it. Now, ...

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What Every Parent With a High School Senior Needs to Know About Preparing For College

  You can hardly believe it. Your “baby” is a high school senior, and will be going to college soon! This is a huge milestone, and you likely have a lot on your mind. Whether you need tips on saving for college, suggestions for how to make your child’s senior year successful, or just need to know more about college ...

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Creative Ways to Celebrate Kwanzaa with Your Family

For the 2nd year in a row, Urban Mommy has hosted a community Cultural Celebration in collaboration with Concordia University for children and famillies.      A relatively young holiday, Kwanzaa celebrations began with Dr. Maulana Karenga, who founded the holiday in 1966 with the purpose of celebrating the most important aspects of African-American Life, this including family, heritage, nature, and ...

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Get your tissue ready! The Reason For The Season

We all know that while this is the season of giving, many people will simply be without this year. We hope that each of you will take a cue from these young people in our video pick of the week.  So while you are out shopping for your loved ones, take time out and truly think of someone else.    ...

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Happy Hanukkah! Get These Creative Hands-on Hanukkah Crafts for Kids!

Written by: QR Pascal Happy Hanukkah to all! This time of year can be magical for children if you play it right. Some of the best memories are lighting the menorah, opening presents, and eating latkes. When you’re making those delicious potato pancakes though, what are the kids doing? Here are some fun and simple ways to keep them happily ...

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20 Gifts to Buy For the Entire Family – The Urban Mommy 2015 Hot List Buying Guide

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are here and now comes the fun part…picking out which gifts to give your loved ones. The children, teenagers, and adults can be difficult to shop for, and with the variety of companies competing for your hard earned dollar, the choices are endless.   We got you covered with our list for ...

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Black Mom’s Unite: Take control of the Negative Images -Take the Challenge #IAmABlackMom

Black mothers around the world are used to the public discourse surrounding their ability to parent, rear children, work and overarching image of them as a woman.  From the infamous government report The Negro Family: A Case for National Action in 1965 by soon to be senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan described the “tangle pathology” of the black family structure and ...

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The School Shooting Trend: How To Talk To Your Kids About Safety & Preparedness

School shooting incidences is an actual disaster and tragedy which are on the increase in the recent past and this is a worrying trend for all the parents. Just as most adults would show panic in such situations, children would be even more scared.  Studies show there is a need to slowly prepare them about possible life altering moments if ...

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Will Be Available To Stream On Netflix?

Everyone is talking about it, and I’m sure your family is as well. Just the other day my husband was looking for tickets and saying “We need a baby sitter.” My eyes glanced up as I muttered, “For December?”  He replies, Yes! The next epic release of Starwars is hitting netflix ..But wait for it..only in canada…shoot, I thought this ...

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