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Do you know about The Mama Coach?

This mom gig can be so tough. And beautiful. And stressful. And rewarding. The pendulum of parenthood swings back and forth daily, leaving you feeling exhausted and judged. There are so many opinions, and a vast amount of information out there on how you should parent… it can be so overwhelming, and can leave you feeling stressed and inadequate. That’s ... Read More »

So Long, Farewell

So Long, Farewell So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good night. I hate to go and leave this pretty sight. So long, farewell auf wiedersehen, adieu Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu. What else can we say, it’s been a fantastic ride and we’ve loved every minute of our time with Urban Parent. Sharing in the fun of parenthood ... Read More »

Let’s Discover: Un-beelieve-able Balancers

Find your balance and explore the science of centres of gravity with this fun experiment featuring a homemade balancing toy! Materials: Jumbo craft stick Pipe cleaner Large washers, equal size/weight Optional Materials: paper clip, pom-poms, scissors, paper, tape or glue Procedure: First, try balancing the craft stick on your finger. You will find you need to put your finger in ... Read More »

But Mommm: Rocks In My Purse

by Sarah W of Urban Parent Like most Mondays, I spent the morning avoiding my actual work and instead focused on checking a bunch of little things off my ever-growing list of things to do. I filled out school permission slips, paid a bill, booked dental appointments, looked up summer camps, called my mother…the usual stuff. As I went to ... Read More »

Time Well Spent: Earth Day!

Even though we shouldn’t need a reason to take care of the planet – today is Earth Day and we’re dedicated to the cause! Doing your part is not as hard as you might think and doing it together as a family is definitely Time Well Spent. With young kids in mind, we like to focus on finding ways to ... Read More »

I’m Hungry: Chicken Enchilada Casserole

For those of you who were lucky enough to spend your spring break in Mexico, and those of us who wish we could have…make it a Mexican night and try this yummy and very mild dish that will have even smallest family members shouting Ole. Ingredients: 1 large onion finely chopped 1 tbsp oil 4 cups diced cooked chicken 4oz ... Read More »

Time Well Spent: Fooling Around!

April 1st is almost here and some of our standard tried-and-true tricks are getting a little old with the kids so in preparation for Friday morning we found some of these fun and easy ideas to get our prank on! Jelly Juice: This neat idea from wordplayhouse.com will have your kids sucking straws until their cheeks are sore. Upside Down ... Read More »

Lessons Learned: Encourage Strong Literacy

Every parent knows that it is important for kids to read. Strong reading skills are necessary for kids to realize their potential. It also helps them expand their views and learn about the world. However, with all the other forms of entertainment available to kids today, it can be difficult to get them to read. Here are some ideas for ... Read More »