Archive for April 2008

Rise of the Urban Middle-Class Mom

If you’ve ever wondered about the kinds of issues that could turn middle to upper class urban moms into raving activists, here’s one for you.  Try closing their school operated pools.  In one large cosmopolitan city the school board recently determined that it could not afford to continue running it’s school operated pools as those funds were sorely needed elsewhere (like

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Helping Our Kids Realize their Dreams: The College Decision

This spring our first born graduates from high school. It’s a day I’ve looked forward to since she was born. Mind you the reality of it didn’t hit home until about a year ago when we started looking at her university choices. While graduation day is still about a month away and there are still

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Bringing Some Wonder into Business, Life

Do you ever think about the things in your life that give you pause to sigh, wonder and just step back from your every day “busyness”? Well I just came back from a conference located near one of the world’s natural wonders and it reminded me of something that I don’t do enough and that

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Podcast Show #4 – Hot Tips for Green Living & Business Growth

Not quite sure how to adopt green living behaviors into your life? You’ll want to listen to today’s show for the introductory green living primer – a short and easy overview of some practices you can start making a part of your regular routine. And for business owners: Growing your business 10 helpful tips. Share

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Moms and Dads – Your Last Assignment: TEENS

After a child is born both parents and kids become the stars of the family. Hey we brought new life into the world and the future seems bright. Then come the comic years…toddlers and primary school aged kids are so cute. They do say the funniest things and they keep us in stitches as they

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To Commute or Not to Commute

As I travelled into the city yesterday I noticed a significant drop in car volume. It was probably just one of those urban demographic blips where people’s activities mysteriously align and a significant number of people don’t drive in. I’m sure the first decent warm day of the season had a lot to do with

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New Urban Mom Podcast – Show #3: Living in the Moment

On this week’s show we talk about living in the moment and taking the time to appreciate gifts like a new season, or the conversation of the person sitting next to us at home and all the day to day stuff that we sometimes take for granted but are really the “feature show” part of our

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Buying and Selling vs. Buying and Living

Well now that so many homeowners have over renovated and over purchased, the housing market bust is doing a couple things for us. It’s bringing prices back down to the chagrin of many who paid too much but to the great joy of those who can now ENTER the housing market or finally move to

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The Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur

A colleague of mine has just given notice to her employer in order to devote herself more fully to her growing business. From what I can tell she feels relieved, happy and “unleashed.” No I don’t think she’s got a secret pot of cash at home to make the transition cushy. But I do think

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A Podcast About Where We Live, Work & Play

[display_podcast] There is just too much to say about the “green” new urban lifestyle on a website so I’m really glad to announce the launch of our audio companion…the New Urban Mom Podcast! Today will be the introduction of our first full 30-minute show. Program highlights include: What exactly is New Urbanism anyhow? Eco-friendly grocery

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