Archive for June 2008

New Urban Mom: Show#11

This week we meet with Los Angeles single mom and entrepreneur Nancy Goodman Iland. Nancy is a born and bred Valley girl who in recent years chose to move to more urban L.A. where today she raises her son and earns her living as a food stylist in the film and TV industry, program producer

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Resource for Business Owners and Freelancers

One of the objectives of new urbanism is to create sustainable communities. That happens when local businesses are supported and residents have the choice of securing work close to home – ideally in their community. Below is a news release about an excellent resource for business owners looking for online skilled help and contractors (freelancers)

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Top 10 New Urbanism Communities – Submit Now

If you’re a builder, developer, marketer, resident or other interested person or group representing a new urbanism community in the United States or Canada, and you’d like your community to be considered for inclusion in the annual New Urban Mom Top 10 New Urbanism Communities list, please provide the following information by July 22, 2008:

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Graduation Joy

What makes our communities so special are the interests we share and the bonds that develop because of it. Don’t underestimate it. Those bonds help to shape your community in ways that can enhance your family’s development, build your career or business, and ultimately help the wider community at large. Last night I witnessed how

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New Urban Mom Podcast Show 10 – A Visionary Builder

Eat local, protect our green spaces, stop urban sprawl, rebuild our cities, drive less, work closer to home (or at home) – are all buzz words today that are making front page headlines in most major news papers across America. Listen in to today’s show as we talk to one of the leaders in the

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Let’s Do Lunch

I love the Internet and the way it has helped us to quickly access information, manage and launch small businesses and meet friends and business colleagues from around the world. The one minor draw back is that some of us miss that face-to-face connection – that “personal” element. Really all it takes is one person

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Father’s Day Blossoms

Blossoms that we’ve been waiting to open all week decided to make their grand entrance on Father’s Day. How appropriate given the loving care that they’ve received from the Dad in this household. In today’s post I’ve included pictures of our just opening peonies and other blossoms including those from our weigela bush and the

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Squirrel Man’s Wife

My husband is following me on my journey to being green in our new urbanism community, but he is no treehugger…yet. That’s why I was excited (at least initially) with his developing interest in our “wild life.” I don’t know if it has to do with hitting the big “40” (a little while ago) but

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Work Local Option – Freelance

You’ve decided that new urbanism fits with your beliefs and focus on green living and vibrant, local communities. For many of you that means cutting the environmentally unfriendly commute to your daily job so that you can work in your community. The problem is no one is hiring where you live. What are some of

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Mommy Bloggers, Corporate Women and the Local Connection

If you’ve wondered if there was a resource to help you network effectively both locally and online – your search may be over. On today’s show I talk with Diane Danielson the owner of a networking organization that connects women business owners and career women both online and in person, according to their preferences, lifestyles

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