Archive for November 2008

Holiday Sale for Shop Local Champions

Now you can include in your “shop local” list – New Urban Mom sponsors! Well that is if you’re buying for babies or toddlers in your circle of family and friends. One of our site sponsors, Ambajam, is offering a 25% discount off of their ENTIRE collection (items already on sale are excluded). So if

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Thanksgiving Day Greetings, Black Friday Tip

I hope you are having a peaceful and enjoyable day preparing for a good meal and conversation with some of the people who mean the most to you…or even just really good friends. My daughter is home from college, and I’m thrilled. I asked her if any of the students were staying back in residence

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Grant Program Awards Ingenuity in Fastest Growing Sector

A few months back we announced on the site a national grant program for women entrepreneurs that Carolyn Kepcher (remember Donald Trump’s right hand woman in “The Apprentice”) and Yahoo were sponsoring for women entrepreneurs.  I recently received a press release announcing the winners.  Here it is. SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov 25, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) —

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Starting and Minding a Business in a Tough Economy

One of the things I have always done, whether I was at home raising kids, or at a company working 9-5 ( really 8-7) is mind my “own business.”  Running a business at night and in the wee morning hours has served me well in recent years.  Given discussions I’ve had about the economy and

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Autumn in New York via the Internet

This morning I woke up to a voice that brought to mind all the perceptions and ideals that I have around the city of New York.  My husband was listening to an audio visual presentation that was part of this morning’s Internet issue of the New York Times. It was another great clip from “On

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An Urban President from Chicago

Yesterday I listened to the Mayor of Chicago, Richard Daley, say something about President-elect, Barack Obama, that I think is reason to cheer. His comment essentially said we now have a President who understands urban issues.  That’s almost an understatement given that Mr. Obama is from one granddaddy of a city – Chicago. Now at

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Show 16 – Family, Sacrifice, Service and Community

Where would many of us be without family close by or familiar friends to lean on during important or emotional times in our lives? Can you imagine then what it must be like for many military spouses who move where they’re asked to move, often to new parts of the country, hundreds of miles away

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Community Schools…An Old Concept Come Anew

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a conference that really left me with the feeling that this wasn’t going to be yet another conference program that I’d drop in a file.  Change is happening.  I guess it’s been a week for change in our world. During the conference we talked about ways to make

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A New Generation Coming of Age

The 2008 U.S. Presidential election was the first opportunity my teen daughter had to exercise her right to vote.  She had been accompanying me to the voting booth since she was a toddler.  It was important for me to take her so that she could see me taking seriously my own to right to vote.

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The Joys of Urban Life

There are days when I enjoy having the countryside nearby and the quietness of suburban life.  There are other days when I miss the years my husband and I lived smack dab in the center of a large urban city.  Luckily I have a foot in both worlds right now. “This city is what it

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