Welcome to the new and improved, UrbanMommys! For information about me and what I aim to do here, check out the ‘About Me’ section of this page. I started UrbanMommys in 2011 when I had just been laid off of a 12 year state job. At that time I had a 6 year old, 14 year old and 17 year old of my own as well as my two rotating 14 year old sons (actually friends of my son from babyhood that I’ve helped raise), a cat and a puppy. Fun times.
Since then, there have been a lot of changes in my life and though I thought I had a wealth of experience to share, the intervening six years taught me a whole hell of a lot more. I’ve dealt with teen pregnancy and become a grandmother, I’ve fallen in love with one of the world’s most misunderstood dog breeds and started saving and advocating for them and I’ve been galvanized to advocate for LGBTQI kids, because I’ve come to love one. Busy, I know right? There’s a ton of issues and lot to examine in modern life as it relates to parenting kids and I have (pretty non-judgmental) opinions on all of it! There’s so much to talk about, so much to learn and even more to understand. I hope you like my articles, I hope they make you laugh, give you ideas, start productive discussions and sometimes give you comfort.