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Finding Luxury in Orlando

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By: Maria Smith Young Urban Moms, keep reading to find out more about three great alternatives to Disney properties that are luxurious as well as family-friendly Like millions of American families this summer, we are headed down to Florida this month.  Specifically we will be in Orlando.  We will spend some time at Walt Disney World but since our kids are too little to spend many days
Mocha Moms Head to Las Vegas

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By: Maria Smith Hundreds of Mocha Moms from across the country will converge in “Sin City” July 21-24, at the Mocha Moms National Conference at the Bally’s/Paris hotel Every mom needs support, and I found shoulders to lean on in the organization, Mocha Moms, Inc. It is a support organization for stay-at-home mothers of color (though probably more than half of the members work outside the home
Kids Eat Free in Restaurants Across the Country

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By: Maria Smith Eating out could be expensive for anyone, but Young Urban Moms can find the “Kids Eat Free” nights in their area, just by doing a little research Contrary to popular belief, there is such a thing as a free lunch (and dinner and breakfast)--as long as your under 10 years old.  Eating out could be expensive for anyone, especially when you have several kids.
Cheap Family-Friendly Summer Movies

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By: Maria Smith Young Urban Moms stumbled upon some super discounted movie pricing for kids during the summer I love going to the movies.  It’s like you’re in a different world for two hours.  I started taking my kids to the movies when they were only weeks old, keeping them in the Baby Bjorn and nursing them when they got fussy. Now that they are lively, energetic
Oprah’s Emotional Finale Stirs Fans

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By: Maria Smith As a former associate producer of the Oprah Winfrey show, Maria Smith was both sad and proud to watch the show go off the air On Wednesday May 25, 2011, The Oprah Winfrey Show went dark.  After 25 years of producing one of the most watched television shows in television history, Oprah closed her show with an hour of teaching, inspiration and reflection.  She
10 Tips for Visiting Disney World with Kids Under 4

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By: Maria Smith Ten tips for Young Urban Moms and their families who are "Doing Disney" with kids 4 and under People might say that a trip to Disney World should wait until the children can remember it, but visiting the magical world of Disney with preschoolers, toddlers and even infants can be kind of fun all on its own. And, Mom and Dad will certainly remember it if the
10 Ways to Save Money on Just About Everything

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By: Maria Smith Young Urban Moms, check out our list of ways to save money on just about everything! 1. Have an at-home date night. Babysitters, dinner, movies, and other expenses can add up quickly. Feed the kids dinner and put them to bed early (especially if you have young ones). Then, eat a leisurely “adult” dinner, watch a $1 Red Box or Blockbuster movie and
Five Things To Do in Myrtle Beach

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By: Maria Smith Young Urban Moms, consider Myrtle Beach for your next family get-away! I recently spent a weekend with my family in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Being about 350 miles from Atlanta, Myrtle Beach is a simple trip and is perfect for a laid-back family. It is easily accessible from East Coast cities like New York and Washington DC with direct flights. Myrtle Beach is definitely a
Women’s Leadership Summit Comes to Atlanta

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By: Maria Smith Young Urban Moms take note: The National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) is bringing its Leadership Summit to Atlanta! The National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) is bringing its Leadership Summit to Atlanta. This Women’s Leadership Summit will guide participants through a day of self-discovery and action planning. Skill-building sessions cover areas of strategic thinking, power networking, career mapping, mentorship/sponsorship, self-promotion and building the
Survive Your Family Road Trip

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By: Maria Smith Five easy tips to help Young Urban Moms make road trips as fun and painless as possible This past Spring Break, my family of five jumped in the car and headed to Myrtle Beach, SC for a weekend beach getaway. Knowing it would take us about 7 hours with stops for the potty, food, gas and the prerequisite Starbucks, I tried to plan for the