Family & Relationships Category

2020 Holiday Gifts #8

plates with deep fried meat and french fries

Air fryers make a perfect gift, and this one does more than most.

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2020 Holiday Gifts #7

Cozy Weighted Blanket If you’ve never been under a weighted blanket, you’re definitely missing a treat. Imagine being embraced in a warm hug by the softest possible fabric. The gentle pressure of the blanket’s weight (from glass beads inside the blanket) is the perfect start to any nap or good night’s sleep. This blanket makes […]

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Still thankful after all these months

cooked chicken on white plate

2020 has been a wild ride, but there are still many things to be thankful for.

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Beaches, Kittens and an Election

Keep it light. Stay away from politics. Entertain and/or inform. These are basic tenets here at Urban Upscale so I will do my level best to adhere to them. We seek to entertain and inform. There are a ton of websites and a plethora of pundits out there taking political jabs at the other side. […]

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Letter to my younger self

Do you ever wonder what you would say to your teenage self if you had the chance? Here’s my message to my younger self. Hope she listens.

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3/5 of a Man? Imagine that!

There is a seemingly new awakening of the national conscience regarding race. This national conversation has been prompted by what seems to be “one injustice too many”. There have been tragic losses of life recently that have ignited an increase in both a universal cohesion as well as a brazen hatred not seen in decades.  […]

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But what about summer?

Is it time to travel yet? Summer trips are canceled. Business trips are being held via Zoom. Weddings are postponed. Family reunions are rescheduled for 2021.  2020 has thrown us for a loop, to put it mildly. But here we are, stuck in limbo. Case counts are decreasing. Death tolls are dropping. But will it […]

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10 can’t-miss gifts for Father’s Day

Not sure what to buy for Father’s Day? Here are 10 suggestions you can buy for Dad online, and he’ll be glad you did!

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2020 Graduation: Ideas to celebrate in style

Saturday’s #graduatetogether program reminds us that the Class of 2020 is resilient and prepared to go out into the world and make a difference. Here are some creative ways to celebrate them during the coronavirus outbreak.

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What my mom taught me

As Mother’s Day 2020 approaches, I naturally think about the role motherhood has played in my life. I became a mom nearly 20 years ago. Prior to that day, if you would have asked me if my mother loved me I would have said “sure” and not given it another thought. It was only after […]

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