Family & Relationships Category

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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Starting them young

Early experiences can have a lifelong impact. Whether it’s traveling, dining out or other family experiences, exposing younger children to various activities helps them grow into well-rounded adults.

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Do you have a “Modern Family”?

Although ABC’s Modern Family has come to an end, the show offered parallels and lessons for real life families. Do they fit yours?

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This is worth the risk

This is my most personal article to date. I tend to not divulge life stories to the world but some stories just need to be told. My wife and I are best friends. I know that this post may cause problems between us because I didn’t confer with her before publishing this article and we […]

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