City Mom
Photos by David Redding  © 2011 Taken for The Real London Project


City Mom – Raising Kids in the City


I’m Kelly. I’m a 30-something mama to one exuberant little girl. Together my husband and I are raising our daughter in an urban setting in downtown London, Ontario.

Pre-baby we lived in the heart of downtown Toronto in a small and stylish condo. A new and unexpected family member required us to find more space so we returned to our roots in London. Assuming we had to give up our D.I.N.K., urban lifestyle for the married-with-child way of life, we purchased a house in one of London’s suburbs.

We soon came to realize that we missed city-living a great deal so back to the urban oasis we went. Now living in a two bedroom, high-rise condo in downtown London, we have finally found our family home.

We love the diversity, culture and unique opportunities that raising a child in the city brings. Downtown London has a lot of hidden gems that are not only family friendly but trendy too. We love the parks, shops, festivals and restaurants that London’s city centre has to offer.

Follow along as we make our way through life in the city. Check out Urban Exposure where I feature amazing urban discoveries. Visit City Mom’s Kitchen to find clean eating, family friendly recipes and inspirations with fresh produce and other ingredients found right here in the city.

Meet London’s most inspiring people with Fabulous Londoners and connect with me through Local Life where I’ll blog about anything and everything to do with life as an urban mom; striving to find serenity in an otherwise hectic life.

Enjoy your visit at City Mom and come back soon!

Not just about diapers and kiddie play dates and the usual stuff that somehow women magically only care about once they have children. City Mom writes about raising her daughter in downtown London, Ontario. – Kate Dubinski, The London Free Press


City Mom's Kitchen

I’ll be doing what I love most, cooking and baking with locally purchased produce and sharing clean eating, family-friendly recipes and ideas for mealtime.

Enter my Kitchen!

Urban Exposure

Sharing London's gems from my favourite flower shop to my guilty pleasures, if it’s in London and I love it, I’ll share it with Urban Exposure.

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Local Life

Local Life will be where I attempt to capture it all. Think of Local Life as a mixing pot of thoughts, ideas and information.

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