Kindness Matters Most

It took awhile for us to narrow our family motto, the single core value that not only brings us together as a family but also connects and bonds us to our pets, our peers and acquaintances and even strangers. There are a lot of things...

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Lead With Love

This post was developed in collaboration with P&G as part of their Love Over Bias campaign.  The last couple of summers, my daughter Zoe elected to sign up for a baseball camp organized by our local World Series champion major league baseball team. This particular...

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Everything I’ve Learned From Potty-Training My Four Kids

September is a big month for the Shyba family, and this year is no exception. All of the kids besides baby Demi have started school, with Jack in 5th, Zoe in 4th, Beau in Kindergarten and Evangeline began attending preschool. Though we were already on...

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Healthy and Hearty at Mealtime

Though it’s already been a couple of weeks, I’m still slowly coming to accept the reality that I have four children in school. Three of them are, for the first and last time in their young lives, attending the same school. Evvie is going to...

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Constructive Down Time

Sponsored by Amazon Back to school for our family means a lot of things. Four out of five children are in some kind of education/socialization program: Jack is in fifth, Zoe in fourth, Beau just started Kindergarten and Evvie is now in a preschool program. Our...

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Learning About Migraines and How They Affect Me

Sponsored by Med-IQ and supported by an educational grant by Teva Pharmaceuticals There have been a few times in my life that I’ve had so much going on, and too busy to be concerned about the impact on my personal health. We moved to New York...

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It Takes a Village: Introducing Bottles to Demi

Justin and I garner the same reactions every time we’re out in public with the kids. If we’re alone or together with four or five of them at any given time (which is frequently, of course), people tend to remark on how Justin has his...

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Back To School: A Space For Success

We officially have big kids and if I’m honest, I wasn’t really prepared for this season of life. Jack is ten (TEN!) and Zoe is nearly nine years old. They’re nearing the end of their elementary careers, and with that comes a lot of new...

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Sustainably Stylish for Back To School With H&M

  It’s August, and that means we’re gearing up to go back to school. At the end of this month, all three of my big kids will be in the same elementary school together, and Evvie will be in her first preschool program. We are elated-not...

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Summer, Simply

This post is sponsored by Breyers. Thank you for supporting Momma’s Gone City!   We’ve spent a lot of time at home this summer. Five kids, five schedules, five different personalities, temperaments, likes and dislikes. It’s challenging to try to make sure everyone is peaceful, content and...

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Learning and Conserving, an Adventure with Stonyfield

I speak a lot about compassion and empathy on my social media accounts, places online where I accidentally became a go-to destination for cute photos of a sweet rescue dog and his favorite humans. Both Justin and I were raised to love and care for...

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