the mamas behind the site


work. play. laugh. ask. vent. share. grow. learn. connect. was born in 2004 as a community of like-minded mamas, a place where Portland parents could share tips, advice, reviews, ideas, fun, challenges, and more.  urbanMamas has grown up over the years, and now uM represents the lifestyle of the mama that treads lightly on the earth, which often means there are many adventures in urban homesteading, preserving, gardening, accomplishing life on bike or alternate transit. 

Many coffee play-dates, w(h)ine nights and naked mama parties later, the original urbanMamas are still deeply invested in our community.  The co-foundresses have other full-time jobs and they each have brood of three kids.  Among their passions include running and enjoying the great outdoors.

uM now has other team members who help keep the (bike) wheels oiled and the podcast fresh. Click here to learn more.


Do you have a product you want to share with the urbanMamas community?  We offer select giveaways on Fridays on the main site, cross-promoted via Twitter and Facebook.  We do not offer opportunities for review.  If you are interested in being considered for a giveaway, feel free to email us at to be  placed on the waitlist.  

Guest Posts publishes guest posts at our discretion.  We always welcome questions from our community that we can post on urbanMamas to further discussion of our lives as parents from all perspectives.  Email us at to submit a question or guest post for consideration.

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