5 Tips to Make a City Mom’s Life Easier {Giveaway}

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City mom life is no easy feat. Period. It might look glamorous on the outside, but I promise you, there is an extra step to everything that we do. For instance, the next two week have had me asking EVERY PR rep “can I please bring my son to your holiday preview with me?” Most are accommodating, but summer has been a bit hectic dragging B places with me, and not to mention – public transportation sucks.

And while it might sound cool that we send our laundry out to be washed, it sucks not being able to run downstairs and wash something quickly, or worse – having items missing from time to time and know that you will never see them again because they were packed with someone else’s stuff.

Then, there is the parking issue. If you are lucky enough to have a car in the city, finding free street parking or garage parking is tricky and expensive. (HINT: I have a solution for this in the giveaway below!) So, here are some tips with featured products that have made my city mom life easier over the years.

5 Ways to Make City Mom Life Easier


1. When in doubt, wear a backpack!

Let’s face it – sometimes you just need 2 hands. Whenever I’m out with my son, especially when I’m alone, I often opt for something like this Longchamp backpack (currently on sale at Nordstrom for under $100!) that is both stylish but not overly bulky. It’s the “mini backpack” from our childhood reinvented!

longchamp backpack

2. Order those groceries.

Anyone who knows me well is very aware of my obsession with Fresh Direct – it’s truly a game changer! While there are other grocery delivery services throughout the city – and yes I have tried some – Fresh Direct is always reliable and I very rarely have any problems.

3. Have the spa come to you!

I can’t even begin to tell you how thankful I am to have SpaBear in my life! I used them again recently this week on a rainy day when I was in MAJOR need of a mani/pedi combo, and they come right to you! Branden got to chillax and watch his YouTube videos that he’s obsessed with and I sat back and got pampered – perfection!

spabear blue nails 1

4. Uber.

The thing is this, people sometimes forget that NYC consists of 5 boroughs and many times, cabs don’t want to go to the outer boroughs or aren’t as easy to find there. Uber is changing that and is a very easy to use App that target cabs and brings them right to you, you can even hail a cab right from the App. Life changing!

5. Lotion + Sunscreen

Living in the city means that you are outside a lot. Not having backyards for kids to run around in means that we often leave our apartments in the morning and spend the day in the glorious sunshine (Or jump inside the nearest Starbucks when it starts to rain. There is one on every block, after all.). Me, being a stickler for lathering up in sunscreen, have found it easier to use Babyganics Daily Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen as part of our everyday routine so we are always protected.

babyganics lotion with sunscreen

The Giveaway

We have partnered with the super cool App, ParkWhiz, that allows you to grab your parking spot no matter where you are in the city! Each spot is guaranteed and their app gives you access to mobile only rates – making life easier for city moms! It is available on both iTunes and Google Play, and we are giving away $100 gift code towards city parking! The giveaway starts today and 1 winner will be chosen on Monday, July 27th – good luck!
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Disclosure: You must be 18 years of age to enter and reside in the United States. Prizes will be shipped to the contest winner from each participating company. By entering this giveaway, you are automatically subscribed to the Project Motherhood newsletter.


  1. Gabrielle says:

    It will really help when I’m going to an event, knowing that I will have parking available… and paid for.

  2. Using Parking Whiz is useful information for our family to know. Traveling around NYC is very difficult between traffic and finding parking. I would save so much valuable time and money with Parking Whiz!

  3. Cassidy ciazza morelli says:

    .As a busy working mom of five , i cant imagine anything more useful!

  4. Every Mom needs all the help she can get and Tips and Tricks to save you time, money and headaches really help dealing with things that come up.

  5. As freelancers, time is money—and I can’t tell you how much time we spend searching for spots. It would be an end to do many arguments over whether we should take the car and if so, where will put it.

  6. Kristy Graboski says:

    Anytime I can get extra tips or tricks to help save time I am all for it!!

  7. It’ll be great when taking the kids to fun places!

  8. Anita k says:

    Being able to get pampered.thanks so much for sharing.

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