CItymoms was born, in part, out of frustration. I live in a beleaguered city. People love to hate on Allentown. We are a classic urban locale with all of the associated problems (poverty, crime, crappy school district) and few of the benefits (we are struggling for some night life and diversified retail)
But I love it. I refuse to buy my way into a better school district. I don't want my kids thinking it is normal to have to drive everywhere. We don't have grass in our backyard but we do grow vegetables. We are a one car family. My oldest walks to school and my husband bikes to work. I know my neighbors. I know my mail carrier. I'm getting to know the police on this beat and local politicians.
I feel like we need to nurture urban centers throughout the country back into good health.
So here we are, and I hope to be joined by other city moms, from cities both struggling and thriving, to present the non-suburban side of child rearing.