When you think of NYC you think of anything goes but our interview with Sony Exec, LGBT activist Lauren Blitzer-Wright - who is also the wife of country music star Chely Wright- made us realize our cities have a long way to go. Lauren sheds some light on same sex parenting in NYC!
Citykin founders Drummond and Olly grew up together back in the Motherland #godsavethequeen. In the way that life can unexpectedly twist and turn, they are now raising their kids blocks apart in Brooklyn. Shockingly, Father’s Day is a much bigger deal in the States (love us a Hallmark holiday!) and their wives asked them to get reflective on their role as dads and all things citylife.
When we came across Ted, a Philly dad who was the primary caregiver for his twins when they were born we were just excited to meet a dad who TRULY understood the monotony, exhaustion and feelings of overwhelm that is typically only reserved for new moms on mat leave. When Ted told us about his big idea he had while hanging with his park mom crew and how that idea is now a company called Colugo that is being called the “Warby Parker of strollers” we knew we had met a Citykin after our own heart.
You’re not imagining things, French kids have more style than you and they eat better than you starting at the age of zero #fact. OK, but are French parents superhumans? We needed to find out so we dispatched the most hilarious sort-of Parisian moms we could find to get to the bottom of all those French parenting myths. Warning: you might feel bad about your parenting skillz after reading this. #itsok.
It’s the photo that made the world collectively take a breath. What shouldn’t be jarring in 2019 actually was.. Seeing Meghan’s mom -a proud black woman- standing next to Queen Elizabeth who represents the most exclusive white member’s club in the world was a beautiful sight to behold. Our own Dallia reflects on why baby Archie is the most important royal baby yet.
People who live in expensive cities wait the longest on average to start a family, making infertility an issue that disproportionally affects city communities. One dad reached out anonymously to Citykin to share his story, bringing up issues on why the issue is still a silent one and how dads are often left out of the support systems.
How would you feel if strangers on the street came up and touched your child’s hair? This was the reality one family experienced until they felt driven to chop off their son’s gorgeous curls. This powerful essay from a London mom who is in a mixed race marriage opens up why touching her son’s hair has a deeper, more disturbing connotation and she wants to start talking about it.
Last week’s article about one family decamping from city life to burb life, only to come back to city living 2.5 years later sparked massive discussion on the Citykin platforms. This week, we spoke to a former city parent and founder of Suburbs 101 who moved to Greenwich, CT and never looked back.
It’s the question everyone gets right after they have kids: when are you moving out of the city? Because isn't that what "you're supposed to do" when you have kids?! Get the car, house and big backyard? Folk Rebellion's Jess Davis did just that when her son was two and lasted not even three years in the suburbs.
Its warming up… spring has sprung… but all I can think about is my favorite dark pub four blocks from my house where I will be hunkering down in late March... You Americans may secretly pine for our royals, accents (admit it) and our proximity to Europe, but for me, March Madness is something to be very proud of.
Citykin asked a bunch of actual Irish parents what they really thought about how Americans celebrate? bastardize? their great National Irish Holiday. We got a barrage of responses that range from hilarious to actual humbleness that Americans are psycho fans of their wee country.
I never imagined I’d be sending my kid to school in New York City as don’t only crazy people do that?! But as I was logging schools into my Master excel spreadsheet I started realizing that I enjoyed this way too much.
To stay in the city or not. It’s the million dollar question every parents asks at some point. Here’s why this city parent is in it to win it.