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This Halloween, Tips to Keep Your Children Safe

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By: Carolina Pichardo Mark Cichon, DO, chair, Department of Emergency Medicine at Loyola University Health System offers young moms his Halloween Safety tips As I write this, our Halloween plans are in limbo. Many of the activities we normally do have been cancelled or move due to Hurricane Sandy. My daughter, who had several Halloween costumes up her sleeves, is sticking to her Bumblebee set and just
Meet Our Sponsors: Hotel Transylvania

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By: Staff Report Kids who attend our Young Moms conference will receive posters, candy and activity books from the animated comedy, Hotel Transylvania! Young Urban Moms (YUM) is proud to announce our first-ever, groundbreaking conference for Young Moms in New York City on Saturday, September 8th. Please join us in welcoming our team of speakers, panel experts and most importantly, community friends. Kids will receive posters, candy and
Quick Tips on a Stress Free Summer

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By: Staff Report Here are some tips and ideas for Young Urban Moms on how to minimize the complaining, get everyone on board and enjoy the summer For most of us that aren't going away this summer with our families, it's easy to fantasize about how much fun we're going to make it - regardless. It's gonna be a good one, even if we have to kill
Happy Mother’s Day, Superheroes!

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By: Carolina Pichardo So here's to the real superheroes - all our Young Urban Moms - on your day! Happy Mother's Day! Some say mothers do the impossible. They do the challenging, difficult and exhausting task of raising - well - people. It's very much the job description fit for a superhero. Although we're no Thor, Iron Man or Black Widows (at least not all of us), we do
3 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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By: Lewis Humphries There are plenty of gift options available if you are willing to think outside the box. Here are 3 gift ideas to get you on your way Mother's Day is fast approaching, and causing a headache for anyone who has not yet planned a treat for their loved one. It can be a challenge to find an affordable gift that reflects the
YUM Connect: Place to Be, WEST Conference

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By: Staff Report Join the 3rd Annual WEST Conference - “Tenacity: Triumph Over Trials” at the North Academic Center of City College of New York on Saturday, March 31st, 2012 The 3rd Annual WEST Conference - “Tenacity: Triumph Over Trials” The North Academic Center of City College of New York Saturday, March 31st, 2012 (8:30am to 3:00p.m.) Morning Keynote Speaker Liz Black lizblack.com She hosts “Sunday Praise” on 107.5 WBLS  and is the founder of the New Mercies Café,
Measure of Your Child’s Status Update

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By: Carolina Pichardo Read about "National Words Matter Week" and find parenting tips from other young moms on how to teach your kids to measure their words online This week is all about grammar and writing with teachers/schools everywhere celebrating "National Words Matter Week." Although literacy in our country has always suffered, the use of social media hasn't made it any better. Kids continue to change the look and
YUM Editorial: All Hands on Deck!

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By: Carolina Pichardo Discover great parenting advice from other young mothers and see the most effective way to change and make it stick This isn’t an article on how to make your New Year’s resolutions, or even a recap of the year we’re leaving behind. This is a piece of renewal. It’s a reminder that the best, most effective way of changing is to fully support what
YUM Editorial: The Making of a Memory

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, stay tuned for more stories and links as they post-in from the #LatinaMoms #DisneyMemories event in New York City There are few things in life that we remember and think back on fondly - the birth of our kids, first kiss, wedding day... These are those moments that we carry with us, ready to tell and retell anyone that's willing to
Enjoying the Quiet Before the Holiday Storm

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By: Carolina Pichardo Find the best young mother tips on how to enjoy Halloween before holiday season increases the stress level With the costume and candy shopping complete, all we could do now is wait. Maybe enjoy a few spooky classic films or two, finish the pumpkins, and sign up for the Halloween events around the neighborhood. It's the best we could do for now, because once we've passed