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On Your Way to Power, Make No Excuses

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms, if there's one thing we know about excuses, it's that they never completely remove the problem that's really there, but we have to learn to own up to what we have to do When it comes to excuses, we know how to pile them on. We’re moms, it’s what we do. But if there's one thing that we also know about excuses,
Write Your Mission Statement

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, get inspired to state your mission in terms of the different aspects of your life [caption id="attachment_2112" align="alignright" width="379" caption="Photograph by Fotocromo"][/caption] Big companies and organizations do it, so why shouldn’t mothers raising the future leaders and entrepreneurs of the world do the same? That's why we’re challenging you to think about and write your mission statement. We know it's not easy, so to
Top 5 Networking Tips for YUMs

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By: Carolina Pichardo Learn how to make the best possible first impression at any networking event as only a Young Urban Mom can! In honor of the BlogHer conference, we figured we'll give you some tips on how to make the best of any networking event. After the childcare has been arranged, an outfit has been picked and the business cards are all decked out, it's when the
The High Cost of Part-Time Work for Young Moms

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By: MP Dunleavey Young moms must consider the effect that working part-time can have on their career For working moms in search of that elusive work-life balance, part-time employment can look dreamy: You bring in some income, but still have time for your family, your home, maybe even (gasp) yourself. In fact, 62% of working mothers said they would prefer part-time work, according to a survey last fall
Not So Happy Young Mom

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By: Staff Report Young mom explores happiness as a reflection of her achievements Over lunch the other day, I asked a friend of mine if she was happy, the kind of deep-down happy that, even if everything seems to be going to hell in a hatbox, is always there. She said she was pretty much a happy soul, and then turned the question back on me. Big pause. Me? Happy?
How Jenny Earned $15,000 on eBay

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By: Jenny Newcomer Selling your family's unused stuff can help with the kids' college funds! As an entrepreneur and mother of two young kids—and with college tuition of about $100,000 looming down the road—I realized last year that I needed to pay off the remainder of my own student loans, which have lingered like a bunch of forgotten junk in the basement. Did I say forgotten junk? Right after
How Do You Value Yourself?

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Young Urban Moms, break the habit of devaluing yourselves! As women, we chronically devalue ourselves. It's not an easy habit to break. I just did it, but it has taken years. Breaking the Habit First, in an odd way the economy has helped. Money is tight and low-balling is rampant. I've been going through so many job negotiations, it has forced me to reassess my own worth and
Free Time for Mom

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Tips for Young Urban Moms to spend time on themselves A DailyWorth member asked: "Once school starts, for the first time in eight years, I will have 9:00 am to 3:00pm to call my own. Inspire me with possibilities." ~ Susan G. How exciting for you — a chunk of time to call your own. Here are a few possibilities: Meditate. Spend fifteen minutes a day meditating. Relax. Close your
End the Superwoman Syndrome

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By: Mikelann Valterra The Superwoman syndrome is far too costly for Young Urban Moms, we must insist on more balance in all aspects of our lives It caught up to me one day, back when I was married. I found myself screaming at my husband to make his own dinner, while throwing a box of breakfast cereal on the table in front of our son. They looked
Advice for Young Moms to Earn What They’re Worth

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By: Tara Gentile Achieving financial security and professional prosperity as a Young Urban Mom In the Fall of 2008, when my maternity leave was over, I quit my dead-end retail job and decided to explore work of my own making. A few months later, I was earning about $1,200 a month as a fledgling blogger and website designer. Today, barely 18 months later, my income ranges from about $4,000