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Earth Day, Everyday

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By: Carolina Pichardo Yes, Earth Day has come and gone this year, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't continue celebrating. In a recent Go Green story, the Manhattan Times and Bronx Free Press highlight how young mothers and families can integrate greener habits, products and actions in their homes. April's celebration of Earth Day offers an opportunity for families to focus on conservation, and on ways
A Mother, Sandy, and Staten Island

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By: Mary Targia Almonte A Staten Island Young Urban Mom recounts her experience of dealing with Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath with her family We all heard the warnings from the weatherman and our local officials loud and clear.  However, we just assumed that, like most recent instances (namely Irene), they were crying wolf and we were all getting a day off from school and work for
Still Breastfeeding After 18 Months

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By: Mary Targia Almonte With this being National Breastfeeding Month, Mary Targia Almonte figured it’s about time she gives a YUM’s perspective on the breastfeeding matter Since the announcement of the Latch On NYC initiative by Mayor Bloomberg’s administration, I’ve been fuming over this topic. Actually, rewinding a little further, my "Spidey Senses" first started tingling when the controversial Time Magazine (that no one could stop talking
Friday Dinner with The Refined Chef

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By: The Refined Chef Editor's Note: That's it's for this week's dinner recipe week. Thank you to Seth of The Refined Chef for sharing with us such great recipes! Take a look at great recipes both Young Urban Moms and their kids will love! Fairy Tale Eggplant with Pea Shoot Salad and Reduced Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients 7-10 fairy tale eggplants (they are about 2-4 inches in length) 1 medium size
Wednesday Dinner with The Refined Chef

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By: The Refined Chef Enjoy young mother tips for creating healthy kid friendly recipes on our mom blog Lamb Rib Chops with Rainbow Swiss Chard Ingredients 4 lamb rib chops 4 cups chopped rainbow swiss chard 1.5 tablespoons diced shallots 1 clove diced garlic Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional) 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (optional) Olive oil Salt and pepper to taste The mild lamb pairs nicely with the slight bitterness of the swiss chard (and the
Tuesday Dinner with The Refined Chef

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By: The Refined Chef Young Urban Moms will enjoy this dinner idea from "The Refined Chef" Chicken with Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup Over Wild Rice Ingredients Mushroom Soup 4 cups raw sliced mushrooms (2 cups baby portobello, 2 cups crimini) 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth 1.5 teaspoons fresh thyme 2 tablespoons chopped shallot 2 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup wild rice - I like Minnesota wild rice 1
Monday Dinner with The Refined Chef

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By: The Refined Chef Explore our healthy kid friendly recipes and get parenting advice on what to cook for your kids. Urban moms can get this potato mixture at farmers' markets Broiled Hake with Rosemary Mini Potato Medley Ingredients: 2 pieces of Hake (1/3 lb each) 1/2 lb - mixture of mini potatoes 1 medium shallot - sliced into rings 5-10 grape tomatoes A few sprigs of rosemary Olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Lemon
Going Green: Bumps Most YUMs Encounter

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By: Barb Hopkins What Young Urban Moms can expect on the road to more eco-friendly living When a household goes green, a variety of bumps may be encountered along the road to an eco-friendly existence. Successful navigation is possible, however, if we can recognize what might happen before it actually does happen. Real Cost Going green may have a few initial start-up costs. New recycling bins, compact-fluorescent light bulbs