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Forget What Your Friends Say —Googling Your Child’s Pediatrician

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By: Carolina Pichardo Parents are going with online ratings to select their child's pediatrician. According to researchers in U-M Medical School, those numbers are only increasing. Here's what else they found. It seems that long, gone are the days when parents chose a pediatrician based on their friends' or family recommendations. These days, it seems that online ratings reigns supreme. According to a recent U-M
Ouch! Time for another shot?

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By: Carolina Pichardo Recently, New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced that all children under the age of 5 who attend a licensed day care or preschool must receive the flu shot. While some parents welcomed the news, others were less pleased. Why is the administration mandating this new law, and why are many parents and several organizations protesting this requirement? No fun is
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
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
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
Warning – Science, Old Wives Tales and You

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms, what did you wish you knew while pregnant or with your newborn that you know now? We've all heard and taken heed to the warning signs, no matter how absurd or ridiculous it may sound. No drinking coffee while breastfeeding or pregnant, careful with the fish and also unwashed vegetables. Then there are the old wives tales of how cats can
Get More from a Glass of Juice

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, celebrate National Fresh Squeezed Juice in the U.S. this week with some healthy kid friendly recipes This week, many are celebrating National Fresh Squeezed Juice in the U.S. and we want to join in on the fun! Welch's Grape Juice is not what's traditionally celebrated this week, but this delicious drink deserves to be part of the national juice week festivities
How can step-parents really connect with their child?

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By: Carolina Pichardo Get parenting advice and learn from step-parents and Young Urban Moms We’re told that we have it as soon as we become moms. Although at first we doubt it, it’s there when we need it the most. It helps us navigate the mystifying terrain of parenting. This young moms, is what we call - instincts. The other day I was talking to a friend. She has
It’s “Breakfast for Dinner” Wednesdays

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By: Maria Smith Having breakfast for dinner can mean that Young Urban Moms have an easy, fast, affordable meal that their kids will eat Have you heard about “Meatless Mondays”? What about “Fishfry Fridays”? Now Log Cabin syrup wants you to add “Breakfast for dinner” Wednesdays to your weekly plan. Log Cabin just released new findings from their Breakfast Table Traditions survey which provided
3 Surprising Superfoods Your Kids Will Love

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By: Jennifer LeMaire Young Urban Moms, getting your kids to eat healthy superfoods could be deliciously easy! We've all heard the superfood hype. Eat spinach, salmon and quinoa if you want to give your immune system a boost and help prevent disease. But what about your kids? What if they won't jump on board the salmon filled superfood bandwagon? While some parents have resorted to sneaking superfoods into their