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Everyday Gratitude: Our Health

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By: Carolina Pichardo YoungUrban Moms, regardless of what's going on, we should always be thankful for our health Regardless of what's going on, we should always be thankful for our health. There's something powerful and wonderful about feeling healthy and taking care of ourselves. During this time of the year, it's easy to lose track of that feeling. In between the shopping lists, hosting parties and our families, we
Kick the Sports Drink Habit

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms beware: Sports drinks are habit-forming and offer no nutritional value You would think that limiting certain food and drinks would be enough to protect your child’s nutrition, but apparently there’s another culprit to look out for: sports drinks. As the run-and-go family that we are, we have these types of drinks by the box-loads at home. With an energetic, soccer-playing, roller-skating and creative
Differences Between Raising Boys and Girls

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By: Carolyn Mctighe Young Urban Moms, regardless of gender, both boys and girls are looking for love, acceptance and patience Aside from the obvious, boys and girls are pretty much the same. Some people, though, swear that boys are easier to handle, while others claim that girls are really the best of the bunch. For the most part, boys and girls are all the same. Regardless of gender,
Guest Blogger: Fun Soup Recipes for Kids

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By: Serena Norr (Seriously Soupy) What's simple, healthy and your child could slurp right up? It's Seriously Soupy's list of kid-friendly soup recipes For the most part, kids are picky eaters. No matter how much you try or how finely you chop those veggies; kids have a way of spotting out the green and pushing it aside in disgust or in the form of a fit. As
Kids and Stress: What Are Some of the Signs?

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By: Lucille Barilla Advice for Young Urban Moms on how to help their kids deal with stress, while giving them the freedom to figure out what works best for themselves You know something's different when your kid comes home moodier than usual. When you ask if something is wrong, instead of the usual "Leave me alone!" there's also "You wouldn't understand" thrown in before the requisite door
When to Really Call the Doctor

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By: Christina Spencer Moms seem to have an extra sense about when their children are really sick, when it comes to calling the doctor, trust your instincts! When you have small children, the doctor’s office can sometimes feel like your second home. Even though many illnesses can be treated at home, there are times when you need your doctor’s help and advice. There are also times when
10 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

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By: Frankie Charles Simple ideas to help Young Urban Moms raise happy, healthy, well-adjusted kids who have respect for themselves and others Parents want to raise happy, healthy well-adjusted kids who have respect for themselves and others. There are endless ways to help your child garner self-esteem, but if you’re at a loss then try one of these simple ideas. Praise them when they do the right thing.
How to Steer Your Child Away from Junk Food

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By: Heather Vale Goss Tips to help Young Urban Moms introduce healthier options in their kids' meals Junk food isn’t just unhealthy for the body, but it also affects the brain. Try telling this, however, to a rambunctious eight-year-old. More than likely they'll respond with an almost addictive plea of why's and declare their innocence of whatever punishment you're trying to cause them. But you have to
My Preschooler Won’t Eat

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by Wendy Helfenbaum Tips to help moms deal with picky-eaters, and keep their cool When Elana Poplaw asks her son Miles, 4, what he wants for supper, he typically cites the same three basic food groups: chocolate, lollipops and ice cream. “He never actually sits down at the table; I have to hold food and walk around with him,” explains Poplaw. “Sometimes, we have to sit outside