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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
Seattle Contributor: The Never-Stayed-At-Home Mom

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By: Amy Gentry Meet our new YUM contributor, Amy Gentry! She's a new stay-at-home mom just trying to balance it all out In the last year, I bought a house and moved my family of five across town, I lost two jobs and my father passed away suddenly. This all happened within a span of 8 months. I know stress. I’m able to compartmentalize quite well in order
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
Did You Honor Your Baby Daddy on Father’s Day?

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By: Carolina + Mary Your child's father has been MIA for most of their lives. Yet, when it comes to Father's Day, they're front and center to take in all the glory. Do you let your child honor them on Father's Day? Your child's father has been missing in action for most of - well - their life. Yet, when it comes to Father's Day, they're front
Kids Accessories, Lil Bowtique Style

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By: Staff Report Lil Bowtique was launched in 2010 and features fun, customized accessories for babies, toddlers and young girls There comes a time in every family’s life when a strong challenge tests event the strongest of bonds. For Nikki Poles and her family, it was what plagued many families since the decline of the U.S. economy in 2008 – job layoffs. When her husband lost his job
Reflections on Getting – Older

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By: Carolina Pichardo As a young, urban mom, I always get the same question: "So when do you stop considering yourself young?" Truth is - never As a young, urban mom, I always get the same question: "So when do you consider yourself not young?" Even now, as a newly-minted 30 year old. Truth is, whether we're 25 or 80, being a young mom is a state of mind
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
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
Find the Silver Lining in Parenting

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By: Staff Report Dr. Mark Seery, from the Department of Psychology at the University at Buffalo, discusses with Young Urban Moms how to always find the silver lining in parenting Protecting our children is what we – as parents – should be doing best. We want to make sure they’re childhood is free of any pain, fear or harm. It’s the reason why we go to great
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