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Father’s Day As A Single Mom

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By: Gloria Malone Every year, around this time, the debate over whether or not to say Happy Father's Day to single mothers comes up. This year an ad by Angel Soft renewed this debate for many people. As a single mom, who has been parenting her child on her own exclusively for five years now, I have gotten my share of well-meaning Happy Father's Day wishes from
12 Signs That It’s Time To Leave Your Baby Daddy Behind

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By: Mary Targia Almonte When we have a child with someone, most of the time us YUMs plan to be with him forever as a family. This can make it extremely difficult to make the decision to walk away. In some cases, good things come to an end, as happens often in life. In other cases, bad things continue due to neglect
Young Moms and Child Support

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By: Carolina Pichardo Filing for child support sounds like a simple process, but for young moms, it could be one of the most challenging and excruciating parenting tasks Filing for child support consists of a few steps: find the father, establish paternity (if necessary), establish a legal order that determines the amount, and finally to collect that payment. It may sound simple enough, but for young moms, it
Most Wanted Deadbeat BabyDaddy

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By: Dawn La Rosa Guest blogger and fellow Young Urban Mom, Dawn La Rosa, puts her deadbeat babydaddy on blast with t-shirts and this post My story with my (hopefully sooner than later) soon to be ex-husband is this... We met about 5-yrs. ago, through mutual friends. We became friends first and that later developed into more. I knew he had 3 other children from past relationships (1 not
Pregnant Before Twenty

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By: Shaye Alba Factors that can affect the outcome of a Teenager's Pregnancy You'll find yourself able to hide the pregnancy for a long time, specifically from yourself. But when the second or third month rolls around without the expected "visitor" making its appearance, you'll feel the denial begin to wither. You then finally gather the courage to buy a home pregnancy test, only to find that big
YUM Joins the Brides’ March

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, join us with the New York Latinas Against Domestic Violence for the 10th Annual Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk! If it isn't for the occasional high-profile case or a Law & Order episode, it seems that domestic violence would be a forgotten issue. Stats and figures, however, demonstrate a different storyline. According to the National Council on Child Abuse
When Your Ex Won’t Comply

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By: Lauren Bove For single moms, sharing custody is not easy, but keeping your cool and following these guidelines will help you deal more smoothly with your ex When it comes to sharing custody, dealing with an ex-spouse could be tricky business. If you keep your cool and follow basic guidelines, however, you can smooth out the rough spots and continue moving forward. Keep the Court Orders Handy Adhering
YUMs Answer: “Where is Daddy?”

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By: Christina Spencer Single moms, here is what to tell the kids when their daddy doesn't show up again It’s his time to pick up the kids, but—as usual— he's a no-show. Now we're left with crying kids and are forced to pick up the pieces. We would love to tell them he’s not worth the tears, but they have to learn that lesson on their own.
What Great Dads Do

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By: Denise Calaman Fathers who take the time to be involved with their kids are helping to mold their lives There is a dwindling species walking among us, and it's in danger of becoming extinct. That endangered species is the “great dad.” Now more than ever before, a large majority of children are growing up in single-parent households (most often being raised by their mother). Fortunately, every so
A Cheating Spouse and the Kids

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By: Christina Spencer So your spouse has cheated on you. Now you must focus on being the mom that your kids need, while sorting through the betrayal. But how? So your spouse has cheated on you. You're angry, hurt and full of questions. How could he do this to you, and why did he do this? You want to scream, cry and probably throw something. These are all