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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
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
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
Young Moms in the White House – The Recap

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By: Carolina Pichardo What was a young mom doing in the White House? Thanks to LATISM and the #topblogueras, there was plenty! It’s suffice to say that never – from when we started this website – did we imagine being invited to the White House to discuss what we do for our community of young moms. However, that's what happened when Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) invited
Choices We Make and Our Kids

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By: Carolina Pichardo Our Young Urban Moms co-founder is heading to Washington D.C. and the White House, as part of LATISM's #topbloguera retreat Today, I'm heading to Washington D.C. on my way to the White House. I was selected as a #topbloguera - one of the Top Latina Bloggers across the country - for LATISM's First-Ever Top Latina Blogger Retreat. It's an incredible honor to be among this
Happy Mother’s Day, Superheroes!

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By: Carolina Pichardo So here's to the real superheroes - all our Young Urban Moms - on your day! Happy Mother's Day! Some say mothers do the impossible. They do the challenging, difficult and exhausting task of raising - well - people. It's very much the job description fit for a superhero. Although we're no Thor, Iron Man or Black Widows (at least not all of us), we do
3 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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By: Lewis Humphries There are plenty of gift options available if you are willing to think outside the box. Here are 3 gift ideas to get you on your way Mother's Day is fast approaching, and causing a headache for anyone who has not yet planned a treat for their loved one. It can be a challenge to find an affordable gift that reflects the
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
Balancing Tips from a Teen Mom

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By: Gloria Malone (@GloriaMalone) Gloria Malone, creator of the Teen Mom in New York City, shares her tips and stories on how to stay balanced Friends and family often times tell me they have no idea how I get so much done in one day. I honestly have no idea what they are talking about. To me, being a single YUM, employee, student and blogger (to put it