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Simplifying the Season

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By: Amy Gentry Young mom Amy Gentry is giving her children the best Christmas gift yet, despite the hurdles of the year that is ending And here we are again. A year has gone by and the holidays are once again upon us. My kids (2, 3 and 11) are making their lists for Santa and grandparents and--gulp--us. The past year has included two job layoffs, unemployment, unforeseeable
A Mother, Sandy, and Staten Island

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By: Mary Targia Almonte A Staten Island Young Urban Mom recounts her experience of dealing with Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath with her family We all heard the warnings from the weatherman and our local officials loud and clear.  However, we just assumed that, like most recent instances (namely Irene), they were crying wolf and we were all getting a day off from school and work for
My Daughter’s Posse

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By: Amy Gentry Our YUM Contributor explains her family arrangement after divorce, and how it's worked for her - and most importantly - for her daughter In 2005, I became a divorcee. Not something I ever thought I’d be, but the papers had been signed and agreements on how to raise a daughter in separate homes had been made. The divorce had been my doing and was
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