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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
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
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
Young Moms + Dating: How long should you wait?

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By: Ms. L. Thomas How long should a Young Urban Mom wait before having sex with a new partner? The responses may surprise you! After speaking with a close girlfriend about her dating frustrations, I posed a few questions to my female Twitter followers about dating and sex. I wanted to check on the dating game, since I've been out of the scene for at least
YUM Editorial: Work-Life Balance – Testing 1-2-3

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By: Carolina Pichardo Read stories on how several Young Urban Moms achieve their work-life balance There are thousands books, workshops, and specialists dedicated to making the work-life balance idea actually work for families. Yet, when you're a young mom like me, you wonder whether there's anything that could possibly help your situation. In less than a month, my family has had to deal with bullying issues at my
Step-Parenting: A Work in Progress

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By: Mary Targia As young moms, after a relationship ends, comes dating moms and, potentially, step-parenting When I decided to end the relationship with my BD (Baby Daddy in YUM terms, for those who are unfamiliar), my daughter was eleven months old. I knew that - if I was lucky - my daughter would have a step-father. What I didn’t know was that being in a blended family
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
Community Building Begins at Home

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By: Carolina Pichardo For Young Urban Moms, getting your kids outdoors is a little more challenging. But according to new research, it's all a matter of setting up your community for success Despite the rainy, Spring weather in New York City, my daughter insists on going out to play with her friends, ride on her scooter and skate around. I feel for her. After a brutally cold season, we're
Last-Minute, Simple and Romantic Tips

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms, regardless of how you celebrate Valentine's Day, adding a little romance into your week is never a bad idea Regardless of how you celebrate Valentine's Day, you have to admit that adding a little romance into your week is never a bad idea. We've listed some simple, effective and often forgotten way to make this day special. Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate Sure
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