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Get Organized and Give Back

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Check out our interview with organizing expert and author, Lorie Marrero. Professional organizer and author Lorie Marrero told us about the new donation tool from Goodwill, Give Back Box, that makes donation super easy and simple. “You add whatever is going to be in a box,” Marrero said. “Your typical items for donation are perfect for this program.” Marrero went on to describe it as "online shopping in
Despicable Me 2—Our Favorite Takeaways

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By: Staff Report If we could take one lesson from Despicable Me 2, it's to always trust our gut, and that no matter what, there's always someone trying to take over the world (or the moon). Here are our favorite takeaways from Despicable Me 2! When we last left villain-turned-good-guy, Gru, he became the guardian to the three energetic little girls—Margo, Agnes, Edith. He was
A Note to the Cheerios Ad Haters

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By Mary Targia Almonte I am Biracial. Much like the child displayed in that Cheerios ad that you all ripped to shreds - only my mother is Black and my father is White.  Being biracial was not so comfortable while growing up in the 1980s/1990s in a place as racially monolithic as Staten Island, NY was at the time.  Allow me to describe… Being
Net10 For My Tween

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By Mary Targia Almonte My 9-year old daughter has been bugging me for a phone for years now.  Up until now, I was able to ignore her constant nagging citing security concerns but, recently, that all changed.  More and more of her friends have begun flaunting their new phones.  Of course, I don’t want my daughter to be an outcast in that regard, however, the real
Ranger Rick Jr. for Your Little Adventurer

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, if your kids are budding veterinarians and animal lovers, treat them to the new Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine and the accompanying iOS Appventures When you’re raising a budding veterinarian, you might as well get used to them getting into all sorts of adventures. Fortunately, Ranger Rick Jr. makes it easy for them to do it from the comfort of their reading
Teen Mom Shows “The Oogieloves” Love

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By: Gloria Malone Gloria Malone highlights her second day at BlogHer, and what she took away from this wonderful experience My second day of BlogHer was great! I met and really got to know the team behind The Oogieloves film. They are committed to bringing fun, loving and appropriate entertainment to children. Want to know how I know? They reassured me my problems with mainstream children's movies weren't
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
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
Special thredUP Back-to-School Sale

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By: Staff Report Discover great young mother tips on saving money with 48 hours back-to-school sale from ours friends at thredUP.com In going with the speedy theme of back-to-school shopping, we got a 48-hours sale for you from ours friends at thredUP.com. If you get there now (only until tonight at 11:59 pm EST), take advantage of the 30% off offer on their awesome boxes of pre-loved
It’s Not All Fun in the Sun

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By: Elma Placeres Dieppa Why the love for Pump It Up? The kids pay $10 each (adults get in free) and they bounce, jump, slide, run and laugh. Plus, Young Urban Moms can do it too! Elma Fun in the Sun Vid Especially with this crazy summer... I joke that summer took furlough days in response to the city’s budget crisis, this weather has been crazy! So what do