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We’re “All In” With These Onesies Design Ideas

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By: Staff Report The Cleveland Clinic isn't the only one with the onesies magic. Try these ideas to create your own onesies fun with your little one. When Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers returned home for their first #NBAFinals game on Tuesday, it seemed like entire city cheered along for the big win—including newborns as the Cleveland Clinic. The hospital dressed
How to Invest in a Socially Conscious Kid

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By: Staff Report We sat with Liam Monaghan, the brains behind the cause platform, Swell Investing, and Khanh T. Tran of  Pacific Life, to discuss the best way young moms can invest in their child's future - and the rest of world as well. Pacific Life prides itself in cultivating a culture of innovation, giving back, and making it all easy, so when the idea of Swell
Doctors Say—Read Aloud to Baby

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By: Staff Report In a recent policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is urging doctors to talk to parents about reading to their babies, and to give books to high-risk, low-income children during office visits. Here's how to get started! We've known the importance of reading to your kids daily. It's been a common thing since Jim Trelease published the bestseller in 1970, "The Read-Aloud
Minding the Age Gap

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By: Carolina Pichardo Now with two kids, life has become—interesting. For many moms, this is the case when they choose to “start over” with raising young children all over again, after having done so years, sometimes decades, ago. How can parents nurture both younger and older children as individuals, and also foster their relationship as siblings? Earlier this week, reality television star Evelyn Lozada announced she’s
What To Eat To Get Pregnant

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By: Staff Report We all know it's important to eat well while pregnant, but what and how you eat prior also has a significant impact on your fertility and pregnancy. According to dieticians at Loyola University Health System (LUHS), women who follow a Mediterranean-style diet increase their chances of getting pregnant. That means a menu plan high in vegetables, vegetable oils, fish and beans. Along with good
Baby Name Drama

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With all of the hoopla around Kim Kardashian and Kanye’s choice in naming their daughter, North West, and now the swirling opinions around the recently released Royal baby’s name (George Alexander Louis, for those that missed the announcement), us YUMs couldn’t help but recall the drama surrounding our own baby naming processes. Mary’s Story: It dawned upon me around the fifth month of pregnancy with my daughter.
YUM Asks: What’s the best season to give birth?

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By: Carolina Pichardo It seems most YUMs agree—avoid a summer pregnancy! Already in my third trimester with our second child, and in the midst of a heat wave, I can’t help but agree. What are the pros and cons of pregnancy for each season? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more of our YUM Asks. Young Urban Moms’ co-founder, Carolina Pichardo, is a digital marketer
She’s Off to Middle School

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By: Carolina Pichardo With her daughter off to middle-school, this young mom reflects on what's she learned about parenting these first impressionable years. It just hit me like a ton of bricks this morning: today is my daughter’s last day as an elementary school student. Next school-year, she'll be going on to middle school and growing much quicker than I think I can take. I still remember
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
Getting Ready for Baby

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By: Carolina Pichardo How do you prepare for a second baby—over a decade later? This young mom will tell you how she's getting it done. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I was extremely meticulous and careful with every detail that went into having her. Registry for the baby shower was done months in advance, name was selected, and even the theme for her nursery was