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Great Expectations: Unique Ways to Announce You’re Pregnant

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By: Maria Galati Smith Young Urban Moms, before your belly does the talking, discover unique ways to tell friends and family you're expecting You peed on a stick, got the plus sign and registered the shock/joy/fear you feel at the knowledge that there's a living being growing inside you.  Now… How do you tell your partner?  Your other kids? Your family and friends?  Does this sound like
Fist Pump to the Breast Pump Tax Break

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By: Staff Report The tax break for breastfeeding resolution, no matter how simple it seems, demonstrates the extent and scope that harassment takes place among parents Since news of the IRS tax break for breastfeeding mothers spread, there are many that have been celebrating and enjoying the government's "a-ha" moment. However, there are some that are instead attacking and disputing whether this is a positive message that
It’s About Her Dreams Now

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, encourage your kids to talk about what they want to be when they grow up, you might be surprised! Like any parent, I always think about what my daughter's going to be when she grows up. That's why I listen attentively when she describes her dreams of becoming a doctor, teacher, chef and even the superhero that she created—Everything Girl. It wasn't
Protecting My Child from a Stranger’s Touch

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By: Carolina Pichardo It's a very frightening moment. Your child confesses to you that someone's been "touching" them. What will you do to protect your child? It's a very frightening moment. Your child confesses to you that someone's been "touching" them. You begin to think the most horrible things, that Manhattan's Peak post, plus your story, and before you know it... You just don't know what to think. Fortunately for
Perfect Gift for the YUM in Your Life

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By: Carolina Pichardo Special offer for Young Urban Moms from the jewelry site Delicate Raymond You and a beautiful mini crystal charm bracelet—with genuine swarovski crystal beading—go literally hand-in-hand. That's why you should tell your loved ones about this special "25% off anything on the site" sale from Delicate Raymond. This beautiful collection, which has been featured in the Thrillist and Huffinton Post, captures Michelle Zimmerman's (founder/CEO) love
Everyday Gratitude: Building Traditions

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, we should always be grateful for the traditions that our families keep and create Tonight in New York City, the streets are a little brighter (and crowded), and all thanks to the Rockefeller Christmas Three Lighting Ceremony. Although over 2.5 million people travel to witness this event, the special and traditional part of it really takes place at home. Decorating and preparing for
Everyday Gratitude: Where You Are

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms, appreciate the efforts that you have made to get to where you are! It's one of those things that we as mothers rarely think about. We simply do what we do, because it's what we have to do and that's that. It's easy to feel hopeless and overwhelmed, and like you've done the bare minimum to get through the day. Beside the pile
Everyday Gratitude: Celebrate Your Body

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms, remember that having an appreciation towards life begins with loving yourself! Today's post should be a simple one to follow, but it's one of those "easier said than done" type of tips. However, having an appreciation towards life begins with loving yourself. This is one of the most important lessons that we can demonstrate/show our children, especially our daughters. According to the American
Everyday Gratitude: It’s All About Family

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms, show gratitude for your family, as they are your biggest supporters! You just have to love and appreciate them. We're talking about your husband, mother, father, aunt, uncle, cousins, step-relatives and everyone else that happens to be sitting around the table. [caption id="attachment_2414" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photograph by Simona Balint"][/caption] We often tend to overlook these great people. But if look closely, you'll find something
What’s with Using a Pacifier?

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By: Ashley Haugen Young Urban Moms, before you pop the pacifier, consider all your options and, as with all things parenting, do what works best for your baby Ahhh, the pacifier, the great divider of modern parents. To use one? To not use one? Is it really a question? Surprisingly, yes. And pacifiers are every bit as debatable as whether or not to breastfeed. They're sort of like a