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To Dads, From a Daughter

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By Mary Targia Almonte There’s no doubt about it – my father made me the woman that I am today.  I think that John Mayer sang it best with the lyrics “Fathers be good to your daughters.  They learn to love like you do.  Girls become lovers, who turn into mothers...”  Every YUM is a daughter, and our first relationship with a man is with our
How To Run Your Household Like A Business

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By: Mary Targia Almonte With a tween, toddler, husband, and career all co-existing simultaneously, I don’t think that it should surprise you that I find it necessary to run my household like a business.  Just as in professional life, organization and teamwork are critical to getting through our hectic days and complete all of our tasks, and this “company” doesn’t close on the weekends (in fact,
The Not-So-Lovely Valentine’s Day Gift

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By: Carolina Pichardo When my tween got a necklace as a Valentine's Day gift, I didn't think she should keep it. She came home excited that day, as she usually does. There's always a little boy that tells her he has a crush on her, or friends that give her the sweetest of gifts on Valentine's Day. "Look what I got," she said, showing me a box
A Boy Likes My Daughter (Gasp)!

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By: Mary Targia Almonte A boy likes my (soon- to- be) ten year old daughter. Not only does a boy like my fourth-grader daughter, but he is becoming more and more vocal about it by the day. But wait, there’s more…she likes him back! Now, while I’m honored and grateful (not to mention relieved) that she trusts me enough to confide in
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
Why Moms Live Longer (Young Moms Take Note)

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By: Carolina Pichardo Being a young mom isn't only a beautiful thing, but a recent study by Dr. Esben Agerbo shows it helps us live longer too! People often ask me if I knew what I know now, if I would've waited to have my daughter—and I always reply, "No." Now, there's studies that show how my role has probably added a few good years to my
How do you discipline your kids?

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms, take our Facebook poll and don't forget to share what you really do to discipline your kids Discipline is such a horrible word for most young moms. How do we do it? Is there spanking involved? Is it really a race thing? Vote on our Facebook poll and don't forget to share what you do with your kids when they get
Honor Those Wrong Choices

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By: Staff Report Today's "Pinterest Thursday" pin comes from Lady Daylight's Tumblr Our Pinterest today comes from Lady Daylight's Tumblr. ©YoungUrbanMoms.com | A community, forum, and resource for Young Urban Moms everywhere!
Still Breastfeeding After 18 Months

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By: Mary Targia Almonte With this being National Breastfeeding Month, Mary Targia Almonte figured it’s about time she gives a YUM’s perspective on the breastfeeding matter Since the announcement of the Latch On NYC initiative by Mayor Bloomberg’s administration, I’ve been fuming over this topic. Actually, rewinding a little further, my "Spidey Senses" first started tingling when the controversial Time Magazine (that no one could stop talking
YUM Conference – Call for Speakers

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms is calling all family and parenting experts in New York City! Join us for the event of the year in New York City on Saturday, September 8th. Unlike other events, the YUM Conference takes place in the heart of the city at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center. As the district with the largest concentration of families, you could pretty