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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
Reflections on Getting – Older

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By: Carolina Pichardo As a young, urban mom, I always get the same question: "So when do you stop considering yourself young?" Truth is - never As a young, urban mom, I always get the same question: "So when do you consider yourself not young?" Even now, as a newly-minted 30 year old. Truth is, whether we're 25 or 80, being a young mom is a state of mind
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
Are Bully Moms Peer-Pressured Into It?

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By: Staff Report Learn why some young moms get competitive and crazy over what other parents do and find young mother tips from other urban moms to help avoid the bullying Ever wonder why when some moms get together they get all competitive and crazy over what other parents do? According to a recent study by the University of Southern California, there is a certain activity in the
Enjoy Time With Friends

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, remember that the benefits of a good random night with the girls works wonders! Despite all the research supporting the need for social interaction, it seems like most moms do less and less of this. Whatever the reason, the benefits of a good random night with the girls works wonders! It increases happiness, improves memory and cognitive skills, extends life span and
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
Guest Blogger: Manhattan’s Peak “Dear Parents…”

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By: Zaida Grunes (Manhattan's Peak) Our guest blogger, Zaida Grunes, inherently believes that we are all great, well-intentioned parents doing our best every minute of everyday As parents, we don't always have to agree on how we raise our kids. What works for some, probably won't work for others. It's like that saying—not all kids are cast in the same mold, because then that would be weird.