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How To Flip A Bad Day

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By: Carolina Pichardo We've all had them. Those days when nothing seems to go right, and you just want to put a stop to everything fast. Or go home and take a nap. Unfortunately, that's not normally an option, so the best we can do is breathe, take a step back and maybe one or two (or three) of the following before getting home to our
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
12 Signs That It’s Time To Leave Your Baby Daddy Behind

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By: Mary Targia Almonte When we have a child with someone, most of the time us YUMs plan to be with him forever as a family. This can make it extremely difficult to make the decision to walk away. In some cases, good things come to an end, as happens often in life. In other cases, bad things continue due to neglect
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
Making It An Inspirational, Pinterest Thursday

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By: Staff Report YUM is making this an inspirational, Pinterest Thursday! Share your pins and don't forget to follow YUM on pinterest.com/youngurbanmoms Sometimes, you just have to be like this kid. Senses gone, music blasting and firmly believing you're on the right path. Because you know what? You always are. We found this little gem on Pinterest. Don't forget to follow Young Urban Moms! ©YoungUrbanMoms.com | A community, forum, and
When I Was 17, In Honor of Trayvon

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By: Carolina Pichardo In honor of Trayvon Martin, our co-founder shares a story of when she was 17 years old and what she learned from Oprah too There's a quote my mother always told me: "Juventud, divino tesoro." It 's a common phrase that basically translates to: "Youth, divine treasure." Like most children, I never knew quite what it meant. I just knew she always uttered it at the
Balancing Tips from a Teen Mom

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By: Gloria Malone (@GloriaMalone) Gloria Malone, creator of the Teen Mom in New York City, shares her tips and stories on how to stay balanced Friends and family often times tell me they have no idea how I get so much done in one day. I honestly have no idea what they are talking about. To me, being a single YUM, employee, student and blogger (to put it
Enjoying the Quiet Before the Holiday Storm

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By: Carolina Pichardo Find the best young mother tips on how to enjoy Halloween before holiday season increases the stress level With the costume and candy shopping complete, all we could do now is wait. Maybe enjoy a few spooky classic films or two, finish the pumpkins, and sign up for the Halloween events around the neighborhood. It's the best we could do for now, because once we've passed
Most Wanted Deadbeat BabyDaddy

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By: Dawn La Rosa Guest blogger and fellow Young Urban Mom, Dawn La Rosa, puts her deadbeat babydaddy on blast with t-shirts and this post My story with my (hopefully sooner than later) soon to be ex-husband is this... We met about 5-yrs. ago, through mutual friends. We became friends first and that later developed into more. I knew he had 3 other children from past relationships (1 not
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.