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Affordable Housing Linked to Child’s Development

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By: Staff Report Does how much you spend in housing affect your child's cognitive skills? Researchers at Johns Hopkins seem to think so. It seems like a far stretch to connect how much families spend in housing and housing costs with how well children learn, but the researchers at Johns Hopkins University have made a very strong case for it. According to Sandra J. Newman, policy studies
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
YUM Opinion Piece: Should We Care About Teen Mom Sex Tape?

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By: Carolina Pichardo Will Teen Mom's sex tape affect what society thinks of teen moms? I don't think so. When MTV first launched Teen Mom reality show, I watched the first few episodes, mostly to give it the benefit of the doubt (what with all the bad reviews it was receiving) and hoping it wouldn't make us look too bad. Would it display teen moms in a
Teen Moms Linked to Obesity Later in Life

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By Staff Report If you're a young mom, how you ate while pregnant could affect your weight and health later in life. Are you at risk of being obese? So much for the quicker to bounce back philosophy for young moms when it comes to their bodies and weight. According to a national study conducted by the University of Michigan,women who gave birth before 19 had 32%
How Hard Would You Go to Keep a Man?

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By: Staff Report Do women with low self- esteem try harder to keep a man? Dr. Chris Bale of the University of Huddersfield took a study and seems to think so. We all enjoy treating our man to a little something-something, whether it's a surprise date, some nice lingerie, or a gift they've always wanted. It seems, however, that there are a few of us that
What Would You Do, If a Stranger Hit Your Child?

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By: Carolina Pichardo What would you do if your child was slapped by a stranger and called the n-word to top it? Imagine being in a plane, restaurant, or on a park bench sitting with your fussy toddler. He's crying, you're trying hard to calm him down, and yet it isn't enough. When suddenly, someone leaps in and just slaps your child in the face. Sounds absurd,
Congratulations, Mr. President

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Young Urban Moms, we bring you President Obama's 2012 Victory Speech In case you went to sleep with the kids last night, here is our President's victory speech. http://youtu.be/nv9NwKAjmt0 ©YoungUrbanMoms.com | A community, forum, and resource for Young Urban Moms everywhere!
Why YUMs Need 4 More Years

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By Mary Targia Almonte A serious look at the issues facing us young moms in this election, and why we endorse Barack Obama [caption id="attachment_5449" align="alignright" width="150" caption="YUM Got His Back"][/caption] Us YUMs don’t identify with a political party – we pride ourselves on trying to analyze each candidate as objectively as possible based on how their policies will impact our lives, and more importantly, the future of
A Mother, Sandy, and Staten Island

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By: Mary Targia Almonte A Staten Island Young Urban Mom recounts her experience of dealing with Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath with her family We all heard the warnings from the weatherman and our local officials loud and clear.  However, we just assumed that, like most recent instances (namely Irene), they were crying wolf and we were all getting a day off from school and work for
Young Moms Conference FAQs – You Want to Know

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By: Staff Report These are the most Frequently Asked Questions we've received on the Young Moms Conference. We're very excited about this event and can't wait to meet you all! Do I have to sign up somewhere? Although attendees will be able to register at the door, online registration (prior to the event) is preferred. Our sponsors provided us with a limited amount of swag and goodies, and