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Day 1 of NYC’s Common Core Testing – Done

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By: Carolina Pichardo How do you ease your child's test anxiety and sense of helplessness, when you yourself aren't sure what to expect? Welcome to the first day of an New York City family's Common Core survival result. I could tell she was still thinking about it when I got home. She was waiting for me to ask her about her day, the test… Instantly, the dreariness
Potty Training with Pull-Ups!

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By Mary Targia Almonte Although some believe that children should be trained by the time they are two years old, experts say you shouldn’t start training your little one until you see that they are ready. “I dookie.” Those were the magic words, uttered to me a few weeks ago, that let me know that it was time to embark upon (what feels like) the
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
It’s “Breakfast for Dinner” Wednesdays

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By: Maria Smith Having breakfast for dinner can mean that Young Urban Moms have an easy, fast, affordable meal that their kids will eat Have you heard about “Meatless Mondays”? What about “Fishfry Fridays”? Now Log Cabin syrup wants you to add “Breakfast for dinner” Wednesdays to your weekly plan. Log Cabin just released new findings from their Breakfast Table Traditions survey which provided
Give the Gift of a Holiday Card

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By: Staff Report Special offer from Hallmark for Young Urban Moms to send Holiday cards to the special people in their lives! In the age of Facebook, Twitter and the rest of social media world, the art of a picture has lost its touch. Sure there’s more to share online, but the actual memory and beauty of picture-sharing tends to be forgotten in the stream of updates. This
My Daughter, Best Friend and Breast Cancer

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms' co-founder, Carolina Pichardo, shares with us how breast cancer touched her life It was a little difficult to write this year's final post for "Breast Cancer Awareness Month." We wanted it to be informational, but also personal. Because after all, breast cancer affected me also. A couple of years ago, a good friend of mine—Analia Chrismas—was diagnosed with breast cancer. This was years
Guest Blogger: Fun Soup Recipes for Kids

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By: Serena Norr (Seriously Soupy) What's simple, healthy and your child could slurp right up? It's Seriously Soupy's list of kid-friendly soup recipes For the most part, kids are picky eaters. No matter how much you try or how finely you chop those veggies; kids have a way of spotting out the green and pushing it aside in disgust or in the form of a fit. As
Contest Winner: Getting Left Back, Moving Forward

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By: Janelle Joa (A Day In the Life) Janelle Joa won a thredUP PRO Membership for submitting this inspirational and great back-to-school story! It was the first day of school and Jacob was repeating the 1st grade. That day, he wasn’t sure about going back and was very nervous. I had told him the news in the middle of the Summer. While we were vacationing in Virginia, I