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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
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
YUM Connect: Place to Be, WEST Conference

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By: Staff Report Join the 3rd Annual WEST Conference - “Tenacity: Triumph Over Trials” at the North Academic Center of City College of New York on Saturday, March 31st, 2012 The 3rd Annual WEST Conference - “Tenacity: Triumph Over Trials” The North Academic Center of City College of New York Saturday, March 31st, 2012 (8:30am to 3:00p.m.) Morning Keynote Speaker Liz Black lizblack.com She hosts “Sunday Praise” on 107.5 WBLS  and is the founder of the New Mercies Café,
Interviewing Strategies – Career Workshops in NYC

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms, join us for an evening of career strategizing and confidence-building You know what they say about first impressions. That’s especially true when you’re networking or getting ready to interview for the career or job of your dreams. Should you wear a traditional pencil skirt? Maybe a nice pant-suit would work better? What about colors? Should you stick to blue, black and
Step-Parenting: A Work in Progress

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By: Mary Targia As young moms, after a relationship ends, comes dating moms and, potentially, step-parenting When I decided to end the relationship with my BD (Baby Daddy in YUM terms, for those who are unfamiliar), my daughter was eleven months old. I knew that - if I was lucky - my daughter would have a step-father. What I didn’t know was that being in a blended family
Step-Parenting: Path Worth Taking for the Family You Want

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By: Edward Almonte While it can be a challenge, when creating a family with the right young mom, being a step-parent is worth the effort Being a step father wasn’t something that I aspired to do. In my late teens and early twenties, my mother warned me to not get involved with someone who already had children, as it complicates every relationship. Taking into account the fact
How can step-parents really connect with their child?

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By: Carolina Pichardo Get parenting advice and learn from step-parents and Young Urban Moms We’re told that we have it as soon as we become moms. Although at first we doubt it, it’s there when we need it the most. It helps us navigate the mystifying terrain of parenting. This young moms, is what we call - instincts. The other day I was talking to a friend. She has
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
Mocha Moms Head to Las Vegas

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By: Maria Smith Hundreds of Mocha Moms from across the country will converge in “Sin City” July 21-24, at the Mocha Moms National Conference at the Bally’s/Paris hotel Every mom needs support, and I found shoulders to lean on in the organization, Mocha Moms, Inc. It is a support organization for stay-at-home mothers of color (though probably more than half of the members work outside the home
10 Ways to Save Money on Just About Everything

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By: Maria Smith Young Urban Moms, check out our list of ways to save money on just about everything! 1. Have an at-home date night. Babysitters, dinner, movies, and other expenses can add up quickly. Feed the kids dinner and put them to bed early (especially if you have young ones). Then, eat a leisurely “adult” dinner, watch a $1 Red Box or Blockbuster movie and