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YUMs: Celebrate Back-to-School

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Coming up: Tips to help Young Urban Moms survive back-to-school season! By: Carolina Pichardo We know you're excited about the kids going back-to-school. There's no more planning trips, camps or trying to keep a full agenda. From now on, it's just their regular school routine. But that's great! Right now, we're not complaining. They'll be a little more occupied, challenged and just doing their own thing. What's not too exciting
Going Green: Bumps Most YUMs Encounter

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By: Barb Hopkins What Young Urban Moms can expect on the road to more eco-friendly living When a household goes green, a variety of bumps may be encountered along the road to an eco-friendly existence. Successful navigation is possible, however, if we can recognize what might happen before it actually does happen. Real Cost Going green may have a few initial start-up costs. New recycling bins, compact-fluorescent light bulbs
Pay Up, Kid! Tips on Giving Your Child an Allowance

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An allowance can teach kids how to use money wisely One of the best ways to teach the value of money, as well as stop the "I want" syndrome afflicting most children today, is to institute an allowance. This is not considered bribery on your part, or parental blackmail on theirs; there is more to an allowance than often meets the eye. It begins when your child
Making Routines a Part of Your Child’s Life

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By: Emily Roysdon Tips to help Young Urban Moms set up family routines Routines can hem you in. That’s one of the myths we hold on to because it’s easier than putting effort into creating routines. But having an organized house can relieve stress. To develop new routines for your family, start with a family meeting or casual poll of family members: What is their biggest “time
How Jenny Earned $15,000 on eBay

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By: Jenny Newcomer Selling your family's unused stuff can help with the kids' college funds! As an entrepreneur and mother of two young kids—and with college tuition of about $100,000 looming down the road—I realized last year that I needed to pay off the remainder of my own student loans, which have lingered like a bunch of forgotten junk in the basement. Did I say forgotten junk? Right after
Free Time for Mom

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Tips for Young Urban Moms to spend time on themselves A DailyWorth member asked: "Once school starts, for the first time in eight years, I will have 9:00 am to 3:00pm to call my own. Inspire me with possibilities." ~ Susan G. How exciting for you — a chunk of time to call your own. Here are a few possibilities: Meditate. Spend fifteen minutes a day meditating. Relax. Close your