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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,
The Making of a New Year’s Vision Board

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By: Carolina Pichardo Making a New Year's Vision Board could be what young moms need to get the New Year's off to a great start! It was an eventful 2012, to say the least... Personally, I completed my degree, which at one point seemed like the most impossible and furthest of dreams. I was also, as part a Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) Retreat, invited to the
Simplifying the Season

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By: Amy Gentry Young mom Amy Gentry is giving her children the best Christmas gift yet, despite the hurdles of the year that is ending And here we are again. A year has gone by and the holidays are once again upon us. My kids (2, 3 and 11) are making their lists for Santa and grandparents and--gulp--us. The past year has included two job layoffs, unemployment, unforeseeable
Kindergarteners at Risk of ADHD Misdiagnosis

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By: Carolina Pichardo Caution for Young Urban Moms: There are no definite tests or procedures that can identify attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the risks of getting it wrong are usually high Photo © 2005 Anissa Thompson It’s the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder among children. However, it is also the condition with the least straightforward method of evaluation and diagnosis. That means that there are no definite tests
Keeping the Peace With the In-Laws

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By: Christina Spencer Young Urban Moms, if your in-laws are always in your business, you can find ways to keep them involved without them overwhelming your life When you get married, you inevitably take on a new family. This could be either a wonderful addition, or a complete nightmare. If your in-laws are always in your business, you can find ways to keep them involved without them
BlogHer Rundown: Love at First Site

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By: Carolina Pichardo Favorite sites and moments for Young Urban Moms from the BlogHer 2010 conference It was our first conference. We'll admit that we were hesitant at first... What with the sponsorship problems, questions of whether or not the show was still relevant, etc. But regardless of this, we decided to go. What better way to pop the cherry than with BlogHer 2010? Although the conference hall was
When to Really Call the Doctor

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By: Christina Spencer Moms seem to have an extra sense about when their children are really sick, when it comes to calling the doctor, trust your instincts! When you have small children, the doctor’s office can sometimes feel like your second home. Even though many illnesses can be treated at home, there are times when you need your doctor’s help and advice. There are also times when
The Princess Problem

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By Amanda Steinberg A girl's obsession with princesses can be damaging to her self-worth Concerned about your daughter's obsession with princesses? You should be, but not for the reasons you may think. Laura Vanderkam's recent op-ed in USA Today titled “The Princess Problem” suggests that your girl's fondness for princesses is more damaging to her self worth than her self image. Some moms worry that princesses make girls
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