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When It Comes to Diabetes, Just—Ask. Screen. Know

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By: Carolina Pichardo In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, we chatted with Hip-Hop legend, Rev Run and his wife, Justine to learn more about Ask. Screen. Know. Before diabetes, my mother-in-law was life. She was energy, vibrancy, and this beautiful, beautiful force. Shortly after diabetes, however, her health declined and she passed away a few years after the diagnosis. Apparently, she’d been living with the
Mother’s Day For a Young Mom

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By: Carolina Pichardo Now that Mother's Day is complete, have you thought about how you celebrate the holiday—particularly as a young mom? I don't know about you, but Mother's Day for me has never really been about the great presents or brunches/dinners. From my first Mother's Day, where my daughter's father was only able to afford a nice dinner, to now, where my girl comes home with
Why Moms Live Longer (Young Moms Take Note)

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By: Carolina Pichardo Being a young mom isn't only a beautiful thing, but a recent study by Dr. Esben Agerbo shows it helps us live longer too! People often ask me if I knew what I know now, if I would've waited to have my daughter—and I always reply, "No." Now, there's studies that show how my role has probably added a few good years to my
The High Cost of Part-Time Work for Young Moms

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By: MP Dunleavey Young moms must consider the effect that working part-time can have on their career For working moms in search of that elusive work-life balance, part-time employment can look dreamy: You bring in some income, but still have time for your family, your home, maybe even (gasp) yourself. In fact, 62% of working mothers said they would prefer part-time work, according to a survey last fall
Not So Happy Young Mom

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By: Staff Report Young mom explores happiness as a reflection of her achievements Over lunch the other day, I asked a friend of mine if she was happy, the kind of deep-down happy that, even if everything seems to be going to hell in a hatbox, is always there. She said she was pretty much a happy soul, and then turned the question back on me. Big pause. Me? Happy?
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
End the Superwoman Syndrome

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By: Mikelann Valterra The Superwoman syndrome is far too costly for Young Urban Moms, we must insist on more balance in all aspects of our lives It caught up to me one day, back when I was married. I found myself screaming at my husband to make his own dinner, while throwing a box of breakfast cereal on the table in front of our son. They looked
Advice for Young Moms to Earn What They’re Worth

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By: Tara Gentile Achieving financial security and professional prosperity as a Young Urban Mom In the Fall of 2008, when my maternity leave was over, I quit my dead-end retail job and decided to explore work of my own making. A few months later, I was earning about $1,200 a month as a fledgling blogger and website designer. Today, barely 18 months later, my income ranges from about $4,000
Earning: Chuck the Rescue Fantasy

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By: Mikelann Valterra No rescue fantasy required, Young Urban Moms can find the power within themselves to secure their financial future Why do many women struggle with earning enough money? We could give you 15 different answers, and each one would ring true for someone. Women don’t negotiate as often as men do. We still earn less for comparable work, and so forth. But there's another, deeper issue that