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How To Flip A Bad Day

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By: Carolina Pichardo We've all had them. Those days when nothing seems to go right, and you just want to put a stop to everything fast. Or go home and take a nap. Unfortunately, that's not normally an option, so the best we can do is breathe, take a step back and maybe one or two (or three) of the following before getting home to our
7 Tips to Make A Place Your Home

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By: Carolina Pichardo When I got our first apartment, it took forever for me to settle down completely. To be honest, as a young mom, I really didn't know what to do. It wasn't until I did the following that settling down to really build something of my own – with my kid – felt right. 1. Paint with colors you love. Apartments in NYC are plain
Watch Out—Moody and Pregnant Coming Through!

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By: Carolina Pichardo Did you know exercising could help change (for the better) a pregnant woman's mood? See how this young mom is trying to implement a few yoga stretches into her morning routine. These past few months have been rough with this pregnancy, but mostly for my closest friends and family. I have barked and yelled—and insulted a good few of them! However, they have all
YUM Asks: What’s the best season to give birth?

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By: Carolina Pichardo It seems most YUMs agree—avoid a summer pregnancy! Already in my third trimester with our second child, and in the midst of a heat wave, I can’t help but agree. What are the pros and cons of pregnancy for each season? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more of our YUM Asks. Young Urban Moms’ co-founder, Carolina Pichardo, is a digital marketer
Let Us Count The Ways—To Enjoy Summer

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By: Carolina Pichardo And they're off! For us, it's a total of 75 days of total freedom. That's why we've come up with that many tips and ideas on how to fill-up your summer days. Although yesterday’s post was a bittersweet one, my daughter’s off to enjoying her summer vacation like only a New York City kid can—with friends at the playground and a bucket list that
Getting Ready for Baby

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By: Carolina Pichardo How do you prepare for a second baby—over a decade later? This young mom will tell you how she's getting it done. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I was extremely meticulous and careful with every detail that went into having her. Registry for the baby shower was done months in advance, name was selected, and even the theme for her nursery was
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
YUM Opinion Piece: Should We Care About Teen Mom Sex Tape?

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By: Carolina Pichardo Will Teen Mom's sex tape affect what society thinks of teen moms? I don't think so. When MTV first launched Teen Mom reality show, I watched the first few episodes, mostly to give it the benefit of the doubt (what with all the bad reviews it was receiving) and hoping it wouldn't make us look too bad. Would it display teen moms in a
Earth Day, Everyday

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By: Carolina Pichardo Yes, Earth Day has come and gone this year, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't continue celebrating. In a recent Go Green story, the Manhattan Times and Bronx Free Press highlight how young mothers and families can integrate greener habits, products and actions in their homes. April's celebration of Earth Day offers an opportunity for families to focus on conservation, and on ways
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,