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Cyberchase Movie – 3 Spoilers

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By: Staff Report We get emotional with big milestones and moments, and seeing our favorite kids' programs celebrate big isn't an exception. That's why we're so happy to be able to be a part of the Cyberchase 100th episode, which will be coming to you on April 15th as the program's first-ever 1-hour special (please, check your local listings). For this special event, Matt, Jackie and
Minding the Age Gap

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By: Carolina Pichardo Now with two kids, life has become—interesting. For many moms, this is the case when they choose to “start over” with raising young children all over again, after having done so years, sometimes decades, ago. How can parents nurture both younger and older children as individuals, and also foster their relationship as siblings? Earlier this week, reality television star Evelyn Lozada announced she’s
To Dads, From a Daughter

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By Mary Targia Almonte There’s no doubt about it – my father made me the woman that I am today.  I think that John Mayer sang it best with the lyrics “Fathers be good to your daughters.  They learn to love like you do.  Girls become lovers, who turn into mothers...”  Every YUM is a daughter, and our first relationship with a man is with our
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
How To Run Your Household Like A Business

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By: Mary Targia Almonte With a tween, toddler, husband, and career all co-existing simultaneously, I don’t think that it should surprise you that I find it necessary to run my household like a business.  Just as in professional life, organization and teamwork are critical to getting through our hectic days and complete all of our tasks, and this “company” doesn’t close on the weekends (in fact,
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,
The Not-So-Lovely Valentine’s Day Gift

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By: Carolina Pichardo When my tween got a necklace as a Valentine's Day gift, I didn't think she should keep it. She came home excited that day, as she usually does. There's always a little boy that tells her he has a crush on her, or friends that give her the sweetest of gifts on Valentine's Day. "Look what I got," she said, showing me a box
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
Ranger Rick Jr. for Your Little Adventurer

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, if your kids are budding veterinarians and animal lovers, treat them to the new Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine and the accompanying iOS Appventures When you’re raising a budding veterinarian, you might as well get used to them getting into all sorts of adventures. Fortunately, Ranger Rick Jr. makes it easy for them to do it from the comfort of their reading