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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
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
This Halloween, Tips to Keep Your Children Safe

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By: Carolina Pichardo Mark Cichon, DO, chair, Department of Emergency Medicine at Loyola University Health System offers young moms his Halloween Safety tips As I write this, our Halloween plans are in limbo. Many of the activities we normally do have been cancelled or move due to Hurricane Sandy. My daughter, who had several Halloween costumes up her sleeves, is sticking to her Bumblebee set and just
Meet Our Speakers: Nancy Bruning, MPH

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms (YUM) is proud to announce our first-ever, groundbreaking conference for Young Moms in New York City. Please join us in welcoming our speaker, Nancy Bruning! Young Urban Moms (YUM) is proud to announce our first-ever, groundbreaking conference for Young Moms in New York City on Saturday, September 8th. Please join us in welcoming our team of speakers, panel
Meet Our Speakers: Eileen Fuentes

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms (YUM) is proud to announce our first-ever, groundbreaking conference for Young Moms in New York City. Please join us in welcoming Eileen Fuentes of The SPEACH Young Urban Moms (YUM) is proud to announce our first-ever, groundbreaking conference for Young Moms in New York City on Saturday, September 8th. Please join us in welcoming our team of speakers, panel experts
Still Breastfeeding After 18 Months

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By: Mary Targia Almonte With this being National Breastfeeding Month, Mary Targia Almonte figured it’s about time she gives a YUM’s perspective on the breastfeeding matter Since the announcement of the Latch On NYC initiative by Mayor Bloomberg’s administration, I’ve been fuming over this topic. Actually, rewinding a little further, my "Spidey Senses" first started tingling when the controversial Time Magazine (that no one could stop talking
Warning – Science, Old Wives Tales and You

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms, what did you wish you knew while pregnant or with your newborn that you know now? We've all heard and taken heed to the warning signs, no matter how absurd or ridiculous it may sound. No drinking coffee while breastfeeding or pregnant, careful with the fish and also unwashed vegetables. Then there are the old wives tales of how cats can
Get More from a Glass of Juice

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, celebrate National Fresh Squeezed Juice in the U.S. this week with some healthy kid friendly recipes This week, many are celebrating National Fresh Squeezed Juice in the U.S. and we want to join in on the fun! Welch's Grape Juice is not what's traditionally celebrated this week, but this delicious drink deserves to be part of the national juice week festivities
YUM Editorial: All Hands on Deck!

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By: Carolina Pichardo Discover great parenting advice from other young mothers and see the most effective way to change and make it stick This isn’t an article on how to make your New Year’s resolutions, or even a recap of the year we’re leaving behind. This is a piece of renewal. It’s a reminder that the best, most effective way of changing is to fully support what
Friday Dinner with The Refined Chef

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By: The Refined Chef Editor's Note: That's it's for this week's dinner recipe week. Thank you to Seth of The Refined Chef for sharing with us such great recipes! Take a look at great recipes both Young Urban Moms and their kids will love! Fairy Tale Eggplant with Pea Shoot Salad and Reduced Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients 7-10 fairy tale eggplants (they are about 2-4 inches in length) 1 medium size