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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
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
YUM Editorial: The Making of a Memory

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, stay tuned for more stories and links as they post-in from the #LatinaMoms #DisneyMemories event in New York City There are few things in life that we remember and think back on fondly - the birth of our kids, first kiss, wedding day... These are those moments that we carry with us, ready to tell and retell anyone that's willing to
Enjoying the Quiet Before the Holiday Storm

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By: Carolina Pichardo Find the best young mother tips on how to enjoy Halloween before holiday season increases the stress level With the costume and candy shopping complete, all we could do now is wait. Maybe enjoy a few spooky classic films or two, finish the pumpkins, and sign up for the Halloween events around the neighborhood. It's the best we could do for now, because once we've passed
It’s About Her Dreams Now

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, encourage your kids to talk about what they want to be when they grow up, you might be surprised! Like any parent, I always think about what my daughter's going to be when she grows up. That's why I listen attentively when she describes her dreams of becoming a doctor, teacher, chef and even the superhero that she created—Everything Girl. It wasn't
Family Time, Best Gift for the Holidays

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By: Carolina Pichardo When it all comes down to it, what really matters this time of the year is the time that we enjoy with our loved ones When it all comes down to it, what really matters this time of the year is the time that we enjoy with our loved ones. Our kids will break, outgrow or play-out their toys sooner than you think (and before
Last-Minute Gifts and Other Holiday Tips

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, here are some tips on what to do when your twelve days of Christmas have run out So you're checking your list and realize that you forgot someone: that terrific neighbor that's helped you out a couple of times, the mailroom person that saves your packages, or the parent that's amazing with arranging playdates. But you've reached your budget limit, you can't
Perfect Gift for the YUM in Your Life

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By: Carolina Pichardo Special offer for Young Urban Moms from the jewelry site Delicate Raymond You and a beautiful mini crystal charm bracelet—with genuine swarovski crystal beading—go literally hand-in-hand. That's why you should tell your loved ones about this special "25% off anything on the site" sale from Delicate Raymond. This beautiful collection, which has been featured in the Thrillist and Huffinton Post, captures Michelle Zimmerman's (founder/CEO) love
Give the Gift of a Holiday Card

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By: Staff Report Special offer from Hallmark for Young Urban Moms to send Holiday cards to the special people in their lives! In the age of Facebook, Twitter and the rest of social media world, the art of a picture has lost its touch. Sure there’s more to share online, but the actual memory and beauty of picture-sharing tends to be forgotten in the stream of updates. This
YUM’s Look Good Holiday Special

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By: Raedawn Johnson (OrGLAMic Beauty Blog) Young Urban Moms, do not pass up this opportunity to get a new look for the Holidays with the help of makeup artist Raedawn Johnson! Now is the time to have fashion/makeup guru, Raedawn J, create a beautiful and bold look for your holiday occasion, whether it's New Year's Eve, office party, or just because. For only $35 (originally $150), your