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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
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
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,
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
When the Angel Hits Puberty

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By: Amy Gentry What happens when your daughter suddenly starts talking back, rolling her eyes, and arguing about everything you have to say? Amy Gentry shares her best comeback. [caption id="attachment_7005" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Courtesy of Jesse Therrien"][/caption] When I was a teenager, my mother used to say, “I hope you have a daughter and I hope she’s just like you.” Mind you, this was not her way
The Making of a New Year’s Vision Board

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By: Carolina Pichardo Making a New Year's Vision Board could be what young moms need to get the New Year's off to a great start! It was an eventful 2012, to say the least... Personally, I completed my degree, which at one point seemed like the most impossible and furthest of dreams. I was also, as part a Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) Retreat, invited to the
How do you discipline your kids?

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms, take our Facebook poll and don't forget to share what you really do to discipline your kids Discipline is such a horrible word for most young moms. How do we do it? Is there spanking involved? Is it really a race thing? Vote on our Facebook poll and don't forget to share what you do with your kids when they get
Seattle Contributor: The Never-Stayed-At-Home Mom

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By: Amy Gentry Meet our new YUM contributor, Amy Gentry! She's a new stay-at-home mom just trying to balance it all out In the last year, I bought a house and moved my family of five across town, I lost two jobs and my father passed away suddenly. This all happened within a span of 8 months. I know stress. I’m able to compartmentalize quite well in order
Did You Honor Your Baby Daddy on Father’s Day?

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By: Carolina + Mary Your child's father has been MIA for most of their lives. Yet, when it comes to Father's Day, they're front and center to take in all the glory. Do you let your child honor them on Father's Day? Your child's father has been missing in action for most of - well - their life. Yet, when it comes to Father's Day, they're front