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Father’s Day As A Single Mom

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By: Gloria Malone Every year, around this time, the debate over whether or not to say Happy Father's Day to single mothers comes up. This year an ad by Angel Soft renewed this debate for many people. As a single mom, who has been parenting her child on her own exclusively for five years now, I have gotten my share of well-meaning Happy Father's Day wishes from
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 Hard Would You Go to Keep a Man?

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By: Staff Report Do women with low self- esteem try harder to keep a man? Dr. Chris Bale of the University of Huddersfield took a study and seems to think so. We all enjoy treating our man to a little something-something, whether it's a surprise date, some nice lingerie, or a gift they've always wanted. It seems, however, that there are a few of us that
12 Signs That It’s Time To Leave Your Baby Daddy Behind

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By: Mary Targia Almonte When we have a child with someone, most of the time us YUMs plan to be with him forever as a family. This can make it extremely difficult to make the decision to walk away. In some cases, good things come to an end, as happens often in life. In other cases, bad things continue due to neglect
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
Young Mom, Gloria Malone – Heading to BlogHer

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms is very excited to help Gloria Malone of teenmomnyc.com attend her first #BlogHer in New York City I was given the opportunity to go to BlogHer in 2010, when it was first in New York City. YUM was only a few months old at the time. I didn't know much about the conference or blogging - or whether I was good enough
6 Steps to Better Pay for Young and Single Moms

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By: Erica Sandberg Tips for Young Urban Moms to earn what they deserve Confession: Like many women, I’m not skilled at negotiating proper compensation. This is ironic, given that I'm a personal finance adviser. However, I have taught myself to command a fair fee. Here's how: Know the marketplace. It's critical to find out what others in your position earn. Ask around and use salaryfinder.com or salary.com.
Balancing Tips from a Teen Mom

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By: Gloria Malone (@GloriaMalone) Gloria Malone, creator of the Teen Mom in New York City, shares her tips and stories on how to stay balanced Friends and family often times tell me they have no idea how I get so much done in one day. I honestly have no idea what they are talking about. To me, being a single YUM, employee, student and blogger (to put it
Step-Parenting: A Work in Progress

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By: Mary Targia As young moms, after a relationship ends, comes dating moms and, potentially, step-parenting When I decided to end the relationship with my BD (Baby Daddy in YUM terms, for those who are unfamiliar), my daughter was eleven months old. I knew that - if I was lucky - my daughter would have a step-father. What I didn’t know was that being in a blended family