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We’re Not Trying to Make It Look Easy

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By: Carolina Pichardo Take a look at real young moms for inspiration. See Teenage Mothers who are more than the collection of "Teen Moms" gracing the cover of every magazine For the last few months, I've been reading a lot about the Casey Anthony case, followed every criticism/post of MTV's Teen Mom (which just launched it’s 3rd season), and even been on the overall lookout for teen
Most Wanted Deadbeat BabyDaddy

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By: Dawn La Rosa Guest blogger and fellow Young Urban Mom, Dawn La Rosa, puts her deadbeat babydaddy on blast with t-shirts and this post My story with my (hopefully sooner than later) soon to be ex-husband is this... We met about 5-yrs. ago, through mutual friends. We became friends first and that later developed into more. I knew he had 3 other children from past relationships (1 not
Community Building Begins at Home

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By: Carolina Pichardo For Young Urban Moms, getting your kids outdoors is a little more challenging. But according to new research, it's all a matter of setting up your community for success Despite the rainy, Spring weather in New York City, my daughter insists on going out to play with her friends, ride on her scooter and skate around. I feel for her. After a brutally cold season, we're
Pregnant Before Twenty

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By: Shaye Alba Factors that can affect the outcome of a Teenager's Pregnancy You'll find yourself able to hide the pregnancy for a long time, specifically from yourself. But when the second or third month rolls around without the expected "visitor" making its appearance, you'll feel the denial begin to wither. You then finally gather the courage to buy a home pregnancy test, only to find that big
YUM Joins the Brides’ March

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, join us with the New York Latinas Against Domestic Violence for the 10th Annual Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk! If it isn't for the occasional high-profile case or a Law & Order episode, it seems that domestic violence would be a forgotten issue. Stats and figures, however, demonstrate a different storyline. According to the National Council on Child Abuse
When Your Ex Won’t Comply

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By: Lauren Bove For single moms, sharing custody is not easy, but keeping your cool and following these guidelines will help you deal more smoothly with your ex When it comes to sharing custody, dealing with an ex-spouse could be tricky business. If you keep your cool and follow basic guidelines, however, you can smooth out the rough spots and continue moving forward. Keep the Court Orders Handy Adhering
YUMs Answer: “Where is Daddy?”

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By: Christina Spencer Single moms, here is what to tell the kids when their daddy doesn't show up again It’s his time to pick up the kids, but—as usual— he's a no-show. Now we're left with crying kids and are forced to pick up the pieces. We would love to tell them he’s not worth the tears, but they have to learn that lesson on their own.
Our Mission

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Young Urban Moms out there:  Welcome to your e-home! If you are anything like us, you’ve probably visited other mom sites, and as great as they all are, you still feel like something’s missing. Well, look no further. When we accomplish our mission, YUM (as we affectionately refer to ourselves and hope that you start doing the same) will be your one stop e-spot for information, insight, inspiration,
About the Founders

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Carolina Pichardo and Mary Targia exemplify what being a Young Urban Mom is all about! Carolina Pichardo is a proud YUM to her beautiful, energetic daughter, Lyanna (a.k.a. Lulu). She’s worked as an editor and writer for several top national companies, such as Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, Working Mother Magazine and Grandparents.com, Parents.com, and as a parenting columnist for her local newspapers, The Manhattan Times and Bronx
A Cheating Spouse and the Kids

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By: Christina Spencer So your spouse has cheated on you. Now you must focus on being the mom that your kids need, while sorting through the betrayal. But how? So your spouse has cheated on you. You're angry, hurt and full of questions. How could he do this to you, and why did he do this? You want to scream, cry and probably throw something. These are all