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YUM Asks: What’s the best season to give birth?

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By: Carolina Pichardo It seems most YUMs agree—avoid a summer pregnancy! Already in my third trimester with our second child, and in the midst of a heat wave, I can’t help but agree. What are the pros and cons of pregnancy for each season? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more of our YUM Asks. Young Urban Moms’ co-founder, Carolina Pichardo, is a digital marketer
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
Ranger Rick Jr. for Your Little Adventurer

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, if your kids are budding veterinarians and animal lovers, treat them to the new Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine and the accompanying iOS Appventures When you’re raising a budding veterinarian, you might as well get used to them getting into all sorts of adventures. Fortunately, Ranger Rick Jr. makes it easy for them to do it from the comfort of their reading
Kids Accessories, Lil Bowtique Style

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By: Staff Report Lil Bowtique was launched in 2010 and features fun, customized accessories for babies, toddlers and young girls There comes a time in every family’s life when a strong challenge tests event the strongest of bonds. For Nikki Poles and her family, it was what plagued many families since the decline of the U.S. economy in 2008 – job layoffs. When her husband lost his job
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
It’s Not All Fun in the Sun

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By: Elma Placeres Dieppa Why the love for Pump It Up? The kids pay $10 each (adults get in free) and they bounce, jump, slide, run and laugh. Plus, Young Urban Moms can do it too! Elma Fun in the Sun Vid Especially with this crazy summer... I joke that summer took furlough days in response to the city’s budget crisis, this weather has been crazy! So what do
Finding Luxury in Orlando

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By: Maria Smith Young Urban Moms, keep reading to find out more about three great alternatives to Disney properties that are luxurious as well as family-friendly Like millions of American families this summer, we are headed down to Florida this month.  Specifically we will be in Orlando.  We will spend some time at Walt Disney World but since our kids are too little to spend many days
Survive Your Family Road Trip

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By: Maria Smith Five easy tips to help Young Urban Moms make road trips as fun and painless as possible This past Spring Break, my family of five jumped in the car and headed to Myrtle Beach, SC for a weekend beach getaway. Knowing it would take us about 7 hours with stops for the potty, food, gas and the prerequisite Starbucks, I tried to plan for the