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Potty-Training 101

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By: Maria Smith Tips on Potty-Training for Young Urban Moms Recently, I geared myself up for one of the true rites of passage for all moms—potty-training. This wasn’t my first rodeo though. A mere 20 months ago I finished potty-training my oldest child. I remembered the frustration, anxiousness, and the mess… Lots and lots of mess—everywhere. So I kept putting off potty-training my son until it was
3 Surprising Superfoods Your Kids Will Love

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By: Jennifer LeMaire Young Urban Moms, getting your kids to eat healthy superfoods could be deliciously easy! We've all heard the superfood hype. Eat spinach, salmon and quinoa if you want to give your immune system a boost and help prevent disease. But what about your kids? What if they won't jump on board the salmon filled superfood bandwagon? While some parents have resorted to sneaking superfoods into their
Last-Minute, Simple and Romantic Tips

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms, regardless of how you celebrate Valentine's Day, adding a little romance into your week is never a bad idea Regardless of how you celebrate Valentine's Day, you have to admit that adding a little romance into your week is never a bad idea. We've listed some simple, effective and often forgotten way to make this day special. Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate Sure
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
Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costume

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms take note, you too can make easy, inexpensive costumes for your kids! Thank you to fellow YUM, Megan! She sent us this awesome picture of this cute cereal, er—we mean—her son, Aiden. Not only was it a lot of fun to make, but also cost little to nothing. According to Megan, she simply got the box from her job, cut out the spot for
Write Your Mission Statement

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, get inspired to state your mission in terms of the different aspects of your life [caption id="attachment_2112" align="alignright" width="379" caption="Photograph by Fotocromo"][/caption] Big companies and organizations do it, so why shouldn’t mothers raising the future leaders and entrepreneurs of the world do the same? That's why we’re challenging you to think about and write your mission statement. We know it's not easy, so to
Best Posts on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, take a look at our roll-call of the best websites and blogs that we've read thus far, and find out how you can help support this cause [caption id="attachment_2096" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Photograph by Ignacio Leonardi"][/caption] Although we haven't done our official "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" post, rest assured that it's mostly cause we've been busy learning more about this devastating condition that
Kick the Sports Drink Habit

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms beware: Sports drinks are habit-forming and offer no nutritional value You would think that limiting certain food and drinks would be enough to protect your child’s nutrition, but apparently there’s another culprit to look out for: sports drinks. As the run-and-go family that we are, we have these types of drinks by the box-loads at home. With an energetic, soccer-playing, roller-skating and creative
What’s with Using a Pacifier?

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By: Ashley Haugen Young Urban Moms, before you pop the pacifier, consider all your options and, as with all things parenting, do what works best for your baby Ahhh, the pacifier, the great divider of modern parents. To use one? To not use one? Is it really a question? Surprisingly, yes. And pacifiers are every bit as debatable as whether or not to breastfeed. They're sort of like a
Differences Between Raising Boys and Girls

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By: Carolyn Mctighe Young Urban Moms, regardless of gender, both boys and girls are looking for love, acceptance and patience Aside from the obvious, boys and girls are pretty much the same. Some people, though, swear that boys are easier to handle, while others claim that girls are really the best of the bunch. For the most part, boys and girls are all the same. Regardless of gender,