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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
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
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
YUM Opinion Piece: Should We Care About Teen Mom Sex Tape?

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By: Carolina Pichardo Will Teen Mom's sex tape affect what society thinks of teen moms? I don't think so. When MTV first launched Teen Mom reality show, I watched the first few episodes, mostly to give it the benefit of the doubt (what with all the bad reviews it was receiving) and hoping it wouldn't make us look too bad. Would it display teen moms in a
Teen Moms Linked to Obesity Later in Life

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By Staff Report If you're a young mom, how you ate while pregnant could affect your weight and health later in life. Are you at risk of being obese? So much for the quicker to bounce back philosophy for young moms when it comes to their bodies and weight. According to a national study conducted by the University of Michigan,women who gave birth before 19 had 32%
Earth Day, Everyday

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By: Carolina Pichardo Yes, Earth Day has come and gone this year, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't continue celebrating. In a recent Go Green story, the Manhattan Times and Bronx Free Press highlight how young mothers and families can integrate greener habits, products and actions in their homes. April's celebration of Earth Day offers an opportunity for families to focus on conservation, and on ways
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
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
A Mother, Sandy, and Staten Island

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By: Mary Targia Almonte A Staten Island Young Urban Mom recounts her experience of dealing with Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath with her family We all heard the warnings from the weatherman and our local officials loud and clear.  However, we just assumed that, like most recent instances (namely Irene), they were crying wolf and we were all getting a day off from school and work for