It’s OK to Be Single!
Pregnancy can be a very vulnerable and emotionally trying time, and grappling with the possibility of being a single mother can make it even more so. After my son’s father decided he did not want anything to do with me or his unborn son, I spent a lot of time crying and trying to figure... Find Out More
Ten Things You Can Do To Protect Reproductive Freedom
by Allison Crews
1. Donate time at area high school's child care centers. Offer to help watch the student's kids after class hours so that they can finish their homework and graduate.
2. Donate umbrellas to clinics targeted by "clinic cams" that tape women going to have... Find Out More
by Nina Packebush
My baby is about to turn 15. I can't believe it. I am excited, proud,scared and in awe. For his birthday I plan to give him his life story. I have been sorting through the thousands of photos taken since his birth. I have bought the acid free, large blank journal. I plan to arrange the photos and... Find Out More
10 Reasons Why Breastfeeding Rocks!
by Tamara Rettino
1. Breastfeeding is FREE. Yes, that's right ladies, in a world where you have to pay for water, breast milk is one hundred percent free of charge.
2. Breastfeeding provides superior nutrition for your kid. Breast milk cannot be duplicated. It is a live fluid with a... Find Out More
Teenage pregnancy is not a "crisis" or "epidemic," like so many people would like us to believe. The only true epidemic associated with teen pregnancy is the overwhelming and universal lack of support available to young mothers. The only true crisis is the denial of the fact that teenage girls can be, are, and always have been, both sexual and maternal beings, with the capacity to love, procreate, and nurture.
We love our children fiercely. We protect and care for them like any mother, of any age, would. Through Girl-Mom, We hope to slowly show that to the world.
Girl-Mom in no way encourages teen pregnancy, as some critics have implied. Girl-Mom encourages mothers. We encourage all young women who have chosen to become mothers. We encourage all young mothers to stand up for themselves, to fight for their children, to empower themselves and to defy the notion that being young means that you are unworthy of parenthood.
We do not encourage childless teens to follow our path; face it, it's a tough path. But we encourage all teens that wake to the call of "mama!" before dawn breaks, to do all that they can to empower themselves and nurture their children. We encourage those who, through their own choices and freewill, have evolved from Girl to Girl-Mom. The girls who frequent this site are intelligent, strong, compassionate, socially aware, politically active, and eternally nurturing. Together, we will change the face of "teen parenthood."