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Community Advocacy and Support by and for Young Mothers

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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

Outside the Radar by dancing_in_the_nude

My name isn’t important, it’s something ethnic, something foreign. Something filled with delicate L’s and rolling R’s, it suits me. I am brown like cinnamon, warm and passionate, and I blend in well in my warm and passionate neighborhood. The streets here aren’t too well cared for, and... Find Out More

When I was Garbage
by Allison Crews

Last year, when I was in 10th grade, I skipped a week of school. I was too scared, too humiliated, too sick and weak to leave my house. A week away from school earned me two weeks of "in-school suspension." Ten full school days I had to sit in a boxed-in desk, in a 6-by-20-foot room. Yellowing... 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... Find Out More

The Department
by Valerie Vickerman Runes

“I can’t do it. Valerie, I CAN’T DO IT!”

“Yes you can Beth. It’s OK. You can do this.”

Reassuring words become a habit after a while. The right words said in the right way at the right time.

“Reach down and touch your baby’s head.”

A tentative touch. A... Find Out More

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