It is a privilege to be your mom. You shine brighter than you realize. I continually told you when you were younger that it was not all about you. But I was wrong. I've come to believe that the universe has many centers, and you are definitely one of them.
Surveillance of mothering practices and the "ideal" age of first-time mothering has intensified, thanks in no small part to the cacophony of biased studies, news reports, and state welfare apparatuses.
When you are pregnant with your first baby it is an extremely exciting and somewhat scary time in your life. The unknowns are enormous, you know there will be a baby at the end of it all but that is about all you can be sure of. So what happens when you are the first of your friends, the first of your generation in the family to have a baby?
Read these mothers' beautiful words and stories.
It is well known that the number of births to very young and young women is on the decline -- or was on the decline through 2014, the latest year for which Centers for Disease Control data are available.
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We have got to empower, educate and support these young women and their kids. We must show them that there is a way and that people do care and are willing to help.
Welcoming close to one hundred current and former foster youth, along with their adorable children, to the event, Raising Baby provided the young parents with multiple workshops and activities.
That moment gifted me with a level of tenacity and leverage I challenge you is unmatched. You drop the limiting stories and
Finding the right person to share your life with, weathering everything that comes at you, remaining committed, having and raising a healthy child, choosing to stay positive and continuing to work at it all, those are hard things. Harder than you'll ever know.