young mothers

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?
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.
As a young mother I entered a world where judgement is frequently passed on and where staring eyes has become the norm for
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.
I cornered the market on creative genius at that moment in my life. In those moments I got to choose stepping into my power
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.
Being a mother is not another role I embody; it is THE role of my life. Everything I am, and everything I have, is because I am a mom. Motherhood did not change me, it made me.
Marriage, pregnancy, then divorce -- it's a cycle many women know well. But usually those women are in their 30s, 40s or
Most think of divorced moms as being in their 30s or 40s, but sometimes the split can happen much earlier in a marriage. We speak to moms in their early 20s who've already gotten married and divorced before their peers have graduated college. Guest Kimberly Archie shares her story.
The rate of single motherhood, which has been steadily increasing since the 1940s, has skyrocketed in recent years, according
Another reader in Georgia saw the potential for dire consequences in her part of the state. According to White House reports
Despite a decline of almost 50 percent over the past two decades, rates of teen childbearing in the United States are twice as high as in Canada and Australia, three times higher than in Germany, and eight times higher than in Switzerland.
Jessica describes childbirth as surreal. “I had an epidural that worked wonderfully, so I didn't have much pain until it