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Community Advocacy and Support by and for Young Mothers

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

Aricia LaFrance describes the beginning of Arvada, Colorado's Angel Foundation in very personal terms: "I was stressed out, and my kids were making me crazy." LaFrance chose to splurge and spend a day at a spa, getting away from it all. But while she was there, she did some thinking. "I started wondering about teen moms, single moms, moms with... Find Out More

GirlMom.com has decided to highlight the work of organizations that are fighting to protect the reproductive rights of teenage women and the rights of teen mothers. Do you run or know of an organization that is worthy of being recognized, and needs more support? Send information and a link to their website to

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What do you do if you are sued for custody of your children? If a friendly breakup turns ugly? If your kids' other parent disappears with them? If you suddenly have to sue for custody yourself?

Few life-crises are as emotionally taxing as a custody battle, so we asked family law attorney Linda French to walk us through the scary first... Find Out More

About Girl-Mom

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."