Never in my life had I imagined that I could find a moment like this liberating. But then, most of my life, I never imagined a moment like this would happen.
I am sitting on my bed, my legs crossed in front of me, my chin on my hands, staring intently at my computer screen.
Bright, colorful pictures cover the screen. The options... Find Out More
A Poor Mama's Guide to Paying for College
By Rowdy Rebecca
Congrats! Deciding to go to school is a big decision, especially with a little tyke in tow. I think its important for Girlmoms to gain all the advantages we can in society to make the world a better place for our kids. Continuing our education can change our lives, change... Find Out More
What Came Before
Despite my best efforts, I sometimes still feel like I need to preface every new introduction with the fact that I had an abortion at 17. Just in case anyone might want to hate me for it. Once you've had an abortion, you must always be on the defensive, because something as innocuous as a government... Find Out More
No Child of His
you are riding home in the car of someone you call friend but really isn't, getting in much too late from the most recent party/rave/get-together that undoubtedly required you to exchange money for mediocore memories. your teeth are furry and your makeup is smudged and a mood clings to you like the smell of... 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."