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by heather jackson

I never thought I would be a mom. I never thought that me, Heather, would become pregnant. Or be a single mother or be one of "those" pregnant girls in high school.

Reasoning for not wanting children was because I would start thinking of the over population growth of the world, the stupid leaders of the world,... Find Out More

Respect Yourself--Protect Yourself
by Heather

I waited in that room. The harsh florescent light cast an eerie glow on everyone seated there. I squeezed my boyfriend's hand and he smiled weakly at me. We had been having sex for months. I was on The Pill. He wore a condom. That's why we were there. Both he and I had had numerous... Find Out More

At the Tivoli
by Lorrie Colin Spoering

Hordes of high school kids. They look so young.
Lanky, gawky high school boys. Smirking, laughing, gathered around a
table. Trying to look like you belong here. It is painfully obvious you
do not. You want to look older, like MEN, not the boys you are.
You are boys.... Find Out More

Being Me
by Lacey

Being a young, single mommy like me is.... ...seeing everyone stare at you in public, because cause your clothes are dirty, your kids are dirty, your mouth is dirty, and wondering why they don't understand that those aren't the important things.

...watching your kid pee all over you and instead of being... Find Out More

What a Baby Is by Judy

Getting knocked up at seventeen was not an accident.

I wanted a baby. I was well aware that the unprotected sex I was having with my boyfriend could result in pregnancy, and this was part of the reason I did it. I wanted to have a baby.

My mother died when I was thirteen. I had lost an... Find Out More

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