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Community Advocacy and Support by and for Young Mothers

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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 mud and piss and ash, a mood your... Find Out More

Give Me Just One Good Reason
by Mary DuChene

Many days I get home from work and class at 3 p.m. and realize I haven’t had a chance to eat or pee since 7:30 in the morning. I pick up the mail and sometimes, if I am lucky, there’s a child support check. The last one was for $184.63. The check stub helpfully informs me that the... Find Out More

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

A discussion on another board really got me thinking about this.

In today's day and age where racism is only acceptable if it's subtle or hidden, everyone insists that there is no blatant racism any more, people have moved on from that.

But there is an instance in which blatant and outright racism is totally acceptable, and that... 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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