Community Advocacy and Support by and for Young Mothers

Too young to question, Not old enough to be a mom
By Cecile

There are many things that I know now that I didn’t when I first became a mom. The one, most important thing that I wish I would have known was that no matter how young I was, I could be in control of my pregnancy and child rearing. While I was pregnant, I was referred... Find Out More

Growing Up With Him by Omy

"Oh great."

Those were the words I heard come out of my father's mouth when I finally announced to him that I was pregnant. It was in those two little words coming through the phone (I had told him on the phone because I didn't want to see the disappointment in his face when I dropped the... Find Out More

Day in the life of a Silicon Valley Grrrrl Mom
by Rebecca

"Can we share?" I say to Hank. Obviously I'm overdressed for the occasion wearing a pink tanktop and sagging black military pants. He sizes me up wrong as we stand outside of Trader Joes, the California grocery store. He mistakes me for a yuppie. Which is what all the other... Find Out More

Ordinary Angels by Tovi McCoy Four years back.

Sitting locked inside a bathroom stall trying to control the tears. In this high school I knew well. I had gone there almost two full semesters, a long time for someone whowent to nine different high schools before actually graduating. I decided I would not come out of the stall... 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."