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Community Advocacy and Support by and for Young Mothers

ALL Your Choices
By Julie

This site is full of ways for you to survive, should you make the choice to continue your pregnancy. But the key word in that sentence, and in the rest of this site, is CHOICE. The writings here are based on our rock-solid belief that women have the right to control their reproduction, whether by becoming... 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 non-... Find Out More

Custody and Dealing with Threats
By Heather (bettycrockerpunkrocker)

For whatever reason, it didn’t work out with you and your child’s father. Then one day, out of nowhere he decides he wants custody. He doesn’t approach you nicely, he threatens you. He belittles you. He tells you you’re unfit and he’s taking you to court. He’... Find Out More

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

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."