girl-mom

Community Advocacy and Support by and for Young Mothers

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

Custody and Child Support
By an older mama ally

Before the unexpected pregnancy that made it all a reality, I thought about having kids in what I thought was a pretty realistic way. I even figured that there would be a good chance that I’d be a single mother, and felt prepared to deal with that. The custody battle was a different... 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

Its a touchy subject. Mama's all over the world who may feel that they have lost a sense of love with their children but are to afraid to express themselves because of fears that society will condem us as wrong. How could you not love your baby they said to me.....How could you not want to be his mom anymore. you have spent nearly 3 years with... 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."