"Sometimes it all overwhelms me, and I sit and cry," Diamond revealed, but America isn't having it. Because by helping her we tell all moms, no, you should not have to do this alone. We confirm that though we may have vast differences in opportunity and circumstance, our common concerns unite us.
Many people look at me with a stunned look on their faces when I tell them I am a mother of 3 with my oldest child being 16 years old. The truth is... I was a teen mom!
Today, as I reflect on being divinely chosen to be the mother to my four gifts from God, on the day that commemorates my move from child to mother, I am eternally grateful for God's grace and for our first born expression of it that we call Autumn.
We have got to empower, educate and support these young women and their kids. We must show them that there is a way and that people do care and are willing to help.
Welcoming close to one hundred current and former foster youth, along with their adorable children, to the event, Raising Baby provided the young parents with multiple workshops and activities.
Any first-time parent knows that the challenges of parenthood are daunting. New parents are simultaneously blessed and stressed. However, young parents are a vulnerable population in America.
Two years ago The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. This summer we will make our 1000th grant! Here are the extraordinary people we supported with seed funding this week.
The need to humanize teen parents -- both globally and domestically -- is urgent. The discourse surrounding teen pregnancy and parenting is too often shortsighted, lacking the broader context of the lived realities that are essential to helping young people reach their goals.
Here's a shocker: Virginity is cooler than it used to be among teens and young adults. At least that's what entertainment giant MTV, creator of Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant, is hoping as it aired this week the first of a series called Virgin Territory featuring 15 young women and men in their late teens and early 20s who haven't had sex.
I decided you grow up a little bit each time you learn what it means to lose something you can't get back. Time, of course, is the most significant loss to digest, but it's hard to understand the value of a minute. I only totally get it when I'm on my way to work in the morning.
A porn star, Housewives, Mob Wives, and a pageant queen all in the same room, what more could you want from a Wednesday night?
There are a million reasons to wait until later in life to have kids, but there are arguably just as many reasons to get started young if that's what you want.
If shows like 16 and Pregnant motivate teens to think and talk seriously with their friends, partners and parents about sex and pregnancy, that's a good thing. Teens need -- indeed are hungry for -- deeper knowledge about sex, pregnancy and pregnancy prevention.
The show makes real what some would-be teen moms might otherwise fail to see -- that becoming a mom is not a way out but brings its own hardships and struggles.
Choose the man who will take care of the laundry and change the baby's diapers when you've got the flu, rather than the one who spent a month choreographing his proposal so that the video of it would go viral.
What adults think about teenagers matters to teenagers -- a lot. If we continue to expect them to have unprotected sex, chances are good that many of them will.