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5 Things Young Moms Actually Want To Hear From Empty Nesters

Meredith Ethington | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Meredith Ethington

Here's my advice to those well-meaning "experienced" moms who just want to shake me when they see me frazzled in the grocery store, not exactly appreciating every moment.

I Had A Baby, But I Was Nobody's Mother

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 04.26.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

I kissed a girl for the first time when I was 22 years old and fell madly in love. For nine months before, she had been my constant companion, a blind little flounder that swam and bubbled under my skin. She was warm and wet and growing every day; I was terrified.

Baby Mama

Judy Hall | Posted 03.15.2015 | Parents
Judy Hall

Someone thinking your mother is your girlfriend might be bad, but I told him to look on the bright side. Someone thought he looked old enough to live on his own.

When My Daughter Asked About My Tattoo

Debra Carpenter | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Debra Carpenter

First, she's curious about my tattoo, which is understandable. What will she ask about next? My credit score? How many boyfriends I've had? My current weight?

WATCH: Mom Didn't Expect This 'Reality Check' By 21

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.29.2013 | Divorce

Marriage, pregnancy, then divorce -- it's a cycle many women know well. But usually those women are in their 30s, 40s or 50s by the time they've exper...

Teen Moms, Young Moms Endure Alarmingly-High Levels of Childhood Trauma, Crittenton Study Finds (Part Two)

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Ellen Stevens

The good news is that services provided by organizations such as Crittenton can help people turn their lives around and interrupt the cycle of parents passing on their high ACE scores to their children.

Teen Moms, Young Moms Endure Alarmingly-High Levels of Childhood Trauma, Crittenton Study Finds

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Ellen Stevens

Some alarming data from a recent pilot study of Crittenton clients show that, compared with a general population, teen and young mothers suffer up to seven times the levels of child abuse and other maltreatment. This explains why they become addicted, pregnant or drop out of school.

Young Moms Are Having Fewer Babies Than Ever

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 01.17.2012 | Parents

ATLANTA — The economy may well be the best form of birth control. U.S. births dropped for the third straight year – especially for young ...