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Young Mothers

When We Were Young: A Letter to My Daughter

Brandy Walker | Posted 06.29.2016 | Parents
Brandy Walker

It is a privilege to be your mom. You shine brighter than you realize. I continually told you when you were younger that it was not all about you. But I was wrong. I've come to believe that the universe has many centers, and you are definitely one of them.

Exposing Double Standards Young Moms Face

Elizabeth L. Krause | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Elizabeth L. Krause

Surveillance of mothering practices and the "ideal" age of first-time mothering has intensified, thanks in no small part to the cacophony of biased studies, news reports, and state welfare apparatuses.

When You Are the First to Have a Baby

Samantha Scott | Posted 04.21.2016 | Parents
Samantha Scott

When you are pregnant with your first baby it is an extremely exciting and somewhat scary time in your life. The unknowns are enormous, you know there will be a baby at the end of it all but that is about all you can be sure of. So what happens when you are the first of your friends, the first of your generation in the family to have a baby?

Photographer Smashes Stereotypes About Young Moms In Powerful Series

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.13.2016 | Parents

A U.K. photographer is working to challenge society's perceptions of women who become mothers at a young age. Jendella Benson's project "Young Motherh...

Fewer Births to Young Mothers

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

It is well known that the number of births to very young and young women is on the decline -- or was on the decline through 2014, the latest year for which Centers for Disease Control data are available.

The Voice of Young Motherhood

Diana Hernandez | Posted 01.05.2016 | Women
Diana Hernandez

As a young mother I entered a world where judgement is frequently passed on and where staring eyes has become the norm for us. Today, society appears...

Teen Moms Need to Expect Better

Amy Wright | Posted 10.07.2016 | Impact
Amy Wright

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.

Kristen Bell, Jessica Alba and Others Support Pregnant and Parenting Foster Youth at Raising Baby

Matt Hartman | Posted 09.30.2016 | Impact
Matt Hartman

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.

How I Learned to Use Pain to Leverage Unstoppability

Carol Egan | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Egan

Do you ever feel stuck, like something is blocking you from feeling empowered in life? You know that "over the moon" confidence and happiness that tho...

An Open Letter to Amy Glass

Natalie Thomas | Posted 04.02.2014 | Women
Natalie Thomas

Finding the right person to share your life with, weathering everything that comes at you, remaining committed, having and raising a healthy child, choosing to stay positive and continuing to work at it all, those are hard things. Harder than you'll ever know.

Motherhood Did Not Change Me, It Made Me

Carin Kilby Clark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Carin Kilby Clark

Being a mother is not another role I embody; it is THE role of my life. Everything I am, and everything I have, is because I am a mom. Motherhood did not change me, it made me.

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...

LOOK: Percentage Of Single Mothers Is Much Higher In This Demographic

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.02.2013 | Women

The rate of single motherhood, which has been steadily increasing since the 1940s, has skyrocketed in recent years, according to a report by the U.S. ...

What The Sequester Could Mean To A Six-Week-Old Baby

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

For some people, the looming possibility of sequester cuts may not be much of a concern. But for young mothers and their infants, it's something that ...

Income Inequality, Economic Despair, and Teen Childbearing

Phillip B. Levine | Posted 08.07.2012 | College
Phillip B. Levine

Despite a decline of almost 50 percent over the past two decades, rates of teen childbearing in the United States are twice as high as in Canada and Australia, three times higher than in Germany, and eight times higher than in Switzerland.

Teen Moms Speak Out About Balancing Motherhood And College

| Jessica Salerno | Posted 02.22.2012 | Home

A typical day for a college girl consists of going to class, hanging out with friends, maybe catching an episode of Jersey Shore and meeting up later ...