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Should I still be here? [Feb. 8th, 2008|09:59 am]
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ericalyric
Should I still be part of this community? I would like to be. I don't get on LJ as much as I would like, but when I do I love to read about the lives of teen moms/dads out there. I don't "feel" so young anymore. :) I am obviously no longer a teen parent.
I am 26 years old. Young, I know. But, I don't think that is considered to be a young mom.
But, I started off young. I got pregnant at 15. Had my daughter at 16. I had another daughter 2 years ago, I was 24.
So... I now have 2 girls ages 9 (almost 10) and 2 years old.

So is it ok for me to still be part of the teen parenting community? I love reading... and commenting when I can. I can sympathize and understand being a young mom and teen mom...no matter how old I get. :)
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National Day to Empower Teen Parents [Mar. 23rd, 2007|12:31 pm]
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raining_peace
If this post violates the community guidlines, please let me know and I will remove it ASAP.

The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is coming upon us once again.  Now, I'm all for preventing unwanted pregnancies, but I am not pleased with the way the NCPTP slanders teen parents and tries to keep them down in order to further their cause.  Previous ad campains have used the words "Dirty", "Cheap", "Useless" , and "Nobody" to describe teen parents.

All parents need support, especially those for whom the odds are against.  There are so many issues facing teen parents that make just being able to care for their children difficult. Lack of access to affordable childcare and flexible schooling, limited financial resources,  and unstable relationships are just some of the many obstacles that a teen mother might be up against.

I propose that on May 2, (or the weekend following) the same day the NCPTP is held, that we hold a counter event in Vancouver, BC.  The International Day to Empower Teen Parents campaign should include information about pregnancy options (it WILL be a pro-choice event), support services for pregnant teens and young parents in the area, information on financial aid in the form of welfare, EI, and community service agencies.

I am a young mama myself, and don't have much financial resources available to me, but I'm very passionate about this and would like to make this happen.  If anyone would like to help in the organizing, help out at the actual event, or give suggestions on how to do this on a low budget, I'd like to hear from you.  If the response is big enough, I will be holding a planning meeting within the next 2 weeks.

X-posted everywhere.
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new. [Aug. 21st, 2006|03:29 pm]
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mamavanna
[mood |blahblah]

Im Savannah. I am 16 years old and Im due tomorrow with a little boy.Im bummed that I havent had my little man yet. I have an ultrasound on Thursday to check his weight and position.He was head down but the last couple of days I have felt like he is in a transverse position.Im hoping I dont go into labor before he gets checked out on Thursday morning because of the risk of umbilical cord prolapse if he is transverse.

I love meeting other young moms going through what Im going through which is why I joined this community.

Anyway, my first entry in my journal has a little more info about me. If you'd like to view my entries I will add you...or feel free to ask me questions.
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(no subject) [Aug. 21st, 2006|11:36 am]
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_forever504x
[mood |rushedrushed]

hmm yeah, i'm new here. i'm 19, i have an adorable 19 month old daughter & i'm 4 months pregnant with my second child. (married almost 3 years btw). my husband is in the military so most of the time it feels like i'm a single parent.

i'm into my second year of college full time, i'm always looking for new friends! i don't get to update my lj much but i always read and try to comment.
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(no subject) [Jul. 13th, 2006|11:16 pm]
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nodrama4dismoma
[Current Location |Boyfrinds House]
[mood |anxiousanxious]

Hi, I'm new my name is Erica and i have a 5 month old baby boy named Elijah. I'm 17 years old and stay at home while my boyfriend Jaques works. I'm looking for other young moms who i can relate to and conversate with. The closest friends i had are now distant....it seems like no one wants to hang out with me and the baby.
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(no subject) [Jun. 16th, 2006|05:09 pm]
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baby_diaries

My name is Rachel.
I am 15.
and I am exactly 31 weeks pregnant today.
I'm very concerned, worried, and stressed about the whole thing.
and if anyone would like to add me on this journal and talk back and forth about teen pregnancy, give advice, whatnot, PLEASE DO.

I've had a sonogram, But;
I forgot to ask if it was a girl or a boy, i have a copy of the sonogram picture..
beats me, i cannot tell whatsoever what the baby is.
i'm stuck on names.
the father is not in the picture, and will not be at all.
but my parents are totally there for me 100percent. 

any thoughts, add me, i WILL add you back.
thanks a MILLION everyone for ANYTHING at ALL you can help me with.

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(no subject) [Jun. 16th, 2006|11:41 am]
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punkbia63
Yea soo Christmas is a good ways away.. But its never to far away.. I always say that im going to start my shopping early but I never do.. Now that I have a daughter who will almost be one around Christmas I really do need to start my shopping early!! So when do you guys start your shopping/or layaway for Christmas?

When did u stop using Nursery water?!

And one more question for those who live in Michigan!! Im in desperate need of a babysitter or child care.. My daughter is 5 months old.. Her dad is a full time worker and im full time and going to college! My baby sitter is very unlieable!! Does any one know someone thats an awesome babysitter or an unexpensive child care!! I live in Wyandotte if that helps!!

Anyways.... So Madysen was suppose to go to her docters appt on the 5th! But they called and said her Medicaid needs changed! So I did what theey told me to do and nothing happened? I HATE her medicaid! I got it from the Independence Agency! And shes only 5 months and its been messed up twice!! It really irrates me!! Bob gets insurance sometime now that he works full time! Thank God!! Well I had a few questions and just got time to update!! All the help I can get from everyone is really helpful!! Thanks

Love Tiffany

Hope all the daddy's out there have an awesome FATHERS DAY!
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Wow [May. 30th, 2006|09:21 pm]
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punkbia63
Wow.. I havent been on in forever! Sorry guys... Well a few things has went on.... Madysen is getting so big.. Shes four months old..Her next docters appt is coming up. I cant wait to find out how much is weights!! We just started her back on Similac to see if it messes with her tummy again. Hopefully not since we have WIC! We bought her a pool yesterday and two bathing suits!! She loves her pool.. She trys and eats the water.. lol.. Im almost at managers spot.. Im training.. Its going to be a lot of work.. Becasue im also getting into college! I start on June 26 and I go and pick my classes on the 21st.. Im going to become a preschool teacher!! I think its going to be fun and a good challenge!!

We are going to Ohio the weekend of the 10 becasue Bobs mom is throwing us a graduation party together! Its going to be fun! They have a big pool so I cant wait to swim with Madysen in there! And we are using the money we get from graduation for part of our down payment for the townhouses!! I turned in all the paper work for there and I have to go back one more time to turn a paper in! Then just wait for a call! Also Bob starts working full time at his work on the 12th! Thats going to be cool.. Since we are living from pay check to pay check! That will help us out a lot!! And I think thats about all.. lol.. Ill have to post some more pictures of Madysen! I have some on my photobucket...

http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e269/punkbia63/

Well ill update some more another day!!
Love Tiffany
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(no subject) [Apr. 10th, 2006|06:41 pm]
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blairpettrey
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Please Help!? [Apr. 9th, 2006|09:23 pm]
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punkbia63
Im really confused.. Okay.. So I had my period on the 29th... And it stopped so I started my BC pills on the 2nd.. I have taken them on time everyday at the same time as well.. Today I just started spotting!!? And ever since I started BC we have been using condoms? But when i was preg with madysen i stopped for one day.. I think I was about like maybe a month or two.. Could this be a sign of pregnacy? Or is it normal. Im so confused and kinda nervous.. Or could it be just from getting stiched up and having sex. My daughter is 2 months tho almost 3.. Please Help
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