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I spent this afternoon transcribing an interview I did six months ago in a quiet mountain suburb in Quito, Ecuador. I was speaking with a fifteen-year-old girl (we will call her Yamileth) who had an eight-month-old son and was living in Casa Elizabeth…

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I Should Have Been A Teen Mom

I should have been a teen mom b/c my mom was barely out of her teens when she had me. Her mom was a teen mom and her mom was a teen mom and maybe even her mom was a teen mom. 557 more words

Spiritual Nuggets & More

Fewer Hennepin County teens are becoming moms

The teen birth rate in Hennepin County continued its downward trend in 2013, the county announced Wednesday.

In 2013, a total of 597 babies were born to mothers between the 15 and 19 years old – a 15 percent decrease from… 241 more words


South High VOICES students complete their documentaries

Students in the South High VOICES class (VOICES stands for Values, Options, Issues and Choices Explored in Society) create documentary films on social issues with guidance from teaching artist… 144 more words


Group strategizes in fight against teen pregnancy

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — While the numbers of local teens getting pregnant are down, they are not at zero, and in a meeting Wednesday, the leaders of the Rhode Island Alliance worked to rally their affiliates to continue the fight. 238 more words


Reading Research on the Family, Part II

In my previous post, “Reading Research on the Family,” I indicated that I am a fan of dismantling conventional wisdom held around motherhood and the family. 396 more words


Available Now!

 My memoir: Two Decades Of Diapers is now available. My book describes the events leading to my becoming a grandma raising four grandchildren with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and the challenges and struggles we faced as a family. 64 more words