Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Can you believe that teen pregnancy rates are down drastically last year?! That's awesome. This is the lowest rate since the 1940s! 34 per 1000 young women will get pregnant from ages 15-19. I'm very proud that everything is dropping, but it's time to make it even lower for this year!

Teen parents, this is where we come in! It's time to educate our friends, our community, and all others about sex! is a great place to start and a very good web site to help with teaching others about safe sex.
I know I want to try harder in my community. It's very hard because the city where I come from is full of teen parents. I graduated with about 10-13 pregnant or already teen mothers (including myself). It's rough. And I know a lot of young women who are pregnant now, and some are even having second children at young ages! This is very tragic to me, as I now how hard it is to be a mother and still want to be selfish. I want to go out some nights, I want to be able to leave the house by myself at a moment's notice, hell, I'd just love to go to the bathroom or take a shower by myself! I couldn't even imagine having 2 right now, I'd be pulling my hair out! So because I know the consequences involved in having a child at a young age, I am protecting myself. I started off with the birth control pill, but it didn't work out so great. I just kept forgetting to take it, sometimes for as long as week! More recently, I got the Mirena IUD. It is awesome! I've only had it about 1.5 months, but as soon as it got put in, I felt more at ease. Learn more here:

Anyway, it's time for us to step up as an example of what can happen when we're not careful. Obviously the lifestyles we lead are not ideal, but I do love my life and my child. I have made the best of my situation through everything and I would never change it. But now, I want to give those that still have the chance at a "normal" young adulthood to *not* give that up and just be free :)
xo Caro


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