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:) Jun. 7th, 2010 @ 12:36 am
Hi, i'm new on here, so i just want to introduce myself and hopefully make some friends.

My name is Indie, and i'm seventeen, i'll turn eighteen in September.
I have twins that just turned one in May, Ava and Archie and I love them both to bits.
I'm engaged to their dad, my boyfriend of 3 years, Spencer and I must admit that I am extremely lucky as far as "teenage mothers" stereotypically go. My fiance and I own our own 4 bedroom house (i inherited it from my grandparents when they died), and our parents, especially our mums, are more than happy to help out, and have the twins whilst we're at college.
I thought it would be hard, but I have to admit that my children have been absolute angels, and slept through the night from about 2 weeks old, they are so smiley and happy all the time, and they're just learning to walk, and getting into all sorts of mischief.
if you'd like to be friends just add me. I'm nice, I promise ;)

Nov. 26th, 2008 @ 10:45 pm
I hate this.  I hate how I feel.  I hate being sad.  I hate being depressed.  I hate hating life.  Why can't I be happy anymore?  Why can't I find something to be happy about?  Why do I feel like such a bad person?  Why do I feel like a bad mother?  Why do I feel like everything is my fucking fault?  I can't take it anymore, I really can't and it scares me.  

I've always been depressed to an extent.  Honestly, I don't remember a time in my life when I was truly happy.  Maybe I was and just don't want to remember that time, but I don't remember it.  I guess that I always thought that depression was normal.  It was never bad.  Just sadness here and there out of nowhere, just feeling alone, but it always went away or was masked easily when I did something that I enjoyed.  Something that didn't involve being alone.  Now, however, I can't shake this sadness.  It's always there.  I always feel like crying.  I feel like I hate my life and myself.  I feel like a terrible mother and I have tons of regrets.  

I love my kids so much, please don't get me wrong!  There are just times when I feel like being a mother is so hard and I just can't handle it.  There are times I feel like my kids are to blame for my not having a life.  There are times when I feel like they are ruining my social life.  There are times I feel like I'm single and lonely because of my kids and that I will never find anyone because of them.  I feel like, in my mind, I blame them for so much when they don't deserve it.  I love my kids and I would do anything for them.  I just get to the point, at times, where I get so overwhelmed that I just sit down in the middle of whatever I was doing and I just start crying.  I just start crying and can't stop.  I  really feel like I have post partum depression.  However Olivia is 11 months old already.  How could I have it for this long? Doesn't it go away eventually?  I need help and I know I do.  I'm admitting to myself and to others that I need help.

For the past few months I was so ashamed of how I feel.  I thought it was wrong of me.  I thought I was a bad mom for how I feel... I just felt like a bad person.  Though I feel like I have to admit it to someone so that I can get the help I need for it.  I need to get to the Medicaid office to recertify for insurance so I can get help.  I don't think I could be able to go to a doctor without insurance to get any help because of how much counseling costs.  I can call around and get advice and prices, but I'm just so confused as to where to go.  I hate myself.

My mom doesn't help me.  She always tells me, "Post partum depression isn't a disease, it's a poor excuse not to be a parent."  She says I'm sick in the head and don't deserve to be a parent becaues I "abandon" my kids.  I don't abandon them. I do what I can for them.  There are just those times where I start crying or feel like sleeping would solve everything.  My mom says I'm just "god damn lazy" and a "poor excuse for a human being".  She tells me I'm a "whore", a "slut" and a worthless bitch that shouldn't even live.  My mom throws insults out a lot.  She has always been verbally abusive to me, but I always make excuses for her because she's my mom.  She's the person who raised me and the person who is supposed to support me, but she doesn't.  She always makes me feel like shit.  She is the one who makes everything worse for me.  I don't know what to do anymore.  I just want to cry all day long. 

Nov. 24th, 2008 @ 09:43 pm

so I haven't posted in a couple days, haven't had a lot of drive since im not getting many comments, but i guess i'll keep trying. Anyways not much is going on. just classes and stuff. hmm. Shawn and i did some shopping today. well kinda i wanted to see him so he picked me up and we went shopping for his work, they sell pop. then he bought me chinese yum=]. i REALLY want a Wii for Christmas lol. I'm trying to convince my mom that "Santa" REALLY wants to get me one haha. I'm getting excited for Black friday, I don't know how Jecys is going to deal with mommy and Grandma getting him up early to go shopping haha. If Shawn comes over that way i'm sure he'll stay with him. that'd be easier anyways on everyone. Thanksgiving should be good going to my dads parents=]. what is everyone else doing for Thanksgiving?

new Nov. 23rd, 2008 @ 07:00 pm
so i'm new here, and im not making many friends quickly. My name is Miyanah, i am 18 years old. I am the mother to a wonderful little boy named Jecys Holdan Lee who will be 3 in February. Jecys will also become a big brother to a littly boy due in March. I am dating the father of both my children, Shawn. i hope to get to know everyone=] please add me if you would like to get to know me more=]

New to everything & Looking to network Nov. 4th, 2008 @ 12:16 pm
Your Name & Age: Rebecca 21
Child(rens) Name & Age: Dain & Kori 3 months
Child(rens) Date of Birth: July 31, 2008
Born At *how many weeks*: 34 wks.
Weight & Length: I really don't remember length.  Dain - 2lbs 12oz  Kori - 4lbs 6oz
Tell us about yourself:
I'm married to a wonderful man.  He works as a security guard while I stay at home with the kids.  We are currently living with his mom and step dad.  They are wonderful people.  I like that they are not afraid to tell us what is going on with them.  Currently everyone in the household is either in debt or going to be shortly.  At the end of the month, I will loose the internet.  I totally don't want that to happen as it is my only connection to the outside world, at this point.  Also I suffer from PPD and it has been interesting.  With all the ups and downs I would say this is the most exciting part of life and also the most turmatic.  I would love to meet people and exchange things (I.E. thoughts, ideas, etc.)
Childs mood...: anxiousanxious

Pregnant Mother Casting Call Oct. 31st, 2008 @ 12:56 pm


Looking for some new friends Oct. 7th, 2008 @ 04:09 pm


My name is sarah... I don't know if you would class me as a young mum but I do :D  I am 25 yrs old and live in Brisbane, Australia.  I am a hairdresser by trade but have been a SAHM for the past 4 years.  I have 2 kiddies.  Harrison is 3.5yrs and Indiana is 2 next month. 
I love being a mum....my journal is pretty much about my kids, hubby, renovations, friends, shopping and alot of randomness!  I love cooking, scrapbooking, music, the great outdoors, gardening, sewing and hairdressing.
I am looking for some new friends to get to know.  I really don't mind where you are from or how old you are I just love to meet new people.

So if you would love an Aussie friend who's open, truthful and love's life..add me. :)

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Childs mood...: hopefulhopeful

young, pregnant and nervously optomistic Jan. 27th, 2008 @ 05:15 pm
hey all--- i'm very new to writing to online communities, and even newer to parenting and pregnancy.
i'm currently 17 weeks pregnant today, and 21 years old.

though i'm technically single, i do want the father involved who is also 21.

the thing is, in november (before i found out i was pregnant), he assaulted me when we came home from the bar one night. i was pretty much sober (one or two shots of tequila), and he was wasted. he was being pushy towards me and aggravating, and so after some arguing in the night, i started pushing at him and yelling. he started going off about my family and i slapped his head. he turned around and punched me. i was so shocked i pulled the covers over my head and started crying. he got up and got a knife and circled me with it, then pointed it at my face and poked me. the police were called, he disappeared, and he emailed me a few days later apologizing. later that week he harassed me on the phone about the whole deal, and the next day he was in jail for it. since then, i've had a protection order, he's been to jail, and now he's out on bail. i found out i was pregnant and badly wanted him a part of it. i did my reading on abuse and do believe he wants to change, so i'm about to let him be a part of the pregnancy. i'm scared of course because so often they say never look back. but i feel like he deserves the chance. the protection order has been lifted, and i've settled the court by asking for probation (batterers intervention courses, AA, no alcohol). i feel like i'm doing the right thing and pretty confident. but my family is of course against it completely and their worries are legit.

its so confusing right now because my family is still struggling to accept me or my pregnancy, and they never liked the father from day one. i feel deeply in love with him and now am trying to be aware of my actions but still find hope. i know there are lots of girls who have dealt with stuff like this, and i want to find people to talk to who aren't going to just say leave him. in the end, its not the option i am choosing at this time so what other advice can i get? is there hope?

i really hope to hear back from people, so thank you for those that do.

Yadira's Shop Sep. 2nd, 2007 @ 02:30 am
I am a mom of a one year old baby. He is the most precious thing to me! I love babies!!

Current Location: Texas

Nov. 14th, 2006 @ 10:08 pm
Dear friends,

As you may know, American children watch TV 4hrs/day, in average.

Recently there have been a number of statistical studies
which have found that one of the possible
causes of autism (and lack of brain development in very young age) can be excessive TV watching by children.


Here is the actual study:

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