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Perceptions of Young Moms

Perceptions of Young Moms

I was a week and a half late for my period. I wasn’t worried about it, but Milton insisted I buy a pregnancy test. Annoyed, I spent the $15 to get him to stop pestering me. I grabbed a test on my way to school and stopped at the library bathroom before Spanish class to […]

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Kindness Counts

Kindness Counts – Now More than Ever

Make America Kind again. A popular catchphrase that took off in November. Everyone on and off the political spectrum was burnt on politics and on board for it to be ‘over’. But in order to make America kind again, we’re going to need to get uncomfortable first. We need to have the hard talks. The talks […]

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A Gift-Free Christmas

My mom got pregnant with me when she was 16. Needless to say, we weren’t rolling in cash those first years I was earthside. But Christmas? Christmas was different. Valuables were pawned, gifts were shipped across state lines from family, or donated by strangers. No matter how little we had day-to-day, we always had an over the […]

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Megan Soto

Doing It All — Balance is a Scam

I have three small kids. I run a small business. I homeschool. I run around trying to shine light on issues of injustice. “How you do it all!” or “You make it look so easy!” are things I hear often. While I know it’s (almost) always a well-intended sentiment, it never sits well. So I’m […]

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Election 2016: A Mother’s Plea

Unless you live under a rock you’re well aware that there is a US presidential election coming up. In fact, living under a rock may not even be enough to protect you from the constant presidential election talk. Rest assured that this sentence is the only time you will see the words Trump, Clinton, conservative or […]

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