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I would like to start off by saying I have never written a blog before…

I figured that I should begin by stating why I’m here. Its pretty simple, for my daughter. Her story began when I was 16 and decided that getting pregnant was a good idea. I had believed that unlike every other teenage in the world, I was extremely mature and responsible. (I now know that every kid under 18 THINKS they’re above average on the maturity scale next to their peers; statistically impossible). That having the huge white house with a picket fence, blue shutters, and a tire swing was completely attainable after having a kid before you’re even out of high school. I’m here to tell teenagers, ITS NOT! I have to work twice as hard now because my life is no longer about me. I have a tiny person who relies on me for everything, from waking up in the middle of the night to change wet bed sheets to holding her as she cries because she hit her head on the dinner table (because she wasn’t listening when I told her to sit down -_-).  I want to the youth of today to understand what it is to be in a good and healthy relationship, to be in control of their sex lives, and have the power to make decisions that will effect them for the rest of their lives. I want kids today to know the realities they may face as a teen parent, as a result of not taking sex as seriously as it should be taken. Students today NEED sex education, and I’m here to make sure they get it.

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