The Cons of Teen Sex
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Young Mom Support has extended our workshop offering to include a new presentation: The Con’s of Teen Sex. Catchy name, right? Gets all the parents thinking “Yes! This is *exactly* … Read More

Let’s talk about birth control
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Planning your pregnancies helps to ensure that you’re better able to take care of the children you already have. Tell us about your birth control choices – knowing a bit … Read More

In my own voice : more stories from moms like you
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Note: some moms request to remain anonymous. All stories are presented as told, only changed to remove personal information where anonymity as been requested.   Ms A from Durban I … Read More

Everyone hates a teenage mother
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Dear President Zuma. Thanks for ruining my day, dude. Your comments on sending teen moms to an island to complete their schooling, while ridiculous and far-fetched, have forced me into … Read More

From anonymous
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Anonymous story from YMS user. I present it without comment.  *** “Congratulations, it’s a little girl” the nurse said. All I could think was how can a little girl have … Read More

This is for you
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Hello you I don’t know your name – but I know what you’re feeling right now. You think you might be pregnant. Or you know you are. It wasn’t planned, … Read More

Moms @ School
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Angelique Hey I’m Angelique I’m 18 years old. I had my baby girl on 6 months in my final matric exams. She was 3 months premature and was placed in Cape … Read More

In my own voice: Tahne’s story
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I’m a young mother to a beautiful little boy of nearly 6 years old. I fell pregnant at 15 and had him when I was 16. After that I took … Read More

In my own voice: The Story of Ms S.
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 I fell pregnant in 2011 when I was 18 years old and doing my first year in Varsity. Unfortunately I found out I was also HIV positive. At first my baby daddy was supportive … Read More

In my own voice: Ravonne’s Story
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Hi. My name is Ravonne. And I am a teen mom. I fell pregnant in my matric year(2013). I was 17.The only 2 people working in my household were my … Read More

4 easy steps to preventing teen pregnancy
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Teen Pregnancy Prevention. I’m going to talk about it. You might want to stand back. Step 1 – a million, recurring Make sure every child – boy & girl – … Read More

Happy Mother’s Day
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My first Mother’s Day happened when my son was about a month old. I was 15. I will always remember the special card my mom and dad gave me, on … Read More

In My Own Voice: Minenhle’s Story
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The first in our series of stories told by teen moms themselves. We want to hear from you! If you’d like to see your own story here, please email info@youngmomsupport.co.za … Read More

Alex is a 16 year old father
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Let’s talk about Alex. Alex is a 16 year old father. His girlfriend became pregnant after they had sex one time without a condom, which they don’t usually do. Alex was … Read More

When the answer is no
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We’re called Young Mom Support, which often makes people think we’re only here for mothers – those teen girls who end up choosing to parent their children themselves. That’s not … Read More

How to talk about teen pregnancy
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I used to get excited when I saw a conversation in the media or public about teen pregnancy.  I always thought “Maybe someone out there will hear this and find … Read More

Guest Post from across the sea: @Bang2Write speaks to us
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Very lucky to have scriptwriter, novelist and all-round awesome human Lucy V. Hay providing a guest post for us today. Lucy’s from the UK – so it’s especially interesting to … Read More

“Oh yes, you. You’re pregnant.”
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For some light relief – here’s the story of the day I found out I was pregnant at almost-15. An August day in 1993 at the bottom of the world … Read More

Driftsands: Feb 2014
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Had a small turnout for our Driftsands meeting yesterday, which was actually a good thing. We had the domestic violence discussion which was helpful and people shared their experiences. We … Read More

Babalwa’s Story: Strong Woman
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Babalwa has asked me to post her story for her. For those of you from outside SA, note that English is not her first language. She’s in Grade 11 currently. … Read More

We need food
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Let’s keep this short and sweet. Young Mom Support has no money. You know this, because I tell you all the time. We have never focused on food relief because … Read More

#DearTeenMom
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Teen parents need to hear more positive messages about the work they’re doing, their value to the world and to their children. They already KNOW they are worthy and doing … Read More

“Pregnant at 16, my dad has anger issues”
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Question originally from our Tumblr: Anonymous asked: I just found out I was pregnant 3 days ago. I’m 16 and I turn 17 in December. I’m honestly really happy and … Read More

“I feel stupid for getting pregnant”
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Masi meeting yesterday – we had a discussion on domestic violence and what to do if you’re in such a situation, talking about protection orders and the process for getting … Read More

Teen moms & extended family
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The facts Teen moms often live with their parents or other family. This is not necessarily the right choice for everyone; it all depends on your current family situation and … Read More

Dating as a teen mom
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One of the topics we cover in our sessions is dating and relationships as a teen mom. It’s an important issue – just because you’re now a mother, it does … Read More

How do I tell my parents I’m pregnant?
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If you’re a teen girl and you’ve just found out you’re pregnant, chances are you’re worried about how to tell your parents. It’s the question girls ask me so often, … Read More

Driftsands January 2014
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Our first meeting of the new year was in Driftsands on Saturday. Been a long time since I’d seen these ladies –  missed them! We had a number of new … Read More

Nosy questions
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Some very basic questions – am interested in hearing the answers from across different age groups to see how different the numbers are. Please share this post – would love … Read More

My girlfriend is pregnant – now what?
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First. The fact that you’re reading this is a good thing. You may be confused and scared – looking for answers is a sign that you’re taking this seriously. For … Read More

Meeting photos: December 2013
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Last meeting of the year for Masi. We broke out the cookies and icing and sprinkles and had fun decorating our cookies – moms included. Oh, and there was also … Read More

Would you want your daughter to be a teen mom?
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It’s a question I get asked often. This and the questions below have all been said to me by real people, sometimes people I’d considered friends.   I get that … Read More

YMS in every school
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You know we want to take Young Mom Support forward as a full time venture. Mostly, this seems more like a pipe-dream than a real possibility. But let’s dream for … Read More

Planning a baby at 17?
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Initial question I received via our Tumblr site – I suspect from an overseas reader. Have posted my reply to her below, and some extra thoughts after.   Question: I … Read More

Where are her morals?
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We did an awesome interview a couple of weeks ago with Umuntokanje – my favourite interview ever, I think. Read the interview here. The questions were well-considered and thoughtful.  Some … Read More

Determination
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I’m glad to see that the majority of comments on this Cape Argus post were positive. Post by Cape Argus.

My kingdom for a shed
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You will remember (due to my constant nagging) that we’ve been needing a storage shed for a long time. When we first started, our donated clothing and goods used to … Read More

New banking details
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We’re the proud owners of a brand new FNB bank account.  Our old Standard Bank account is still open so don’t worry, it will still work! For those of you … Read More

Which child is better off?
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A few months ago, I was getting off the train after work. Walking next to me were a young couple (maximum age maybe 19/20?) with a newborn baby. Tiny, brand … Read More

The “on-purpose” reasons for teen pregnancy
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This post requires even more mental energy than yesterday’s one. A few things you have to know first. The life that many of us lead – safe, comfortable with people … Read More

So why do girls get pregnant?
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Sigh… have finally managed to get myself into gear to post this. Everybody wants a quick fix solution to the problem of teen pregnancy. Newsflash – there ISN’T ONE. They … Read More

Masi meeting: October 2013
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Chaos! Chaos I tell you! For some reason yesterday we seemed to be overrun with children. We had a number of new mommies join us yesterday, so there were many … Read More

How can I get my child’s father to take responsibility?
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*Disclaimer*: When I use the word “father”, it could just as easily be “mother”, if the situations were reversed. I hear this question all the time. As a single mom, I … Read More

Are you ready to be a mother?
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It’s a question we hear often. We ask ourselves. We ask our friends. People tell us when we “should” feel ready and when we “aren’t”. Women who plan their pregnancies … Read More

Your rights & responsibilities
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As young parents, you have both rights and responsibilities. Most of them are the same as the rights and responsibilities of any parent. Here are some them, from our teen … Read More

“I don’t like being a mom”
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Back at Driftsands yesterday. The average age of the moms there is much younger than Masi, because they were specifically targeted and invited by our partner group Driftsands Youth In … Read More

Masi meeting: September 2013
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As much as I’m supposed to be there for our moms, encouraging and supporting them, so often they end up doing the same for me. I don’t know what to … Read More

Driftsands: Youth in Action
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Today’s been a day and a half. Will post more about that next week when I have details. But for now, here are some awesome pics taken at Driftsand’s Women’s … Read More

An open letter! Yes, another one!
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Dr Dube @lovelifeNGO doesn’t want to see a lot of schools like the Hospital School in SA. “We need to prevent teen pregnancies,” says Dube — Talk Radio 702 (@Radio702) … Read More

How your organisation can help
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We’ve had the opportunity lately to speak to a number of organisations regarding funding opportunities, and people wanting to know who we are and what we do. So I thought … Read More

Join our Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour team
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To raise awareness and funds for young moms in our community,  a team of cyclists will be tackling the  Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour in 2014. Young Mom … Read More

Driftsands Meeting: August 2013
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Second Driftsands meeting yesterday. I did a presentation on child abuse in SA – sexual, physical, emotional and child neglect. It was a sobering conversation, discussing news headlines from the … Read More

Father is spelled…
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For those young single moms I speak to every day – let this be your child. Your child will become who YOU make them, never mind who else should have … Read More

Clarins’ Most Dynamic Woman of 2013: Help Young Mom Support win
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Thank you to Wendy Robb who first nominated me for this. I feel a bit weird asking for nominations but it’s NOT ABOUT ME AT ALL. The prize is R200k … Read More

Masi Meeting July 2013
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Was good to see our moms again after skipping last month. President Obama visited the centre that weekend so we were unable to use the venue. Tholakele brought her newborn … Read More

Thank you Aunty Joan
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I’ve mentioned my neighbour, Joyce Cutter, who has made us beautiful handmade baby quilts. She is from the UK and visits home every year. Before she goes, she gets her daughter-in-law’s … Read More

Young Mom Support in Driftsands
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On Youth Day we were invited to Driftsands to join in their community celebrations by Zuko Mnukwa, a 21 year old student passionate about serving his community. Driftsands is a … Read More

Meeting photos May 2013
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Been a busy month. Earlier this month I spoke at the launch of the PAN South Africa chapter (Parenting in Africa). Their theme for this year is “Teenagers with parenting … Read More

A word on adoption
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The recent media coverage we’ve enjoyed has been great. It’s also brought in a stream of emails from women looking to adopt babies from our young moms. So I thought … Read More

A month for moms
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Okay folks. The money is up. There is no more. As of now, we’re down to raising funds to be able to hold our next meeting, never mind thinking of … Read More

Meeting photos April 2013
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Had a photographer from You Magazine (!) there yesterday – part of a story they’re doing on the FNB You Can Help campaign people. So we didn’t take too many … Read More

Tell me about YOUR sex life, go on.
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Need your help. Not money this time, although (ha!)….. Can you take 5 minutes to fill in the survey below – just 4 questions, totally anonymous. And share, share share … Read More

Stats
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As you know, Young Mom Support is not about statistics. When I do interviews, people always expect me to trot out loads of numbers, as if a number can ever … Read More

What do teens ask on Mxit?
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Since I started the Mxit program on 6 / 7 March, we now have 14476 users. I’ve received hundreds of messages asking questions and have over 250 active contacts on … Read More

Parents – I’m talking to you
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Every day I talk to teens (girls and boys) who come to YMS for advice because they can’t go to their parents. They’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and they’re scared … Read More

YOU can help
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It’s now 11am on Sunday morning. I sat down at 8am to answer one Mxit question and have not moved since. They keep coming. It’s not just a case of … Read More

On going big
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So yesterday I told you we had 111 Mxit users. As of right now we have 3595 – due to the awesome kickstarter ad campaign which advertises your app to … Read More

Lessons from Mxit
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Been live on Mxit for a couple of days (already have 109 111 users. Hey – it’s a start!) Have had some conversations with users who send in messages and ask … Read More

Mxit & other news
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News news news. Three juicy bits of good news for us this week. 1. We’ve had a sewing machine and overlocker donated by the lovely people at  Square Deal Sewing … Read More

Meeting photos: 23 Feb 2013
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We tried to have a serious discussion. We were talking about rape in our communities, the why, the how, the who. The worry about leaving your children with anyone else … Read More

Choices: adoption
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When you’re faced with an unplanned pregnancy, the choices you’re faced with can be overwhelming. In all the stress and drama of the time, it’s often hard to access reliable, … Read More

Women with a plan
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Big dreams are a good thing – but sometimes they seem too big to achieve. Where do I start? Who can help? What do I do next? For people with … Read More

Meeting Report: Jan 2013
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Saturday was our first meeting of the year. A small group of regulars – we really need to work on getting some new faces in. We spoke about our goals … Read More

Meeting Dates for 2013
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Meeting dates for 2013 – please share, share and share!

Josephine moves in
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Josephine moved into her house on Saturday. The builders came Saturday morning and she moved in Saturday evening. We visited Saturday afternoon with some housewarming gifts and groceries, and she … Read More

#josephineshouse: I said I’d do it
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I threatened to shave my head if we raised R10 000 for Josephine’s house and we’ve done it. The money is safely waiting until we get to organise the purchase, … Read More

#josephineshouse: We did it!
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We did it people! Thank you everybody who shared the message, and donated, every amount no matter how big or small has made a difference. Thank you to Robin, Ken, … Read More

#josephineshouse: Imma shave my head
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Thank you to everybody who has donated towards Josephine’s house, and those who’ve shared our appeal on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks to a wonderful donation of R5000 from Robin Fletcher, … Read More

A home for Josephine
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Josephine Jepta is one of my heroines. She turned 60 this year. After being in a relationship for many years, with a decent home and a happy life, she’s now … Read More

Christmas Party 2012
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We had our Christmas party yesterday. Visited by Father Christmas (my dad!), presents for all the children and moms, yummy eats and a lot of love. Once again, I’m so … Read More

15 year old mom urgently needs accommodation
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Received an email from a lady in Kempton Park today. She has taken in a friend of her daughter who has nowhere to stay. The young girl is 15 years … Read More

Them’s fighting words…
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Received an email from someone tonight. It wasn’t rude or mean. It asked some questions, which undoubtedly were meant well. I was just seriously gobsmacked and bewildered to be reading … Read More

“Mom, I’m pregnant”. How do you answer this?
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You’re a parent. You’ve just found out your teen daughter is pregnant. I’m sure you’re feeling a million things right now. Anger, confusion, disappointment, fear for your child’s future, guilt, … Read More

If your teen is / was pregnant – what to do?
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Busy working on a post aimed at parents of pregnant teens. I’ve only got my own (fortunate) experience to go on here, so would love to hear from you. If … Read More

How did you find us?
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In general, delving into blog analytics to see the search terms that brought people to your blog can be a perplexing, amusing or sometimes creepy affair. In the case of … Read More

Cupcakes & Community: A special day
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Finally the day arrived for our event.  Our guests arrived on time – cupcakes in hand. Your generosity and willingness to give up your Saturday to join us was so … Read More

Questions from a pregnant teen
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Received this email last night and decided to post it and my answer here – maybe it could help someone else. Do you think I’ve missed anything in the reply? … Read More

Phateka speaks
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Phateka is a 16 year old teen mom from Masi. She’s in grade 11, still at school and determined to finish. Her baby is a gorgeous, strapping young boy of … Read More

For my mom
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My mom Linda is a huge part of Young Mom Support, working behind the scenes to make it all work. When I had the idea to start the group, she … Read More

A Celebration of Motherhood: You’re Invited
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So this was my little idea. After attending the Huggies Momville launch last week, I thought why can’t we do that too? What better way to show people what we … Read More

What we’re afraid of
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This week’s meeting has given me much pause for thought. I love our meetings, I love soaking up the atmosphere of relaxed, calm, confident moms and their children. It’s very … Read More

Young moms strutting their stuff
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Saturday’s meeting – Marisa Copley joined us to give us a tribal fusion belly dancing demonstration. Some giggles and shyness (but much less than I thought there’d be), and our … Read More

Raffle Time!
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Young Mom Support fundraising time! Enter our raffle to win one of 2 beautiful handmade, unique baby cot blankets – one pink, one blue. Tickets for the raffle are $2 … Read More

Meeting photos: June & July 2012
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Have had an issue with the website lately but hoorah – have finally fixed it up! So this will have to be 2 meeting reports in one. At June’s meeting … Read More

Meeting report: 12 May 2012
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Did the meeting solo this week as my mom was sick. She’d made us a gorgeous pot of soup (which she complained she didn’t like as there “was no taste”. … Read More

Meeting report: 21 April 2012
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Saturday’s meeting was lovely, as usual. Neighbour lady Joyce (who I mentioned in the last post) joined us for the lucky draw for the blankets she made. We draw names … Read More

Blankets for Babies
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Our neighbour Joyce is 78 years old, a retired seamstress from England. She recently offered to sew us some blankets for the “wee little ones”. Using all her own materials, … Read More

Meeting photos 17 March 2012
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Another meeting’s come and gone. This time we were joined by Helen Imrie – a speech and language therapist who spoke to our moms about communicating with their babies, how … Read More

Meeting photos: 11 Feb 2012
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Did a bit of butt-kicking at our last meeting. You could call it a gentle, encouraging prod in the right direction. Or you could call it what it was – … Read More

Meeting Photos 21 Jan 2012
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Our first meeting of 2012 was a little smaller than the end of last year – we had 27  moms which I think is a more manageable size than the … Read More

2012 Plans: We MUST do it
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Here we go! Our next meeting is Saturday 21 January at 10h30, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Centre, Guinea Fowl Road, Masiphumelele. Something that’s been on our wishlist forever and … Read More

Christmas Party: 17 Dec 2011
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We did it. It was a special day, a little bit of magic for the children who seemed to have a fabulous time. Face painting, balloon animals, Father Christmas and … Read More

Young Mom Support goes to market!
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In the previous post, I wrote about ABLE mothers who can face challenges. I’ve written many times about Liezl, one of our moms who we met when she was in … Read More

Every mother able: what it really means
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Our motto “every child loved, every mother able” – what does it really mean? Our moms have the “every child loved” thing sorted. I have not yet come across a … Read More

Party planners R Us
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One week to go until the Great Young Mom Support Christmas party of ’11. First of all – I have to say that my mom Linda has done most of … Read More

On growing
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Had another great Young Mom Support meeting yesterday. We had our best turnout ever, thanks to the hard work that our associates from The Parent Centre, Edith & Shirley, have … Read More

You are not alone
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Our meeting today turned out to be the biggest one yet. We ended up with over 20 moms and their children – many new faces; I hope to get to … Read More

Pregnant at school?
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If you are a pregnant teenager still at school, especially if you plan to keep your baby and return to school after the birth – you need to read this. … Read More

Registered at last!
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After many months of backwards and forwards, we’re now officially registered as a non-profit organisation with the Department of Social Development. Got a number an’ all. 093-008   Go and … Read More

Empowered is such a stupid word
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Next Young Mom Support meeting is this Saturday, 10 Sep 10h30 at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Centre. Feel like popping in for a visit? Please do. We like … Read More

Waiting to exhale
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A week of so many ups and downs. The mom I spoke about recently got a job – her first in a long time. A momentous occasion – but fraught … Read More

Finding your place in a changing family
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As if I haven’t reminded you enough – Saturday we’re hosting a Community Parenting Indaba in association with The Parent Centre. They’ve hosted successful  events like this all over Cape … Read More

A mother’s dream
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An extract from the business plan which one of our moms created. She has given her permission for me to post it here, but I won’t mention her name, or … Read More

Teen mom support in Jhb?
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Recently have had so many requests from young moms in Gauteng looking for a support group like ours. Michelle from Teen Mom Support KZNtweeted about it earlier tonight as well. … Read More

That first doctor’s visit
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I got an email from a scared, pregnant 14 year old girl this week – she wanted to know about antenatal vitamins and what would happen to her baby if … Read More

Community Parenting Indaba – You’re Invited!
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COMMUNITY PARENTING INDABA IT TAKES A VILLAGE : PARENTING ACROSS THE GENERATIONS Young Mom Support, in association with The Parent Centre, is proud to host a community event where families … Read More

Meeting report: 13 August 2011
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Sometimes it feels like we’re not doing enough. When we started, we wanted to reach young and teen moms and give them a place to feel comfortable and safe. I’d … Read More

Home. Family. Strength.
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Home. Family. What does that mean to you? To me, it’s always meant complete safety – physical, emotional, mental security. The place and the people who will always be there … Read More

Big News! We’re moving!
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Finally able to spill the beans. Young Mom Support is moving! We’ve been invited by The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Centre near Masiphumelele to use their facilities for our … Read More

Getting there – new beginnings
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My goal for a couple of weeks ago was to raise some more funds for Young Mom Support as our bank account was getting scary very rather low. Check. Thank … Read More

Just by the way, we are AWESOME
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So much news. First my news. We are fortunate to be starting to partner with The Parent Centre in Wynberg who will offering Parenting & Leadership Training (train the trainer) … Read More

Supernannies!
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Three of our moms – Joylene, Felicia & Lindiswa recently took part in a 2 day au pair / first aid course offered by Supernannies. Karin Thomsen and the awesome … Read More

Where the money goes
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We have a couple of regular sponsors who donate between R100 & R300 a month to Young Mom Support. To those donors, thank you. NONE of this would be possible … Read More

Guest Post: What nobody tells you
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Here is the first in our series of guest posts from readers sharing their stories. I’d like to thank them all for their bravery, honesty and openness in being willing … Read More

Call for guest posts
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Thanks for everybody’s support on yesterdays abortion post. A difficult one to write. After having some brave readers share their experiences as comments on that post, I’ve been thinking and … Read More

The abortion post
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So maybe I’ll lose some friends, followers & supporters with this post. It seems to be the day for that. I do hope not, but I have to say my … Read More

Amateur night
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As you know, I’m not a professional counsellor. Not a professional *anything*. Except maybe a professional amateur. I’ve been intimidated by all the well-established, well-funded, policy-frameworky, community stakeholdery programmes and … Read More

Worth 1000 words
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Best meeting ever yesterday, in my completely unbiased opinion. 🙂 Antoinette from Hope House joined us for a bit – they run a perinatal mental health program right there at … Read More

Explain this
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I read Michelle’s report on her Teen Mom Support KZN meetings at schools this morning. After being invited to see the headmaster and discuss her project, she was chased away … Read More

Next meeting: 11 June
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Happening next week, 11 June. Just us, no cameras, no strangers. Please feel free to use the poster below to help us spread the word.

Moms falling through the cracks
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We’ve had a busy few weeks at Young Mom Support, and today we had the news that I’m going to meet with The Parent Centre in Wynberg to speak about … Read More

Can this be okay?
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I wasn’t sure whether to write about this or not. Not sure if it’s my place, not sure if there’s any point. Not sure if the stuff I saw is … Read More

Lights camera and so on
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American E-TV reporter Cindy Huang & her dashing camera dude Kyle came to film our meeting today. They spent some time filming us doing our thing, interviewed me and one … Read More

What would you say?
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Planning my group talk for Saturday’s meeting – I usually don’t do a long “formal” discussion type thing, we normally just see where the conversation takes us, sometimes its to … Read More

Next meeting: 28 May
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Just a reminder that we’re having a special meeting this Saturday, 11am False Bay Hospital Hall. A camera crew from E-TV will be there filming our meeting, interviewing me and … Read More

More videos
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Some more videos from our last Fish Hoek meeting – the sound is really not great – the meeting was VERY noisy and busy in the background. Hopefully you will … Read More

Nadia Update: It’s a girl!
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Finally tracked her down in Ward MH. Kind nursing sister immediately told me she’s okay. I told her Nadia’s phone is off, so she gave me her own cell phone … Read More

Nadia News
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Here’s the story so far. Nadia called me 7am on Wednesday to say she’d gone to False Bay hospital, water had broken. I met her there. By 12, sister decided … Read More

Hout Bay Meeting: 14 May 2011
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Where to start. Feeling quite overwhelmed tonight by the immense need of the communities in Hout Bay. For the girls we met today, their families and peers, an unplanned teenage … Read More

Link love
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These links also appear on my own website http://tracyengelbrecht.com, but are more relevant here so I’m adding them again. All are links to articles I’ve written for Parent24.com on the … Read More

Spreading our wings
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So we’re all set for Saturday – Young Mom Support goes to Hout Bay Secondary School. According to the school, nine moms have confirmed their attendance. That’s loads more than … Read More

Learning curve
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I started this group thinking I had things to teach the moms. Sage advice to dispense, pearls of wisdom to strew about and so on. Yoda, without the ears. Turns … Read More

Happy Mother’s Day!
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Yesterday was our Mother’s Day meeting. Some new faces – lovely to meet new mommies. Nadia’s baby still baking in the oven – she is due this coming week, so … Read More

Prevention is not the whole story
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Every time the topic of teenage pregnancy comes up in the media – TV, radio, print, whatever – even though I know I’ll be disappointed, I always think to myself, … Read More

Honey Accessories Cape Town talk
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Video below of my talk at the Honey  Accessories Cape Town function, yakking on about who we are, what we do and so on. Thanks to Nadia, Hannelie & Carmen for … Read More

Words do hurt
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A lovely meeting yesterday, but with one small hitch. The hospital where we have our meetings has been really good. They encourage their patients to join the group and have … Read More

Meeting report: 16 April 2011
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We had slightly fewer moms than normal today –  I think the crummy weather put some of them off. The kiddies that did arrive were bundled up with jackets, hats … Read More

Young Mom Support on Facebook
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Thanks so much guys to everyone who’s liked our page on Facebook – see the FB widget on the right to visit us there. We’re really starting to feel very … Read More

Expansion plans & book news
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Right, so we’ve been invited to form a group at a local high school with a large number of teenage mom students. This is what we wanted! So excited for … Read More

Take charge mommy
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I remember being visited by a distant relative when my son was a baby. I was 15, living with my parents and studying Grade 10 at home. Innocently, she asked … Read More

Welcome!
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Well, here we are. The new home of Young Mom Support. For those who know us, my personal blog The Girl Who Couldn’t Say No started to get a bit … Read More