Meagan Francis

Michigan mom of five, author, blogger at The Happiest Mom

It's Not the End of Her Life: Why We Need to Destigmatize Teen Pregnancy

I was 17. I had just finished high school (a year early) and had been reunited with Irish. I had graduated three months before and had recently been given birth control pills by my dermatologist to combat my acne. It was the kind of pill that you had to wait until your menstrual cycle began to start taking. Only it never started....more
You nailed it. "Our society is not set up for teens to be parents." That's not OUR failing and ...more

Competitive Birthing?

I was recently directed by two readers of my other blog to a recent NPR story on Large Families as a status symbol. Here is the link. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12513004 ...more

oops, tried to edit my comment but it didn't work--I meant to say "the pressure not to be just ...more

Competitive Birthing?

I was recently directed by two readers of my other blog to a recent NPR story on Large Families as a status symbol. Here is the link. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12513004 ...more

I had a similar reaction to the story--while I can see the pressure to be not just any old mom, ...more