Book Review: “Anything to Have You” by Paige Harbison

Release date: January 28th 2014 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Purchase: Amazon Rating: 3/5 Synopsis via Goodreads: Nothing should come between best friends, not even boys. ESPECIALLY not boys.  Natalie and Brooke have had each other’s backs forever. Natalie is the quiet one, college bound and happy to stay home and watch old movies. Brooke is the movie—the life of every party, the girl everyone wants to be.   Then … Continue reading Book Review: “Anything to Have You” by Paige Harbison

Teens Have Babies Because There’s Nothing Better To Do?

Well, according to a recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the real reason why there are so many teen moms in the U.S than any other nations is due to limited economic opportunities. If teenagers are on a “low economic trajectory,” even increased access to birth control doesn’t improve their chances of making it to 20 without getting pregnant.

Teen pregnancy rates were found to be especially high among poor people in communities with high levels of inequality. That’s something that sex-ed won’t solve. Pregnancies won’t decrease until more opportunities exist for teens in poverty. Continue reading “Teens Have Babies Because There’s Nothing Better To Do?”

Jamie Lynn Breaks The Silence: Was It Necessary?

Jamie Lynn Spears

Interview by: Wendy Shanker

We haven’t heard much from Jamie Lynn Spears since the ordeal created by the media regarding the former ‘Zoey 101’ star became pregnant at 16, and how ‘she was a bad role model’ who let down her fans and everybody’s mommas. Jamie moved to Mississippi with then fiance and father of her child to escape the scrutiny of Los Angeles and the public in general. She basically vanished from the spotlight and has reemerged years later to grant Glamour magazine an interview about the issues she’s faced being a teen mom, and one that was publicized as a role model to kids.

In the March issue of the magazine, the soon to be 21 year old goes in depth about the relationship with Casey Aldridge, the father of  her 3 year old daughter Maddie, and how it was the tabloids making her older sis’ life a living hell that drove her out of the entertainment business, for now.  Continue reading “Jamie Lynn Breaks The Silence: Was It Necessary?”