Did you know that only 2% of teen mothers graduate from college?!
On this episode, I talk with single mom Sara Starr Huth. Sara lives in Denver, Colorado with her now 17-year-old son. And although she doesn’t have little kids anymore, she has a powerful story that any mom can learn something from.
For close to 10 years, Sara has dedicated her professional life to teaching teen parents about healthy relationships, parenting skills, and practical sexual health in her local school district.
Her motivation for her work with teen parents came from her own very personal experiences as a teen mom. Sara got pregnant at 17-years-old and gave birth to her son soon after her 18th birthday.
During her most challenging times, she realized that she wanted to be a source of support and strength for other moms.
More about the guest:
Sara has walked the path of both a teen mom and a single parent. She knows from first-hand experience many of the challenges moms face when the odds are stacked against them.
Sara recently established “Momma, You Got This”. An organization with the mission to build an online community for women who are parenting under challenging circumstances.
“Momma, You Got This” provides support, resources, and community to young mommas, single mommas, divorced or widowed mommas and any momma who needs the help and resources.
We talk about:
- What it was really like to be a teen mom
- Where she found support as a very young new mom and
- Where she finds support now that her son is a teenager
- Effective co-parenting tips
- How being a young, single mom shaped how she views herself, her dreams, and her son’s future
I really hope you enjoy Sara’s full-circle story!
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More about the Gotcha Mama Podcast:
The Gotcha Mama Podcast is where we share honest stories of the joys and struggles of mom-life with young kids.
Each week host Amanda Bennett interviews a mom about topics ranging from awkwardly making mom friends, to chasing BIG dreams and finding purpose, to managing crippling anxiety and depression. You’ll hear stories from moms like you with the purpose to inspire, encourage, and entertain you.
We understand that motherhood can be lonely and make you doubt yourself. The Gotcha Mama Podcast exists to let you know that you are not alone as a busy mom of young kiddos, no matter what you’re dealing with.
The show is all about tearing down our insecurities as moms by honestly sharing our stories and a little of what we’ve learned along the way.
We believe it’s a whole lot better riding the rollercoaster of motherhood together!
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