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Summer shares a lesson learned on how to eliminate excuses and succeed in life.
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Eliminate excuses and decide to succeed in life

Success is a choice. It’s not for lucky people. Success is for those who eliminate excuses and decide to succeed in life. If you’ve been following my story, you know how hard it was for me to raise my son while still going to school and…
Summer shares a lesson learned on two ways to live a fulfilling life as a single mother.
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2 Ways To Live A Fulfilling Life As A Single Mother

I wanted to live a fulfilling life where I could take care of myself and my son without struggling. I wanted to go to college as I saw that as a ticket to a different life. During my high school graduation, there was an awards day when the guidance…
Summer shares a lesson learned on how to be a strong and successful single parent.
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How to be a strong and successful single parent

As a young parent of 15 years, I wondered if I would succeed and if I would ever be a strong and successful single parent. You see, young mothers are busy caring for their children. It’s a hard job. It gets even harder if you don’t have…
Summer shares a lesson learned on dealing with disappointment.
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3 Ways to deal with disappointment in your life

As a 15-year-old mother, I had to deal with disappointment a few times. If you’ve been following my story, you’ll remember that I made a choice to let a boy I didn’t know touch me. He took things further than I wanted and as a result I…
Summer shares a lesson learned helping yourself first.
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Before You Ask For Help, Do This One Thing

Getting help is wonderful. But before you ask for help, exhaust your own resources. There is so much you can do for yourself. You can make a plan for your life, you can decide to stay in school and work hard. You can choose to have a positive…
Summer shares a lesson learned from her resources and tips for supporting young parents.
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4 Resources and Tips for Supporting Young Parents

At this point in my story, I was a sophomore in high school and working two jobs to help me take care of my son. I share four resources and tips for supporting young parents. Spend money wisely (create a budget) A budget helps you plan…
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A Focus on the Future After a Year of Loss and Lessons

2020 respresents a lot of loss for me, as it does for many others. It also represents a year where I was reminded of just how creative, flexible, compassionate, and resourceful I can be and how the lessons from my past can help me focus on the…
Summer shares her tips for teenage parents.
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7 Tips for Teenage Parents

One of my tips for teenage parents is to understand that once you become a parent, there is no going back. I had my child when I was 15-years old. The entire ordeal was painful and scary, partly because I had to have a C-section. The other reason…
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I Ran Away From Home, But It Didn’t Fix My Problems

Teens run away from home because of family problems. I got into an argument with my stepfather and did the same. At the time, I was about five months pregnant. I thought physically leaving would solve my problems, but it didn’t. Instead, running…