The Journey Starts Today

Dear Young Parent,

If there was only a few words that I had heard when I needed it—something to hold onto—it would sound like this:

Listen I’ve been there. I got pregnant at 16 and 99% of the people I knew and cared about thought I wouldn’t become the college educated, healthcare worker I am today. I just want you to know that on your weakest days you will (eventually) be fine- just keep doing what you have to do.

1) Evolve- life changes –be able to evolve and change with it. Do what you need to do to fit your dream and get you and your child to that finish line.

2) Follow your heart- you know what’s best for you and your child.

3) Every day is temporary. Most importantly,

4) You’re never too old to start dreaming a new dream and NEVER too young to start to make it happen.

Long story short I BELIEVE IN YOU! Just because you’re a young parent, doesn’t mean you’re any less of a mom or dad. You can and will be able to achieve a great life for you and your kid(s). The journey starts today. 


Jacqueline Raetz

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