Was a teen mom, used to come here lots!

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Was a teen mom, used to come here lots!
Fri, 03-28-2003 - 10:27am
Hello everyone! My name is Melissa. I am 22 and a mother to two - a 4 year old son and 3 year old daughter. I got preg. with my son when I was 16, then with my daughter at 17. I lived at this board for a year and a half about 2-3 years ago or so. It's been a while! I do not have internet access at my house and I am just visting my mom, who has it. I thought I would visit and see what was going on here and how things have changed.. not much actually! When I was a member here my name was "charmel" for anyone who came here that long ago and may remember me. I was a single mother then, struggling with a lot of things. Since then, I have gotten married to my children's dad (big mistake)... and gotten divorced... worked for two years at a credit union, moved out on my own, met the man of my dreams.. who I married 7 weeks ago and quit my job to become a stay at home mommy. I can relate to all of you who are teen moms. It can be hard, but the most rewarding and life changing thing you'll ever go through. Hope to get to come and visit here more often and know some of you guys. The people I "chatted" with when I was a regular became my best friends and an awesome support group. Does anyone know if they have archive boards back that far? LIke 1999?

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 03-28-2003 - 3:14pm
Hi Mellisa. My name is Liz. I have a 6 week old baby boy. It is really nice to hear from somebody who has been through all of this and is doing well. Congrats on your marriage and I hope everything goes great. Hope that you visit us again soon.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 03-29-2003 - 10:04am
Welcome back! I'm not sure if they have archives that far back. I've never looked. It's nice to see that things have worked out for you. It's nice to know that there is always hope, and that things do get better after time. Glad you're back! ~Amy
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sat, 03-29-2003 - 11:20am
Welcome back!

Glad things are going so well for you, and I hope you decide to pop in often.

The archives use to go back that far, but we just switched to a new board format this week and I don't know if we still have access to those archives.

I've been posting here for about 2 years, but I talk to people who have been here years ago through email. Who were some of the people you were friends with? I might be able to put you in contact with them if you'd like.

BTW - I'm Tamara, I'm 23 and mom to Wren who is almost 6. I was also pregnant at 16 and had Wren just after I turned 17. I'm not with her father, but I am engaged to a great guy and getting married next year.

Happy posting


Tamara - 23
Mom to Wren -6.5

"All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible."
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Registered: 04-01-2003
Thu, 04-03-2003 - 6:45am
Mel! Hey, I remember you! It's Mia! I don't know if you remember me.. I think the last time we spoke, I was pregnant with #2, and it was right after Taylor was born (RIGHT after). I have three kids now, though - Cameron is 4, Rayna will be three this month, and Liam is 5 months. I'm married to Blake now. Anyway.. Aishy emailed me the url of your post and I wanted to say hey.