Sept. 20, 2017
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Mother Tongue | Other Mothers' Voices

Essays from teen moms

Mother Tongue Students in this year’s Mother Tongue English III/IV class at Capital High School present their essays.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 Lauren Whitehurst

Mother Tongue | Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Letter-writing activities have lasting effect

Mother Tongue My favorite cubbies when I was little were in an antique mail-sorting unit in a neighbor’s basement.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Lauren Whitehurst

When Bullies Win

How do we parents navigate the territory between our reality and our children’s?

Mother Tongue Our numbers became visible to 9-year-old Theo when we reached the Santa Fe Plaza. Before then, he couldn’t see the size of our local Women’s March on Washington crowd.

Friday, February 17, 2017 Lauren Whitehurst

Mother Tongue | Other Mothers' Voices

Essays by teens who are both parents and high school students

Mother Tongue Mother Tongue is at its best as a forum for many parents’ voices. I am excited to share the thoughts and perspectives of seven young moms on issues of parenting, health, time management,  discoverin...

Monday, July 11, 2016 Lauren Whitehurst

Mother Tongue | The Deciders

The way we talk to people shows we respect them

Mother Tongue We want them to ask questions and challenge us when they don’t agree. We also want them to respect their family, teachers and peers. The way we talk to people shows we respect them. The way we discuss rules...

Thursday, April 28, 2016 Lauren Whitehurst

Legos and Labia

Giving Little Kids the dreaded Sex Talk

Love & Sex I have not had The Talk with my kids. We talk about our bodies and see each other naked, and I answer whatever questions come, but I hope to avoid The Talk.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Lauren Whitehurst

Mom Squad

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a High School Diploma

Features New Mexico has the country’s highest teen pregnancy rate and the second highest teen birth rate. Meanwhile, we’re number 49 for high-school graduation.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Lauren Whitehurst


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