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The Baby Borrowers is a must watch for everyone!
June 25th, 2008 under The Baby Borrowers. [ Comments: 3 ]


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The Baby Borrowers was originally suppose to air in February, but NBC held the show until now and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. With the birth of 17 year old Jamie Lynn Spears’ baby girl last week and with 17 teens under 16 pregnant in one town rumored that most them took part in a a pact to became pregnant, this show could not be more relevant. Teens (and adults ) think it will be easy to be a parent, but these 5 teen couples realize that it is not. It is real life with no help and a life lesson that we all need to learn. So tell everyone you know to watch this show because it is one of the most important shows any prospective parent or parent of any age will and should watch.

Here is my review that I posted back in February.
So I saw the first two episodes of NBC’s The Baby Borrowers premieres tonight and all I can say is wow.
These 5 teen (18-20) couples think they are prepared to be parents and it was so compelling to watch how quickly that all changes when they are faced with real life like challenges. None of them (including me) realized how tough it is to raise a baby and that is only 1/5th of the experiment.
And for those of you who will try to bring controversy to this show saying how could any parent leave their kids with 2 teenagers who have no experience raising a child there is a nanny with them 24 hours a day and the parents monitor them from a near-by house and have the options to talk them or to take the kids away. There is nothing controversial about this show it is only beneficial.
So parents and teachers I highly recommend that you watch this show with your kids because it really shows that being a teen parent is not as easy as looks. Heck it shows being a parent isn’t as easy at looks.
BTW I can’t wait to see how this experiment changed their lives.

Here is what Amy Kramer, Assistant Director, Entertainment Media and Audience Strategy at the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy told me about the show.

“The Baby Borrowers is a great, fun show with an important message: that taking care of children is hard work and it requires parents who are committed to each other as well as to their kids. 3 out of 10 girls in the US get pregnant at least once before age 20 and half of all teens never consider how a pregnancy will affect their lives — both good reasons to watch the Baby Borrowers. The teens who took part in this experiment had a chance to learn first hand about the challenges of parenting — if only every teenager who thought they were ready for a family had the same opportunity. Teens and adults alike will find the show compelling — it is funny and sweet and full of real life drama. The Baby Borrowers gets it right.”

Check out The National Campaigns to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy’s guide to watching The Baby Borrowers for parents and teens!

Lastly for anyone who says this show is controversial because how could parents let strangers watch their babies, toddlers, pre-teens and teens, watch the show and you will understand why they did it. What would you rather have another teen pregnancy by someone who is not ready to have a kid or a parent lending their child out for three days for the better cause.
So please watch The Baby Borrowers tonight on NBC at 9p because this show is so important and well done. I would not be so gung-ho on The Baby Borrowers if it wasn’t so f*cking important and such a good show!!!

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Jamie Lynn Spears has her baby girl
June 19th, 2008 under Britney Spears, The Baby Borrowers. [ Comments: 22 ]

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Jamie Lynn Spears is a mother at the age of 17 and can kiss her youth goodbye. Jamie Lynn Spears had Maddie Briann today according to People.

"Just the family was there," says a source about the birth around 9:30 a.m. at a hospital in Mississippi, near her Louisiana hometown. "Everyone is healthy and happy."

Teenage pregnancies should not be glorified because teens are too young to be parents. Something that will be shown next week on NBC when The Baby Borrowers premieres on Wednesday at 9p. This is a show that everyone should watch and shows that being a parent as a teen or at any age is not an easy thing.


Here is a statement from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy:

“Every child deserves a warm welcome and we hope that Jamie Lynn Spears’ new daughter, Maddie Briann, will be surrounded by much love, support and comfort. But the media frenzy that is sure to now erupt, as it did when this pregnancy was announced last December, provides every parent, teacher, media outlet and more a chance to state the truth: babies need and deserve adult parents who are committed to each other and to decades of being the best parents possible. Hundreds of thousands of teens and unmarried young adults get pregnant and become parents every single year, and few of them have Hollywood beginnings or endings. Getting pregnant and bearing children is one of the most important steps that any person ever takes, and it deserves careful planning, thought and consideration.”

Check them out for statistics on teen pregnancy and prevention. Condoms good!!!

UPDATE: NBC’s The Baby Borrowers sent a congrats note to the new teen mom Jamie Lynn Spears!!! Shame this show wasn’t on before she got pregnant. Hopefully The Baby Borrowers will prevent at least one more teen pregnancy if not more!

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The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy on NBC’s The Baby Borrowers!
January 28th, 2008 under The Baby Borrowers. [ Comments: none ]


The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy has seen all 6 episodes of NBC’s The Baby Borrowers and here is what they had to say about the show!

In the United States we’re seeing the first increase in teen births in 15 years – a situation that has us all concerned. Keeping the issue of teen pregnancy and teen parenting on the national radar screen is more important now than ever and “The Baby Borrowers” will do just that. The “Baby Borrowers” will no doubt lead to frank discussions about sex, birth control, pregnancy, and starting a family among anyone who watches it – a very good thing. This show provides a fascinating look at some of the challenges faced by real teen parents every day. It would be impossible to watch “The Baby Borrowers” and not come away with a better understanding and appreciation for the demanding task of parenting.

I know many people want to cause controversy with this show, but there is no reason to because there is a greater good to TBB. If it can makes teens talk to their parents about sex and teen pregnancy and prevent a few unwanted teen pregnancies than that is more important than those people who have not see the show and look for controversy.
So please make sure to watch this show, no matter what age you are on NBC starting February 18th at 9p!
In the meantime check out The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy’s website for information about the campaign and NBC’s The Baby Borrowers’ website about the show!
Thanks Amy!
UPDATE: The Baby Borrowers is no longer premiering on February 18th, it will be moving to later date yet to be announced.

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NBC’s The Baby Borrowers is better than I thought!
January 11th, 2008 under The Baby Borrowers. [ Comments: 3 ]


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So I saw the first two episodes of NBC’s The Baby Borrowers that premieres on February 18th and all I can say is wow.
These 5 teen (18-20) couples think they are prepared to be parents and it was so compelling to watch how quickly that all changes when they are faced with real life like challenges. None of them (including me) realized how tough it is to raise a baby and that is only 1/5th of the experiment.
And for those of you who will try to bring controversy to this show saying how could any parent leave their kids with 2 teenagers who have no experience raising a child there is a nanny with them 24 hours a day and the parents monitor them from a near-by house and have the options to talk them or to take the kids away. There is nothing controversial about this show it is only beneficial.
So parents and teachers I highly recommend that you watch this show with your kids because it really shows that being a teen parent is not as easy as looks. Heck it shows being a parent isn’t as easy at looks.
BTW I can’t wait to see how this experiment changed their lives.

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NBC’s The Baby Borrowers looks freaking amazing!!!
January 9th, 2008 under The Baby Borrowers. [ Comments: none ]


(video © NBC)

NBC will premiering The Baby Borrowers on Monday February 18th at 8p and it looks like a show no one should miss.
In a day when teen pregnancies are up again and with someone like Jamie Lynn Spears, who is only 16 is glamorizing it, I think The Baby Borrowers is a must watch show. Teens and parents with kids need to sit down and watch this show and see that raising a baby is not an easy thing and giving up your youth for one is not as easy as it looks.
Personally I would have just been interested in watching the show if the teens who are 18-20 were just stuck taking care of the baby for the three weeks. But the fact that they have to also take care of toddlers, pre-teens and their pets, teenagers and senior citizens makes the show so much more interesting and educational.
So tune into this show on February 18th on NBC at 8p, it is so much more than just an hour of entertainment on TV.
BTW in the mean time put on some condoms and check out the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy for more information on the recent rise in teen pregnancy rates.

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