Welcome to Life as a Young Mom!
Motherhood is hard. The endless laundry, cleaning, cooking, dishes, errands, kids’ extracurriculars, diapers, shopping, arguing, potty training, birthday parties, volunteering at the school. The playing nurse, alarm clock, chauffeur, teacher, secretary, warden, event planner and so much more – all while trying to find some time for yourself. Self care is important, or at least that’s what we’re told right? You wake up an hour earlier to sip that coffee in silence before everyone else wakes up, or you stay up way past your bedtime to watch “just one more episode” of that show. And if you’re lucky enough to get out of the house and work on top of it all? Add all that comes with that too!
Imagine starting the mom life in your teenage years. Parties? High school drama? Friendships? You don’t have time for that. In fact you barely got a chance to try it all out. You have a baby to worry about. Time to grow up, no more being an irresponsible child, you have one of your own now. And prom? Yeah right! If you’re lucky enough to have a date, you still need childcare so what’s the point? Getting ready for prom with a baby in tow? Impossible!
As a young mom myself, I have learned and noticed that young moms are often left out, stereotyped and looked down on. They are often told they don’t know how to be a mother and sometimes their children are ripped out of their arms before they can even try to be a mother. It’s not fair and I’m here to show you that young moms are just like any other mom – and we DON’T need to be reminded how much younger we are while we parent.
Meet Jessica – Life as a Young Mom
I am a young mom to three wonderful kids. My hobbies include testing new products, volunteering at my kids’ school when I can, sipping a glass of wine at night and waking up early to sip my coffee in silence. I have a few personal quirks: minor OCD, social anxiety, seasonal depression, and I have no clue what I want to do with my life even though I should have it all figured out by now. For the time being I am a stay at home mom but I have had many experiences in my past work life, social life, mom life, and just life in general. I may be young, but I have experienced a lot more than most people my age.
I had my first child at seventeen, my second at twenty and my youngest at twenty seven. Despite what many think, I don’t believe that having kids young ruined my life. While none of my children were planned, they all brought amazing joy and purpose to my life. My oldest saved my life. I was headed down a very dark path and I truly believe that if I hadn’t gotten pregnant when I did, I may not be here to blog about my life now. My second child gave me the courage to leave an abusive relationship. If it wasn’t for that second pregnancy, I’m not sure if I would have ever had the chance at a fresh start. My youngest made me want to do better and be better for all of my children and myself. After my last pregnancy I finally finished high school and graduated – something I’m not sure I ever would have done before.
I am new to blogging but I wanted to begin this new adventure because I have learned a lot and want to share it with the world! Some of it is funny, some of it serious, but all of it is worth your time. I hope you enjoy reading! Maybe you’ll have a laugh, maybe a good cry, maybe you’ll find a new favourite product, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll get a new perspective on life.
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Lots of Love,
Jessica – A Young Mom
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