Being A “Teen Mom”

“Teen Mom”. Saying those 2 words brings up so many stereotypes. There are many misconceptions that come with the phrase teen mom. Yes I am an 18 year old mother so I am a teen mom but I hate the negativity that often comes along with that. I love my daughter just as much as any other mom no matter the age. I work hard for Avery and even though I am a teen mom I don’t feel like one. I don’t feel like a teenager. I am a mother and a wife. My life is 100% devoted to Josh and Avery and I love that! Sometimes I feel like when people think of teen moms they don’t think of them like they would other moms. It doesn’t matter if we became a mother at 17 or 30. A mother is a mother. Age doesn’t define the quality of a mother you are. Even though I didn’t plan on having a baby so young I love that I have Avery. I love that my day consists of everything with Anna and Elsa, little kisses and hearing “momma” a million times a day. I love on, help, support, protect and encourage Avery every day. I put her needs above mine and watch out for her in every way I can. She is the best thing that has ever happened to Josh and I. She brings more happiness in our lives than we ever thought was possible. Saying a teen mom sometimes puts a label on me that I don’t like because I want to be seen as just a mother. Avery doesn’t see me as a teen mom she sees me as her mom. I love having the most important job in the world. It’s not “teen mom” just “mom”.

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