Do you ever wonder if you had kids too early? Do you think about the “what if’s” if you had waited? Here are the 5 best (and worst) things about being a young mom. The best:
- I still have energy… somewhat
Your body still has the energy reserves to keep up with the needs of young children. You can run around with them, chase them down, and still be ok.
- my body recovered somewhat more quickly
While you’re young, your metabolism is still fast. After delivery, don’t be surprised if your body snaps back quicker than if you were older.
- I‘m still considered cool
You’re probably still young enough to remember what’s it like to be a kid so you know how to be “the cool mom”. You know the lingo, the trends, the technology, etc.
- Life after kids
If you have your kids young and then stop when you’re older, you still have some active years left. For example, say you stopped having kids at 25, your forties will be a little more carefree knowing that your kids will be a more independent by then.
- I get to love my child a little bit longer
This is the best reason why being a young mom rocks!
and the worse…
- Judgmental stares/questions
“Oh wow, you’re so young”, “Don’t you think you should have waited?”, “Did you plan to get pregnant?” To all those who judge young moms… mind your business…oh and shut up.
- Mistaken for his sister/babysitter/nanny
Yes, you may look young enough to be baby’s caretaker and not the mom. But you did a lot to carry and deliver that baby so let it be known that you’re a proud mom! *This reason is in the “worst” pile until you turn 30. Then it goes to one of the best reasons. (“Why yes, I am his mom, but thank you for thinking I’m young enough to be his sister”)
- Unsolicited advice
You’ll receive all sorts of advice that you didn’t ask for whether you’re a mom but it happens more often when you’re young. People just assume you don’t know anything. Pretty sure there’s a learning curve with all first time moms.
- Social life or lack there of
Your childless friends or colleagues are going out to happy hour or parties. Sometimes you miss going with them. But then you make friends with other moms, or you get a really good babysitter.
- I want to be a kid sometimes
When things get really rough, you think about the times when you had no kids and no responsibilities. It’s a fleeting thought though. Because you look at your child’s face and realize… they are the best thing that could have happened to you.
How do you feel about being a young mom?
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