I think one of the biggest misconceptions is that you cannot be a good mom at 18 -22. I had my first child right after I turned 19. I had graduated from high school almost a year before this, and I kept getting horrid looks from people in public (probably because at now 22, I look like I'm 16 at the most) when I was pregnant. I didn't let this bother me, not even when I was pregnant with my second when my daughter was only 6 months old. My second daughter was born a little over 3 months after I turned 20. So, here I was 20 years old with a 15 month old and a newborn baby. I was determined to be a good parent. It hasn't been easy, but I feel like I have become a great mother to my girls (Makynzie will be 3 in two weeks, and Dallas will be 2 in July). My children have never had to want for anything, and I am actually married to their dad (who is 13 years older than me). So, any mom, regardless of age can be a good one!
at 6:48 PM on Apr. 6, 2011