I constantly find myself going back to the thought of my image. I am a teen mom so naturally I dress like a teen even though I am a mother. Today I took my son to burgerking for some quick lunch on a busy day and to play in the playland for the first time. All the other parents are older than me and dressed much different. I wonder what they think of me when I walk in with my little boy. Do they think I'm just his babysitter? I realize times are changing and even older mothers are dressing in the things I like to wear sometimes but I still feel that I'm not taken seriously as a mother because of the way I dress.

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Mar. 6, 2010 at 1:23 AM

It is hard. I was 27 when I got pregnant, older than you, but I was still in my party stage. My son is now 19 months old. I still dress the way I did before and I too wonder what the yuppie yoga mothers thing of me. But you know what? I love my son, he is healthy happy and clean and I am doing a good job if I say so myself. And in the end that is what matters. Not how you dress or your age or anything else, but how much you love and care for your child. Remember that and be confident about it. Confidence is the best accessory you can wear no matter what your style is.

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Mar. 6, 2010 at 2:07 AM

I'm sorry....that actually may be true. Lots of people pass judgement when they shouldn't. If you are a good Mom...don't worry about what others think. And...if you want to be "seen" differently...then dress "up" sometimes and see if people act differently towards you, you know? I'd think that because of your age...no matter how you dress you will still probably look like the sitter...NOT such a bad thing...when you're older, I mean, LOL! :-)

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Mar. 8, 2010 at 12:28 AM

I am 32, wear my harley boots and jeans and harley jacket to pick up my kids at school, I get looks. I don't care. Somedays I wear pajama pants and my harley boots, hair in a bun with no make-up. HAHA! I get looks then too! HA! I don't care.

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