Young Mamahood

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real life as a stay at home mom

So as some of you may know I am a fairly young mom. I was 22 when I had my baby. Was my pregnancy planned… not at all. Do I wish I had waited to become a mom…ABSOLUTELY NOT!! Being a young mom has many perks. For one thing I’m able to keep up with my very active little girl on little sleep… (my college days helped prepare me for that.) Also when she’s 20 I will still be young!! Haha

Now, I would be lying if I didn’t say that being a young mom has its challenges. I sometimes loose my patience and I do occasionally miss going out with my friends. And yes I do miss being able to sleep in until whenever I want. The first few months of motherhood for me were probably the hardest. Between getting no sleep, problems breastfeeding and feeling very overwhelmed I wondered how in the world am I ever going to be able to take care of this little human. Honestly, it took me a while to really get the hang of being a mom.

From the second I met my little one I was madly in love, but it took a few weeks for my mom instincts to come in. Just a year before becoming a mom I was still in college and relied heavily on my parents. So needless to say once I had my baby I felt beyond overwhelmed and questioned what I got myself into. I felt alone many times especially since I am a stay at home mom. I had always dreamed of being able to stay at home with my kids and thankfully I am able to do so now. Still, being a stay at home mom can get lonely and sometimes even a little boring. Like the shirt says, laundry, no sleep, repeat… and being a stay at home is a constant repeat.

Many times I wondered to myself am I the only one who feels this way? There has to be other moms who sometimes get lonely and bored. Thankfully, I was able to find some awesome mamas like myself that have helped me feel inspired and let me know that I am not alone. Being a mom has its challenges and being a young mom has even more challenges, but in the end you are not alone! Motherhood is a journey and kind of like a roller coaster ride. It’s exciting, nerve racking, breath taking, exhausting, and even sometimes repetitive, but you are not on this roller coaster alone. Enjoy the ride while it last.

Okay so the pink hair… basically I’ve always wanted pink hair and was never really brave enough to just go for it. Now, as a new mama I’ve finally gained more confidence in myself and was able to just do it! Why not do a little pink while I’m still young and while my daughter is still unaware. Life’s too short why not have a little fun?!

**The shirt above is from a mama that has inspired me, the awesome Malyn Logic. She is a young, vibrant, funny mama with a blog. She doesn’t sugar coat Mamahood in the slightest and with her three adorable kiddos she keeps it real. Malyn recently opened her own clothing shop and has the cutest shirts for all mamas. So if you haven’t done so yet definitely go check her out!!*

 

With love,

Maeve

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    Anissa
    February 29, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    I can totally relate to you. I had my first child at 20 and was only in my secons year of college. I spent my 21st birthday at the cheesecake factory with an infant vs my other friend who finally became legal and went to the clubs. But as you said I wouldnt change a thing about the order that things happened in my life. Having my daughter at a young age motivated me so much.

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      everydaymaeve@gmail.com
      March 3, 2016 at 6:59 pm

      Wow! That sounds like a lot of similar instance I’ve had. Lol but so happy to hear that I’m not the only feeling this way! Thanks so much for commenting. 🙂

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