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post #1 of 358
Thread Starter 
Certainly all due respect goes out to all Mamas of every kind, but I think that there are certain challenges and stigmas that younger moms face (say, under 25 or so..) and I was just wondering if any other young mommas out there wanted to start a tribe
post #2 of 358
Oh me, me, me!
I'm a young mama, I'm 20.
post #3 of 358
Thread Starter 
Oh, great! Well, hi My name is Carolyn, I have a beautiful DD born 01/09/08and I am 20 as well, nice to meet you!
post #4 of 358
I'm in! My name is Gina and I'm 20. I have a DD born 12/9/07 & a surprise due 4/19/09.
post #5 of 358
I'd like to join in! My daughter was born on May 6th 2008 and I'm 20. Just curious, where is everyone from?

I grew up in the San Francisco bay area but after marrying my husband who's in the military, we've been everywhere. Currently, we're in South Korea.

post #6 of 358
I'm pretty sure there used to be a really young mamas tribe, but I can't find it right now.

Anyway, I'm a 21 year old mama to an almost two year old daughter. We live in IL.
post #7 of 358
Thread Starter 
Well, I'm from Southern New Hampshire. Crunchygina, our girls are exactly one month apart! Coming up fast on that one-year mark, huh? :
post #8 of 358
I'm from SW OH.

I can't believe my little girl is going to be 1 soon! Less than 2 weeks!
post #9 of 358
I know it says it under my user name but I'll say it anyways[incase someone didn't see?], I'm from Las Vegas.
Its nice there are young mama's on here!
post #10 of 358
i am 21. ds was born 2/08/08 .. we are in fairfax. va!
post #11 of 358
Thread Starter 
I agree, It's awesome to see so many young moms on here. It seems sometimes like every other mom out there is in her late 20s, 30s or 40s. It's so overwhelming at times because although we have the common bond of motherhood, I feel like there is this constant ... gap between us, I don't know if that is there due to the age and 'life experience' difference or if it's my imagination or what! Anyone else feel the same way?
post #12 of 358
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Originally Posted by RaelynsMama View Post
I agree, It's awesome to see so many young moms on here. It seems sometimes like every other mom out there is in her late 20s, 30s or 40s. It's so overwhelming at times because although we have the common bond of motherhood, I feel like there is this constant ... gap between us, I don't know if that is there due to the age and 'life experience' difference or if it's my imagination or what! Anyone else feel the same way?
one of the biggest things i notice is that people automatically assume it was an accident (mine was but they don't know that) that you are single (i am not married but i am with DSs daddy) and that you will not be having children anytime soon...

oo and that you have no idea what you are doing.. or what to expect.. i love the 'oh you'll see' see what you ding dong my kids older then yours.
post #13 of 358
I agree with that. I was in a SAHM group in my area and felt so out of place b/c I was the youngest by almost 10 years. It didn't matter that I was married with planned both babies. I feel as though I usually have more in common with older moms than with moms my age (atleast the ones I know personally), the older moms just don't really want to get to know me.
post #14 of 358
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post #15 of 358
I'm a young mama. I'm 23 and just had my first. I can relate to feeling out of place with older moms. It's unexplanable, 'cause I never felt out of place when with older friends... and my boyfriend is 10 years older than me lol.
post #16 of 358
i also feel sort of out of place with people my age now. i am at a different place in my life and have different values... something about that mommy thing really changes you. they don't get the way i parent or why... and they think they are experts.. i think thats pretty normal.. everyone always thinks they are an expert until you actually have to do it.

it doesn't help that a lot of the moms i know that are my age absolutely should not be moms. they give all young moms a bad name.. and the ones i know that are older then me are really mainstream.. we have very different values.

ChrunchyGina i noticed you are a SAHM.. so am i ... is anyone else?
post #17 of 358
I'm going to be 23 next week. My first baby is due sometime near Christmas! :

I have a lot of friends who are also (or were) young mamas. Though I think my family thinks I'm weird for starting my family now.

I also look much younger than I am. I could easily pass for a high school student. A little while ago a lady at Wal-Mart gave me a really dirty look. I guess she thought I was a teen mom or something (probably doesn't help that my wedding rings won't fit on my swollen fingers).

ETA: Not that I think teen moms deserve dirty looks! She was being snotty regardless of my age and marital status.

ETA: I wish I had started my family sooner.
post #18 of 358
Hi ladies, just sneaking in here for support. I'm not really a young momma anymore (shhhhh), but I was and know how hard it can be (and, of course, how great it can be) and know all about the comments, struggles and successes.
post #19 of 358
1littlebit I definately relate to people thinking you are unmarried and the baby was an accident. I am married and my daughter was planned!

I dont seem to fit in with my younger friends anymore and I feel really weird at play dates with the older moms. I do have one mom that I get along with she is older, I think 28-ish, she has tattoos and stuff and her husband is a Dj so thats cool.

I'm a SAHM. I think its hard for people to accept the idea that I'm young, married, have a house, and we make it work so I can stay home. Now as hard as it is for people to understand all that its even harder for people to get eating healthy, AP parenting, and things like knitting and sewing, that just blows their mind
post #20 of 358
I'm also a SAHM.
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