I started a series called "Why I Love Being an Early Mama" about 6 months ago, to list some of the benefits of choosing this earlier-than-the-norm path. We all know the drawbacks — drilled in from a society that says our young relationships will never last, and that we'll never accomplish anything.
I wanted to create a series of reasons to help young pregnant women feel excited rather than stressed. For new young moms to feel confident rather than ashamed. For all of us to be inspired by the positive, rather than weighed down by the negative.
I'll continue to update as the ideas come to me (and please feel free to share yours!), but here are the first 20 reasons to love being a 20-something mom:
Reason #1: 10 more years with my children
Reason #20: Better paths