Why We Love Being Early Mamas

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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 β€” 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

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Reason #2: More energy

Reason #3: No ticking biological clock

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Reason #4: More time with grandparents

Reason #5: An early empty nest

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Reason #6: Less lifestyle adjustment

Reason #7: More babies!

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Reason #8: A resilient body

Reason #9: Fertility

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Reason #10: Less pregnancy complications

Reason #11: Grandchildren

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Reason #12: Sharing accomplishments

Reason #13: Refocused goals; refueled ambition

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Reason #14: The youth culture advantage

Reason #15: Your kids (ultimately) prefer it

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Reason #16: Always "the young one"

Reason #17: Life through their eyes

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Reason #18: Non-sexy Halloween (+ more exciting holidays)

Reason #19: Always the expert

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Reason #20: Better paths