Any teen/young mothers?

  1. I was just wondering if there was any young or teen mothers on this board? I am 19 and I have a 4 (in March) year old and a 18 month old.
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  3. by   peaceful2100
    I am now 23 and have a 5 year old daughter. I had her when I was 17 closer to 18. I believe there are a few other young mothers or those who have been. If you want to e-mail me feel free to do so my e-mail is peaceful2100@aol.com
  4. by   Heather A.
    Hi-

    I am 24 with a seven year old daughter and a 2 year old son.
    Do I still qualify as a young mother?

    Heather
  5. by   ShandyLynnRN
    I was a mother at 19, when I entered nursing school... I'm 26 now, with an almost 7 year old.
  6. by   tattooednursie
    I'm not eady or a kid. I can't affor one right now, and I don't think I would be a very good mother yet. I do love kids, but I think I would be a very lax mother, letting my kids run wild. Other people would have to tell me to watch my children I'm sure. So, I think it's best for me not to have any. My worst nightmare right now, with my schedual and everything, is to become pregnant.

    Plus, there are NO hot guys in this town LOL.
  7. by   Lausana
    I had my son at 19.5 although I was out of school so I didn't quite feel as young, I'm amazed by you guys & a close friend of mine who did it even younger than me! I'm proud to say I've survived and am almost 22

    Congrats on starting school! You've done good
  8. by   chelli73
    Hello all! Kay, check this out: I had my daughter at 15yrs old and two more sons came along by the time I was 18yrs old! (Right around the time I decided I wanted to be a nurse) I never even set foot in a highschool, but I never stopped reading, writing, or LEARNING. Their father and I had our own apt at 16 and 19, he is 33 now and I will be 30, we have grown apart to say the least. (We were together for over 10 years, though--a couple of them good I got my GED at 23yrs old with NO GED classes, just my own studying. I then went on to CNA school, which I passed with flying colors, I am now enrolled in my 2nd semester in a very challenging ADN program, and I will never give up until I have my Master's in Nursing--so you are not alone, and you can do anything you want if you try hard enough!!!!! I am living proof.

    By the way, my kids are great, 14,12, and 10 and PROUD of their mommy! Their father is an alchoholic/addict so we set him loose into the wild where he probably won't make it--but I did the best I could for him and my family. My mother and father were both addicts--I never had the urge to touch the stuff, because I knew I had alot of work to do to make up for the struggles I brought upon myself at such a young age!!!! Take care of yourself, be strong and love yourself and children, everything works out OK in the long run!!!!! Bye! M.
  9. by   cakarol
    chelli73

    Thanks for sharing. A triumph such is your is very inspiring. I am a single, 23 yo mother of a 2 year old. I am lucky enough to have a wonderful family who lets me live with them and watch my precious little one while working and going to school. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed and wonder how I am going to make it another 16 months...my situation is "cake" compared to so many others...

    ~Claire
  10. by   KAYfutureLPN
    Wow chelli73! I agree with Claire!
    I didn't think there was that many mothers on this board that had their kids young but I was wrong. It sure is great seeing that everyone is furthering their education and setting a good example for their children.
    we rock!
  11. by   larae09
    I am 23 yo, will be 24 on the 20th. I have 3 children, a 7 yo girl, 2yo boy and a 5 week old boy and I am in my 2nd semester of nursing! It can be done!! Good Luck!

    Suzanne
  12. by   camkib
    Originally posted by chelli73
    [BI am now enrolled in my 2nd semester in a very challenging ADN program, and I will never give up until I have my Master's in Nursing--[/B]
    Very encouraging!!

    I became a mother at the age of 17, I'm 31 now and I too won't give up until I have my MSN.

    I applaud all the young mothers here...

    Believe in yourselves and watch your dreams become reality.

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