day after v-day/things i have learned as a young mom

For the past hour and a half, Brooks has been crying non-stop. He is literally the best baby, ever. Buuuut he does fight sleep worse than giraffes fight each other (you should google a video of giraffe neck fighting— that’s hilarious). Nights like these can get rough because Hunter and I get a short fuse with each other because we have nothing else to take our frustration out on. Not saying this is a healthy thing, but it’s reality.

Throughout this trying, but unbelievably amazing experience, I have learned a lot about life while becoming a mother at such a young age.

  • There’s a lot more to life than the guy/girl that doesn’t show enough interest in you/doesn’t see your true worth. Eventually, you’re going to find a man/woman who sees you for everything amazing that you are, and just maybe, you’ll be blessed enough to start a family with him/her
  • When you become a mother, you discover a new, unconditional love. Not only for your child but for the person that you made that child with as well.
  • God really does have a plan of His own, and guess what? The little plan you’ve had since you were five-years-old? That doesn’t matter. I promise you this though, His plan is much better than yours.
  • Sometimes crazy things happen in life to keep you or get you out of bad situations.
  • Communication is the key to any relationship. Especially one involving a child.
  • STOP CARING ABOUT WHAT EVERYONE ELSE THINKS! You’re going to piss everyone off at one point or another, this includes your best friend, your mom, your child, even your spouse. While that does suck having the people you love most angry at you, it sucks a lot worse to bottle up everything you want and desire to say and/or do.
  • Life is too short to wait. Dye your hair pink, it’ll go back to your natural color eventually. Get that nose piercing, you can take it out if you don’t like it. Fall in love with that person, there’s nothing quite like getting your heart broken once or twice to find the right one.
  • Breathing through your mouth & not your nose is the key to surviving dirty diapers.
  • I asked Hunter what he has learned: “I don’t deal well with crying.”
  • Sometimes you just have to laugh to keep from crying
  • A backbone is a top necessity when you have a child. I lack this, and people know that therefore they run over me when it comes to my child. You have to learn how to stand up for yourself and your child. You have to stop worrying about being rude. If you do not want someone to hold your child simply because you do not like them, you are the parent, just grow a pair and say “No, you cannot hold him/her”. It’s not like they can take your baby from you.
  • Red lipstick is super difficult to get off of a baby.
  • There is nothing quite like being a parent, it is the best role you can be given.


  1. Hi, my name is Laken Maxwell and I go to Bowdon. You probably don’t remember, but I met you once at a birthday party with Gladys when we were younger. All I can remember is that you came off very smart at such a young age and I was very impressed. And when I found out that you had gotten pregnant, I began following your story through instagram. And let me just tell you, I’m inspired. I love how much your family supported you, I suppose, with the baby shower, maternity pictures, and the wedding. I love that you’re still working your butt off to go to college with a newborn and new marriage. And I just think that you have really set a good example to teen moms all around. Many young girls in Bowdon have gotten pregnant recently, but they drop out of school and don’t continue their dreams. I think it’s amazing what you’re doing. Don’t listen to the negativity, because what happens, happens. God planned this for your life and all of it is inevitable whether you like it or not. And I just think more young teens should handle the situation more like you. I love to read your blogs and see pictures of little Brooks. And I just pray that God continues to bless you in your everyday life as a teen mom! And sorry this is so lengthy- I really enjoy writing too lol!

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    1. Thank you so so much Laken, and yes I️ do remember you! This comment, and every comment, means so so much to me. Thank you especially for the prayers. I️ can use all I️ can get. That you so much for the encouraging words 💗


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