The Life of a “Younger” Momma

Being a momma is the best job there is. And it helps when your kiddos are the cutest human beings in the world! Since I was little I wanted to have kids. I knew I was destined to be a momma and raise little babies. In my mind I always thought I would be married for at least a year before my husband and I would start trying for kids.

But God had a different plan for me.

I graduated college, and literally two days after found out I was pregnant with our first. Then 7 months after she was born, God was like yeah that’s not enough. I try to think what He was thinking in that point of my life. Like, “You just got the hang of this, so let me throw ya another.” Or, “Oh it won’t be THAT hard, you got this.”

All jokes aside it was probably more like, “I’m going to give your heart twice as much joy, you just wait and see.”

Now that my children are little tots now, I think about how freakin’ awesome it is to be a younger momma. I’m 25 [26 in April!!] and will be in my early 40’s when they graduate high school. So that’s pretty cool 😎. And hopefully my sweet hubby and I will be around for a long while and see our great-grandbabies grow up! Man would that be a blessing!

Also, now that my kiddos are tots, I’m exhausted y’all. I might be younger but I don’t feel like it sometimes. My joints hurt, I can barely hold my eyes open most days and I’m pretty positive I strained my back yesterday stretching in bed…..for real.

We live in military housing so we are surrounded by young families. It’s not considered “abnormal” to see a 20 year with 2 kiddos [side note…you go girl!]. But when we go out into town, I get looks sometimes when I’m trying to calm my babies down in public. Or just taking my littles to the park I see older mommas look at me funny. It’s totally a thing! Even comments like, “Oh wow you have TWO kids?” and “I wasn’t even thinking about kids when I was 25.” Which is cool! Just a tad condescending and a little annoying, but I’m used to it. I’m sure y’all can relate!

Whether you’re 18, 23, or 34, being a momma is tiring. It’s trying on your body and your mind. I feel beyond my years sometimes because of the things I deal with on a day-to-day basis. I’m not complaining, I wouldn’t trade anything in my life for the world.

People talk about how becoming a parent has “changed you”. Uhh yeah. Of course it changes you! It ages you. You pop out a person and you’re responsible for a whole ‘nother life! It makes you grow up real quick! It also gives you a better appreciation for life. At least, it did for me.

Mommas that are a little older than me used to be extremely intimidating. And I’m not quite sure why. Maybe we put so much thought into age. We think women who are older would be better moms or might know more about motherhood because they’ve simply been on this earth longer. But that’s just simply not true. Any woman, any age, can be an amazing mother. All it takes is that first warm touch from your sweet baby. And it’s like a light switches on.

So I guess my point is, don’t let anyone tell you you’re too young to be a momma. A good momma. It’s scary and a little overwhelming but YOU CAN DO IT. Your 20s are the best years of your life right?! Mine definitely are 🙂 I get to spend them watching my beautiful babies grow! God has blessed me in unimaginable ways in my 25 years of life! And I couldn’t be happier! 🙂

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23 Comments

  1. I love this post! I’m a few years older than you, but had my first at 24, and just had my second right after my 28th birthday. I love that I’ll be in my 40’s when they graduate, and that I still have the energy to keep up with them. Although, you’re right, it doesn’t matter how young you are…motherhood is TIRING! Adorable pictures and great post 🙂

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  2. I also started my family at 25! I only have one toddler though, so kudos to you. I can barely keep up some days. Lol. I find this post interesting because at 25, at least where I am, people are questioning you if you don’t have kids haha!

    I do find that many older women tend to give unsolicited, traditional, dated advice. Sometimes it’s helpful, other times I decide that I’m going to try things differently. Don’t let other’s people opinions and comments ever get you down. Enjoy those babies! 🙂

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    1. Everyone has different experiences and I love hearing about them! Especially when it deals with being a momma. I’ll gladly take any advice! It’s just the judgement that gets me 🙂 enjoy your baby too! Thanks for reading!

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  3. I can relate ! I’m 41 and my two kids are soon to be 21 and 23. The dynamics of the parent relationship is interesting because your still young raising adults! I was a teen parent and it had its ups and downs but wouldn’t change a thing !

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  4. Love your post. I wish I was a young mommy. Lol. I had my first at 31 and I wish I had started sooner. You know older mommy’s shouldn’t be intimidating. They are probably looking at you because they wish they were younger because most people associate youngness with more energy. Your family is so cute. You rock mommy!

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  5. Girl, I feel this! I was a mom at 18! I got all kinds of looks and it really damaged my self esteem for a while. I spent so many years trying to “prove myself” somehow that I didn’t get to really be myself. It wasn’t my plan but, God had a plan! I think its much less common today to marry and start a family young but, it used to be the norm. Blessings to you & yours!:)

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    1. It just gives you wisdom! I think I find myself thinking that way too sometimes. But what I’ve learned is the best thing you can do is enjoy your babies. Love them like nothing else matters and then nothing else matters! You are awesome momma! God bless! 🙂

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