Calling All Young Moms Out There!
Young moms, are you tired, are you lonely, do you just need to feel like someone understands what you're going through? Well, you've come to the right place!
You are constantly going through new experiences that sometimes your older, more experienced counterparts don't deal with, or at least not so much anymore. They've been there, done that, and they don't usually let you forget it!
Being a young mom is rewarding yet challenging. If you are on your first baby, then everything is brand new and special- you probably are documenting every second of your childs life. You are likely taking tons of pictures, lots of video, and writing in the baby book daily, if not hourly. And you very creative mamas are no doubt scrapbooking your hearts out.
If you are able to do these things, I highly recommend it. Sometimes we have good intentions, only to return to work or have more children and before you know it, you're not able to keep up on the documenting like you used to.
I always had trouble with that. As a new mom, when I had the choice to either write about the baby or hold the baby, I always chose the latter. I got behind in the filling out of the baby book, then I would become frustrated trying to play catch up with all the record keeping and first happenings. With each new little one I was able to get less and less of the book filled out. My baby number four didn't even have a baby book!
If I could start over again, I would definitely try to be more organized in my memory keeping. But I still think I would choose holding the baby over writing about him.
A very positive side to being young is that you usually have a tremendous amount of energy, sometimes even enough to keep up with your little one! You often handle sleep deprivation better than older moms do, and are somehow able to keep going and keep it together.
Young moms are sometimes still very into socializing, which can be good or bad. If you have a true support system of friends that value your role as a mom and are there to encourage you, then that's great. Sometimes though our friends, especially those without kids of their own, tend to make us want to spend more time away from our new family than we ought to. Now don't get me wrong, every mom deserves and needs a break. Just make sure it's truly a break and not a constant source of escape.
Motherhood is definitely the most overwhelming and stressful job you will ever have, but it's also the one that will bring you the greatest joy and satisfaction.
So young moms, enjoy this stage of your life while you're in it, because before you know it, you'll be one of those older moms!
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