BUT. With buckets of love and a great sense of humour to boot, I have a different attitude towards any misguided judgment or criticism these days.
I’ve found my mojo with this young parenting gig and have my feet and head solidly in place with where I want to go and who I am. Because I’m whole heartedly proud of what I stand for.
It’s true that no matter who the group in society is, there are always a minority who may fit the negative stereotype. But I can’t help but wonder how many in that minority could go on and do great things if we were just a bit kinder to them and more supportive of helping those who need it. People have a funny way of living up to their expectations of themselves and the labels we give them.
“Kindness costs nothing. Sprinkle that sh*t everywhere.”
The Birth Of Baby Mamas
Despite my rebellious streak in life, going against the grain and popping out TWO babies by twenty-two like it ain’t no thang, I did start to feel a little battered. I was hopeful and ambitious but learnt to carry the teeny tiniest bit of self doubt.
I really needed to connect to someone I could relate to and went searching online for hope. I needed proof that there were other young mothers out there who went on to achieve their dreams after having kids at a young age.
I wanted to hear that it was possible to go back to studying and further my education. I wanted to hear some kick-arse story about a young Mum who was told she’d fail at life and went on to create a successful business/forge her own amazing career path/ shove it to the haters in a loving way just by doing great things with her life, with her babies by her side.
I struggled to find what I was looking for so I decided to create it. And most importantly I decided to live it.
I knew I wasn’t the only young Mum who needed that reassurance from time to time. And the power of community and connection to others in the same boat as you is phenomenal and so important to have when you feel isolated or alone.
Click here to read about some inspiring young mothers studying or working around raising their children.
It was a long pregnancy and a seriously long labour. But Baby Mamas was finally born. And it’s here for you and exists just for you. This is your baby. And with it I plan on reaching every Baby Mama around the world.