I Was A Teen Mom & Am A Better Person Because Of It

At the age of 17 I became a mother. It was scary & exciting all at once. I had no idea what I was going into, I had just graduated high school, probably like most moms I didn’t have any time to really sit down an think about what I wanted motherhood to look like. I was busy doubling up my school schedule to graduate a year early, working part time, & dealing with the emotional wreck pregnancy left me as – partly due to feeling isolated at school. However, what becoming miss Tahlya’s mom has done for me far outweighs anything I have missed out on because I became a mother so young. Let’s chat about it, and teen moms or young moms, let me know if you agree!

  • Most importantly, my child saved my life. High school was tough on me and I didn’t know if I would make it through. Becoming a mom did a complete 180 on my mindset.
  • I have formed amazing friendships that blossomed from the pure fact that we are both moms!
  • As my child has continued to grow I have had to truly evaluate what I want in life and how I will get there. No sitting around & procrastinating – things must get done even if for nothing other than the benefit of this beautiful soul.

  • I have become a more tolerant and patience human. Granted, I could still use much more work, but becoming a parent kind of forces you to work on these skills.
  • I like children now! Yes, I did not like little human before becoming a mom myself. They always cried around me, I didn’t know how to act around them, they were messy & made me feel awkward. Silly, silly me.
  • I have come to know a love I never even knew existed. And because of that my mind, heart & soul has become so full and I have found a desire to spread that light & love with everyone. And all thanks can be given to a tiny toddler upstairs asleep in her big girl bed clinging onto a blanket I bought on sale at Target.

Motherhood was not something I was prepared for, but who ever truly is – no matter how old? I worry every day if I am doing this right, but when it comes down to it, we are simply doing our best. And well, my little gal is pretty rad. So I must be doing something right. Whatever you’re drinking tonight, cheers. Cheers to us, cheers to our little ones, cheers to love.



  • Heydy 03/02/2017 at 11:23 pm

    Eek!! I’m so proud of you and of us!!! thank you for sharing your teen mom story. I hope The more stories that are told make it easier for other teen moms to share !

  • Larry Fernandez 03/03/2017 at 9:20 am

    I am in tears xoxo. SOOO proud of you! 🙂

  • Christy Bloomquist 03/03/2017 at 9:28 am

    You have no idea who I am but I work with your dad and he forwarded this to me to read. I am so very impressed with your words as I too was a teen mom at the ripe ol age of 17. No matter what has gone on in my life I would never change the fact that I was a teen mom. I believe I am who I am because of not only the struggles but the love of being a mom. Good luck to you and your beautiful daughter.

    • Savanna - Modern Wanderer 04/20/2017 at 9:36 am

      I hate that I am responding so late but when I read this my heart smiled. Thank you for your kind words & congrats to both of us for breaking the stigma!

  • Jillian Donahue 03/03/2017 at 11:13 am

    I forgot about that, you really did hate kids😂awesome read though. ❤

  • Lauryn Hock 03/03/2017 at 12:56 pm

    I love hearing this success story! Thank you for sharing your wisdom and being a strength for those who need it!

    xo, Lauryn

  • Idalis 03/04/2017 at 11:06 pm

    Hi love! So I wasn’t a teen mom when I had my first, but it did save me from myself and the mess that was my life. Love your story. So proud of you for blossoming Intl an amazing human and mother. Tahlya is very lucky!

  • Anonymous 03/06/2017 at 10:28 am

    Thanks for sharing your story. Way to go!



What do you think?

Hey Wanderer!
Be in the know about new posts/projects & receive extended content on the subjects I post about (simplicity, wellness, holistic living, natural products, spirituality, travel) Just fill out the form below and you're in!
No spam, pinky promise.