I'm a young mom too! How do you deal with the looks and comments?!
Oh man. It’s hard at first because you want to tell everyone who gives you the dirty eye to fuck off, but as I mature I just let it go. You can’t win every battle. People will always have an opinion of you. You cannot please everybody and not everybody will like you. People will already have a preconceived notion of you based on the simple fact that you became a mother at such a young age. They will stereotype you and think that you’re like Jenelle from Teen Mom 2. The best advice I can give you is to just do you. Seriously. Focus on your school, work, and raising your child. Strive to be a better mother each day. Trust me people will start to take notice! When you focus solely on bettering yourself and raising your children it shows.
Why did you choose the name "Chronicles of a Young Mother"?
To be honest I looked and shopped around lots of different domains and most were already taken. Although they weren’t being used they were for sale and they were too expensive for me to purchase. I like the word chronicles it reminds of The San Francisco Chronicles and “Young Mother” well because I’m a young mom!
But you're not going to be a "young" mom forever?
I’m not going to change my blog name even when I’m older. I’ll always be defined as a “young mother” because I had my children at 18 and 20 years old. I’ll be that mom at my kids graduation that everyone mistakes me as their aunt or sister. 🙂 I’ll always be able to relate to the teen/young moms even in the future generations because I’ve been there I know what that is like.
How old are you?
I’m 23 (’90’s baby! Proud millennial!) My partner, David, is 17 years older than me. 😀
I am a Latina (light olive colored skin). I am warm toned with yellow undertones. My skin is more on the oily side, but combo in the winter. I love Mario Badescu and Boscia skincare products! I normally wear MAC prolong wear NW 20 in the winter and NW 25 in the summer. I have brown eyes, so I tend to stick to cool toned eye shadows.
I am 5’11 with a “35 inseam. I’ve got some long legs! I weigh 120 lbs, and although I am very thin most times I wear shirts in a size medium.
What hair extensions do you wear?
Luxy Hair extensions in the color Mocha Brown. You can use my coupon code LUXYVIV for $$$ off any luxie set.
What camera do you use?
I have a DSLR Nikon, but it’s really old and needs a new lens which are super costly. So I ended up buying a Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens. I love it! It’s lightweight and not bulky like a DSLR camera and takes great quality photos.