'16 and Pregnant' Recap: Devon Proves a Dad Does Matter

There is rarely such a thing as an "uplifting" episode of 16 & Pregnant, but if there were such a thing, Devon's episode might be it. Sure, she is young and naive and she has no interest in feeling any pain, but hey, moms twice her age feel the same way, and honestly, there were many good things with her, too.

She is motivated. She is still together with her boyfriend. She has a supportive family. Her boyfriend is actually motivated, smart, and loving. He actually wants to be a dad.

We can sit here and say a mom can raise a baby on her own, but when push comes to shove, it's just a happier story when the dad isn't a complete low life deadbeat, isn't it?


Because Devon has a good man, she can focus on her studies and on her baby in a more mature way. She is able to be a better mom because she has help.

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Of course, it isn't just her boyfriend that makes her story a little happier. Devon also is realistic about all the challenges of motherhood. She was no starry eyed idiot about it. Her own sister went through it, too.

She says she knew what she would be giving up as a teen mom and knowing is half the battle to being a good one. The people who run into trouble are the ones who think having a baby will be just like babysitting or having a really cute doll.

Devon knows what she gave up, but she also knows what she has to look forward to. With her job, her man, and her education all seemingly under control, my guess is she will be one of the few happy endings from this season.

This is set in sharp contrast to the scenes from next week's season finale. Whoa Nellie. That looks depressing. Hang on guys. Tears are coming.

Do you think Devon was a good mom?


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