Lourdes Leon Won't Be Living With Mom Madonna Much Longer (PHOTO)​

madonnaSeems like it was just yesterday that Madonna announced she was expecting her first child with personal trainer Carlos Leon. But believe it or not, this spring, the Material Girl's eldest daughter, Lourdes, is now 17 years old and graduating high school! Oh, how time flies!

Just look how much she's grown up!


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Crazy, right?

Madge's daughter recently penned a new blog post on the website for Material Girl, a clothing line that she designs with her mom. She joked about how her sense of style has evolved over her four years of high school; she had to go through an "awkward time of 'trying stuff out' to figure out what I liked wearing best," and she's nervous about the future, writing:

I was so excited about ‘being done with school’ and now that I’m actually done I’m like clammy and sweating and nervous because ... WHAT?!?!

Aww! Goes to show that although she may be a superstar's kid -- one who has her own business, nonetheless! -- she's just like most teens. They may feel like they're ready to flee the nest one minute, but in the end, they really do still need mom's support. (Case in point: Last fall, Lourdes brought Madge with her for a tour of the University of Michigan -- her mom's alma mater!) 

Ultimately, this huge turning point is one we may get weepy about, but it's a time for celebration, as well. We should encourage our teens to embrace moving forward, to see the next chapter of their lives as exciting, full of promise. Even if there are some sniffles and nervous, sweaty moments along the way!

How have you handled seeing your teen grow up?


Images via Wikimedia & Material Girl

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