MTV's Teen Mom has many, many bad stories. From Jenelle Evans to Amber Portwood and beyond, there are more bad stories than good ones. But Farrah Abraham is one of the best examples of how teen motherhood does NOT have to ruin one's life.
For a long time, it seemed like Farrah was the least into motherhood of her peers, but once she got on board, she did so in a very good way. She has been brave enough to confront her grief over the death of Sophia's dad and to deal with her mother and their relationship. She went back to school, tried to keep up with her dreams, and generally devoted herself to being a good mom and making a good future. She is even an entrepreneur with her own hot sauce. Is it any wonder the young mom would say she feels like she is 38?
The fact is, she is doing really well.
It has been a long road, but it is for any mom. Farrah has impressed me with her devotion to maintaining a good relationship with her daughter while also furthering her education. Even Maci, who is another teen mom success story, hasn't done as well in this (she dropped a semester of classes).
When you have kids on the young end, it can feel like you are a bit older. I was much older than Farrah when I had my first at 29, but in my area of the country, I was on the younger end of things, so I relate.
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There is no shame in feeling older as long as Farrah also gets to be 21, too. It's important that she lets off steam and makes silly mistakes and hangs out with her friends, too. That way when she is 35, she won't look back and feel like her entire youth was spent acting older.
That said, Farrah is a shining example that not all teen moms end up like Jenelle Evans or Amber Portwood. She has worked very hard to get where she is and she represents the best of what a person can do when they are highly motivated, smart, and focused on the right things.
It isn't all teen mom bashing! Sometimes credit is due, too!
Do you think Farrah is doing well?
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