'Teen Mom' Chelsea Houska Wants to Prove You Wrong About Young Moms

Chelsea HouskaWith Teen Mom officially over, the four girls from MTV's first ever series profiling teenage mothers get to fade back into oblivion, or at least back away from the criticism. But with Teen Mom 2 about to start its third season, that's put even more pressure on stars like Chelsea Houska, Kailyn Lowry, Leah Calvert, and Jenelle Evans to defend why they're on TV.

It's only natural that Chelsea, the South Dakota mom who seems best at avoiding the attention of the media, would step into the defender role. Aubree's mom shared with The Stir what it's like when her co-stars are wrapped up in scandal and why she's even more determined to keep the cameras rolling on her life.

On the way the media portrays Teen Mom:

I feel like the media is really harsh always. I think people in general think when you're a teen mom, you can't be a good mom. That is completely untrue. They're just judgemental and they put you down before they know you.

On her co-stars' mistakes:

It's frustrating because people already have this stereotype, so I mean, I guess ... it's just frustrating is the only way I can describe it.

It's good that MTV shows that because it happens to a lot of girls. They just show every possibility or scenario.

On her relationship with her co-stars:

We all have different lives and stuff, but we all do have one thing in common. We all did have kids when we were young. We're all really close, all of us, even though we have such different lives. We are so close and support each other completely. 

If someone's not making the right choices, we're still there for them to guide them or just be there for them if they need some advice.

On why she stays on the show despite the criticism:

Because people say you can't be a good mom when you're young, I want to prove people wrong, like, look, yes, yes you can!

Aubree's a wonderful child, and she's fun and she's so cute, and that's from me. How can you say that you can't be a good parent just because you're young?

Do you see good mothering on this show?

Find out why Chelsea thinks it's OK that she gets help from her parents with her daughter.


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curly... curlygirl31

Her haircolor looks like crap

nhamp... nhampton401

Yes because we should all bash her for her hair color. *sarcasm* I think Chelsea is a great mom. I think anyone who has a child young should be commended for trying to be the best mom they can be. I had my first child 11 days after my 20th birthday. He changed my life forever and I wouldn't have it any other way. Some of the teen moms need some guidance but they're learning in this also..give them a break.

jalaz77 jalaz77

I see a couple of those girls getting a ton of help. It's nice for family to help but they are in no way independent.

nonmember avatar amy

She gets all her money from her parents and MTV. That's why the show is ridiculous - most teen moms (or any moms for that matter) aren't pulling the kind of money MTV pays these girls. They want to stay on TV because it's making them rich.

nonmember avatar Taylor

I am a teenage mother. I got pregnant at 17. I am a great mother and everybody tells me so.( Regardless of hair color) and i get a lot of help from my parents. That doesnt make me dependent or a bad mother. Chelsea and Leah and Kaylin are all good mothers.

linzemae linzemae

I love her haircolor. A lot better than the blonde!

Carmen Schoen

Chelsea is one of the moms on that show that seems to be doing well. People like Jenelle Evans give young mothers a bad name. I was 18 when I got pregnant with my son and its deffinately hard, especially if the father isn't involved with your child. People are so judgemental, but you know what? You raise a child for life and the young mother in question is already going through enough without people being jugemental. I think some moms have alot harder time with it because you go from being a teenager w/no responsibilities to being a mother overnight with a huge lifetime commitment. Its very hard and alot of people just don't understand.

Amanda Pearce

I was a young mom.  I had my daughter when I was 19 (pregnant while I was 18).  She is healthy, happy, and incredibly smart.  So young mothers get a bad rep, and it really needs to stop.

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