After she became a mom at 18, Rachel Wagner changed her life.
I have a special place in my heart for young moms. I wasn’t a teen mother, but I had my first daughter earlier in life than I ever expected, going through my senior year of college pregnant and giving birth just a week after I graduated. I’ve collected a strong community of other young moms around me going through the experience of motherhood because they understand what it’s like to try to combine being a mom with building a life for yourself and your baby.
I find young mothers to be inspiring, because they are some of the strongest women that I know. They have to go through a lot of life in a little bit of time, specifically usually less than 9 months, and that’s not an easy thing to do. Being a young mom means growing up as best you can, while trying to raise your child, and figure out what is best for both of you. Contrary to what many people think, young motherhood is not failing in life — it can be about celebrating the best of life. And young mom is a great example of how a mother can create both a life for her baby and herself, in a very inspiring way.
At 18-years-old she was already a mom to two babies and was able to build her life doing something no one saw coming.