Recommended Reading

Looking for more? Here's some additional writing I've done beyond Early Mama: 

Unplanned pregnancy? 

10 Things I Want You To Know About Your Unplanned Pregnancy via

What To Expect When You're Young and Expecting via

21 Steps to Surviving an Unplanned Pregnancy via

Unexpected Lessons From My Unplanned Pregnancy via

How Could You Get Yourself Knocked Up? via

What To Expect When You're Not Expecting To Be Expecting via Disney Baby

15 Life Lessons I Learned From my Unplanned Pregnancy via

8 Ways Your Body Changes After Having a Baby That No One Tells You About via

How To Prepare For Motherhood in 17 Simple Steps via


Feeling insecure, lonely, or scared?:

You're Too Young To Have A Baby via

3 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Young, Scared, Pregnant Self via

No I'm Not His Babysitter, I'm Just a Younger Mom via

The Truth About Finding Yourself as a 20-Something Mom via

Everything You Don't Need For a New Baby via

6 Things Society Says You Need Before Having Kids—and Why They're Wrong via

8 Signs You're Ready For a Baby via

Why Getting Pregnant in your 20s Could Be Good for your Career via

Job Hunting While Pregnant: Did I Commit Career Suicide? via

7 Hidden Perks of Being a Young Mom via

Student Moms Don't Just Breastfeed; They Do The Impossible via

The Biggest Myth of Motherhood via

Young Moms Need Support, Not Shame via


In a young relationship?

No Baggage! And 9 Other Perks Of Getting Married Really Young via

Messy Finances! And 10 Other Challenges Of Getting Married Young via

15 Marriage Vows I Should Have Made To My Husband via

10 Signs You're in a Codependent Relationship via Thought Catalog

6 Hard-To-Break Habits of Chronically Unhappy Wives via

8 Brutally Honest Marriage Truths I Learned From My Therapist via


More reading suggestions:

The Weight of Motherhood via

Dear Kid: You're Raising Me Too via

42 Things We Need To Tell Our Kids via

What It Really Means To Be a Little Boy's Mama via

Motherhood Gave Me Something Way Better Than Happiness via

The Day the Dandelions Stop Coming via

How Loving My Child Finally Helped Me Love Myself via

15 Promises To My Son via

The Challenges of Raising a Good Man via

25 Lessons For My Son Before Manhood via

Birth Trauma: The Silent Struggle New Moms Face via

Parents: Take All The Photos via

Are 20-Something Unwed Moms the New Teen Moms? via CNN