Young Mom Natasha Isenhower tells us about her life as a loving mom. Meet this sweet family of young parents and cute kids!
Tell us about yourself and your family:
We’re an average family, just a bit younger. I recently turned 20 and my fiance is 21. We’re a family of five, just trying to figure out how to keep us all together and happy. The oldest of the three boys is actually my step son, but I love him as if he were my own flesh and blood. I’m a stay at home mom and my fiance works full time to support us. We often forget how young we are, because we live such a calm and ʺboringʺ life compared to everyone else our ages.
What were your biggest concerns when you first found out you were pregnant? How did you handle it?
My biggest concern was that I didn’t know if I was worthy of being someone’s mother. I was also worried about getting attached to the little baby growing inside, only to have a miscarriage. It didn’t seem real for a long time.
I handled it pretty well, actually. Before I found out I was pregnant with my first, I was going no where in my life. I didn’t care, I guess. I was failing nearly every class, I was burning every bridge with family and loved ones. But the day I saw those two lines on that pregnancy test, I turned it all around. I contacted every teacher and asked what I could do. I got a job after high school, I saved up money for a deposit to our own place, we worked together to provide everything ourselves.
What kinds of things do you do to treat yourself, for fun and to stay relaxed?
I don’t really allow myself time away from them. I feel lost without my boys. I’d much rather go somewhere as a family, than alone or just with my fiance. We love bringing them to the zoo, underwater world, the park and on little adventures.
I take my time to myself and with their father at the end of the day, once they’re all asleep. We’ll cuddle up and watch a movie together, catch up on each other’s days, etc. I wouldn’t have it any other way!
I love watching them grow and becoming their own person. I love being their first example of a friend. I just love it all! Well, minus the smelly diapers 😉
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? If you didn’t have any obstacles, what dream would you pursue?
I see us settled in our own house, making it our home. I see both my fiance and I in college and working to better our lives for the three little boys who depend on us. I’m already pursuing my dream, by being their mother.
What advice would you give to other young girls who just found out they’re pregnant or recently became a mom?
Pay no mind to whomever you feel is judging you. I was so focused on everyone else and what they thought for the longest. At the end of the day, your child, you and whoever else is involved with good intention is all that matters. Not someone who will kill to see you fail.
This is her story of being a happy young mom, what’s yours?
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