The Spotlight is on: Anyssa Marie Ruiz

She’s not your average 19 year old Cali girl- Anyssa is also a young mom, figuring it out day by day, with her baby girl, Mia.

Tell us about yourself and your family:

I’m a young mom at 19. I’m struggling but holding on. Making my little girl happy is my priority.

What were your biggest concerns when you first found out you were pregnant? How did you handle it?teenage mom and baby

I thought that I wouldn’t have enough money. My boyfriend got a second job to handle it and then my mom and his mom started to help out.

What kinds of things do you do to treat yourself, for fun and to stay relaxed?

I never treat myself on anything. For fun I dance because its what I do and to stay relaxed I just watch TV.

What are your favorite things about being a mom?

My favorite thing would be making her laugh, watching her grow and learning how to do this right.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? If you didn’t have any obstacles, what dream would you pursue?

I see myself as a professional dancer, it’s my wish since i was little, with maybe 2 kids a husband and a life that makes me and everyone else happy.

What advice would you give to other young girls who just found out they’re pregnant or recently became a mom?

Take care of yourself. Don’t let others let you down. Stay positive. Things will be okay. Good luck.


Do you have any love or words of wisdom for Anyssa? Share them in the comments!

The Spotlight is on: Anyssa Marie Ruiz

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