Being a young Mom are you the only one with kids?

Corinne - posted on 03/29/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I never really considered myself a "young" mom I had my daughter at 25, but I am one of the only one of my friends with a child. Furthermore most of my old friends seem shocked that I have a child. I'm now about to turn 27 and unfortunately haven't found too many friends my own age with children and I was wondering if anyone else feels like they are in the same boat as myself?

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Sheree - posted on 04/07/2010

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YES. We had our daughter 9 months ago, we are now both 24 but we started trying when we were 21 and none of our friends have children and most find it hard to understand why we dont go out constantly with them.

Kayla - posted on 04/07/2010

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I had my son when i was 19. I am now 20. and my son is 8 1/2 months. When i got pregnant i didnt have any friends, and when i would go places eg. the mall or to any stores i felt like i would be stared at by everyone. i would have teens my age laugh at me. and had older women stare and ask me questions. and i am a stay at home mom so it is hard to meet other moms my age. especailly when i dont have a car and taking a stroller and diaper bag and child on the bus by myself is really hard.

Corinne - posted on 03/30/2010

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Glad to hear I'm not alone it would be great to meet some more mom's my age, anyone live in northern New Jersey?

Christina - posted on 03/29/2010

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I had my daughter at right before I turned 24. She is now 7 months old. I am last one in my group of friends to have a baby. Most of my friends had their first children around 17. My husbands(25) friends on the other hand, have no children, and he sometimes feels out of place when he has nothing to talk about but his wife and daughter. (he is also the only one of his friends that is married) I have noticed that we now tend to spend more time with our friends that have kids. You are not alone.

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im 21, i had my daughter a month before i turned 22. i was the oldest one in there having a baby. where i am living i am considered older. all these kids are having kids so i feel old compared to alot of moms here.

Melisa - posted on 03/29/2010

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It's ridiculous. I am 23 and no one in either my friend circle, or my partners have babies. It's pretty crazy. I even had a friend of mine tell me I should get an abortion when I found out I was pregnant... she said I was too young... at 23!! Can you believe that? Needless to say that woman is no longer a friend.
Not only out of my friends am I the first, but my family as well. I am the 2nd youngest of 5, the oldest being 35 this year, and am the only one with a baby! What is happening to the world? I am going to start putting holes in my friends condoms just so my lil girl can have a play mate!

I have met a few cool moms on message boards that have communities for areas. And drop-in programs have been great so far! But even at that there are so many different parenting ways now that it would be in your best interest to find someone close to your style. Save the arguments. LOL

Sara - posted on 03/29/2010

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Yes. Im only 21 years old and i have 2 children. im the only one in my group of friends that has kids. im always left out of social events because of my kids. it doesnt bother me but sometimes i would like a little alone time but im sure most women my age would feel the same way if the were in my position.

Julie - posted on 03/29/2010

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Yes! My husband and I are the only ones in our ring of friends with a child, and we are expecting another in September. It's really tough, because we get left out of a lot of the get togethers because they just assume we can't come because of our son. I'm going to try to take a prenatal yoga class with this pregnancy and see if I can get to know some other moms that way.

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