Alex and her daughter Alayna live in the Residential Program at Hope House, where Alex is working hard toward self-sufficiency. At 38 weeks into the program, she is enjoying life as a teen mom in new, different and challenging ways.

In this month’s blog post, Alex shares what it is like to be a teen mom, from the exciting highs to the frustrating lows to her hopes and dreams for her life – and for her daughter’s future.