TV Review – Teen Mom 2


I am so attached to the Teen Mom 2 girls, Jenelle, Chelsea, Kailyn & Leah. A lot of people hate on these girls. I guess I have always been able to easily relate to people, and being a mom myself (not a teen mom, but close enough), and going through a lot of challenges in my own personal life, I find myself closely relating to all these girls in different ways. Co-parenting is such a struggle, that is another reason I like to watch the show. It is a good reminder why I feel it is so important to make it work as a family, even when times are rocky, and even when people still have a lot of learning to do and mistakes to make. People hate on this show, but I like the harsh realities, it IS real life, and I feel people don’t like it because sometimes real life isn’t pretty. Life ain’t easy. People want to believe in their own minds that they are so perfect, that they would never be a certain way or do this or that, yet we all have a ton of issues we deal with on the regular, even the best of people. We ALL make mistakes and bad judgements. Hormones, emotional issues, enviromental stressors, financial and life challenges, relational challenges, it just never ends, and this show really highlights how hard being a teen mom really is. I know it has reduced teen pregnancy rates, and that is a huge accomplishment. I think Chelsea is a really great mom and person, she deserves a good man and husband in her life, and I wish her all the best. Kailyn and Javi are adorable, just like their kids. Seems like Jo misses what he could’ve had as a family with her, but I like Vee and they are a good couple, as are Kail and Javi. Jenelle and Nathan’s relationship seems pretty tumultuous at times, but I am a firm believer that things can always change for the better, and time matures us and allows us to grow. It’s important to remember that things aren’t always going to be rainbows and even when things get ugly, we have to swallow our pride and do our best to make things right. That is something I always learn from Nathan and Jenelle. I also wish them the best in the future. I feel especially bad for Leah and what she is going through with Corey right now. How dare he call her out about therapy when he never takes Ali, and he has no idea the demands she is under being a mom of 3 with a young child. I always thought Corey was a good guy, and I liked how they could be friends, but he really does seem to throw Leah under the bus. Corey’s girlfriend Miranda seems more understanding than Corey is, and I think she needs to encourage him more to be understanding and helpful. I am glad Leah is standing up for what she needs and deserves. Looks like by the preview of next weeks episode, Corey is going to take a stand for what he thinks he deserves too. We will have to stay tuned and see how the court proceedings turn out! Why wouldn’t they favor Leah though, it’s only right they be with their mom, and she never did anything to deserve to not have full custody of her children. I like Jeremy, although in the last few episodes he seems quite abrasive. I can only imagine the pressures of having your life broadcasted amongst the regular pressures they face. Having a child with special needs, I can relate to the pressures Leah is under. The worries, concerns, appointments, and attention, it can take a lot out of a person. Other than Jeremy being a little snappy and having a lack of understanding, I still think he is a supportive and loving husband who has proved he always has Leah’s back, and that’s so important. I think Jeremy and Leah are a perfect couple, and I wish them the best in their future, and I wish the best for their adorable kids. In closing, I really love this show, and I can’t wait each week to see what is going on with each of the girls! They should be referred to as women now I suppose! They are a source of inspiration and learning for me, and I can only imagine for many other women and girls around the world. Keep it up ladies!!! Your doing a good job no matter what anyone says!! Teen Mom 2 airs on MTV on Wednesdays nights, don’t miss it! And if you do, catch up online! I would rate this show a 7.3 out of 10. This blog is just my opinion!

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