The odds are against women who become mothers in their teens, especially if they decide to raise their children. They’re not likely to finish high school. If they do end up with a diploma or GED, they’re highly unlikely to attend college. By the chance that they do enroll in college at some point, it’s rare that they graduate. The ladies of Teen Mom, however, have a lot more time and money on their hands than they would have if MTV had never taken an interest in them. (In a sense, the show does not showcase the life of a typical teenage mother because of the money they receive from the show.)
The stars of the show know that well enough and are trying to get themselves set up for a future in which the cameras aren’t rolling. Kailyn Lowry decided to head back to college, but it’s not that easy as a single mom with two kids and one on the way. So, how’s she doing?
Way back in 2014, Kailyn decided to enroll full-time in Delaware State University. While she had a baby at the time, she had the support of her husband Javi to get by.
She previously spent some time in a community college getting a dental assistant certification, but she found it hard to do as a single mom with one kid.
“I went to community college for two years with Isaac and I didn’t really have anyone to help me so I felt like I slacked off a lot more than I should have. I definitely want to give it my all this time,” Kailyn said.
While 2016 was a difficult year for Kailyn, 2017 is going to be just as hard. Kailyn’s marriage to Javi dissolved in a dramatic fashion throughout 2016; her divorce became final in December. She got pregnant again; she’s due in July 2017.
Kailyn could easily have trouble getting through this last stint of school; she’s professed her troubles on Twitter.