On today's Anderson Cooper Show, Teen Mom stars Farrah Abraham, Chelsea Houska, and Kailyn Lowry revealed how hard it really is to be a young, single mother.
"I had a lot of goals for school. I wanted to be done by now, I should be finished in the spring, but I'm not," Kailyn said, then listed all the thing she has to take care of.
"Going to work. Finding a babysitter. Not having the dad there ... even now my son is two years old and he's waking up in the middle of the night. Lack of sleep. My friends are gone. I'm trying to pay bills and do everything I need to do, but it's so hard."
And it's not just a long "to do" list that weighs down the Teen Moms.
"You're never not worried about your child. It's constant," Chelsea added. "Our brain is never relaxed, you're never carefree ... If you want to go somewhere, if you want to go to a movie, you have to find someone to babysit. It's the littlest things ... they're 10 times harder."
It's a life they hope their own children don't sign up for. When Cooper asked them what they would think if their own kids became teen parents, the three agreed they hope that never happens.
"I would think I somewhat failed as a parent," Farrah admitted.
"I hope that doesn't happen. If it does, then I'm going to be supportive like my parents have. But I'm not going to make it like 'It's OK to do this.'"