Maddie Lambert’s journey into motherhood started at the tender age of 14 when she welcomed her daughter, Everly Joy, into the world. Prior to this life-altering experience, Maddie had harbored certain preconceived notions about young mothers, assuming they might not make the best parents.
In a candid conversation with Truly, as reported by The Sun, the now 20-year-old Lambert admitted, “I’d always look down on teen moms, if I’m being completely honest. I think that was just from a lack of knowing what it’s really like.” Her perceptions had been influenced by the often “negative” portrayal of teen moms in TV shows, which tended to sensationalize their lives with drama. Fears of how others would react to her pregnancy only intensified her anxiety.
Hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, Lambert embarked on her parenting journey alongside her then-partner, Isaac. However, Isaac was largely absent from their lives for the first 10 months of Everly’s existence, a situation that added to the challenges Maddie faced. She revealed, “So many people assume I’m a bad mom. But I have the same capacity to parent as anybody in this world.”
Maddie Lambert’s path to motherhood was fraught with difficulties that extended beyond the physical challenges of pregnancy and childbirth. She discovered she was pregnant at the age of 13 and encountered cruel bullying both at school and online. The online sphere, in particular, became a breeding ground for hateful comments, with some individuals going so far as to wish harm upon her. Lambert recalled receiving messages suggesting she “die in labor” and condemning her for allegedly “ruining her life.”
Her school life wasn’t much better as classmates subjected her to relentless bullying, with some even resorting to mocking her pregnancy by placing sports balls under their shirts. Maddie lamented, “Everybody had something to say and they didn’t hold back. I had people send me the address to abortion clinics.”
However, Maddie Lambert didn’t let these challenges define her. Instead, she embarked on a remarkable journey of resilience and transformation. She made the conscious choice to embrace motherhood and put her child first, essentially relinquishing her own childhood in the process.
Today, as Everly approaches the age to begin formal education at the age of 5, Maddie Lambert is setting her sights on a different future. She is determined to pursue higher education and has dreams of working in the healthcare field as a radiology technician. Her unwavering commitment to her daughter is evident as she states, “I do everything for that little girl. She is my entire world.”
In a world that often rushes to judgment, Maddie Lambert’s story serves as a testament to the strength of young mothers and their ability to defy stereotypes and overcome adversity. As she continues her journey as both a mother and a student, Maddie stands as an inspiration to all who dare to defy expectations and follow their own path, no matter the challenges that lie ahead. The Post has reached out to Lambert for further comment, and her story serves as a reminder of the resilience and determination that can be found in unexpected places.