‘Teen Mom’ Farrah Abraham Says Single Mom Life Can Be Challenging

In the third installment of former Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham’s docu-comedy series, she talks about motherhood and what she does to make things a little more manageable on busy days. Here’s what Abraham said about navigating single motherhood.

Why Farrah Abraham went on ‘Teen Mom’

Farrah Abraham with Sophia Abraham | Sean Zanni/Getty Images for Consulate General of Switzerland
Farrah Abraham with Sophia Abraham | Sean Zanni/Getty Images for Consulate General of Switzerland

Farrah Abraham says she decided to join the Teen Mom cast to show viewers you can still have a fulfilling life with kids. Some assume Abraham went on Teen Mom for the publicity, but she said becoming famous wasn’t her main reason for agreeing to do the show. Rather, she said she wanted to be on the show so she could demonstrate that motherhood doesn’t mean life is over. Here’s what Abraham told Logan Paul on his 2018 Impaulsive podcast:

The reason why I went on Teen Mom was to just show I can overcome some of the things that people think: ‘Oh I have to basically sit at home, not travel, not go out, not do different things.’ And I kind of have always been gung-ho about whatever I want. Sophia has just been along for my opportunities and I support her opportunities. It hasn’t been a conflict. It hasn’t been a bad thing.

Farrah Abraham said single mom life sometimes means wearing the same clothes for two days

Farrah Abraham attends ELF SACK at InstaSleep Mint Melts Presents New York Fashion Week Nolcha Shows Spring/Summer 2020 | Brian Ach/Getty Images for Nolcha
Farrah Abraham attends ELF SACK at InstaSleep Mint Melts Presents New York Fashion Week Nolcha Shows Spring/Summer 2020 | Brian Ach/Getty Images for Nolcha

Abraham says one of the hardest parts of being a single mom is getting dressed in the morning and looking presentable. She says that’s why she tries to wear an outfit that can be worn for school pickup and drop-off, to the gym, and to the DMV. In her YouTube video, she said she chose to wear a bikini underneath another outfit so she could go to the pool and squeeze in errands. Abraham admits she sometimes wears the same outfit two consecutive days. “Being a single parent, I don’t even have time to change clothes sometimes,” said Abraham in her video.

The reality star said wearing a bikini under another outfit allowed her to do several activities without having to change into different clothes. “I went to the gym, I wanted some pool time, then I was cleaning; I had a mountain of clothes.”

Farrah Abraham says she’s a mom who likes to save money

At one point in the video, Abraham complained about the fact that her local DMV didn’t accept credit cards. This was a problem for her because she likes to rack up credit card points. Abraham calls herself a “super points mom.” She said she would rather take a vacation she doesn’t have to pay for. “Some people are super bargain mom, but I am like super points mom. Point me to a vacation that I don’t have to pay for. [I] love points,” said Abraham.

In a separate video, Abraham said she loves people who try to save money by getting deals. She also said she has her “bargain mom” moments. “I love people who bargain, I love eco, people who are conscious of saving food and sharing it with others.”

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