Single-mom Kailyn Lowry‘s home is filled with growing boys — a whopping total of 4 to be exact.
And just one month after welcoming her fourth child, Lowry is still getting used to her new home. In an exclusive interview with E! News, the Coffee Convos podcast co-host said she feels better than expected.
“I thought I would be like a walking zombie—just so tired,” Kailyn shared. “But maybe I should credit my placenta pills and my placenta smoothie because I feel pretty damn good.”
And when it comes to sharing advice on being a single mom — her words are short and (sorta) sweet.
“When you become a mom—especially a single mom—you just do it,” she explained. “You get up in the morning, put your big girl pants on and you figure it the f–k out. I think it’s not the greatest advice but it’s literally my life.”
Kailyn continued, “I really hope that people watch my story specifically to see that it’s not always easy but when you put yourself first and your kids first, you find a way to do whatever needs to be done and for me, I’m going to figure it out. There’s no other option.”
Kailyn is mother to Isaac Rivera, 10, who she welcomed with ex-Joe Rivera on the first season of Teen Mom, along with and Lincoln Marroquin, 6, who she shares with ex Javi Marroquin. In addition, Kailyn is also raising two children with ex Chris Lopez including Lux Lowry, 2, and her newest little one, Romello Creed Lopez.
This next season of Teen Mom 2 will follow Kailyn’s relationship with Chris. And when asked about their status on August 19, the mother-of-four said:
“Right now, we don’t communicate at all. I’m hoping that it will get better with time but I don’t have a big vision. I don’t have anything negative to say. I hope for our kids that everything works itself out in whatever direction that may be.”
Until then — Kailyn has focused on being the best possible mom to her children. And while she said a friend has been “helping me” since Creed was born, Kailyn has shut down that she has a nanny.
And while Creed’s siblings have taken to their youngest brother, Kailyn does not want any of them to feel any pressure to help out.
“All three of them have asked to hold the baby and they’re super loving on him especially Lux,” Kailyn explained.
“But in terms of help, I try not to ask them for help just because they’re kids and I don’t want to put that type of responsibility on them.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.