Maci Bookout on Being a Teen Mom: ‘I Never Thought It Would Be So Hard’

Teen Mom fans love Maci Bookout because she has drive and she works hard to be the best mother she can be for her 18-month-old son, Bentley. She wants to be a journalist, she aspires to write a book, and she’s attending college.

Maci Bookout and Bentley

Maci gives Radaronline an exclusive interview where she talks about what it’s like to be a young mother; she also reveals her biggest fears.

What is the most difficult part of being a teen mom? Being somewhat alone. None of my friends have children so it’s hard to have a close friendship with anyone. Also, having to go to college and worry about homework and financial issues.

What do you miss most about your life before the baby? Freedom. You can’t just up and go. Every choice you make has an influence on you and your baby.

Is being a mom anything like you had expected? Almost. I never knew it was joyful, and I never ever thought it would be so hard.

What has been the most rewarding part of having a baby? Waking up everyday to beautiful little boy who loves me more than anything 🙂

What are your biggest fears? What are your biggest hopes and dreams for the future?


My biggest fear is losing Bentley, second is probably letting myself and my family down. I hope to create and maintain a good and healthy life for Bentley and myself.

Has the show helped you get perspective on this entire experience / what’s the biggest thing you’ve learned from seeing yourself on TV? It has. I feel like its helped me stay on the right path. It made me realize that by sharing my experience I can change peoples’ lives.

What feedback have you received from doing the show? I’m a great mom (: Bentley is adorable, and people learn so much from watching our stories.

What are your baby’s favorite words right now? Any recent milestones? Car, Bubba, rawr!, booboo, bike, and of course momma 🙂 … He peed in the potty for the first time last night!