There are some secrets — the steamy ones, the illicit ones — that you keep, even though you're dying to share them. Then there are the secrets you hold close to your heart, the ones you're too ashamed to let slip. Maybe you're afraid you'll be judged, that the wrong person will find out, or that you can't share these thoughts because you aren't even sure how to feel about them. Feelings of uncertainty — Is it okay to brag? Is it okay to complain? — are something everyone experiences, regardless of their circumstances. But parents, especially young parents, may end up carrying these kinds of secrets simply due to the complicated role they have to play. And sometimes, feeling better about these things is simply a matter of finding a way to give voice to these confusing emotions. Below, we've assembled secrets from young — including teenaged — women about what it's like to be a mother at an early age. While some express regret or total frustration over having children when they did, others exude nothing but pride. Any of these positions can be difficult to take, thanks to the lingering stigma around being a young parent. One constant throughout all of these confessions, however, is these parents' obvious and enduring love for their children. Read ahead for 22 deeply candid confessions from young parents who shared their secrets on Whisper.