The reality, for me. Is that I assume it's the exact same as any other regular parenting, behind closed doors. In public, it's a different story, I feel as though everyone is watching and waiting for me to make a mistake, so they can whisper to each other.
For me anyway, but I was 18, so I could drive and work, do everything an older mom could do except buy cigarettes and drink, which would have hardly benefited my child anyway. I didn't live at home, I assume it would be much harder living at home, because I have overbearing parents.
But aside from what people say and think about you, the rest isn't any different from being 30 and pregnant. I know a lot of teens bitch about the social aspect and how your social life takes a hit, but at what age is it appealing to lose you're social life? It sucks no matter what age you are, I suppose I missed out on somethings. But I made that decision and I'm the only one it effects, so I'll take that as a consequence.