20 Lies that Addicts Stick To-Photo10Having said all that, I can think of one huge advantage younger moms have over us older moms: the energy of youth. My daughter is going into her fourth month of not sleeping through the night. And I’m sure a perky, 25-year-old new mom who hasn’t gotten a good night’s sleep for four months can’t possibly feel as worn out and irritable as I do right about now.