Jamie Lynn Spears Talks Being a Teen Mom

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Actress Jamie Lynn Spears arrives at the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party at Vibiana on September 20, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)more pics » Jamie Lynn Spears (Getty Images) If the last thing you remember hearing about Jamie Lynn Spears (other than the fact she's Britney's sister) was that she got knocked up at the age of 16, that's because the young mother-to-be pulled out of the limelight to focus on parenting task ahead.

That was nearly four years ago. Spears has been quietly raising her daughter Maddie, now 3, in Louisiana ever since she learned of the pregnancy. Spears now feels she's got the mothering thing down enough to the point that she's ready to get back in the entertainment game.

"These days, the only thing I'm afraid of is not being a good mom," said Spears to Glamour magazine. "As long as Maddie is healthy and she loves me, the rest doesn't matter. I expect the scrutiny. The last time anyone heard anything of me, I was 16 and pregnant. All I can do is be my best. There will always be people who will never like me."

Spears opened up even further about being a mother, emphasizing that she "wasn't trying to glamorize teen pregnancy."

"I was 16. I'd had one boyfriend. It doesn't make it perfect or all right. But I was judged for something that probably most everyone does," Spears said. "I was young. I was in love. I was like every other teenager, except I had this last name. And I made a decision that is forever my decision."

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