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Having children while basically still children themselves can be tough going, but Amber Portwood, Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell and Farrah Abraham are taking life one day at a time and making the best of their situations.

The (sometimes) fabulous foursome is back for a new season of Teen Mom on MTV. Let's break down last night's third season premiere, THG style:

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Farrah Abraham is working hard! She's in culinary school, waitressing and modeling to make ends meet. No plug for the most anticipated book of the year, though? Golden opportunity wasted there. Minus 3.

"Being a good mother is a full-time job too," she adds. Yes. Plus 5.

Not sure what's more ridiculous, the fact that Farrah claims she's getting plastic surgery on her chest "for her daughter's future," or the fact that she wrote "Here for Boobs" on a medical form. We'll call it Even.

Farrah wants a "C you can see." Plus 4, we begrudgingly admit, because she is a model and this may help her support her kid, but Minus 8 for MTV now glamorizing plastic surgery and glorifying teen pregnancy.

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It's already been quite a long time since Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham has been ready for romance. And it may be a long time still to come.

After ex-boyfriend Derek Underwood died in December 2008, the teen put dating on hold so she could focus on raising their daughter Sophia.

According to the reality star, now 20, that will change. Just not yet.

Farrah and Sophia

"I'm pretty positive you might see me on a date again," the single mom says ahead of this evening's Teen Mom season premiere. "The fun thing is I get to go on dates and meet random guys and not be so serious."

"I get emails and letters at home like, 'Find me on Facebook,' but how many of those guys are really sincere?" muses the mother of Sophia, now 2.

There are plenty of obstacles in her way, it's true.

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After showcasing a new crew in season two, MTV is reuniting the original cast of Teen Mom for the third season of the reality show, premiering July 5.

Catelynn Lowell, Farrah Abraham, Maci Bookout and Amber Portwood (if she stays out of jail) will all return next month for "their toughest year yet."

Battle For the Twins!

Custody battles, 911 calls, fist fights, shouting matches and, of course, the joy and pain of raising kids they didn't plan for - that's life for these four.

Sure as Amber and Gary Shirley will break up twice between now and then, THG will be reporting on the absurdity and life lessons as they unfold.

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The stars of MTV's Teen Mom are basically a case study in why people should think before becoming parents. It's not all it's cracked up to be, is it?

At the very least, there are pitfalls as well as joys. Most of the ladies know this all too well, with family feuds and even arrest records to prove it.

But through it all, they do their best. Well, mostly. Jenelle is a mess.

So, THG ponders, which Teen Mom star is actually the BEST mom, fighting through adversity and shining bright? Let's break down the candidates:

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Amber Portwood: Leah's mom must stand trial for felony neglect of a dependent and domestic battery. She was also in a recent nude photo scandal.

Catelynn Lowell: She gave up her baby for adoption, but she and her boyfriend / stepbrother still have a relationship with the child and its parents.

Chelsea Houska: Chelsea's devoted dad provides for his Aubree's every need. Chelsea herself? Mmmyeah not so much. Three letters, girl. GED.

Farrah Abraham: Despite adversity - losing Sophia's father in a car crash, feuds with his family and her own mom - Farrah goes hard. Respect.

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Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham is writing a memoir.

Not just any memoir, either. Hells no. This is gonna be a literary event. Maybe even the most anticipated book of the year ... if she doesn't say so herself.

Taking time out from modeling and feuding with her late ex's family, Farrah broke the news on her own website, complete with quote of high anticipation.

Teen Mom Author

FARRAH 'NUFF: Abraham will soon add author to her resume.

The Iowa native's official site proclaims with pride:

"Farrah Abraham has been working hard on her first Biography Book. Fans & viewers of her Hit MTV shows 16 & Pregnant and TEEN MOM will get the insight and details they missed on TV and will Love the Most anticipated book of 2011."

"Keep looking for updates on her Book Tour!"

You better believe we will. Also hitting shelves this year? Jenelle Evans' provocative tell-all, Set Up: Why I Really Pummeled Britany Truett.

Just kidding. Though stranger things have happened.

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A trio of Teen Mom stars - two from the MTV show's original group and a n'er-do-well from the new cast - are featured on the cover of In Touch this week.

The hook for the cover story? How they're being Destroyed By Fame!

Yeah. Not sure if we buy it, at least not in two of the three cases.

Teen Mom Stars Destroyed!

Farrah Abraham seems to be happy and doing pretty darn well these days with her modeling career. If anything, fame has been pretty good to Farrah!

Jenelle Evans? Way too many issues there to blame on fame.

She's just a complete mess. As is Amber Portwood, but in her situation, Teen Mom and the attention from it may exacerbate her problems with Gary Shirley.

If she were really hooked on pills and trying to be a porn star, as the cover alleges, now that would make for a compelling read. But we doubt that's true.

It would've been in one of the 29 police reports. Think about it.

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Just a few hours ago, THG debated whether Kim Kardashian should give advice on teen pregnancy, in light of her recent remarks on MTV's Teen Mom.

This celebrity gossip writer argued that Kim's comments were uncalled for, given the reasons behind her fame, and it was not her place to weigh in.

Farrah Abraham appears to agree.

Still Single

It looks like Kim's Teen Mom tirade may have gotten a bit too preachy for one of its cast members, who responded to K-squared's criticism on Twitter.

Last week, Kim took to her blog to speak out against teen pregnancy and included MTV’s Teen Mom in the missive, saying it fosters a troubling trend.

“It seems that shows like Teen Mom are all of a sudden making teen pregnancy seem cool in the eyes of young girls,” was one choice Kim excerpt.

“These kids are all over the news, even covers of magazines, and have almost become celebrities, but girls, these are not people you should idolize!”

Farrah Abraham takes issue with Kim, to say the least.

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Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham was shocked to learn that the grandmother of her infant daughter Sophia secretly met her and held her last summer.

"I was surprised, I felt so betrayed," Farrah said of Stormie Clark, who is estranged from the Teen Mom, but who has worked tirelessly to see Sophia.

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Farrah Abraham hasn't pursued a relationship with Clark since she never approved of her son, the late Derek Underwood, dating her in the first place.

Farrah Abraham is an embattled Teen Mom, but she's a fighter.

Underwood tragically passed away in a car accident two months before Sophia was born in 2009. Since then, Clark and Abraham have been at odds.

But Clark now recalls her first - and only - "surprise" run-in with her granddaughter Sophia in June at a local park in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Star.

Farrah was not there for the secret meeting. Instead, her nanny handed over baby Sophia to Clark for a photo, which she learned about only later.

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Embattled Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham says that despite what the rumors and her haters might say, she's a model parent to her baby daughter, Sophia.

Amid claims she left Sophia at day care for 12 hours a day and up to seven times a week, she defiantly declared Friday: "I would never forget my daughter."

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Childcare worker Brittney Scheer, a licensed provider in Council Bluffs, Iowa, says Farrah walked in, "showed me the diaper bag and went out the door."

Busy as she is, Farrah feels she's a model single parent.

"I'd have Sophia all day, every day," Scheer said. "Farrah left the baby with me to run errands and shoot MTV. Sometimes she'd forget to come get her."

Farrah Abraham, who's fighting for control of Sophia with the family of her late boyfriend, Derek Underwood, says in an interview that this is baloney.

Asked why Scheer would lie, Farrah answered "to use Sophia to make money from that magazine ... it's really sad that somebody would use a child."

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The family feud rages on between Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham and the family of her deceased boyfriend over visitation of Farrah's daughter Sophia.

"I'm not giving up," Stormie Clark, the mother of Derek Underwood, told Radar Online exclusively after a judge recently denied her visitation rights.

Clark's son tragically died in a car crash in 2008 just two months before his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Farrah Abraham, gave birth to Sophia.

For Farrah Abraham, the battle for Sophia continues.

"In the state of Iowa in order to get grandparents rights your child has to be deceased and my son passed away," Stormie Clark explained.

"Then you have to have had a substantial relationship with the child. This is not fair because I'm not able to do that because of Farrah."

"The easiest thing to do would be talk to Farrah and work this out. I am 110 percent willing to do that, but that's not the case for her. Prior to trying to get visitation I've tried to reach out to Farrah while she was pregnant and she ignored me."

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