A teenager who lived a 'nightmare' when she became pregnant at the age of 14 has proved the haters wrong.

Lois McIntyre, had her first child as a teenager and lived with her mum for the first 10 months after her relationship with her dad broke down.

Struggling to cope with arguments at home and the separation from her partner, who lived with his own mum, Lois moved into her first council house at 16.

Now 24, she runs a successful Instagram account and has proved those, who judged her at becoming a young mum, wrong.

Lois from Huyton, Merseyside, told th e Liverpool Echo about her first night after she moved into a council house just her and her baby.

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Lois McIntyre's four children (

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She said: "Oh, it was horrible. It was horrible. It was just like, it all just hit me at once.

"Obviously, I'd become a mum when I was young and then I'd had a bit of support from my mum. I was living in her house and I was doing the cleaning.

"I didn't know the first thing about being a mum and then all of a sudden, I was in my own flat and I had this baby, and it was just horrible.

"I remember thinking, 'How am I going to do this?'"

Lois McIntyre has an Instagram account which shows how she transformed her home on a budget (

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Lois said she had no idea how to set a budget or make her money stretch and has suffered with anxiety and depression, and previously with bulimia, which stems from when she was pregnant.

She said: "I was walking around school heavily pregnant. I think my anxiety started there, because everyone had quite an opinion on me. I always wanted to prove everyone wrong.

"I think you hear the words, 'young mum', 'Liverpool' and 'council house' in the same sentence, and you have this stereotype of what that person is going to be like.

"I always wanted to prove them wrong. Like I always remember everyone saying, 'Oh, her mum will have that kid all the time' or, 'She won't have nothing', and it's just totally different now."

Lois McIntyre's kitchen before her work (

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Lois McIntyre's kitchen after she had done her handywork (

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Ten years the mum-of-four now inspires other women with her home.

Her Instagram account, HomeLifeWithLois, shows photos of Lois and her partner's glamorous home and her journey renovating it since the time when she 'cried for about a month' after first moving in.

Lois used to look at home accounts on the social media platform and felt 'depressed' and 'jealous' seeing expensive renovations.

She said: "All these home accounts, they're all big, fancy houses and they're all mortgaged houses and brand new builds."

The mum of three girls and one boy added: "I thought, 'I wish my house was like that', or 'I wish I could afford to go out and buy things like that to make my house look like that'.

"I've come to realise that you don't need to go out and buy a £2,000 kitchen and have it fitted. You can literally go and spend £30 and have a kitchen like that."

Lois shares her advice on budget home makeovers and cleaning with her followers, who she says are mostly single mums.

Lois is now 24 and has a family of four (

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She even does cleaning videos just to help take her mind of mental health problems, helping both herself and her audience in the process.

The account took off, gaining over 1,000 followers in two months.

"[My house] is just a little council house, and I think that's why a lot of people relate to it, because it just goes to show that you don't have to have a big house.

"I think most of my followers are single mums and people who haven't got quite a lot of money, and are trying to budget the stuff to have a nice house.

"You can go into my bathroom and it's all tiles, but most of them are just stick-on tiles that cost me £10 off Amazon.

"So I think that's how it originally took off when I was putting all the budget stuff on. It started getting shared and people were tagging people into it.

Now Lois has almost 8,000 followers and receives messages from people who knew her as a pregnant 14-year-old.

She said: "A lot of people who I went to school with now follow me on my home account.

"Message requests are constantly packing all the time with people texting me saying they can't believe how far I've come.

"They say, 'Oh I remember you walking around school with your big pregnant belly, and now look at you'."

The inspiring young woman added: "I've got four kids now, and I'm still with the same partner. We've been together for years.

"So it's just nice to see that I've gone from this young mum, not having a clue about anything, to now being this hands-on mum who knows everything about anything."

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