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Mental Health

Ten Lies My Anxiety Tells Me

Ten Lies My Anxiety Tells Me #mentalhealth #anxiety #anxiousmama #anxietyposts

Anxiety feels like a constant war being fought in my mind. It affects every part of my life, both physically and mentally. My brain is consumed with negative thoughts about myself and it’s a battle to fight through each of them. Here are the most common ones: 1.) I’m a bad mom. My girls have seen me cry, they’ve seen me have panic attacks and they have sometimes (okay, a lot of times) been on the receiving end of my anger that often comes out when I’m extremely anxious or stressed. **Cue the mom guilt. My brain tries to convince …

stay at home mom, sahm, parenting, depression, anxiety, addiction, motherhood
Mental Health Mom Life

My Personal Story on Why I Left My Career to be a Stay-At-Home Mom

When I sat down to write this, I have to admit – I was scared. It’s hard to share such a personal story but I hope in sharing this, that it might help someone else that may be going through something similar. I want to share with you how my daughter and the choice to leave my career may have saved my life and ultimately helped me to be a better mom. When I found out I was pregnant with my first daughter, it came at a very dark time in my life. I was in the middle of a …

living with anxiety, mom, depression, anxiety, mental health
Mental Health Mom Life

Living with Anxiety – then Becoming a Mom

  *UPDATED: August 22, 2018* Last night, while I was trying to fall asleep, I began to cry uncontrollably. I am currently beginning my search for a preschool for my daughter and these are some of the thoughts that began to consume my brain as I laid in bed – Will she be safe? Will the teachers care for her as much as I do? How do I know I can trust the school and the teachers? What if she gets bullied? What if she gets kidnapped while playing outside? What if there is an earthquake and I can’t get …