My name is Corrie, I am momma to two, baby J and little A. They’ve inspired me to find my true self, & along this ‘self awakening’ of sorts I have found joy in this blog!
Sharing motherhood with other moms from all over, feeling like I have a place where I can connect and be able to share things I’ve learned along the way.
Motherhood can be lonely and with anxiety like I have, it becomes even more so. I hope that I can take away some of the worry from other momma’s, by connecting and listening! I can be an ear for any mom that just needs a break today.
If this sounds like it suits you, whether you’re a parent or not, please give me a follow! Read my posts and comment I enjoy feedback!
The computer got a snazzy upgrade from Marc and let me tell you, it’s fantastic. It runs great, it has a new screen & mouse. Plus more storage and other things I don’t really remember. Either way, I am now back and better than ever!
Can we talk about sunshine for a second?
I am LOVING baby J and little A having a place to play outside. We didn’t play outside as often as we would’ve liked in our old yard. So this year we’re outside like crazy. Pretty much from the time we get up till the time we go to sleep.
One of our favorite things to do in the Summer is grab my little sister and sometimes my brother (he’s getting too cool for us now) and head to the splash park down the street. The kids enjoy the different attractions getting soaking wet with cold water. It’s also free, so you really can’t go wrong there.
My tip for the day… and I encourage you to buy your kiddos it because it’s cheap and totally worth it.
I’ll have to get a picture of them and post it on the Instagram for you guys. The first two I got from Dollar Tree. Two sizes, one large one. The smaller one, J, was able to squeeze and he had so much fun being “rebellious” and squirting EVERYONE with water. It was awesome to see the kids and even us parents, having a good time, outside, with water on a hot day! WIN WIN you guys,
They have the big water squirters for $1 at Family Dollar as well if you guys have one of those
I literally bought a 2 pack of water guns, for 1 buck at HyVee (It’s a grocery store) and Little A and I had the best time having a water gun fight. Between those and the water squirters it was a good time!
This summer has been a blast so far for us, what about you guys?
It’s been a minute, but in true Anxiety Mom fashion, I’m later then I’d like.
I got a new camera! The Canon PowerShot s530 HS
• Budget friendly
• Takes nice shots
•What do I know I’m new at this…
Taken using my Canon Powershot💥
I accept photography tips💖, this is something I’ve always wanted to pursue. I am so excited to learn. Even more excited that Marc was willing to invest in my happiness!
On to the challenge…
maybe my name should be squirreled Anxiety Mom Challenge.
Saying YES right away to anything, can be hard. I feel like a lot of my challenges are based around saying YES. If your anything like me it can be hard to agree, without first thinking no, oh err maybe next time.
I was listening to brain candy podcast… sometimes I feel like they just speak truth to my thoughts.
Sarah Rice was explaining that our brains are basically hardwired to do what is comfortable.
Even if what is comfortable isn’t the best option. I think Anxiety can really enhance that. You get this comfort level and run to stay where you feel comforted the most.
Today’s challenge is about saying YES, to your kiddo(s).
I have been trying to be more mindful lately, for example, A was getting out of school sun☀️ shining away. It was a beautiful day… finally after a long winter.
She so excitedly… asked if we could go to the playground to play. Hesitantly, I agreed.
We spent roughly 20 minutes there and let me just say there were More pros then cons!
•Both children were happy and more worn out then before.
• Little A could not stop thanking me for taking her and saying yes to going in the first place. (ugh am I that bad.)
• We almost completely beat the going home “traffic“. Really, it isn’t bad but, very little cars going home 👍🏻
I let my anxiety run my life sometimes and said no
So say I CHALLENGE you to say YES to one thing, just 1. That you normally might not do, or would put off saying yes.
Even if it’s a short activity, just say YES and love the gratitude you feel back from it. Anxiety is hard… we can challenge ourselves as parents together!
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Really it’s Saturday I know guys, I fell asleep before I could post this. I just couldn’t change it anymore, I’m sorry #momfail
Is this you right now…
•You haven’t left the house in a couple of days. Recreationally anyway, “kids.”🤣
•You’ve forced yourself to do the necessities. My thoughts? I don’t think J & A care much about what momma looks like…so, why should I?
•You’re certain it’ll be a whole ‘nother season, before you make it out with actual adults. those exist??!
IF this sounds like you, then I have the CHALLENGE for you.
Anxiety Mom Challenge
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Challenge One- Leave the house!
“Bonus points if it’s free or with another Parent.”
We’ve moved, which has forced me to really get out there. On top of, picking A up from her first year of school, standing in line with other parents, and little A making friends.
My anxiety ridden, extroverted, but introverted self, sort-of freaked out!!!
Little A and I were invited to go to the Public library one day after school. The sweetest little one invited her, and of course we couldn’t say no. Baby J, A, and I headed there and truthfully… it was awesome!
They had a pretend grocery store set-up, they had LOTS of other activities, and they even had a sectioned off area for just baby J’s age.
ALL FOR FREE.
So I encourage you to try to get out and do something new with your family. My example shows, it doesn’t have to cost much to enjoy yourself.
G E T O U T T H E R E
What are we gonna do? GET OUT OF THE HOUSE AND DO SOMETHING When are we gonna do it?
NOW… or sometime SOON!
If you do please tag me in your post!
Or comment what you did! Like this challenge? Comment if you do please.
It felt like something shifted, He took one nap around 2 hours or so.
It was fantastic! It felt like I was being encouraged to put my focus on this.
Day 2, J needed a morning nap, he just couldn’t make it any longer let alone an hour or more like it would need to be. He only napped for 45 minutes in the morning and around an hour or so in the afternoon.
Update on night 2, J has been asleep for THREE hours on his own. Can we say win?? I am feeling confident in this you guys.
What are your sleeping tips for me?
Any of y’all have a kiddo like baby J? If so, I am sure you can relate!
Liked my post? Comment your littles one’s first birthday theme. I really want to do a post about birthdays!