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I suffer from generalized anxiety disorder. I treat my generalized anxiety disorder with a combination of counseling and daily medication. I think it is important to share my journey and my battle with anxiety, postpartum anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder to help other moms navigate their own struggles with anxiety.  

sugar-free cherry limeade

November 15, 2018
Sugar Free Cherry Limeade

This post is sponsored by Sparkling ICE but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Everyone knows I don’t like to drink water. I much prefer my cherry-flavored pop or some sugary, flavored coffee. And with the holidays coming up, I tend to turn to them even more. But, both sugar and caffeine tend to make me more anxious. And really, I don’t need help being…

what it’s like to be a mom with generalized anxiety disorder

June 8, 2018
Trista Peterson June 2018

Constant worrying. Obsessing over a sad story on the news… so much so that it keeps you awake until 4am.  Feeling too nervous to ask for help… thinking if someone else helps care for your baby or child, something bad will happen to them.  Cosleeping because you’re too worried about your children’s safety to let them sleep in a different room.  Avoiding busy public places because you’re scared…

finally treating my anxiety

March 1, 2018
finally treating my anxiety

I am not a mental health professional. Anything I share here is simply my journey and my story with my mental health. If you want a background on my anxiety, you can read the post I shared in June of 2015. For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with anxiety. I am going to share what life has been like for me over the past year as…

4 easy ways for moms to destress

December 27, 2017
Posh Coloring Studio

This post is sponsored by Posh Coloring Studio, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. This goes without saying, but everything changes when you become a mom. Suddenly you’re pushing ourself to your limits. You’re more tired than you’ve ever been. You’re more stressed than you’ve ever been. Have you ever felt like you might cry in the middle of Target when your baby is…

7 Tips for Work-Life Balance as a Mom

February 15, 2017
VitaTops

Over this past year, working full-time, blogging, mom-ing, and now prepping for baby number two have had me feeling more stressed than ever before. I finally decided to do something about it, because life doesn’t just destress itself. So, over the course of the past few months, I implemented a few simple changes and I’m happy to say they’ve paid off. While I can’t say I’m stress-free, I can…

My Battle with Anxiety as a Mom

June 7, 2015

That’s right! I’m talking about a giant/enormous/consuming/crazy emotion I call Mom Anxiety. I never considered myself a worrier before becoming a mom. Did bad things happen in the world? Yes. Could something bad happen to me? Or to someone I love? Yes. Did it keep me up every night? Nope. Did I obsess over it every. single. day? Not really.  But it’s crazy, because the more I’ve learned about anxiety, the more…

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