Figured I'd tell ya a little more about myself and my crazy life. I'm a 30 something year old mother of 2 boys, Manny and Melo and wife to Jason who was born and raised in North East Ohio. I started blogging in late 2013. By the time 2015 was half way over I realized that the blog I initially started, just didn't fit me and what my desire was anymore and was starting to get completely off track from what I had initially wanted it to be.
That's where Life with Anna Cockayne was born.
Here at Life with Anna Cockayne; I focus on sharing tips, frustrations, wins & losses, along with all growing pains that come with going from single to married and raising 2 boys! We have a household that consists of hearing impairment, anxiety, ODD, ADHD and more. Follow me in our journey to still enjoy life as we work as a family to to overcome our struggles.
From being a single mother for the better part of 10 years to being a wife, mother, and best friend…. my struggles have been everything but easy.
In December of 2011 I stumbled upon the man of my dreams. Little did I know that the real struggle was just about to start for my husband, our boys, and myself. From helping our oldest cope with hearing loss and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, to finding out that our youngest has Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder. I also have my own struggles of being newly married with severe weight gain, Bi-Polar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder tendencies as well as severe Social Anxiety.
Going through so much during those 10 years, a short run in with the law, jobless, almost homeless, and more. I've learned to cling to my sons, smile, and do what I needed to in order to survive and provide. I have lived on assistance just to make sure they had food, clothes and housing. One thing I never did was give up.
My goal with Life with Anna Cockayne is to help you cope with life and whatever struggles and hurdles that may be in your path. I want to help you realize, you're not alone and someone else has gone through what you're going through and we're here to help.
To help ease you into the transition from being a single mother or father into co-parenting with the other parent. I've put together recipes, tips, life lessons and more. Pull up a chair and laugh, cry, and chat with a friend about life over a nice cup of coffee.