I am a North East Ohio blogger who shares my life journey of being a stay at home mother who is taking care of the house while blogging about life in general.
In the past few years I have evolved into being a voice for mental health disorders, more specifically Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bi-Polar Disorder, Depression, and Anxiety. I like to also discuss recipes, crafting, awesome local events and much more. Check out her blog for local events in northern Ohio (From Toledo to Conneaut down to Columbus), inspiration, lifestyle topics, cats & recipes.
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.
Little did I know that the real struggle was just about to start for
From helping our oldest cope with hearing loss and ADHD, 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 small 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 in those 10 years, give up.
After 10 years of being single on and off, I met the man who would change everything.
My husband showed me how to understand, trust, share, and love again. He took my boys in as his own (despite being 6 yrs younger than me, RAWR) and still to this day, calls them both his sons. Though my heart skips a beat every day, morning, etc, our lives haven't skipped a beat moving from being worrisome, to whole.
My goal with Life with Anna 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.