Meet Drea from Wisconsin!
Let’s give a warm welcome to Drea! Hi mama, how are you on this day?
Feeling okay. A little tired. Trying to focus on the big picture and not be sad about the lack of romantic love in my life.
How many children do you have?
3. Girl/14, Girl/11 and Boy/10 days
How old were you when you had your first child?
She was born 2 days into being 18
Do you remember your initial reaction when you found out you were pregnant?
I was terrified and disappointed. I was a senior in high school, graduating at the top of my class, with plans to move far away for college
What first comes to mind when you think of mental health?
I initially think of my own anxiety but then other generalities like depression and negative thinking.
Do you suffer from any mental illnesses yourself?
Oh, I guess I jumped ahead! I do have mild to moderate anxiety.
How was your mental health before you became a mama? How has motherhood changed or improved your mental health?
Motherhood changes me for the better. I was more like a shell of a person. Not really feeling anything or connecting with anyone but not realizing that’s how I was existing.
Do you self care?
I do in small ways. Shopping, trips with my friends and regular nail appts. I would like to get into more things I can do on my own.
Any advice for other mamas?
Being in charge of the littles is a hard job! It’s normal to feel overwhelmed at times but just think about how you don’t remember every single day of your childhood. Certain things stand out. Try to focus on making big memories with your kids and don’t sweat the small stuff.
More about Drea!
What’s your drink of choice?
Sweet and dark. Honey whiskey might be my favorite.
Do you have a favorite book, movie, or TV show?
Favorite TV show is the office. Movies and books are Harry Potter.
What’s the cutest thing your kids have done?
Omg, I’ve been a mom for a looooong time. Right now what’s standing out is how in love my girls are with their little brother and how they are genuinely happy to spend time with him.
Do you have a favorite restaurant or snack?
I love strawberry Swiss roll cakes and my favorite restaurant (currently) is Chick-fil-A.
Tell us your go-to song at the moment!
Will by Joyner Lucas
I have a teddy bear dog (Shiz Tzu and Bichon mix) named bacon
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