shut down, the house is fairly dark and quiet minus the low snore of my baby over the monitor and housewives reruns playing in the background. I am trying enforce calm within my head but all I hear is a repetitive circle of mommy fears. “What if my child is bullied at school?” “What if one of my kids gets sick, like really really sick?” “What if I trust the wrong person with my kids?” “What if a tree falls right into my house?” “What if I get into a car accident?”…. I know what you are thinking, I sound really twisted and morbid, but I can’t help it... this is what happens to me. Everything I absolutely and totally fear runs through my mind like music skipping over and over. Sometimes, if I succumb to it, it elevates to an absolutely terrifying level and I can feel my heart rate increasing and a pounding in my head. Sometimes, I literally have to get out of bed and walk quickly around the living room to do anything to distract my mind. It’s madness, and total haywire. I’ve been working on some breathing and grounding techniques…”I can feel the warm comforter over my body, the soft pillow under my head, etc..and sometimes it works but sometimes it just doesn’t… and sleep evades me. Sometimes, I feel like this is unusual, but I think some of these thoughts are fairly common to moms. At times, the difference is I think more logical people can rationalize them away,but, for me, it seems a bit trickier. In the past I would pop a Xanax but I am trying to handle it on my own and I want to conquer literally conquering my mind. Any moms out there having the same issues? Worried about the world we are bringing up our children in? Worried just about everything under the sun? Worried about random occurrences of what I call “bad things” (which could be as small as the stomach bug hitting the whole family to experiencing family members dealing with addiction or legal problems?) Reach out and comment!! We are all going through it together!