BreAnna "Bre" Baker
My name is BreAnna Baker. Most people know me as Bre. I am a wife to my amazing husband Daniel. Together we have four kids; Derrick, Kamdyn, Autumn and Ezekiel. We also have two dogs, Boscoe and Nahla. As well as four fish; Dom, Sven, Mumble and Zibbler.
A little more about me, I am a former 3 sport athlete. I am biracial or mixed as I like to call myself. I like to think I am pretty funny, maybe in a more corny/cheesy way than you’re used to, but I’m still funny, I don't really hold back, I kind of say what's on my mind. At many points in my life I wanted to be a doctor, then I was like “Oh yea, I like money, but I want a family and I want to be able to spend an unhealthy amount of time with them, so being a doctor, and being the type of doctor (OB/GYN) that I wanted to be, would probably not work to well.” So that changed to wanting to be a nurse. Well, while in college I think I was really just more focused on the “MRS. Degree”. All my life all I truly knew that I wanted to be was a wife and mom and I wanted to stay at home with my kids. I think I wanted to be a nurse because that’s what you are supposed to do. You are supposed to go to college and get a degree to have a career, then get married and have kids, etc. But for some reason I just could not shake the desire to have a family. Then I met MY MAN. He came with a kid so I was like, “Cool, lets do it.” We met and got married in the span of 6 months. I thought for sure a kid was soon to follow. That was not the case. We struggled to have a baby, then, found out that I had PCOS. That whole wait and struggle was a blessing in disguise because we were not ready to have a baby quite yet. Our first year together/ first year of marriage was definitely not the time to bring in a baby. I don’t want to paint a picture that it was horrible, but there was a lot of growth and change that occurred in that year. That year definitely brought us closer and has set the tone and foundation for our family. But I’ll dig more into that at another time. Here we are 5 almost 6 years, and 3 more kids later and everyone is happy and healthy. That’s all you could as for right?
Well, now that I am deep (to me) in the throes of wifedom and motherhood, I am ready to expand and grow and even step out of my comfort zone. I recently went through a period of time that I just felt like my only purpose and the only thing I was good at was being a wife and mom. I had finally lost a ton of weight after being extremely overweight for pretty much 5 years. I became a beachbody coach to help other people lose weight and feel better about themselves. That just wasn’t enough. I felt like I could be and should be doing more. There was part of me that was unfulfilled and just felt like I wasn’t doing enough, despite Daniel’s constant assurance that I was enough and that I was doing enough. That isn’t something that anyone can really help you with. So the last couple months I’ve done some serious praying and soul searching. The idea of a blog has come up before from myself and others, but I was just like, “No way. No way am I interesting enough, or cool enough, or smart enough to create a blog. No one wants to read what I have to say.” But in the midst of my praying and soul searching, I realized, that I am enough. Someone out there, even if it is just one person, wants to and needs to hear/read what I have to say. Someone can relate.
So here I am, stepping way out of my comfort zone. Finding Mommy is a blog for the moms who are in the middle of motherhood and are just trying to figure out what to do, how to do it and who they are. Because let's be honest, it's so easy to get lost in the day to day life of being someone(s) mom and wife. We can't neglect ourselves and forget who we truly are. You know that whole saying that, "You can't pour from an empty cup," well it's so much more than just a saying. So expect to see some post about my life and my experiences. Expect to see some tips and tricks to motherhood. Expect to see some health and fitness related posts, because again, we have to take care of ourselves in order to care for those people we love so much.
I have no idea where this blog is headed, because this is about me finding my way and finding who I am outside of my family!