Blessed for this mess

Blessed for this mess

By Annie
Life can be messy! We all have or still have some form of mess we’ve walked through in life! So how can I call it a blessing? I’m here to start opening up with you & bringing others in as guests weekly on how, through the mess we can find blessings in them.. to engage in community along side you to see there is beauty in those blessings & we’re not alone. From past experiences, married life, motherhood, special needs parenting & life in general...let’s unpack this mess one episode at a time.
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37: Doubt’s a creeper
All of us experience doubt. Tune in today to hear a few areas where doubt hits for me personally. When you leave this episode, my hope is you will walk away knowing how to be intentional with the role you give your circumstances, that you will keep accountability & inventory on doubt & if you’re going to host doubt in your home, learn to flip his script.
25:04
April 8, 2020
36: When the rain comes
Annie Morgan welcomes Maria, an incredible mother who has found the rainbows when the rain comes. Tune in today to hear how Maria’s journey leading up to her son Nico’s birth prepares her for raising her son with gratitude & joy in the journey. Find & Connect with Annie Instagram @blessedforthismess Email inquiries: blessedforthismess@gmail.com
55:24
April 1, 2020
35: Reframe It
Annie Morgan welcomes Tina Beauvais in today’s episode. In an important & critical time of change & unexpected transitioning with many unknowns, you will hear how Tina uses her journey as a special needs parent, disability inclusion educator & friend to operate in this time. In this episode we talk about the importance of choosing where we keep our focus (in times especially that can be surrounded with fear). Tina B, best known as The disability inclusion educator, is an author, coach, TikTok extraordinaire & special needs mom, who is on a climb to teach, encourage & gracefully challenge inclusion to all. For more information about Tina & her impactful work be sure to follow her on Instagram @disabilitiyinclusioneducator Her website: www.disabilitieseducator.com Find Annie Morgan on Instagram @blessedforthismess Email inquiries: blessedforthismess@gmail.com
52:16
March 25, 2020
34: Claim it
In a time of the unknown and much input that can bring fear, I wanted to bring you fresh input. One free of clutter & one to help empower you with new input as we navigate this time as a community.
04:28
March 18, 2020
33: Struggle season: Our honest journey with AAC, lessons, tips & resources we’ve learned so far
Today’s episode we’re getting real & honest on my journey with Ava & her AAC journey. I will be sharing tips, lessons & resources with you provided by slps I have connected with prior to this episode. This episode is meant to encourage, inspire & rise the tide of parents, our teams & slps.. and in no way is meant to bash or speak ill of any individual. This is simply our honest journey & how we are moving forward with some necessary adjustments. Accounts mentioned: @kacybarronslp @aac_slps_socal @the.aac.coach Resources below: “How to get beginning AAC users to interact with you” https://presenters.aacconference.com/videos/UVRNM1FURTQ= YouTube videos https://www.aacconference.com/past_sessions.html “AACtual Therapy-AAC Intervention for Beginning Communicators: Presume Competence and Be the Fun” https://praacticalaac.org/praactical/aactual-therapy-aac-intervention-for-beginning-communicators-presume-competence-and-be-the-fun/ Angelman foundation webinars https://www.angelman.org/resources-education/communication-training-series/ Kacy Barron’s blog https://www.kacybarron.com/
34:31
March 11, 2020
32: What no one tells you about marriage & the lessons we’ve learned through ours
“Walking on water far exceeds the comfort of a boat” -Miles Fidell, Lead Pastor of Auburn Community Church in Auburn, AL Hey BFTM fam! Welcome back to another episode. In today’s episode I’m sitting down with my husband daniel & we’re gonna unpack some topics no one told us about when it comes to marriage, reflecting back on what we now have learned & enjoying the growth that we both have had throughout the past years together. Be sure to say hello over on my Instagram @blessedforthismess Enjoying this podcast? Tell us about it in the review section! ✨
39:32
March 4, 2020
31: We just bought a house!
Hey my favorite people! Today we’re gonna keep it a not so hot and heavy topic! Let’s chat about the exciting news...we just bought a house! Join me as I talk about leading up to this moment & the fun stuff along the way.. grab some food, snacks and a drink.. as we just chat & keep it light in today’s episode!
25:29
February 27, 2020
30: The prison of perfectionism
In today’s episode we are connecting with the prison of perfectionism... to do so we must actually reconnect back to the little girl that this girl departed from. Stay tuned to see how I’ve identified places & moments where the shift of perfectionism developed.. & the resolutions to release her happened.
23:34
February 19, 2020
29: Heart message delivery
Today we’re jumping right in. You’ve got mail! Heart mail that is. Heart mail, delivered straight from this girl to you today. We’re jumping in to delay & celebration. A unique pair to join together I know but it’s on the heart. . & what’s on the heart is meant just for you!
28:51
February 12, 2020
28: Don’t let fear block the blessing
Today’s episode...girl, it’s a big one. I have a feeling this is a part one of all things special needs sibling! In today’s episode I share a side by side comparison of my journey as a special needs mom & then navigating having a baby all over again, but this time the journey is unlike the one I previously walked out. Stay tuned to hear the answers of questions you all asked around this topic!
57:43
February 5, 2020
27: There’s a gap
Part of the root series here! As we wrap up there’s a gap.... and we’re about to talk about it!
25:06
January 29, 2020
26: The root exposure
I’m just gonna day it, this episode... it has layers girl. If you haven’t yet subscribed to the mailing list for exclusive content for this new season be sure to join. The link for that is in my bio on my Instagram account @blessedforthismess
23:52
January 15, 2020
25: The root system
Get ready for the shortest episode of this series my friends! It’s time to truly thrive in your circumstances, chain break, & find those blessings... let’s start that together this year with The root series...
18:31
January 8, 2020
24: See you later 2019
That’s a wrap you guys! We have officially reached out last episode of not only the season but the year! Thank you for all of your support, & thank you for being part of this beautiful journey. Who’s ready to go in to 2020 full of intentionality!? Tune in to see what’s to come.. & a few stories before the holiday season is over! Xo
30:18
December 18, 2019
23: 20/20 Vision
SPOILER ALERT: There are MULTIPLE New announcements for the Angelman Community in today’s episode! ** In today’s episode we learn the vision of Angelman Syndrome Foundation’s very own CEO. The heart, passion & connection she has to this community, will leave you confident that the support this community has is unmatched! 2020 is going to be an epic year & we’re going in to it with 20/20 vision!
54:00
December 11, 2019
22: Before the breakthrough
We’ve all been here.. special needs family, blended family, mom or not. Each & everyone one of us has been in this seasons before. It’s a season we don’t talk about often, & it’s a season that is often uncelebrated. • It is a very real moment of where I am currently in this journey with Ava & I share a few other experiences with you & importantly some takeaways for you & me to apply.
42:10
December 4, 2019
21: Grit is like a B.H.C
I promise you it’s not a cuss word. Am I referring to the word grit? No, but I’m sure you may think it could very well be a cuss word. . But I’m actually referring to the latter part of the title: B.H.C. I’ll break down a formula from Forbes in today’s episode & how it applies in my life while raising my daughter with special needs & share what exactly b.h.c is even about.
33:35
November 27, 2019
20: Unwrap the bubblewrap
Doing a brain dump with you guys today all on bubblewrap (sounds bizarre I know.. but don’t tune out just yet..) & how we respond to the reactions of others around us... there’s a harvest in all of it. But the question is, is your what kind of harvest are you reaping? Tune in as I begin unwrapping the bubblewrap
30:43
November 20, 2019
19: Five special ability moms walk into a recording..unscripted.
Here’s what I know about today’s episode. It is going to leave you so full, yet hungry for more. Graciously sharing the most vulnerable moments as a special ability parent today.. Jahaira, Sonia, Crystal & Taylor all elaborate on the feelings that come along this journey. Fear, doubt, overcoming, tears, pain & celebration is all out in today’s episode!
55:52
November 13, 2019
18: How we thrive in our circumstances.. the hard way
By the title I’m sure you may be a little confused.. but by the end of today I’m confident you’ll know why I have titled this episode the way I have. This by far has been the most asked question by you guys.. “Annie how have you gotten Ava to where she is, & how do you keep going despite all of the challenges?”. This episode this topic has been sitting on my heart from the beginning & today I finally bring it to this podcast for you to hear!.. if you’re able grab a pen & paper, this is noteworthy material!
43:17
November 6, 2019
17: The Advocates World
Tune in to today’s episode as we speak to an incredible guest who may surprise you! She sure surprised me. How she’s making an impact in the special needs community, her long term goals, & her deep connection to this community... it all is unwrapped in today’s conversation!
30:28
October 30, 2019
16: Finding hope in the middle of the mystery
Well today’s journey were kindly brought in to is a new one here at Blessed for this mess. We learn about how one incredible mom is finding hope in the middle of the mystery.. tune in to find out just what we mean.
43:51
October 23, 2019
15: The legacy of Clay
Blessed for this mess, so glad you can join in on today’s episode! I chat today with an inclusion advocator who just so happens to be a multiple nominee for creating inclusion in her general Ed classroom. We dive in to how her brother Clay has impacted the journey she is on today!
42:49
October 16, 2019
14: The sweet spot
The title may leave you wondering just exactly is the direction of today’s episode...well, today we connect with Shari. A mom who is part of the special needs community but who has developed and formulated a product specific to our community... tune in to find out!
41:47
October 9, 2019
13: Beautifully broken
We go across the nation to connect with an incredible Mama of four, a coffee drinking, God loving woman who shares her journey of becoming & being beautifully broken. & how that developed into becoming a Business woman birthed straight from that pain. Tune in to find how she took her pain & gave it purpose!
59:34
October 2, 2019
12: Mama, trust your gut.
Today’s podcast we connect with a warrior mama... well I should just say warrior FAMILY, that is just walking through the beginning of their sons diagnosis with Angelman Syndrome. A little over a month in to their journey & she takes us through just that. Stay tuned for a special guest speaker in this episode as well.. won’t want to miss!
57:21
September 25, 2019
11: The tip of the iceberg
Welcome to season 2! In today’s episode we embark on a conversation with Heather who brings us into the pivotal moment in her life that rewrote the direction she was headed. She gives us an important reminder that not everything we see is all of it..but usually just the tip of the iceberg.
53:49
September 18, 2019
10: Lets talk IEP
Here it is, the bonus episode!
23:42
September 7, 2019
9: There’s a surprise
Wrapping up Labor Day weekend thoughts & events I bring you in this episode
21:29
September 4, 2019
8: Conversation through answered questions
Your questions answered here
55:11
August 28, 2019
7: Rerouting
In today’s episode we reroute the direction that was intended for this episode! We bring back my favorite guy, my husband.. we scratch the surface on the views of a husband, father & the role he takes on as a special needs dad.
31:02
August 21, 2019
6: The balance act_part 3 of 3
We’re wrapping it all up in this final episode! The lessons I learned from the last two topics we discussed
46:55
August 14, 2019
5: The balance act_part 2 of 3
Today it’s all about family, siblings, friends, social life & just getting out in the community...fears that I’ve had, & adjustments that I’ve made along the way.
25:12
August 7, 2019
4: The balance act _part 1 of 3
Get ready! This is a 3 part series diving in to the massive topic around “balance” I’ve broken this topic into sub topics.. touching on a few big rocks in our lives. This is part 1 of 3, lets dive in; all things balance and how I find “balance” within my life
32:51
July 31, 2019
3: Table talk
In today’s Episode I bring to you a special guest on my show! It’s table talk so anything and everything is up for grabs in topic conversations today!
37:24
July 24, 2019
2: Choice determines the price
“How am I going to get through this?” “How can I keep going in-spite of?”.. sound familiar? In today’s episode I share about these two questions: How did we face this journey, & how were we able to continue moving forward in one of the most challenging events in our lives?
16:58
July 17, 2019
1: Welcome to holland!
Ever pictured your life to go a certain way only to realize it didn’t go anything like you planned? Well then... welcome to holland! I get pretty vulnerable this first episode, unpacking one of my biggest unplanned journeys and sharing the blessing in what seemed like a mess
15:31
July 10, 2019