Are you a mother struggling with your identity outside of being a mom? Do you need more “me time” away from your kid(s), but you're too afraid of being judged? Do you question your abilities as a mother causing your mental and emotional wellbeing to suffer? What if I told you that it is okay to feel the way that you do?
Introducing The Mommy Makeover of The Mind: A Mother's Guide To Reshape, Rebuild, and Redefine Her Life. As a new mom, I struggled. I didn't know what to expect, even after reading the many books on what to do when the baby arrives. The reality is, nothing ever fully prepares you like real life. I struggled to clean up at home, I struggled to maintain intimacy with my husband, and I struggled to retain my sense of self. In my years as a therapist, I heard the same stories from other mothers, and it became clear to me that I wasn't alone in how I felt. So many mothers experience a lot of the same thoughts and feelings, so I decided to provide mothers with a guide to help them throughout their course of motherhood.
Truthfully, you deserve to be the person you always dreamt of being. It's time to start the process of peeling away and uncovering who you are. You deserve to provide for your kids without giving up on your dreams. Even in your struggles as a mother, you are still worthy — Let's begin.
Janelle Dawsey is a licensed marriage and family therapist who writes about the emotional and mental challenges of mothers. Janelle draws from her experience as a therapist and a mother of one, to help mothers remove the false beliefs they hold onto that may discourage them during motherhood.