Motherhood Unmasked

Motherhood Unmasked

Why wrestle with mom guilt and secret overwhelm and while trying to prove you have it all together? Motherhood isn't about carefully curated images in a social media feed or popularity with your kids. It's a beautiful ride that's also murky and messy. Vanessa doesn't have it all together either, but this pediatrician, stay at home mom, and author knows motherhood is hard enough, so why fake it behind a mask? In this safe space you'll find real talk about the motherhood challenges you face, the courage to meet them and a coach in your corner. Vanessa's degree doesn't mean she knows it all, and this is not a "how to parent" podcast. On Motherhood Unmasked, Vanessa empowers you to parent with confidence. Because the hand that rocks the cradle—impacts generations. vinelifefaith.com... Show More

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September 22, 2020 9 min

How often have you thought, I've given you everything I've got people—only to get asked to give even more?

 Yeah, that's what I thought.

So today we're allowing ourselves some space to vent about the constant sacrifice that is motherhood and then put it all in perspective so we're better—not bitter.

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Mama Bare, Marissa D, drops her mask to offer a topic for consideration. Disciplining your child while communicating love. How do you make it work? So, in this episode we touch on why disciplining your children is necessary and how to do it in love.

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September 8, 2020 7 min

With dramatic flair I get the conversation started concerning our fears around starting another school year with a pandemic as the backdrop. 

And we get practical, too.

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You know how your flaws have a way of exposing you at the most inopportune times?

Well, in this episode, I'll share a bit of fellow listener, Lori Sanders' story, and you'll discover how to find the message in the messy moments of motherhood.

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August 25, 2020 8 min

Girlfriend, I see you hiding behind that mask. If we learned nothing else in 2020, it's life is too short to play pretend when you're grown—especially since we see you struggling to keep up appearances. So, how about dropping the mask and getting real with me?

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August 18, 2020 6 min

You may look strong, even feel confident, but as Melissa Moore shares, your struggle to re-prioritize when you start a family can throw all that out the window. What if self-care is more mental than you thought? 

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August 11, 2020 7 min

Sometimes motherhood is more than you bargained for. Though you do the best you can, you get whiplashed by the rollercoaster called life. In those moments, how do you find and hold on to peace amidst the chaos?

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August 4, 2020 1 min

It's a new season here at Motherhood Unmasked. Listen in to know how you're a special part of it! And I'll see you here next Tuesday.

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Spa days and massages sound heavenly right about now. You've been going non-stop for two months and tensions are high these days!

The "S" on your chest you thought stood for Supermom, now stands for Stressed mom and needs to switch to Sane mom. It's time for self-care.

And not just for a day, but as a daily routine—and I know just the thing.

Find out my secret in this season 1 finale and set yourself up for a sweete...

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June 9, 2020 20 min

Four moms, two races, one question: "As a mother, what role are you playing in reshaping the race narrative—going forward?"

Grab a cup of coffee and some courage. Join us for this candid conversation. Because Mama, we have work to do.

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June 2, 2020 7 min

Home sweet home? Not for every mom. You've lived a nightmare the past couple months—but contracting COVID19 was the least of your concerns. You're struggling to survive a shaky marriage or worse still, the threat of harm in your own home. Isolated and feeling invisible, you have one question on your mind—and it's time we talk about it.

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Moms have more influence than we give ourselves credit. How you frame defining moments sets the tone for how your family responds to them.   Not only do you set the atmosphere in your home, you color how your family remembers life events.   More than pictures you frame or place in scrapbooks, it's the way you speak of the event and the activities you coordinate to commemorate it.   So, how will you put your own spin on Sp...

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You’re well aware how much you’ve lost because of the COVID19 pandemic. But as entrepreneur Pat Flynn often says, “What does this situation make possible?” So, let’s talk about the good that can come out of something so devastating—for you and your family.

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May 12, 2020 5 min

Mother's Day brings up a slew of emotions from joy to sorrow, even anger. And the COVID19 pandemic made this Mother's Day particularly difficult. Maybe you didn't spend it the way you wanted, but in this episode I share what's always worth celebrating about you. 

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May 5, 2020 7 min

How are you grieving change during this pandemic? Grief is about more than loss of life. We mourn all kinds of loss. Can allowing yourself to grieve bless your children? Let's talk about it.

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April 28, 2020 8 min

Connecting with your family, like working on your abs, is intentional. And like it or not, these days we have nothing. but. time. How can our families come out of this pandemic better, not bitter? Let's talk about it.

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April 28, 2020 8 min

What do you tell yourself on those stressful parenting days when you question why you're a mom? I'm sharing the story behind my go to phrase—and why you need one.

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April 23, 2020 5 min

You already know how to raise your kids. I'm not here to tell you how to do it. I'm here for you—to encourage and empower you when you don't know why in the world you bother trying.

And in this episode, I share why this pandemic is the perfect occasion to get real about the challenges of motherhood. It's time to get unmasked! 

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