Like you, we work hard, and love even harder. We realize the challenges inherent to motherhood and created In Mom’s Corner to help you replenish your well so you can thrive in and beyond the role of “mom.”
The book you’ll want to share with all your mom friends.
Missing In Action:How Mothers Lose, Grieve, and Retrieve Their Sense of Self is the book on the dynamics of “Maternal Intrapersonal Anxiety” (MIA), a common and often overlooked side effect of motherhood that often leaves women feeling tired, anxious, conflicted, out of balance, depressed and “lost.”
Only out of the “crisis” can we see solutions. Finding and keeping a strong sense of self is not always easy, but it’s worth it (for you and your family) especially as the demands of motherhood grow. Join a workshop or talk to me one-on-one to get the support and tools you need to “succeed.”
Welcome to In Mom’s Corner... where we focus on you, and feeling good.
Becoming a mom is a beautiful, exhilarating, and fulfilling experience. It can also be very overwhelming, especially as the work and responsibilities of motherhood expand. We all have days (weeks, months…) when we feel irritable, frustrated, exhausted, sad, anxious, or "lost." Yet, it seems no one wants to talk about this or how this "syndrome" seriously impacts women, their children, and their relationships.
That's going to change. And it starts here.
At In Mom’s Corner I focus on you because how you feel affects everyone and everything you do. I'll explain what Maternal Intrapersonal Anxiety (MIA) is and how it may be impacting your thoughts, moods, and behavior. I'll also share strategies that will help you overcome or avoid MIA. The goal is to empower the woman you are...because from there... all good things come.
I'm new to this virtual space, but my goal is to build a community of women who embrace the notion that "when mom feels good, everyone wins." I believe this wholeheartedly. I want you to feel good. For you, and for them. It's that simple.
If you're not "there," stay here and subscribe to my newsletter. I'll help you get there. I promise. Things can be better in your life, you just need support and the right "tools." If you do feel good, please join me in making a difference in the lives of others. I know what it's like to struggle in a role that demands so much. Most moms do. Be a part of the conversation, and join my platform for honesty, effective self-care, and women who care about each other.
In meeting the daily (and abundant) needs of their children, mothers tend to overlook the self within them that begs for attention. I think most moms do this. Don’t you tend to put yourself last? If you’re nodding “yes” then you should know that neglect often leads to a deterioration of self. That’s right. Your sense of self will begin to wane under the duress of neglect, and before you know it, symptoms such as depression, fatigue, and irritability appear. This is not good for anyone. But … Read More
As Thanksgiving nears, I wanted to share with you a guest post from travel expert, Kendra Thornton. Although Kendra's bio describes an accomplished woman in the field of travel and hospitality, she knows a few things about keeping herself mentally and physically balanced through the use of yoga. Because we focus on the importance of all moms pursuing their personal interests, talents, or ambitions here at IMC, Kendra and I thought it would be fun for her to share her love and passion for yoga … Read More
I like to joke with my best friend that I'm a fraud. I preach about mom's self-care and ways to create boundaries so that a mom maintains her sense of self, happiness, and positive overall well-being....and what do I do? I agree to get a puppy? OMG. A little crazy, especially at this time in my life with so much going on like posts to write, workshops to conduct, coaching calls to take, and all the details that continue to exist around raising three children, even when two of them are … Read More
Halloween seems like the perfect time to put away stress and embrace some fun. You can pretend to be someone else (or something else) for a day. A little bit of fun can go a long way, which brings me to my next point. Laughter is one of the best weapons against stress. I know motherhood can get stressful and it's easy to lose your way and your humor amidst all the chores, demands, and responsibilities therein (I wrote the book on that!), but....but...but, as they say, "Laugthter is the best … Read More
It took me months to design a logo for In Mom's Corner, but as soon as I crafted this one, I knew it was right. It was all about the swirl. The symbol within the boxed "M" means a few things to me. Mostly it means movement. We, as mothers, are always moving. Yes, driving here and there; picking up this and putting away that; running this errand and coordinating that event. It never seems to end. But, above and beyond that meaning is my desire to convey the idea that moms are women on a … Read More
I work nearly every day with moms struggling to keep it together. They wear the "mask" during the day--you know, the mask that covers what's really going on underneath. And when asked, they answer, "I'm fine, how are you?" They even engage in a laugh or two with friends, go home and blog about the chaos that is their life. They poke fun at their overwhelm and vent with humor. This is good, but not if a storm is brewing. We all know that motherhood is a rewarding job, yet full of … Read More
I've been on the hot seat more than a few times since I suggested that moms experience grief when their sense of self deteriorates in all the work, responsibilities, and undesirable changes associated with becoming a mom. And I do think that a HUGE number of mothers feel as though their sense of self took a big hit after they had kids. But are they grieving? Well, I've had a few moms tell me to get off my "pity pot." For the record, I'm not on a pity pot. Having my children has been, hands … Read More
Overwhelmed doesn't quite say it all, right? The other day I told a friend it's like I got on the wrong bus...and she knew exactly what I meant. I thought I was going one place, but I ended up in some foreign land. I stepped off the bus, confused, anxious, and thought, "where the hell am I?" Becoming a mom can be a mixed bag of realities. On one hand, you're blown away by the beautiful miracle that is your baby, who may have become an active toddler (or older) by now. On the other hand, … Read More
“The loving mother teaches her child to walk alone. She is far enough from him so that she cannot actually support him, but she holds out her arms to him. She imitates his movements, and if he totters, she swiftly bends as if to seize him, so that the child might believe he is not walking alone . . . . And yet, she does more. Her face beckons like a reward, an encouragement. Thus, the child walks alone with his eyes fixed on his mother’s face, not on the difficulties in his way. He supports … Read More
When you’re feeling depressed or overwhelmed, maybe irritable or “trapped” and you know its not post-partum depression because your children are at least two years old, then what is it? What’s wrong? And why do so many mothers struggle with this…umm…”condition”? I’ve spent the last seven years looking into this, and I want to share what I’ve found beneath the lighthearted (sometimes sarcastic, though very funny!) mommy blogger posts and their perspective on motherhood. I hope you’ll follow me … Read More
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About In Mom’s Corner
Welcome! I’m Anne - MIA expert. I’ve been there (believe me!). Running around, doing this and that, but "missing" from my own life. The good news is that I discovered how to harness my personal interests to keep my frustration, mental and physical exhaustion, and general angst at bay. Now, I teach other moms how to use strong boundaries, positive self-talk, and personal accomplishment to recapture their sense of self and overall well-being. Read more …
Missing In Action: How Mothers Lose, Grieve, and Retrieve Their Sense of Selfis a must read for any mom who has ever felt overwhelmed, unable to cope, or unfit to be a parent. It explains why so many moms feel tired, anxious, conflicted, out of balance, and “lost” and provides strategies to help turn those feelings around so moms can recapture their sense of self and integrate motherhood into their identity in a balanced and sane way. Read more …