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 I want 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.
As a society, we occasionally praise our moms for managing the tough job of raising children, but we rarely “allow” moms to express some of the personal challenges —the darker side—of motherhood without a critical ear. As a society, we expect moms to be a certain way: gentle, patient, affectionate, attentive, giving, caring, and full of the kind of energy that extends far and beyond what children need. Yet, it’s a tall task to adjust to a (very) new lifestyle and the numerous changes that … Read More
I can hardly believe it, but a new year is here. And if you’re anything like me, you are probably toying with the idea of making a few resolutions. Part of me hates the pressure attached to resolutions, especially if I proclaim these resolutions aloud. What would it say about me if I fail to fulfill my pledges? The other half of me needs to make some personal promises for the new year, whether I ultimately fail to reach my expectations or not. I believe, as many people do, that a drive exists … Read More
Anyone who knows me or my story knows that I lost myself in those early years of motherhood because I didn’t know how to process my transition or what to do with feelings I never expected to have. At the time, I read dozens of articles looking for ways to help me adjust to a reality far different than anything I had ever known. I perused books on motherhood, childcare, and mental health (I thought I was going crazy), all in an attempt to “figure it out.” I couldn’t find one book, not one … Read More
Just the other day while food shopping, I saw a mother standing approximately four feet from her shopping cart. Her toddler son was climbing vigorously about the car that was attached to the cart. She was standing still with her hands covering her mouth, looking haggard and miserable. Not sure if I should intervene, I timidly asked if she was all right. She looked at me with glassy eyes and said, “I feel like throwing up.” Within seconds she continued, “He’s in rare form today.” In an instant, … Read More
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
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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 …