Scientists are still searching for the chip that gets inserted in a mommy’s brain when her child is born. It’s the chip that whispers in her head, “Mommy… Do more. Be more. You’re not enough!” Something drives we mothers to do more and more. We put impossible standard on ourselves. We expect to do it all. It’s no wonder mother’s commonly report feeling anxious, overloaded, and overwhelmed with their day-to-day duties, and according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) statistics, women experience depression and anxiety at twice the rate men do.
Let’s face up. This isn’t fantasy; we moms are pulled in many different directions! According to the US Census Bureau, women now represent 48% of the work force, and the numbers are rising. Many of these women are single mothers who have to work full-time to meet their families’ financial demands. Others don’t want to sacrifice their careers just because a little one has been born. Divorced mommies once had husbands at home to take up the slack, but not now! Now, it’s all up to them. To us. To you.
Welcome to the Golden Question: Is there a way to have it all? Can we balance conflicting demands of work and family? Is it possible to succeed at work, build great careers, and raise great children to? The mommy who finds an answer to this question wins a big prize: happiness, peace, and well-adjusted children!
Full-time executive, business owner, and solo mom Vonda Vaden (Vv) Bates is a mother who has won that prize. In this show, Vv shares her story—a story of navigating through the dangerous, choppy waters of mothering overload and learning to ditch many parenting anxieties. Vv discovered firsthand how to keep anxiety and overload from running her life by addressing them head-on. Since then, in her private consulting practice, she has helped hundreds of other women win the prize too.
Vv—once a successful Target corporate executive—reveals what she wished someone had told her. “If I knew then what I know now,” Vv says, “I would have made very different decisions.” In this up-close and personal interview, Vv gives you the benefit of a lifetime of learning, and a wealth of experience working with clients who have found solutions to what seemed like relentless and conflicting demands.
Vv reveals shocking discoveries, such as “Many of my early mothering anxieties were actually false anxieties.” What?? Tune in and find out how Vv’s telling experience can help you be more effective at wearing all the “hats” you have to wear. You’ll get an easy exercise to make your alone time superproductive, so that you too can ditch mommy unrest and find the balance you need.
Bonus freebie: a 20-minute introductory coaching session especially for busy mothers! Find out more here