Mom support community when you are motherless
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081: Tips For Creating Your Own Mom Support Community When You Are Motherless

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Bringing a little one into the world and raising them is a big thing, right! I think it’s fair to say that we generally anticipate mom support and guidance during the start of our new parenting journey.

But what about those of us who lack that mom support due to being isolated, live far away from family, no longer have a mum or are estranged from our family? 

Going through this challenging time of your life without mom support is tough on your own and this week’s guest, clinical psychologist, Melissa Reilly knows all about how this feels! Melissa’s mom had passed away years before she had her first child so lacked that mom support and having her son stirred up a grief process. Melissa’s mission is in helping the motherless mother who lacks that mom support and in this episode you’ll hear her explain:-

  • Why it is extremely important that you create your own community of moms who can help and support you.
  • The four crucial people that you need to include in your community of moms to ensure you get all the support you need.

And much more!

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About Melissa Reilly

Melissa Reilly

Melissa Reilly, Psy.D. is a mom of two boys, clinical psychologist, and mom coach passionate about helping moms separated from their mother by physical distance, estrangement, or death, move from feelings of insecurity, isolation, and overwhelm to a place of resilience.

Through her personal and professional experience, she has come to recognize that Moms without a mom experience grief as part of their motherhood experience, even if they don’t realize it. The relationship moms have had (or didn’t have) with their mothers impacts how they see themselves but doesn’t define them. 

She believes it isn’t knowledge and skills that create resilience, but rather it is born through overcoming hardship, having a community, and living by one’s values. She is honored to walk with moms on their journey to becoming the mom they always wanted to be. Melissa’s psychological practice, Shoudt & Reilly Psychological Services has been serving residents of Berks County, Pennsylvania for over 22 years. She is now expanding her services to include parent coaching focusing on Moms Without a Mom which can be accessed by women all over the world through her website.

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