Helping Momless Moms Dealing with Motherlessness

                       Are you a Mom who doesn't have

                        the support and guidance of a

                             loving Mom by your side?

 

                                        It's hard being a mom.

                                                 It's even harder being a mom without a mom you can lean on.

                     

                                                                    Take heart mama,                                      

                                I know the weight of motherlessness is heavy,

                               but you’re not alone!

Helping Momless Moms Dealing with Motherlessness   

Are you a Mom who doesn't have the support and guidance of a loving Mom by your side?

 It's hard being a mom.

It's even harder being a mom without a mom you can lean on.

Take heart mama, I know the weight of motherlessness is heavy, but you’re not alone!

Helping Momless Moms Dealing with Motherlessness   

Are you a Mom who doesn't have the support and guidance of a loving Mom by your side?

 It's hard being a mom.

It's even harder being a mom without a mom you can lean on.

Take heart mama, I know the weight of motherlessness is heavy, but you’re not alone!

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Is the absence of a supportive loving mom causing unexpected feelings when you're with your kids?

Do you get distracted by thoughts and memories of your mom but want to be more attentive to your family so you can be the mom you’ve always wanted to be?

Are you worried that your past negatively impacts your present (and future) relationship with your children?

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There are so many moms without a mom who want to be amazing moms for their kids and love being a mom.   

The biggest challenge is

  • they don't have the built-in help that most women have. 
  •  they can't simply take a break when they need to. 
  • and they have to figure out how to be a good mom even though they don't have one to teach them how.  

The great news is that the programs here at Moms Without A Mom simplify the entire process of how you get the help you want and need;

AND help you thrive as the kick a$$ mom you always wanted to be.

The Moms Without A Mom Coaching Programs are for every mom who doesn't have the support and guidance of a loving mom but wants to thrive!

Those of us who are dealing with motherlessness are more likely to have feelings of longing, sadness, and even anger triggered during our normal day-to-day parenting. 

Welcome

 You are in the right place if.....

  • You wish you had a supportive mom in your life (even though you know that can't happen
  • You feel alone as a mom because your mom friends that have their mother just don't get what it's like
  • You feel overwhelmed by everything you need to get done in a day without any help
  • You don't know who to trust or rely on in an emergency
  • You feel jealous (and maybe even a little resentful or envious of the other moms who have their mom around to help
  • You feel like you don't know how to be a good mom because you don't have one to teach you
  • You wish your kids had an active grandma in their life
  • You think something is wrong with you because being a mom seems so much harder for you then it seems to be for everyone else 

The Program here at Moms Without A Mom will help you......

  • feel good about who you are as a mom no matter what your own mother was like
  • create a network of people to rely on for help when you need it
  • say good-by to feelings of jealousy when you see other women with their moms
  • feel supported by women who understand your situation
  • be comfortable with your weaknesses knowing that you and your children are perfectly fine with you as you are
  • know exactly how to get the help you need before an emergency occurs
  • put a plan in place for when life’s emergencies occur, rather than scrambling during a crisis
  • recognize that being a mom without a mom creates unique challenges that make being a mom harder so you don't feel like something is wrong with you
  • be confident in your parenting
  • get the help you need when you need it  

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If you want to move from feeling alone and without "mom support" to feeling confident and full of motherhood joy, even on those days you long for a loving mom right beside you, then the Moms Without A Mom programs are right for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grief Healing

You will learn how grief shows up in your life and what to do about it.

Mom Identity

You will learn how to intentionally build a community that supports, assists, and guides you when you need it.

Mom Community

You will embrace yourself as a mom even if your experience of being mothered was less than ideal.  

MWM Resilience Framework

You will build your mom community, create your own mother support, experience grief healing, and become grounded in mama joy.

 

Grief Healing

The first step includes exploring the transformative power of grief healing. Grief shows up in many forms. It may be related to the death of your mom, the loss of a relationship you want to have but know you can't due to estrangement, grief related to the lack of a maternal grandmother for your child, grief related to the loss of a hoped-for relationship with a loving and supportive mom.

Mom Community

The second step involves building a mom community. Momless moms don't have the benefit of a "go-to" person that one's mother often fills. Moms without a mom need to intentionally build their community to create the support and guidance they need.

Mom Identity

The third step involves the development of our mom identity. When our first child is born, we become a mom. Knowing who we are as a first-time mom doesn't always come naturally, especially when one has had a difficult relationship with their own mother.

Hi, I'm Dr. Melissa Reilly

Momless Mom, Coach, and Clinical Psychologist

I am a mom without 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 my personal motherlessness and professional experience, I have 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. I believe 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.

 

I am honored to walk with both new first-time moms and experienced moms on their journey to becoming the mom they always wanted to be. 

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For all those experiencing motherlessness,
you are in the right place

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 You are not alone on this motherhood journey. There are many of us out there that do not have a loving mother to depend on as we navigate motherhood, especially as a first-time mom.

  • As a Mom Without a Mom, I know all too well the challenges of being a mom without the support, guidance, and assistance from one's mother.
  • Being a mom without a mom is more common than people realize, and yet many of us feel so isolated and alone in our motherhood journey.
  • Many of us don't know where to get our questions answered or how to seek out the assistance we need.
  • Those of us who are dealing with motherlessness are more likely to have feelings of longing, sadness, and even anger triggered during our normal day-to-day parenting.
You Can Thrive as A Momless Mom

 

  • Moms Without A Mom is here to provide support, guidance, and reassurance when you need it because you need more than just great resources (which we have). You also need a strong support system (we have that too).
  • We know you can be a good mother even if you no longer have (or never have had) a good mother in your life. You will develop the tools to be a confident mom.
  • The relationship you had (or didn't have) impacts how you see yourself as a mom, but it doesn't define you. We are here to make sure you feel good about being the mother you have always wanted to be. Whether you grew up dealing with motherlessness, had an emotionally absent mother, or miss your mom [or not] it affects your relationship with your child.
  • Knowledge and skills alone don't create resilience; rather, overcoming hardship, having a community, and living by one's values does. As a momless mom, you’ve experienced hardship and have persevered. We are here to help you build your community, recognize and live out your values, feel strong in your mom identity, and compassionately support you during times when grief is triggered.

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I want all moms to thrive and recognize their inner strength, especially those moms like me who don't have a loving, supportive mom in their day-to-day lives.

If you connect with this message, I invite you to hop on a call.

We are all stronger when we have a community that understands us!