Whether you need first-time mom tips or you need help having a happy motherhood experience, you will find the following guides helpful!

I have created two guides and a checklist that I think you will find helpful! Becoming a mom brings joy for many, but can also bring feelings of uncertainty. The Enjoy Being A Mom Again Quick Guide is helpful for moms with children of any age. I created the second guide to help moms during the baby years. Check them out and let me know what you think!

Melissa Reilly, Psy.D

Enjoy Being a Mom Again Free Quick Guide

Have you had the experience of playing with your child or just watching them sleep, and suddenly a memory involving your mom will pop into your mind?

Or perhaps while you are with your child, you notice being distracted by thoughts in your head, including conversations you’ve had or would like to have with your mom?

 It is typical for thoughts and memories to be triggered spontaneously. Sometimes these thoughts and memories are pleasant, and we welcome them.

Other times they can create sadness, pain, or even anger. All moms separated from their mothers by death, estrangement, or physical distance experience this.


This guide gives you the five-step process to go from being distracted to present with your children.



Care For Yourself While You Care For Your Baby Free Guide

As moms, we know how valuable our time is and often we find ourselves with very little of it.

We have all heard how important self care is and I would guess that you already know that (or you wouldn't be reading this now).

 You don’t have to carve out time away from your child to take care of yourself (because lets face it, sometimes time alone is not an option)!

You can engage in self care without leaving your baby. Yes, you can!


This guide contains easy strategies to take care of yourself while you not only care for your baby but create strong lasting and healthy emotional bonds.



Mom Community Checklist

None of us want to think about what happens when something goes wrong, but when our children's safety is at stake, it is vital that we plan ahead.  Are you ready for when an emergency arises? 

  • Do you lack the support and guidance of a caring mother in your day-to-day life?
  • Do you dread having an emergency because you don't know who you will call for help?
  • Do you avoid creating a support network because you don't even know where to start?


This checklist makes it simple to prepare for when you need help unexpectedly.