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Motherhood Unmasked

Sep 7, 2021

To paraphrase my friend, Charlie, “Who keeps cuttin' these onions every time I think about my Senior in high school heading off to college?”

It hasn’t gotten there for me, but with a senior and a junior in high school, the writing is on the wall. But you and I don't have time for pity parties.

We can get together when the nest is empty, but right now we have children to launch.

So, grab a Kleenex if you must, and let’s get into it!



MOTHERHOOD UNMASKED is for moms, like you, struggling to survive your own childhood trauma in addition to the typical demands of motherhood, but hiding your struggle behind a mask.

If you’re raising children while carrying unresolved childhood wounds from traumatic experiences, including abuse, abandonment, and neglect and you struggle with expressing compassion, showing up with confidence, and connecting with your child, this podcast will inspire your own healing journey and empower you to break the negative cycles threatening your family.

Change starts with you believing that when it comes to you being the mother of your children; you are the woman for the job. And I love empowering you to do it.


Hi, I’m Vanessa. A pediatrician, stay at home mom of three, and multi-trauma overcomer, hosting real talk, including the childhood trauma keeping you from confidently showing up as the mom your children need. Because I'm over you suffocating under “the everything’s fine” mask.


NOTE: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast should not be taken as medical advice. The content here is for informational purposes only, and because each person is so unique, please consult your health care professional for any health questions.