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Motherhood Unmasked

Feb 15, 2022

Did you ever pinky swear when you were a little girl? That promise was binding like a mortgage. The only way out was death!

You pinky swore to hold someone accountable because you don’t have to be alive long to figure out people make promises they don’t keep—even to protect children.

So when you were mishandled and left to fend for yourself, you pinky swore you wouldn’t let that happen again. But that’s a promise to the little girl in you you’ll have to break—so you can live and love those God gives you.

Grab a journal and something warm to drink and join me for Episode 53: Let Your Guard Down.



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.