I need to just figure it out.
I feel so angry all the time, I’m ruining my kid(s).
This is what I’ve always wanted…I should be enjoying this more.
I don’t even know who I am anymore…
I feel like I’ll never measure up.
It’s all my fault I feel this way.
Every time I take one step forward, it feels like I also take two steps back.
I feel overwhelmed often, I’m obviously not cut out for this.
I should be doing more…
I’m such a failure.
You can change these scripts.
You can manage the twists and turns motherhood throws at you with confidence.
You can build your brain power and rewire unhelpful thinking patterns.
You can love on your babies without feeling like you "should" be doing more.
You can stop beating yourself up and blaming yourself when things don't go as planned.
And most importantly, you can actually be a happy mom.
I know all of this because I’ve been there. When I first became a mom, I was so deep in it that I didn’t even know who I was anymore. And it was super frustrating when everyone said everything will just get better with time. It didn’t. Everyone made it sound like it would be so easy…it wasn’t.
But I was ready to start making changes and live up to my potential as a mother and the best version of myself, and I bet you are too.
Instead of fumbling through postpartum and early motherhood, you’ll know how to manage hard moments with momfidence.
Instead of just “trying harder” or “doing more,” you’ll learn how to effectively rewire your thinking to unlock your motherhood potential.
You’ll learn all about your mental health as a mom and how to improve your overall well-being.
You’ll become aware of how your thoughts impact your feelings and how your feelings impact your behaviors.
You’ll learn skills like my 3-step method to adaptive thoughts, which isn’t just toxic positivity and platitudes that don’t actually help anyone.
And with just a few minutes a day, you'll become a pro at mindfully reframing the thoughts that don’t serve you.
Did you know that...
- Neural pathways are reinforced with repetition of certain thoughts or emotions? It’s this fancy word called neuroplasticity. Most of the time, the narrative we built in our mind isn't a great one...
- But with each self-reflection exercise in Visible Motherhood, you can build and create new neural pathways that actually lead to healthy changes in how your brain works over time. It almost sounds like magic, but really, it isn’t.
- The secret is knowing and learning the right skills to get there and practicing those skills for just a few minutes a day. I teach these skills in Visible Motherhood, and you can put them to use right away.
- I'm certain you’ll gain a level of awareness you didn't have before, and once you do, there is no turning back.
All of the important things you need to know about your mental health during postpartum + beyond
Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Symptom Checklists curated using my clinical expertise and knowledge as a maternal mental health psychologist (you’re not going to find these anywhere else)
Self-reflection exercises that target mood and anxiety symptoms so you can hold yourself accountable
A mommy guilt log to help you work through big thoughts and feelings while keeping you on track
Examples of how to implement the skills that I talk about in the workbook
Two very meaningful BONUS self-reflection exercises that you can use right away
A host of online resources conveniently located in one place
Easy to download PDF file
And seriously...soooo much more
“I was knee-deep in postpartum anxiety and I hadn't realized it yet…I just knew something was wrong. I wasn't feeling the same way I felt after my first baby. My mind was not in a healthy place and it was beginning to affect my physical health. I was already following Dr. Alice on Instagram and her focus on maternal mental health was a life saver… I got her workbook and it blew my mind! I was working my way through it and literally saying out loud "YES, that's EXACTLY how I feel!" again and again. It's like she read my mind. She KNOWS maternal mental health issues…she gets it. And the best thing about it was that it was a workbook, so I could actually print it out and fill it out with pen and paper... so it became interactive. I would fill in the ways I was feeling, the things I was thinking, and she helped me reframe those negative and destructive thoughts and feelings into something healthier. I became healthier. It also helped me communicate to my partner how I'd been feeling and clue him in on what goes on in my mind so he could have more empathy for what I was going through. Thanks again!” -Melissa Guerriero
"I absolutely love Dr. Alice’s Visible Motherhood workbook & suggest every new or expecting mother get one for themselves! So many times motherhood is full of guilt, loneliness and overwhelm - and what I love about this workbook is that it allows space for all of those feelings, but also provides practical and evidence-based skills to help work through them. I spent as little as 5 minutes every morning or night reading and completing the worksheets and within a few weeks I could already see the small changes I was able to make in my day to feel a bit less like I was just surviving and more like I was enjoying motherhood again." -Karissa Whitman
If you’ve taken the time to read this, it is pretty clear that you want to feel differently and you’re ready to make some positive changes.
You can keep telling yourself that one day, things will get better…
You can continue to try and figure it out or knuckle your way through.
You can take action, learn the impactful information in Visible Motherhood, and implement the skills in your day-to-day life. I won’t sit here and tell you that things will just get better with time. It has been my experience, both personally and professionally, that unfortunately, it takes a bit more than just time. BUT you can cultivate wellness through awareness and with just a few minutes a day.
I know you want to be happy, and it feels like the demands of motherhood are getting in the way of that. But seriously, stop letting it. This is your life, you deserve to enjoy it. Let motherhood be the thing that moves you forward instead of the thing that hold you back.