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Being a mother isn't easy.

Maybe you know this story...

Of a mom who was struggling.

 

She was caring. Generous. Wanting to do right by her kids.

 

But no matter how hard she tried to reach them...

To get them to listen and make good choices…

To have a close and loving relationship...

Nothing seemed to work.

 

It was wearing on her.

She was tired of the arguments...

And tired of watching her child struggle.

 

She was at her wits end.

She didn't know what else to do.

She desperately wanted to be a good mom...

 

She was starting to secretly hate being a mom...

And feeling guilty for even thinking it…

 

Because though she loves her kids, she’s overwhelmed.

Being a mom can be hard work.

 

With all the pressures out there...

To be the picture perfect family...

To have all the answers.

It isn't easy.

 

It can be even more difficult to share with someone just how hard it is...

But it doesn't have to be that way.

 

Struggling doesn't make a mom a bad mom...

It makes her a caring mom.

 

Because she cares, she goes on bravely, day after day looking for answers.

I know, because I was that mom.

Until I discovered that it’s possible to take the struggle out of being a mom.

Hi. I'm Deborah Woods, National Certified Counselor. I've been licensed as a professional counselor in Missouri since 1988. I've been counseling moms and kids for 3 decades and I struggled with being a mom raising a special needs child. Today, he's all grown up and you'd never guess he had special needs as a child.

Interested in how you can take the struggle out of being a mom too? Come inside. Explore. Look around. 

 

Let's talk about filling your home with more joyful days and peaceful nights.

 

Get the free resources I've put together to help moms.

 

The first one is something I like to call an Essential Translation Guide for Moms. Finally, a way to translate those confusing things kids say to us when they're upset and angry or overtired or just don't have the words to tell us what they really need. The Translation Guide is totally free. Download  it here: An Essential Translation Guide for Moms

 

Come inside. Let's do this together.


You can be the mom you were always meant to be.
 

Come inside and discover the possibilities. 

Before we move ahead, I'd like to share with you Courageous Gratitude: Celebrate Your Journey through Motherhood. I wrote this, easy to use, book of photos and writing prompts, to help you celebrate your journey as a mom.  It's not an ordinary gratitude journal because as moms we need something more than someone telling us to just be grateful. It's written as a 40 day or even a 40 week experience to help you reflect on some of the experiences you've had as a mom and to envision where you'd like to be. You can take it as fast or slow as you need to. Being a mom can be hard. You deserve some encouragement and support on your journey.

 

Not sure how to choose a counselor for you and your child? Knowing how to choose a counselor can be confusing. I put together this free tip sheet to help make the decision easier. The 5 Things Every Parent Must Know in Picking a Therapist or Counselor