As many of you know, I love social media. I love sharing our adventures and trials with all our friends and family. But one thing I don’t like about social media is how easy it is for us to compare ourselves to others. I get it, I do it too. Comparison isn’t necessarily horrible, but what it leads to is. Self-doubt.
Every mother I have ever known, myself included, has had more than their share of self-doubt about their mom-abilities. Moms everywhere are seeing posts and thinking. I could never be like that. I could never be as organized, smart, clean, clever, funny, you name it someone has probably felt it. And it is this doubt that is killing our confidence. In fact, a study published in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology explains that “Self-esteem decreased during pregnancy, increased [after birth] until the child was six months old and then gradually decreased over following years.”
As moms, we have a serious self-esteem and confidence problem. And I think it is time to change all that! So, I took some time, discovered what was holding me back from being my most confident self, and put together an easy plan to get us all back on track. And now I want to share it with you!
Why did I create this course?
#MomLifeIsHard. Whether you are a brand new parent or an experienced veteran, sometimes you just lose confidence in your ability. Our society makes moms feel like they are constantly doing something wrong. Working parents don’t give their kids enough attention, stay at home parents aren’t setting good role models. Your house is never clean enough, and if it somehow is it must be because you are ignoring your kids. You shouldn’t co-sleep, but you should always co-sleep. You shouldn’t be a helicopter parent, but you need to keep a constant eye on them. With all these mixed messages it is no wonder why moms are constantly feeling like they are failing. But we really shouldn’t. Moms that I know are awesome and I want every mom to feel as awesome as everyone else knows they are.
About this Course
Because I saw so many moms struggling with their confidence, I decided that it was time for a quick kick-start for moms. Think about this course is the kick in the butt that you need to become confident in your mom ability.
What will we do?
Throughout seven days we will be working on issues that are blocking your confidence. Each day, there will be a theme we are talking about. I will give you some background information, a quick lesson in how to do the homework and an activity or assignment to do.
That sounds like a lot of work
Don’t worry, I’m a mom too and I understand how little time we have as a mom. Our assignments are designed to make life easier. Most can take as little or as much time as you need. But if you are still pressed for time just remember this course is entirely self-paced. And you get lifetime access! That means you can take 7 days, 7 weeks, 7 months, or however long you want. You can also come back and repeat the course any time you feel like you need a confidence boost.
Why Confidence is So Important
You might be thinking, “Yeah, confidence sounds nice, but it doesn’t change anything.” I’m here to tell you this simply isn’t true. As moms, much of our energy is used with the mental load of our tasks. Every time you question yourself, every time you worry that you are doing the wrong thing, you are using precious and valuable energy. Overhauling your confidence will give you more energy, more focus, and more time for the important things in your life. This course is about confidence, but what it really is about is helping you create the life that you want to be living.