34 episodes

Why wrestle with mom guilt and secret overwhelm and while trying to prove you have it all together?

Motherhood isn't about carefully curated images in a social media feed or popularity with your kids. It's a beautiful ride that's also murky and messy.

Vanessa doesn't have it all together either, but this pediatrician, stay at home mom, and author knows motherhood is hard enough, so why fake it behind a mask?

In this safe space you'll find real talk about the motherhood challenges you face, the courage to meet them and a coach in your corner. Vanessa's degree doesn't mean she knows it all, and this is not a "how to parent" podcast.

On Motherhood Unmasked, Vanessa empowers you to parent with confidence. Because the hand that rocks the cradle—impacts generations. vinelifefaith.com

Motherhood Unmaske‪d‬ Vanessa A. Harris

    • Parenting
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Why wrestle with mom guilt and secret overwhelm and while trying to prove you have it all together?

Motherhood isn't about carefully curated images in a social media feed or popularity with your kids. It's a beautiful ride that's also murky and messy.

Vanessa doesn't have it all together either, but this pediatrician, stay at home mom, and author knows motherhood is hard enough, so why fake it behind a mask?

In this safe space you'll find real talk about the motherhood challenges you face, the courage to meet them and a coach in your corner. Vanessa's degree doesn't mean she knows it all, and this is not a "how to parent" podcast.

On Motherhood Unmasked, Vanessa empowers you to parent with confidence. Because the hand that rocks the cradle—impacts generations. vinelifefaith.com

    EP32 Embracing Your Family

    EP32 Embracing Your Family

    Let's face it. Your family, especially the ones you live with, can be difficult to like. The things that make them unique are the very things get on your nerves. And that makes loving them—stressful!
    Well, we're closing out Season 3 with a side hug from me to you and some encouragement on how to embrace the things about your loved ones that often frustrate you.
    Can you use some harmony at home?

    • 9 min
    EP31 Embracing You

    EP31 Embracing You

    We just talked about adaptability in the last episode, then here comes the life lesson—a winter storm Texas was in no way prepared for. And this mama pulled on every skill I ever knew to make it through with my family. 
    My take away from the whole ordeal? The importance of embracing me and the way I roll. And in this episode, I share why you should embrace you!

    • 10 min
    EP30 Moms Helping Moms Part II

    EP30 Moms Helping Moms Part II

    You're a mom, but are you effective?
    I took the bait and completed Focus on the Family's assessment of 7 Traits of Effective Parenting. And in this episode, I'm dropping the mask to conclude a two-part analysis of my strengths and weaknesses according to the quiz. 
    Today we're discussing my weaknesses. My transparency for your benefit—it's the Motherhood Unmasked way.

    • 8 min
    EP29 Moms Helping Moms

    EP29 Moms Helping Moms

    I love it when moms help moms, sharing resources and tools to help you reach your mom goals.
    A listener shared a quiz about parenting traits we're diving into this episode.
    Reviewing my quiz results is not about you grading yourself as a mom, but us growing together as we discuss these traits as tools to add to your mommy toolkit.

    • 13 min
    EP28 What's the Goal Here?

    EP28 What's the Goal Here?

    None of us moms "knows" what we're doing. Motherhood doesn't come with a map, but we can influence who our children become and their impact in the world.
    If you're just surviving your child's journey from embryo to eighteen, this episode helps you pause from the overwhelm and think about your #momgoals.
    Because, if you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time.
    And the truth is, you have generations to impact. Did that last part catch you off guard. Then lean in, click play, and let's talk about it.
     

    • 11 min
    EP27 Lessons Moms Learned in 2020

    EP27 Lessons Moms Learned in 2020

    2020 wasn't the kind of year you say—well, that happened—and move on.
    She's more like the teacher in school you hated, but when you look back you realize you learned so much in her class.
    So, in this episode we'll review the lessons you learned in case there's a re-test! 

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

MsDimples2u ,

Support for Mothers

Great stuff! Plenty of wisdom and affirmation. There’s mothers out there that need this encouragement.

Irie MD ,

Love this!!

I just happened to stumble across an episode of Vanessa’s Motherhood Unmasked podcast while browsing Facebook. I was hooked after the first 3 minutes! Vanessa packs deep, powerful truths into little nuggets time. Sometimes it can be hard to digest...but it’s always life changing. As a full time working mom I find this podcast very refreshing, especially in these COVID times.
can’t wait to see what season 3 holds!

TexasPilgrim ,

Powerful Encouragement

Vanessa Harris serves up powerful encouragement and wisdom in a short and to the point podcast.

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