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Podcast Episode 246: How to be Momwell with Erica Djossa

Picture this: it’s 3 a.m., and you’re rocking your baby back to sleep for what feels like the hundredth time tonight. Exhaustion clings to you like a second skin, and the weight of motherhood feels heavier than ever. In moments like these, it’s easy to forget about your own well-being amidst the endless demands of caring for your little ones. But here’s the truth: prioritizing your mental health as a mom is not just important—it’s absolutely essential.

As a mom of two myself, I’ve danced with the highs and lows of parenthood. From the euphoria of holding my newborns for the first time to the overwhelming doubts that creep in during sleepless nights, I’ve experienced the full spectrum of emotions that come with motherhood. Through it all, I’ve learned that nurturing my own mental health isn’t just a luxury—it’s a lifeline.

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve felt the weight of motherhood pressing down on you at times. But let me assure you, dear mom, that you’re not alone in this journey. Together, we can navigate the complexities of parenthood and emerge stronger and more resilient than ever before.

It’s no secret that the well-being of moms directly impacts the health and happiness of the entire family. From providing emotional support to modeling healthy coping mechanisms, moms play a pivotal role in shaping the family dynamic. That’s why prioritizing maternal mental health is not just a matter of self-care—it’s an act of love for yourself and your children.

Our guest on the podcast, Erica Djossa, is here to talk about the mental load of motherhood and the importance of maternal mental health. She’s the founder and CEO of Momwell, host of the Momwell podcast, and author of Releasing the Mother Load. She helps support mothers in their transition to parenthood and her new book will be released on April 9th.

In this episode of the No Guilt Mom podcast you’ll learn:

  • Why prioritizing maternal mental health, especially as you transition into all stages of parenthood, is so important
  • How to reclaim joy in your role as a Mom
  • The role gender norms and expectations of the past can play in how tasks are delegated in families and how to even it out – for everyone’s health!
  • That being a good Mom takes a lot of different forms – you’re doing amazing!

Resources We Shared In This Episode:

Check out the Momwell Instagram HERE.

Releasing the Mother Load: How to Carry Less and Enjoy Motherhood More by Erica Djossa

Claim your pre-order bonuses for Erica’s new book HERE.

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Brie Tucker

COO/ Podcast Producer at No Guilt Mom
Brie Tucker has over 20 years of experience coaching parents with a background in early childhood and special needs. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and is certified in Positive Discipline as well as a Happiest Baby Educator.

She’s a divorced mom to two teenagers.

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