MOMMA or MOMMA-TO-BE
we are so glad you're here
We know motherhood can be lonely and isolating. You deserve to feel seen, heard, supported and celebrated.
Maternal Mental health is our passion + The Expectant Moms Empowered Moms Signature Online Course is the product of what we WISH we would have known in our transition to motherhood and/or the early years of parenting. We want you to feel prepared, present, and confident in your motherhood journey. That is why we are SO EXCITED to invite you to join us in taking this course.
OUR GOAL with this information is to be tangible, authentic, and to deliver it in a way that makes you feel like we are old friends, sitting on the couch with a cup of tea in our hands. We’re not into lectures, hacks, or making promises we cannot keep.
You are a great candidate for Moms Matter Now EMEM Signature Course if:
You are Pregnant and scared of losing yourself to the rabbit-hole that can be motherhood.
You are a mom of young children who wants to regain control over her life, her relationship, and her mindset.
You are insanely time-poor yet motivated to make a positive change.
You are a “doer” and the feeling of being out of control or overwhelmed keeps you up at night.
You don’t have the time or money for therapy but want access to evidence-based practices & tangible tools on demand.
You realize you’ve become the ultimate martyr and want yourself back but don’t know where to start.
We've read all the books and we've made all the mistakes so you don’t have to.
The Expectant Moms Empowered Moms Signature Online Course topics are like the best cliff notes combined with evidence-based mom life advice you've ever received.
Here's what you can expect to learn
This is your opportunity to meet us... co-founders Holly and Calisa. In these videos we share our birth stories and hence, motivations for starting Moms Matter Now. This is an honest & vulnerable kick off to your MMN journey.
Take a deep-dive into identity and the concept of “matrescence.” We'll talk about expectations, acknowledge the ambivalence that can come with motherhood, and discuss how your values might align with your parenting style.
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
You'll learn more about Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) - hint, it's more than postpartum depression. We’ll also de-mystify & normalize Intrusive thoughts.
Learn about the lies our brains tell us and how your mind (with the best intentions) works against you! You'll leave this module with more confidence to tackle hard issues like maternal gatekeeping, mom guilt, mom rage + comparison, perfectionism, social media and performative motherhood.
The Mental Load and Emotional Labor
Find more peace in your motherhood experience by learning how to share the MENTAL LOAD with your partner (if you have one). You don't need to do it all alone and this module will give you step by step guidance that will leave you feeling less resentful and more empowered.
Prioritizing your Partner
Learn the signs and symptoms for PMADs in partners and highlight some partner/father-specific resources. We will address emotional attunement and partner attachment needs in addition to sharing some sobering facts about marital/partner happiness once baby arrives.
Sex and Intimacy After Kids
Feel empowered by learning about the science of arousal. You will gain an understanding of different desire pathways and what to do in the event of an "arousal discrepancy." Our sexuality evolves with motherhood & this module gives you the tools to understand that.
Body Image and Motherhood
You will learn about the implications of the “rapid and extensive changes” of our bodies during pregnancy, society’s toxic messages about “bouncing back” after pregnancy and give you tools to “flip the script” about your own body image during pregnancy and postpartum.
Be Her/Them Now
Develop a deliberate “mothering mindset”, learn about boundaries and the components of assertive (aka effective) communication. You will leave with a customized “mothering mantra” to live by as you move forward - empowered on your motherhood journey!
You will have access to the course material for 12 months from the date of purchase. Netflix binge the course in a day or take it at your own pace. Watch during middle of the night feeding sessions or put the audio-only version in your ear and take us for a hike.
Here's what our participants are saying...
Like a reassuring visit with a close friend
“This course is everything I wish I knew before I began my motherhood journey. Like a reassuring visit with a close friend, these resources can lift up, support, and guide any new mom so she/they can step forward into unfamiliar territory feeling like they at least have a good map and compass.”
A must for all new moms
“This course is a must for all new moms and helped me understand my experience with postpartum anxiety and the tools and resources to support me that I wasn't able to find anywhere else. It really does live up its ethos/name - Moms Matter Now!”
Give yourself the gift of taking this course!
“This course was an excellent reminder that I’m not alone in my experiences, joys, struggles, anxieties and Mama guilt (especially in the particularly rough season of pandemic parenting). Holly and Calisa have created an atmosphere online where it felt safe to be vulnerable and speak from the heart. The course content covered an amazing variety of subjects and the additional suggested readings or exercises have been incredible resources to explore.”