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My Name is More Than Mom!

Therapist, MGS Mom, group, Mom group, Individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, etherapyMy Name is More Than MOM!

As always we had another great MGS Mom group. This week’s topic was “My Name is More Than Mom”. Some of the moms have talked about losing themselves in the name mom. When asked what they do, they would answer I’m a stay at home mom. When asked about what interest they have it would be kid related. Every conversation would go back to the topic of kids and mom related conversations. How they have lost friends who can’t relate to the life of being a mom.

This topic has been in the air for some time now and many do not know how to verbalize how they feel without it going back to motherhood. Which then makes them feel guilty about bringing it up because that the exact problem.

Well it’s important that you want to take pride in all that you do and want to share in your achievements. As long as we remember that we are more than one defining thing in our lives. As we all spoke it was funny to see prior to kinds each lady could share how she defined herself differently. The different areas that defined them as a woman, wife, sister, daughter, professional and etc. Yet everything changed once children came in the picture.

So as a group we came up with some tools to assist everyone in remembering and maintaining the person they want to see all the time.

  1. Journaling- this is to help get out emotions that could bring confusion. This can help get clarity in different areas they get caught up in everyday life.
  2. Date Night- Having a night they take themselves on a date and reconnect with the woman inside.
  3. Achievements- Acknowledging achievements that happen that are not just kid related.
  4. Support- Talking with your significant other about how they could assist you so everything is not just on you. (Ex. Chores, conferences, sport activities etc.) Many of my moms are the ones who participated in all the activities which make them in mom mindset all the time.
  5. Name- Having other people in your close circle address you first and not your children. Also calling you by your name and not saying “So mom how are the kids doing” or “Mom would you like the baby to have one”. Each woman had a name before having the name mom

Each lady intends to continue to amend this list and create positive change for themselves. Mom is just a small part to the bigger picture of life. I look forward to continuing this topic and many more as we look forward to next week group.

If you have questions or comments follow us on Facebook (Link provided below) and share your thoughts. Or join our great MGS Mom group as we journey towards positive change.

Till the next time.

Live, Laugh, Love

T.P.C (The Parent Counselor)

Gail Wilson is a Therapist, Life Coach and Public Speaker in South Florida. Mrs. Wilson works with mothers dealing with postpartum and fathers who have difficulty with transitional changes after a new child. In addition Mrs. Wilson works with individuals, couples and families to find their inner strength and resolve interpersonal and relational conflicts. To schedule an appointment with Mrs. Wilson call (754) 999-0410 or contact by email at Gail@mgscounseling.com

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Thank You!

Thrapist, Therapy, Speaker, Public Speaker, Group, E-Group, E-Therapy, Mom, Mom of MultipleIt’s important to take time out and give a special thank you for all the feedback and support I’ve received from the community. My passion to give back and see growth from others has been the motivational drive behind all I do in the community. From charity work, to speaking engagements in the different organizations I am affiliated with.

I’m pleased to share I have some exciting speaking engagements coming up. Some within MGS Counseling Therapy Services, LLC along with other organizations in the community.

I was recently a speaker at a Young Women’s Forum that was sponsored by Shekinah Mountain Bible Fellowship (SMBF). It was a great event and turn out from the youth in the community. As a speaker it’s important that the message you are presenting is relevant to your audience. It was pleasing to get immediate feedback from the young ladies in attendance on how the event impacted them. I am pleased to say I was asked to speak again at the next Young Women’s Forum in June. Yea!!! I’m so excited and looking forward to speaking.

In addition to the Young Women’s Forum. I’ll be speaking at the CSMoM General Meeting next Tuesday night. August 27, 2016 MGS Counseling and Therapy Services, LLC will have a second MGS Women’s Empowerment Workshop. I have been asked to speak at a Couples Retreat in August and speak in a series on “How To Live Your Most Extraordinary Life”. I look forward to all these upcoming events and future ventures.

I will update on all dates and locations in future posts. Again thank you for all the support and the continued feedback on what you want and need from The Parent Counselor (T.P.C).

If you have questions or comments follow us on Facebook (Link provided below) and share your thoughts.

Till the next time.

Live, Laugh, Love

T.P.C (The Parent Counselor)

Gail Wilson is a Therapist, Life Coach and Public Speaker in South Florida. Mrs. Wilson works with mothers dealing with postpartum and fathers who have difficulty with transitional changes after a new child. In addition Mrs. Wilson works with individuals, couples and families to find their inner strength and resolve interpersonal and relational conflicts. To schedule an appointment with Mrs. Wilson call (754) 999-0410 or contact by email at Gail@mgscounseling.com

https://www.facebook.com/MGS-Counseling-and-Therapy-Services-LLC-217157051780161/

 

Trials of Motherhood

Trials of MotherhoodTrials of Motherhood!

I can’t help but to laugh at the many things some mothers have to go through. Many times I just have to shake my head at it all.

Well once again I have a situation and I had to look for some solutions for my problem. On many occasions I too have to seek outside help from other professionals. Like my primary care doctor, OBGYN or anther specialist to assist me with some of my motherly questions.  In this situation I started with my primary care physician.

Well, I contacted my primary care physician so I could discuss some changes in my body post nursing my twin boys. Many of the research I had done prior to this point spoke on how to stop the production of milk. To avoid gorging and any uncomfortable pain. Each article would state I would stop producing about 3-5 months after I stopped nursing my children. In addition I tried natural ways to stop my production, like cabbage in the bra and cold packs. Nothing has worked and I was still producing a high amount of milk. Hence why I decided that my doctor was my next step to a solution.

By this point I was about 6 months post nursing with my children. After going over everything with my doctor he informed me that by my next visit if it had not stopped he would provide me with a medication that would stop any production. So finally I was feeling like I was on a path to fully getting my body back!

In the interim I continued on with my regular activities, workouts and daily schedule. Sometime had passed and I attended a general meeting of CSMoM group I’m a member with and we had a great guest speaker, Mrs. Natalie Diaz. She is the bestselling author of “What To Do When You’re Having Two” and it was a great meeting.

Which brings me to the continued trials of my motherhood journey. While in the meeting I shared what I was going through and wanted to inquire if any other mom’s had a similar experience. When having multiples many things are different from the very beginning and I was curious to see if this was just one more thing. WELL, I believe it may be!

The information shared by the other moms were a mix of informative information and downright scary. However a few moms spoke to me about taking Sudafed, and the side effect it has on breastfeeding mothers. If you take Sudafed while breastfeeding it could stop the production of your milk. I will say at first I was intrigued. I couldn’t help but to think, if this was all I had to do to finally stop producing.  So after a few more laughs on my part I decided I would try this out, after speaking with my doctor. Then let the women know how everything turned out.

After I was given the ok to take the Sudafed, which I was happy because I was very congested and coming down with a cold.  I took the Sudafed for three days by day four I was feeling better and didn’t want to take medication if I didn’t need more. However I was still producing milk and I honestly believe it increased. HOW COULD THIS BE?

Well I have come to the conclusion that maybe I am either those few women that talked about still producing years after they’ve stopped nursing. Or keep trying different home remedies until one works. I haven’t forgotten about what my doctor told me either. So we will see what the next step will be in the Trials of Motherhood.

Maybe the next time I post I will tell you I was picked up by some doctors wanting to study why I am still producing milk long after stopping with my boys. Till the next time.

Live, Laugh, Love

T.P.C (The Parent Counselor)

Gail Wilson is a Therapist, Life Coach and Public Speaker in South Florida. Mrs. Wilson works with mothers dealing with postpartum and fathers who have difficulty with transitional changes after a new child. In addition Mrs. Wilson works with individuals, couples and families to find their inner strength and resolve interpersonal and relational conflicts. To schedule an appointment with Mrs. Wilson call (754) 999-0410 or contact by email at Gail@mgscounseling.com