Episode 33

Mother's Day Edition w/ Melissa Reilly: Being a Resilient Mom without a Mom.

Published on: 6th May, 2022

This week we are talking with Melissa Reilly about moms without moms.

Here are the links to Melissa's website, social media, and free guides. I have also included a bio and link for a headshot.





Enjoy Being a Mom Again Quick Guide:


Care For Yourself While You Care.

For Your Baby Guide: https://melissareillypsyd.lpages.co/bonding-with-baby-while-caring-for-yourself-opt-in

Melissa Reilly, Psy.D. is a mom of two boys, clinical psychologist, and parent coach passionate about helping moms separated from their mother by physical distance, estrangement, or death, move from feelings of insecurity, isolation, and overwhelm to a place of resilience.

Through her personal and professional experience, she has come to recognize that Moms without a mom experience grief as part of their motherhood experience, even if they don’t realize it. The relationship moms have had (or didn’t have) with their mothers impacts how they see themselves but doesn’t define them. She believes it isn’t knowledge and skills that create resilience, but rather it is born through overcoming hardship, having a community, and living by one’s values. She is honored to walk with moms on their journey to becoming the mom they always wanted to be. Melissa’s psychological practice, Shoudt & Reilly Psychological Services has been serving residents of Berks County, Pennsylvania for over 22 years. She is now expanding her services to include parent coaching focusing on Moms Without a Mom which can be accessed by women all over the world through her website momswithoutamom.com

 Headshot link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KnIfMS282h0EWvwcXksnYc20Q61C2Zpk/view?usp=drivesdk

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Podcast to increase the awareness of Codependency. To look at the behavior and journey to healing.

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I'm a Certified Life Coach, diagnosed with codependency over a decade ago. It's been my goal to understand codependency traits and learn how to live a healthier life. I started Co-Dependent Me, to help support others in recovery. I am the Co-Author of God Turned Mommy's Wine Into Water, written with my mom about the struggles of codependency and alcoholism. To learn more please visit www.codependentme.org