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Tips for Stay-at-Home and Working Moms

Posted May 12th, 2017 in Family Counseling, Featured, Individual Counseling, Women's Issue

Are you a stay-at-home or working mom? If so, then this video is for you! I will share tips with you on how to build a support network around you if you are a stay-at-home mom, which is so important to have. I will also discuss the need for balance for working moms, whether part-time like me, or full-time.

This video is intended to support, encourage, and uplift all my mom comrades out there! I want you to take to heart what I must say, but again, this is geared at helping you, not making you feel like you aren’t doing the right thing. As moms we need to support and not judge each other for the decision to either stay at home or work, period.

Do you find that as a mom you have lost your identity? This is so common, and it can be remedied! Maybe you begin by following your passion with photography as a hobby, but it turns into your own business. Or maybe as a stay-at-home mom, you volunteer at your kids’ school so much, they end up hiring you part-time in the admin department! Who knows what you are capable of. Your future is limitless and I am here to encourage you to follow your dreams.

I am not saying it is an easy road. I myself have times where I break down and think, “Am I doing the right thing? Is this really the right thing for my daughter, for myself, for my family?” But when those moments come, I pray about it, talk about it, and end up confident that God has me on the right path.

“Mom guilt” is endless and it will always be there, I have decided. Don’t let it stop you from living the fully balanced life that God intends for you to have. It is possible to follow your dreams and still be an amazing mom to your little loves at home. Having a support system around you whether you are working or staying home is vital to helping you feel balanced and capable of taking on the world!

Your kids will also see you become happier and more balanced, and it’s good for them to know that when they become adults, they can be strong and impactful like their mom. There are no limits to what you can do. The only limits we have are what we put on ourselves due to the outside world, or our own guilt.

Raising kids is the hardest yet most rewarding job you will ever do. I know, I’m right there with you! But please take this video as a word of encouragement, affirmation, and the hope that you can and will be the best mom to your kids that they deserve.

Thanks for watching my video! I hope you find peace, love, and encouragement after watching it and know that you can do anything you put your mind to! Your kids will prosper seeing mom happy and balanced. After all, isn’t this the best lesson you can teach them? God bless you in the work that you do raising those wonderful children and all of the other things we as moms are busy doing!


“Captured Beauty,” courtesy of Jesse Parkinson,, Public Domain License

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Jessica Berg, MA, LMHC

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The 10 Most Common Types Of Trauma Defined

Posted May 9th, 2017 in Featured, Individual Counseling, Men's Issues, Trauma, Women's Issue

All of us have experienced some form of trauma in our lives – from schoolyard bullying to moments we wish hadn’t happened when we were […]


How Can I Know if I’ve Suffered a Real Traumatic Experience?

Posted April 18th, 2017 in Anxiety, Featured, Individual Counseling, Trauma

We hear so much about trauma these days. Almost everyone has had some sort of traumatic event in their lives at one time or another. […]


How to Become Individually and Emotionally Healthy: Loving Yourself and Others

Posted April 7th, 2017 in Featured, Individual Counseling, Personal Development, Relationship Issues

“Love is multi-faceted.  It is like a diamond with many surfaces yet one display of beauty. In a similar way, when put together, the seven […]


Teen Problems Can Be Complicated: 5 Tips for Parents to Help

Posted March 29th, 2017 in Christian Counseling For Teens, Family Counseling, Featured, Individual Counseling, Uncategorized

Hello, parent-of-a-teenager-with-problems (a.k.a. most parents of teenagers)! If you’ve found yourself here, you’re probably going through some tough times at home. Perhaps your child has […]


“Do You Think I’m Codependent?” 12 Most Common Codependency Symptoms

Posted March 23rd, 2017 in Codependency, Couples Counseling, Featured, Individual Counseling, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Women's Issue

In his book, Codependence: Healing the Human Condition, Charles L. Whitfield calls codependence a “disease of lost selfhood.” He says that we become codependent when […]


Emotional Abuse Definition, Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

Posted March 20th, 2017 in Codependency, Featured, Individual Counseling, Men's Issues, Sexual Abuse, Women's Issue

Emotional abuse is insidious. It isn’t always obvious at first – it can start with simple comments made by a partner or friend. “Why do […]


How Individual Counseling, Eating Healthy, and Exercise Can Change Your Life

Posted February 28th, 2017 in Featured, Individual Counseling, Men's Issues, Personal Development, Women's Issue

You would be amazed by the way in which eating the right foods and getting the proper amount of exercise per day will positively affect your mental […]


5 Main Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse – Subtle But Serious

Posted February 23rd, 2017 in Featured, Individual Counseling, Relationship Issues, Sexual Abuse, Women's Issue

Childhood sexual abuse takes many forms. For this reason, it is sometimes hard to identify. In 1992, Kathleen Ratican described childhood sexual abuse as follows: […]


What is Emotional Abuse? 10 Ways to Tell and What You Can Do About it

Posted February 16th, 2017 in Codependency, Couples Counseling, Featured, Individual Counseling, Relationship Issues, Sexual Abuse

So much has been written and discussed about physical abusive relationships that we tend to forget that there is something even more insidious and damaging. […]