Get to know our guest; Mallory McGary
Mallory McGary is a women’s empowerment coach and the founder & CEO of Beautifully Blooming. She helps moms who have gotten lost in the title of motherhood find their identity as a woman and a mom.
The journey that led her to start her business
Before starting her business, Mallory worked in the corporate world, where she had established her career. After having her son, Mallory was terrified because she felt she had to give up her life and who she was to be there for her son.
This led her to start & build her business, Beautifully Blooming. To hear more, tune in at [01:06].
Mallory’s IVF journey
After three years of trying to get pregnant with no success, Mallory and her husband opted for In vitro fertilization. The IVF process involved adding extra hormones to her body, affecting her body and mind.
However, the IVF process was eye-opening and led Mallory to start her business. To hear more, go to [04:18].
Did IVF contribute to her mom guilt?
Mallory shares that becoming a mom through IVF made her feel mom guilt. Specifcially, she felt guilty about not being able to go through the birth process naturally like other women.
To hear more about how IVF contributed to her mom guilt, tune in at [06:46].
Her most significant mom guilt experience
At [10:08], Mallory shares her most significant mom-guilt experience. Unlike other moms who take time to recover from delivery, Mallory did not take time to recover, making her feel guilty for returning to her normal life immediately.
Additionally, Mallory says she experienced mom guilt when she left her son with her husband and went out to buy groceries. To listen more, go to [10:08].
Overcoming mom guilt
Mallory shares that one way to overcome mom guilt is being open to asking for help. She adds that many moms are not comfortable asking for help because they fear being perceived as weak.
To hear more, tune in at [12:44].
Tip for moms experiencing mom guilt
At [22:10], Mallory shares a tip for moms experiencing mom guilt. She advises them to reward themselves and create time to do what they love and enjoy.
“You can be a woman and a mom at the same time.”
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