I am Ivana, a happy motherhood coach, author of Motherhood - The Unspoken, mother of twins, wife to an amazing husband, and a believer in every mum's power to achieve anything she desires.
Originally from Slovakia, I moved to England at the age of 29. After becoming a mother, I suffered postnatal depression. This was frankly the scariest and loneliest experience of my life and something I don't wish anyone to ever have to go through.
Sadly, I soon understood I wasn't the only one struggling. Even if it doesn't go as far as depression, being a mother is far from how it is often presented on media, and the majority of mums struggle with stress and overwhelm.
I am convinced that one of the main reasons mothers struggle is unrealistic expectations about motherhood and lack of support.
When we go back to the old days, mothers spent most of their time together helping each other out. At this day and age, a mother feels isolated, lonely, and judged.
After I pulled out of the illness, I decided to do something about it!
I set up Mumsjourney and I have been helping mums worldwide to set clear expectations, lower the risks of postnatal depression, and live happy and stress-free motherhood.
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I will never forget how lonely and stressed I felt as a mother once. This vivid memory works like an engine that pushes me forward to provide extraordinary support to YOU, beautiful!
I am passionate about empowering mothers of all kinds and show them
how to overcome their problems, have more time for themselves,
balance work and family life, deal with challenging behaviour in their children, and much more!
I LOVE working with women like you - who are ready to take the leap to live a life beyond their wildest dreams.
Craving happy and joyful motherhood? Let me help you!
I set up Mumsjourney after I pulled out of postnatal depression. This was, frankly,
the worst and scariest experience of my life and something I don't wish anyone
to ever have to go through.
But sadly, I know I am not the only one who suffered depression. Far from it!
There are so many mums who SUFFER IN SILENCE. So many families who lose their mothers
(and fathers) to this killing illness...
But even if it doesn't go as far as depression. Being a mother can be
the loneliest and most stressful place in the world. For new mothers, experienced mothers,
or even grandmothers... We are all under huge pressure.
Somehow, we learned to believe that overwhelm, lack of free time, and challenging
behaviour in children is an inevitable part of motherhood.
Well, guess what, darling... It isn't!
Motherhood is supposed to be beautiful and joyful.
Honestly, if I was able to go from deeply depressed and suicidal to the happiest I've ever been,
then you can achieve anything too!
Here's a bit more about me...
- I wrote my first book at the age of 8.
- I have the best sister in the world.
- I love jokes that don't make any sense.
- I love singing, playing the piano and guitar.
- I am a coffee addict.
- I love mornings but I don't like to wake early.
- I can say words backward without thinking.
- I am scared of pigeons and wasps.
- I hate rude people with no manners.
- I cannot do two things at once.
- I ask my husband for a massage every single day.
- I love laughing.
- I feel blessed and happy.