I am Ivana, an award-winning Motherhood coach, author of Motherhood - The Unspoken, mother of twins, maternal mental health advocate, 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, she suffered major postnatal depression.
But sadly, I soon understood I was not the only one struggling. Even if things don't go as far as depression, being a mother is nothing like we had expected and without relevant information and support, mothers can easily fall into the trap of depression or other issues.
I believe that one of the main reasons mothers struggle is unrealistic expectations about motherhood and lack of relevant information and support. Even if it does not go as far as depression, becoming a mother is nothing like we had expected. Media and the environment feed us with the illusion that motherhood is nothing but pure happiness. However, this is often not the case so if a new mum doesn't experience feelings of pure happiness right away, she often feels like a failure which can potentially lead to severe mental health issues.
After I pulled out of the illness, I decided to do something about it!
I set up Mumsjourney and have been helping mums worldwide get their power back ever since!
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Be the mum you want to be
I will never forget how tired 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!
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, be more confident and in control, and much more!
I LOVE working with women like you - who are ready to be the mums they want and deserve to be.
Would you like my free guide for empowered mum?
You are not alone!
I set up Mumsjourney after I pulled out of postnatal depression. Sadly, I know I am not the only one who suffered from depression.
Far from it!
There are so many mums who SUFFER IN SILENCE. So many families 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 scariest place in the world.
Somehow, we learned to believe that stress, tiredness, exhaustion, and no time for ourselves are all inevitable parts of motherhood.
Well, guess what, darling... It isn't!
Motherhood is supposed to be empowering and joyful.
Frankly, if I was able to go from deeply depressed and suicidal to a confident mum and an award-winning business owner,
then I know that you can achieve anything too!
Here's a bit more about me...
- I wrote my first book at the age of 8.
- I love jokes that don't make any sense.
- I LOVE singing.
- I am a coffee addict.
- I love mornings but I don't like to wake up early.
- I can say words backward without thinking. (only in Slovak though :p)
- I am scared of pigeons and wasps/hornets.
- I cannot stand people with no manners.
- I cannot do two things at once.
- I love laughing.
- I feel blessed every single day.