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Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba
100-4 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1C4
Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba & SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. presents «The Pressures of Motherhood and Parenting » with Rebecca McDermott on Tuesday March 19th at 6pm at 4 Fort St.
Rebecca will discuss the common pressures and unrealistic expectations placed on mothers and parents in society today. This topic of discussion is important because mothers and parents are continually struggling to meet unrealistic expectations that are completely impossible to reach. Feelings of inadequacy and failure tend to arise, when mothers and parents realize they can’t truly meet all the expectations forced onto them. Once this occurs, mental illness can surface.
Rebecca will also discuss the importance of self care and how only 15 minutes a day can have a huge impact on ones mental health!
Rebecca McDermott is a wife to her husband of 12 years, David and a mother to her three children Noah (8), Lachlan (6), and Willow (2). Rebecca has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for 12 years and is currently finishing an honours degree in Social Sciences at the University of Manitoba. After the birth of her daughter Willow she suffered from postpartum depression and also struggled with anxiety.
Rebecca struggled finding balance between who she was as an individual verses the person her family needed her to be. She finally came to the conclusion that taking time for herself—even if only for 15 minutes a day, was critical in maintaining her mental health. Ultimately, this revelation helped her to thrive through a very challenging season in her life and continues to help her in her journey through parenting today.
Rebecca loves running, reading and spending time with her family. Her life motto is, “a fire has never gone out lighting other fires; it’s light just gets brighter. So be who you are, and let your story and courage encourage others to overcome battles that they are facing in their own lives"
There is no registration required for this speaking engagement and it is free to attend. Open to everyone, particularly parents and/or expectant parents.