The word “boundary” doesn’t have to be a scary one, but often setting boundaries goes against what we were modeled growing up so it feels scary to broach the subject with family and friends.

My conversation with Dr. Jessica increased my understanding of boundaries and the importance of talking about this topic. Everyone has to encounter setting boundaries at some point in their life. Boundaries are a way to create space, take care of ourselves mentally, and let others know what we are comfortable or uncomfortable with.

I talked about boundaries in Ep. 7, but Dr. Jessica and I were able to expand that conversation and talk about the misconceptions surrounding setting boundaries. Spoiler: They aren’t there to keep people out of our lives!

Listen to Apple Podcast here: Apple Podcast Link

Another thing that really stuck out to me was that when I set a boundary it’s not about other people, but my boundaries are about me and my needs. Know that it will feel overwhelming at first, but practice makes perfect. Find support, have grace with yourself, and don’t over explain your needs. Just keep trying!

Dr. Jessica Bauer is a licensed psychologist that specializes in perinatal mental health. She is passionate about helping pregnant women and new mothers feel supported and prepared for the transition into motherhood. She lives in Atlanta, GA and has three young children and lots of pets! She has a virtual practice where she provides both individual and couples therapy. She is a member of PSYPACT, which allows her to see clients virtually in more than 33 states.

Mom Card Drawing of the Week: “Things are possible. The impossible can be possible.” – Sarah Paulson

Dr. Jessica’s Favorite Things and Resources:

Get out of the funk and change your mood with music and movement! Find a fun playlist on Spotify and jam out to release the stress and anxiety. You can find a playlist to fit your mood by searching for words such as “de-stress”, “uplifting” or “feel good”.
Set Boundaries, Find Peace” by Nedra Glover Tawwab
YouTube video with Mel Robbins telling it like it is in regard to boundaries.

Connect with Dr. Jessica (and work with her!):
Instagram: @drjessicabauer
Website: – New and amazing things are coming in January 2023 with her practice and what she will be offering!

Thank you for listening, sharing, leaving an honest review, along with taking the time to do all those things.

XO – Michelle

P.S. Did you hear the exciting news!?! My book is here!! You can even hear an excerpt from Chapter 1.

If you’re interested in supporting the book in its presale stage, here is the link to Amazon: Presale Link

Thank you for your continued support that motivates me to bring these things to you, and for being a brave and strong mother doing her best to navigate through motherhood. We are all doing our best and through this community we are building, we are getting stronger.

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