Releasing Mom Guilt is an interactive course that will help you prioritize yourself and show up more fully for your kids. 

- Courtney E.

"Vanessa offers a refined version of motherhood: one that begins first with self-knowing and self-acceptance. This approach offers a radical reimagining of motherhood and puts forth the idea that motherhood doesn't have to mean losing yourself.

In connecting more deeply to my own feelings, needs, and wants, I am modeling for my children all that they too can have in their own journeys."

Mom Guilt is the number one saboteur to your ability to show up powerfully for your kids.

You’re working so hard to be the best parent you can be. Sometimes you worry you are falling short, and you feel guilty about it. It’s natural. It makes sense. It’s true for so many.

But what you don’t realize is that all of that guilt is preventing you from being the best you can be.

Ditch the pressure and "not enoughness" that come with motherhood.

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Do you want to show up for your children as the best version of yourself? This course is designed to give you both practical strategies as well as deep internal shifts of understanding that will unlock your capacity for patience, connection, and joy.

Become the calm, fun, connected mom you’ve always wanted to be.

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"Working with Vanessa and NUSHU has given me the space to take a more purposeful, big-picture look at my life, which is so important for mothers who can get caught up in the day-to-day struggles of raising children.

So much of motherhood is about focusing on your children that it is an incredible gift to take the time to think about who you are."

I know I need to take time for myself, but I always feel so guilty about it.

I hate that my fuse is so short. I feel terrible when I’m impatient with my kids.

No matter how hard I try, I always feel like I could be doing more.

I want to be present with my kids, but I’m just so tired.

Do any of these feel true to you?

Practical tools to help you navigate motherhood with more ease

A framework to help you release guilt and shame

More quality time with your kids with less effort

A community of like-minded moms

Tools to connect and understand your children more completely

The permission and courage to prioritize yourself

Less stress about motherhood and whether you’re doing it right

By the end of this course you'll have:

Motherhood shouldn’t feel so hard.
It doesn’t have to.

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The expectations of motherhood feel INSANE these days! When these unrealistic expectations collide with our internal reality, moms get hit with a tidal wave of guilt and shame.

It can sometimes feel impossible to be a mom. I’m on a mission to deshame motherhood and give moms the tools to be the best mom they can be, while maintaining their sanity and living their own best lives at the same time.


Virtual community platform to connect with fellow course participants

Bonus masterclasses and content

Lifetime access to course content and future cohorts

Weekly “thought work” with prompts for reflection in between sessions

Four live teaching sessions with Vanessa, with recordings available






What You'll Get

Releasing Mom Guilt is a fully live, virtual course taught by Vanessa Cornell. The live session dates are April 3, April 10, April 17, and April 24 (Wednesdays, 12-1:30pm Eastern Time).

If you can't attend the sessions live, they will be recorded and shared on your course platform.

Live Session Schedule

Live session schedule

Becoming Our Mothers
Your Mom Guilt Blueprint
Tools For Success

Module 4

Mom Guilt Origins
When Guilt Turns Toxic
Giving From Generosity vs. Obligation
Modeling Behaviors

Module 3

Fear, Pain, and Control
The Role of Grief
The 80% Rule
Presence vs. Perfection

Module 2

You are not alone
Understanding our conditioning 
Hidden Labor
The Formula for Success

Module 1

A Look Inside The Course

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"I’m constantly trying to move away from feelings of guilt as a mom and Vanessa has helped with this by helping me to access my own self without fear. In turn, I can be a better mother because I am not suppressing things I want to personally explore which can lead to resentment."

At one point, I had five children six years old and under. It almost broke me. I was trying SO HARD to get it all right. Not only did I never feel like I was succeeding, I was totally exhausted.  

I had to break down to realize that I was going about it all wrong. I realized that all the guilt and shame I was feeling was robbing my kids of what they truly wanted - a present, connected and joyful mom. Now, I feel like I not only have more energy, presence and patience for my kids, but I also have so much more joy.

If you’re trying to be the best mom you can be but you’re just exhausted and full of guilt and you feel like you’re trying so hard but it feels so impossible. I get, which is why I created this course for you.

If you’re filled with mom guilt all the time and you can’t figure out how to shake it…

I’ve been there. I see you.

Raising children is SO hard, and it makes us so hard on ourselves.

But - and this is important - I’ve learned that being hard on ourselves doesn’t make us better parents - it makes us LESS able to show up for our kids.

Mom Guilt is the number one saboteur to our ability to show up powerfully for our kids. We think it’s helping us be better parents, but it’s actually preventing us from being the best we can be.

I created this course, Releasing Mom Guilt, to free you from this trap and help you become happier, more easeful, AND be a better mom.

I hope you'll join me.


More About Vanessa

This course is meant to feel fun, like a soft place to land, and a time and space that you look forward to. Every week you'll leave feeling lighter, connected, supported, and empowered.


Releasing Mom Guilt FAQs

The lessons in this course are helpful and applicable to every mom, but the price point may not be accessible to all. We want to make sure that all mothers have access to the support, encouragement, tools, and empowerment they need. By sponsoring a spot, you are giving another mother the gift of the opportunity to learn, be in community, and feel valued and loved. We thank you for considering this option.

NO! While the focus will be on motherhood, and the content will speak directly to mothers, this course can be helpful and interesting to all parents and caregivers as well as all genders. In fact, it even applies to people who are considering becoming parents or people interested in healing their relationships with their own mothers or parents. All are welcome.

Vanessa Cornell is not a parenting expert, and this is not a course about how to raise your children. This course focuses on bringing awareness and understanding to yourself as a mother and how it can impact your relationship with your children.

Disclaimer: This course is not a substitute for therapy. Consult a physician if you have concerns about your or your child’s physical or emotional well-being or safety.

Releasing Mom Guilt is a fully live, virtual course taught by Vanessa Cornell. The live session dates are April 3, April 10, April 17, and April 24 (Wednesdays, 12-1:30pm Eastern Time).

If you can't attend the sessions live, they will be recorded and shared on your course platform. Additional course materials will also be available on your course platform.

The four weekly sessions will be taught live. While attendance at the live sessions is not mandatory, it’s highly recommended. You’ll get the most out of this course by attending live. However, if you’re unable to attend the live sessions, a recording will be shared on the course platform.

Yes, you can join Releasing Mom Guilt with a payment plan that works for you. We’ve partnered with Shop Pay to offer pay-over-time installments. At checkout, select 'Shop Pay' then 'Pay in Installments' to get started.

If you feel the teachings in this course aren’t worth what you paid for, we’re happy to refund you the course fee.

Please email any questions to We’re here for you, always!

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