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Hey, I’m Libby

As a mom who has experienced Postpartum Depression, crippling guilt, an unhinged level of negative self-talk, perpetual overwhelm, and just struggled to enjoy motherhood- I have spent a great deal of time trying to figure out how to make it easier.

It wasn’t until I began to practice self-awareness, or as I like to call it: HONESTY, that I truly began to lower my expectations, set realistic priorities and stop measuring myself by my worst moments or my ability to be productive. 

When my online communities starting asking me what tools I used, I realized all the shifts I have made over the years and practises of being honest about my circumstances, capacity and worth- lived in my head. So, I made the tool: The Honest Mom Journal.

I hope it will help you as much as these practises have helped me and thousands of other moms. You deserve it.

The Honest Mom Journal

Struggle less in motherhood: use this simple and effective guided journal to practice radical honesty about your circumstances, so you can adjust your expectations, set realistic expectations and:


  • self-awareness
  • self-compassion
  • self-confidence
  • positive feelings towards motherhood


  • overwhelm & stress
  • feelings of guilt or shame
  • negative self talk
  • resentment

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In honour of Maternal Mental Health month, for the month of May, we will be donating a portion of the proceeds of journal sales to charitable organizations that benefit maternal mental health. You purchase not only supports you, but supports other women struggling as well.

What Moms Are Saying

A Journal For Struggling Moms to Struggle Less

Use awareness of your supports and limitations to take back control of your time, energy and how you think about yourself so you can feel good about the many ways you show up for yourself and your kids.

Learn more about why I made it here and if it is right for you here and here.


Spend time acknowledging each day and night that you are a good mom who is doing her best, that you can’t do it all and that you shouldn’t expect yourself to.


Take time to get honest with yourself about how heavy motherhood is and give yourself some credit.


Become more aware of the capacity you have each day so that you can set realistic expectations based on your circumstances.


Shift your priorities, set boundaries, and change what you do a little each day so that you can fight guilt and feel good about yourself at the end of each day.

Libby Ward writing in The Honest Mom Journal, photo over her shoulder showing the inside of the journal
Libby Ward writing in The Honest Mom Journal, photo over her shoulder showing the inside of the journal

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I have made a printable version of The Honest Mom Journal: The Struggling Moms Guide to Struggling Less, for those on the fence or unable to purchase. Sign up to receive it and it’ll be in your inbox shortly!