The Untold Realities of MotherhoodDeeply Connected

The Untold Realities of Motherhood

We are told by so many that motherhood will be the best experience of your life - you will be joyful, excited, and even elevated. You are even expected to be happy at all times. But is this the real experience of motherhood? Or does the truth look more like exhaustion, overwhelm, and confusion?

In this episode, Ludmila creates a space for an honest conversation about motherhood and speaks from her own experience of self-exploration when motherhood broke her and made her again. Because no book or course can prepare you for the role of a lifetime, and if you are struggling, it is okay!


  • The all-consuming truth of motherhood
  • Challenges motherhood can bring to a relationship
  • Why is there a stigma around the struggles of motherhood?
  • How children are mirrors of ourselves
  • Acceptance, grace, and compassion


“I remember talking to my own mom, and she told me, wow, I'm so happy for you. You are entering the best chapter of your life. And then we had our first son. And I looked in the mirror, and I couldn't recognize the person I was looking at. I had no idea who I was.” - Ludmila Woodruff

“So many women struggle in silence. And it doesn't have to be a struggle in silence. It can be an open communication and conversation that we all can have as a society, as culture, as communities, and as families.” - Ludmila Woodruff

“You can only love your kids and extend kindness to them to the extent that you do that for yourself.” - Ludmila Woodruff

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I can listen to Ludmilla for hours and hours. There’s always something eye opening in each episode. Each time I listen to the connected podcast my defense mechanisms go down because Ludmila helps us understand ourselves better! She helps us feel a deeper connection to ourselves. I promise you’ll only grow and feel better from listening to this podcast! Thank you for your work and for this podcast!

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Favorite podcast! I always takeaway so many nuggets and dive deeper within myself to explore who I am. So far loving the conversations and topics that are are being discussed. Give it a listen if you’re looking to better your relationships with yourself and others.

Ginny 🤍
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Where do I even begin? Ludmilla and I paths initially crossed for me to learn how to stop being a people pleaser, set boundaries and learn to graciously receive. Little did I know what a profound impact she would have on my life. We have now been working together for over 6 months on healing my past traumas, discovering my triggers, regulating my nervous system, learning healthy conflict, learning how to communicate my wants & feelings with my husband without exploding or avoidant tendencies and so so much more. My relationships with family and friends have all improved. Ludmilla is such a breath of fresh air and wealth of knowledge. I genuinely look forward to our weekly meetings and discover more about myself each time. She has broken down walls I didn’t even realize were built and is helping me become the wife, mother, friend and business owner that I have always envisioned. Her podcast is a gift to us all 💖

Princess Mugzy
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This podcast is amazing! The guest add so much value and the solo episodes are so so amazing! I have been so curious about attachment styles and episode 5 Ludmilla really breaks that down learned so much. She really brings awareness and gives amazing tips to help you become a better girlfriend/ wife and in friendships. This podcast is top tier. Treat yourself and give yourself space to listen. This will help you connect to your feminine side.

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