Transcript for Could you suffer from 'motherhood imposter syndrome'?
Here are the snow totals, one- three may be facing called motherhood impostor syndrome. Actress and comedian Casey Wilson coining the term in a parenting article and Paula Faris sat down with her to talk about it. Good morning, Paula. Good morning, Lara. This resonates with so many parents. We don't believe we're good enough or feel as if we're a fraud. For Casey Wilson who wrote about motherhood impostor syndrome, she was forced to confront those feelings when they son suffered a host of medical issues. This morning, Hollywood comedian, actress and mother of two, Casey Wilson, is about something she calls motherhood impostor syndrome. You just suddenly feel like I'm doing it wrong. Whatever I'm doing is wrong. I've heard of impostor syndrome. Never heard of motherhood impostor syndrome. The otherwise confident actress revealed she felt unprepare the for motherhood. There were signs that things were kind of O I felt my son was engaged with me but then sometimes would click out of engagement and he would lie on the ground frankly a lot and just stare off with his blanket and it happened a lot where he would kind of like -- we called it powering down. Not acting like himself and you blame yourself. I felt like I'm working too much or I didn't cook enough vegetables or didn't eat the right enough inroute row or I didn't breast-feed enough. Then he starts experiencing some medical issues. He breaks a leg. He has a seizure. He loses a bunch of weight. What is going through your mind then. Then I thought there's something very wrong. He became this beyond picky eater. They call it food jagging where kids start jagging even from favorite foods where they're whittled down to two or three foods which is -- he was just eating pasta. Reporter: After visiting a series of specialists and getting no real answers her son finally received a surprising diagnosis in January. Celiac disease. An immune disorder in which gluten causes damage to the digestive system. I was flooded with relief in the sense of having an answer. I will never get googling all the symptoms and seeing it's quite a list and it was like an umbrella of every single thing that we had experienced. Seizures to depression to fatigue to kind of lack of engagement to tantrums to irritability to brittle bones. Reporter: Since then the family made their home gluten free and her 4-year-old son is now prospering. Thriving, excited. Energetic. Joyful. Engaging, running around. Do you still feel like you're dealing with motherhood impostor syndrome. It has lifted so much. Why do you think mothers in general are so tough on themselves. We're expected to lean in and expected to be helicopter parents. It's like -- to have it all is this notion to me that it just makes me laugh. I do think it's a lot for one gal. How do you manage to give yourself enough grace. I have less tolerance for beating myself up. It's like we're all trying our best. We are trying 0 you are best and she advocated and fought for her son and as you saw he is doing so well. He's done a 1 0 and when she feels like an impostor she's learned to give herself grace in those moments. Yeah, Paula, thank you very much. Stay with us because coming up,
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