PARENTS
11/19/2012 03:56 pm ET Updated Nov 20, 2012

Parenting Perfectionists: From Supermom To Nervous Breakdown (VIDEO)

Tameka McFaul went from a severely depressed mother to CEO of her own company, Driven Dream Girls. On a segment for HuffPost Live, she shared with host Nancy Redd how trying to be a supermom stressed her out. McFaul, who married her high school sweetheart, put pressure on herself to do it all and eventually had a breakdown after losing her job.

“I just felt as a mom that I wasn’t doing my part,” she said. “I think that’s where the depression came in. So it was just like hitting the pavement and going to interview after interview. And I think life just started taking a toll on me. That’s when the depression took a hold of me.”

Redd and McFaul were joined by actress Pamela Bowen, Erin Cox, author of “One Hot Mama,” and Dr. Heather Harrison, author of “The Mommy Psychologist.”

Watch the full segment on HuffPost Live.

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