I was a very exhausted Mamma 😩
I had a newborn with silent reflux, excruciating nipple thrush (i remember googling "can your nipples fall off"!) while breast feeding and a broken and dislocated tailbone, with a 2 year old to look after 😳 No wonder I ended up in hospital with panic attacks! ( I thought i was having a heart attack, cue ambulance).
I still remember the anxiety every time Harlow woke (which was often) as the pain of feeding her was beyond words. This was all just the tip of the ice-berg. When I say I understand how hard life can be, I mean it. Sleep deprivation is cruel.
Blockout blinds brought me to tears most days. I’d be sitting beside Harlows cot trying to get her to sleep, patting her; tired and rundown. Then, the blind would fall off the window 😭 It was just that little extra stress that tipped me over the edge.
Being a mum really does feel like losing your mind sometimes. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel When the whole family is sleeping well, we have more energy to do the things we love.
That’s exactly why Mahalo Eco Blinds was created. I wanted to help other parents relieve some of the stress around sleep.
How are you doing? Remember you can always reach out to friends and family. You can call Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14 or google "crisis support" in your country.
Here’s to sweet dreams,
Aliesha, Founder of Mahalo Eco Blinds