Exhausted mama moments: we are no stranger to those. We (Rebecca and Naomi) are both mums to two little ones, and we know the feeling of reaching that point where you’re so tired you have to laugh, or cry, or both.
Our friends at Peachy Keen Foods understand too. That’s why they’ve created this special life-saving hamper for exhausted mums packed full of fresh, homemade meals to give you a break from the demands of motherhood.
Enter the Competition to Win This Delicious Food Hamper
All you need to do to be in the running to win this amazing Peachy Mums Package is tell us about your most memorable exhausted mama moment. The competition is open until midnight 1 May 2017. We will choose a well-deserving recipient to have this phenomenal boost of yumminess delivered right to their door! Scroll down for details.
Our Exhausted Mama Moments
Whether you have a newborn in your home or your kids are older, parenting is tough, and knowing that we are all in this together has helped us pull through when the going gets really rough. Good nutrition (and someone to cook for you!) is more important than ever when you are run down, stressed out and time-poor, and that’s why we want to gift one lucky mama with this delightful prize.
To get the ball rolling, we’d like to share some of the moments where as busy mums we were more tired than we ever knew was possible. Then it’s your turn to share!
My Exhausted Mama Moments ~ Rebecca
I’ve had so many exhausted mama moments I don’t quite know where to start. I’m sure you have too!
For me they started pretty much as soon as my daughter (my eldest) was born. I was so shocked by the new parent thing and not getting enough sleep, I didn’t know if I was Arthur or Martha. I would have agreed to anything back then. Put a contract in front of me and I would have signed my life away, just to get you out of my face so I could fall back to sleep.
I remember being pregnant with number two and I was on a special bean bag with a hole in the middle for my belly – that was pretty cool – I was trying to play with my daughter who was then three and a half. I was telling her a story and I remember her grabbing my face and pressing on my eyelids saying mummy, mummy, you’re asleep! She was right, I just couldn’t keep my eyes open anymore, the tiredness was all-consuming and I drifted off mid-story.
There was a stretch of time of about four months or so, when Naomi had left work to have her first baby. We’d just moved the Red Tent Health Centre into our new premises in Bondi (previously we were at Woollahra) and I had to be back at work four days a week to cover for Naomi. My second bub was 10 months old. Because he was my second I was much more relaxed than with my first (sorry first) and so I’d already decided I was going to bottle feed him during the day and breast feed him when I got home. I’d made my peace with that as I was already exhausted and had done heaps of pumping in my life and couldn’t pump off the charts now.
So I’d made up my mind but so had baby. Baby was going to wait for me and wait he did. He wouldn’t have a bar of that bottle all day long, not even a sip. He’d wait for me and my Dolly Parton boobs to get home and he’d drink all night long, like eight times between 7pm and 10am. It was a crazy time. I was very in the moment, could concentrate on my bub and my clients and that was it. Anything else went by the wayside.
My Exhausted Mama Moments ~ Naomi
Zella (my eldest) was newbie and I was super hungry. Opened the fridge. Plenty of options. Too many options. I didn’t know what to eat. So I cried.
So tired. Bub took extra long to get to sleep. I ate and showered quickly, hoping to get at least 10 minutes of sleep. Ignored phone calls. Ignored emails, messages, washing up. The most wonderful feeling was to get into bed. That same moment, or possible 2-3 minutes later, baby woke up. I cried.
Second baby. Biggest mission ever was simply to leave the house. Packed bags. Packed car with kids. Boob hanging out. Couldn’t care less.
Avent bottles. How many times can you forget to put in that stupid blue ring?!!! Get splattered with milk whilst shaking bottle without it. Too many times. So dumb. Shrug. I stunk anyhow.
Ask me when her last poo was? No prob. Ask me when her last feed was? No prob. Ask me how many nappies a day? I can work that out, easy. How long did she sleep for? When is she due for her next sleep? Easy. No prob. When did I last sleep? Eat? Go to the dentist? Poo? Shower? What happened yesterday? No friggin clue. 13 + 22? Fuck off. Give me my phone.
Exhausted me to hubby: “Did I just say something or just think it really loud?”
It’s your turn to share! Tell us about your exhausted mama moments in the form below. Whether it happened today or years ago, you deserve a break and a treat, mama! We’d love for you to win this beautiful hamper of tasty sustenance from Peachy Keen Foods.
This lovely hamper (pictured at the top of the page) includes:
Our Signature Muesli
Homemade with love and delivered to your door!
Peachy Keen Foods is a boutique food delivery service located in the heart of Sydney’s Bondi. Delivering made-to-order, organic, healthy dishes for people who love to eat great food, but don’t have the time to cook. They prepare personalised plans and set 5-day meal plans focused on seasonality, and the highest quality locally sourced organic produce. As a midwife, co-founder Alice Vandyke specialises in antenatal and postnatal nutrition and writes widely on the topic.
The Fine Print
The Exhausted Mama Moments competition is open right now until midnight 1 May 2017 AEST.
The winner will be chosen by Rebecca and Naomi, and published in the Red Tent newsletter in early May. The winner will also be notified by email and you may be contacted by phone to organise hamper delivery. Your first name and town/suburb only will be published – your other details will be kept strictly private and safe.
We will also announce the winner on our Facebook page so be sure to like us there.
Entry is open to everyone, however the winner will be chosen from Australian entrants.
To be eligible, you must complete all fields in the form below.
GOOD LUCK MAMA!