Most ‘seasoned’ mothers will tell expectant, first-time mums that, “Nothing can prepare you for motherhood”.
In fact, I was told this almost everyday when I was pregnant with Starfish (and usually on repeat by the same serial offenders!).
But, to be fair, it is 1000000% true.
Nothing can prepare you for the endless pooey nappies, constant feedings, and above all, the sleep deprivation that motherhood throws at you.
It is exhausting, and exhilarating, and overwhelming.
We try to ‘prepare’ these first-time mums by telling them what to expect, what they’re in for. I remember reading a message on our staffroom noticeboard for me before my maternity leave that read, “Welcome to the world of no sleep Fiona”.
But despite these best efforts, did I feel more prepared when we had Starfish?
Starting motherhood was hard. And it was brutal. And to top it all off, I had Postnatal Anxiety which just made the whole thing much more intense.
So what got me through those first few weeks and months?
Well, besides an amazing hubby (and a great love for this little thing that has wreaked such havoc on our lives), it was the support of awesome friends, and little “pampers” we could enjoy here or there
Early on, it was friends who would cook meals for us and bring them over. This reminded us to eat. It was even better when our friends brought meals over and then ATE with us because this ensured we actually did eat, instead of just saying we would (as we forgot to meat many meals in those early days).
After this initial newborn stage, it was the little “me time” pampers that got me through. A quick massage here or there. A bath, where hubby would take Starfish and I could READ A BOOK (bliss!). It was enjoying some delicious chocolate and not feeling any guilt about it whatsoever. It was the little things, that in those moments of chaos and mayhem that really helped me as a new mum.
Rescue Mumma To The Rescue!
If you’re a new mumma, or know a first-time mother, looking for pick-me-up in the early throws of motherhood, Rescue Mumma has come to the rescue! They have curated some amazing gift boxes to help new mothers to get through (and ENJOY) some much needed “me time”. They have just launched their range of gift boxes and I just WISH it was around in my early days of mothering. There are a few options to choose from in the Rescue Mumma Range:
- Standard New Mumma Box ($45)
- Luxe New Mumma Box ($85)
- The Rescue Mumma Breastfeeding Box ($120)
- Monthly Subscription Box ($34.95/month)
- Gift Subscription ($130/3 months)
I received the monthly subscription box to check out for myself and see the kind of goodies in store for lucky new mummas, and I was quite impressed with the beautiful range included in the box:
- Coffee Body Scrub
- Coconut Bath Soak
- Mini Face and Body Mask
- Vanilla and Honey Lip Balm
- Hot Chocolate on a stick (um, YUM!)
- Salted Caramel Fudge
- Teething Bracelet
Why The Rescue Mumma Box is Helpful
I love the option of the subscription box for new mums because it is a nice monthly reminder for them to take some time out and focus on themselves (“you can’t drink from an empty cup,” – that’s what I keep being told anyway!). By receiving a gorgeous box of pampering goodies each month, mums can take 5 to enjoy a relaxing bath soak and facial mask, or read a book and enjoy their hot chocolate on a stick (just to re-emphasise, this is seriously DELICIOUS), or to feel stylish with their bracelet while their bub happily chews on it.
Or, if you’re looking for the ultimate gift for a new mum – the subscription box or gift set is the perfect way to help a mother get the time to herself that she needs (and you’ll be sure that’ll REALLY appreciate the “me time” you’re giving her). The Rescue Mumma box is perfect as both a self-bought pamper present or as a gift for a new mum.
Have A Mumma To Rescue? (Even if it’s you!)
If you’re dying for some pampering, want that much-needed, well-deserved “me time”, or know a new mumma who needs a RESCUE, check out the range from Rescue Mumma HERE (or visit their Facebook HERE or Instagram HERE). Rescue Mumma is offering Mumma Morrison followers a 5% discount on your first purchase with the code word LAUNCH5!