Disclosure: I was provided two bottles of Calm-A-Mama to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
One favorite piece of advice that is frequently dispensed to parents of newborns is ‘sleep when the baby sleeps’. I always politely nodded but internally thought to myself, ‘Oh, so is that when the invisible fairy comes and does our laundry, cleans the house, does the grocery shopping, walks the dog, teaches my toddler the ABCs, makes the baby food, mows the lawn, makes dinner and does my work-at-home job for me?’. Gimme a break. The truth is, being a mother truly is the most incredibly beautiful, emotionally satisfying, life-fulfilling, and altogether phenomenal experiences ever. But it can also be exceedingly challenging. As parents, so much focus and energy and dedication goes into our little ones that it is often easy to forget ourselves, and the constant juggling of soccer practices, homework, diaper changes, chores, work, meals, etc can lead to a great deal of stress.
Enter Calm-A-Mama. Unlike any other product on the market, Calm-A-Mama is a collection of plant-based herbal remedies that can help you de-stress, focus, chill out, and yes – even sleep. These gentle, safe and completely organic drops are blended from traditional herbal extracts and floral essences. Designed to be taken orally, Calm-A-Mama drops can be placed directly on your tongue, or mixed with water or tea. Better yet, they’re safe for the entire family.
When I first read about Calm-A-Mama, I was definitely curious. I’m generally someone who thrives on stress, but sometimes I definitely need to unwind and martinis at 10am are generally frowned upon. Could these tiny little bottles of natural essences and extracts actually provide a natural (non-alcoholic) remedy to stress and other ailments that come hand in hand with motherhood? I was eager to find out.
I received the calm DROPS and focus DROPS for this review, conveniently on a day where I felt I was quickly losing my mind. I eagerly put a few drops into my lemon water. I sipped. I waited. I waited. I sipped. And then…calm. Ok, maybe it was a psychosomatic reaction to ingesting something literally called ‘calm DROPS’. I decided to really put these drops to the test, and the next time my toddler had a kicking-and-screaming-on-the-floor-hysterical-meltdown, I gave her a few drops. It was almost instantaneous. She immediately chilled out. I mean…the solution to the Terrible Twos comes in an itty bitty bottle? Huh. Who knew. Now I drop some calm DROPS into the kids’ sippy cups before doctor or dentist visits, and in my coffee each morning (can’t hurt, right?!). I was equally impressed with the focus DROPS, which have become my go-to for getting work done late at night. No more hours of procrastinating on the internet reading lists on Buzzfeed or checking out Duchess Kate’s latest hairdo for me!
Calm-A-Mama drops are available in a variety of blends designed to treat various ailments. From stress to insomnia, colic to teething pain, Calm-A-Mama provides a natural, organic remedy that can be used from infancy. For more information, visit www.calm-a-mama.com. You can also follow Calm-A-Mama on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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