My name is Pooja Malkani Sharma, Founder of this blog. I have more than 15 years of experience in Sales and Marketing. I created Colossalumbrella in 2017 after resigning from my full time job as Director Sales and marketing for an IT firm.
Growing up, my childhood was marked by the constant presence of my mother’s suffering. She had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease when I was just little, and it had taken a toll on her body and mind. As a result, she was in constant pain and discomfort, and our family lived with the constant fear that her condition would worsen. One day, my worst fears came true. My mother passed away, and I was consumed by grief. I buried myself into work to deal with grief but The void that my mother’s absence has left in my life is immense, and I often find myself wishing that she were still here with me.
In the midst of all the pain and sadness, I thought that motherhood would fill me but instead of feeling pure joy and excitement, I found myself feeling overwhelmed and consumed by a deep sadness that I couldn’t shake. Postpartum depression had taken hold of me, and it felt like it would never let go.
Days and weeks passed, and I found myself struggling to do even the most basic things like taking a shower or getting dressed. I felt like I was drowning in a sea of darkness, and there seemed to be no way out. It was during this time that I discovered the power of writing.
Being a new mom can be overwhelming, especially in the beginning. It’s natural to feel a range of emotions and to struggle with the challenges that come with caring for a newborn. I believe in the power of community and support in raising healthy and happy children. I created this blog as a resource for other parents. Every Parent has their own unique parenting style and approach and I believe that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to raising children.
I hope that you will find our blog helpful and informative, and I welcome your feedback and contributions. Thank you for joining us on this journey of parenthood!
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