Ep.70 From Police Officer to Business Owner and Founder of Super Simple Sleep with Amanda Whittaker

Welcome to episode 70 of the Blue Light Leavers Podcast

In this episode, I've the absolute pleasure of talking with Amanda Whittaker.

Amanda is the founder of Super Simple Sleep and the Baby Sleep Support Facebook Community.

In the episode, she talks us through her policing career history and some of the challenges she had being, balancing being a new mum and a police officer.

She goes on to explain how she invested in herself and her knowledge, and how she's gone on to create a business, out of something that many new parents go through. She said 'It got to a point where I wasn’t coping, I was so sleep deprived I couldn’t function, it made my anxiety soar through the roof, I wasn’t able to keep up with household chores as much as I wanted. But more than anything, I wasn’t being the mother I thought I would be. Lack of patience, moody, snappy, didn’t want to go anywhere, didn’t have the energy to play with my son, I ended up resenting my husband for going to work as he got a break from it all. That’s when I knew something had to change.'

Amanda tells us how she built her business alongside her policing role, with the job's permission, and got to the point where she's been able to leave policing completely and focus on her, her family and her business.

This is such an inspirational interview! Let me know what you think!

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