I had just recently entered the throes of perimenopause with mood swings and hot flashes galore. I had no experience or knowledge of what was happening with my body. I only knew that I was burning up ALL. OF. THE. TIME. and freezing anyone else who was unlucky enough to be sharing a home with me.
Then I had my hysterectomy and WHAM straight into menopausal hell! Growing up in an almost all male household things like menopause or anything else associated with womanhood tends to intimidate me. So I do what I do best and I ignore it, but alas menopause is not to be ignored. She’s a fickle bitch with a chip on her shoulder and a score to settle.
So, as I sit here in the middle of January with as few clothes as decently possible while mom sits in the living room in front of the fire with a sweater on I wonder how I’m going to get through this female purgatory. Luckily, I have two secret weapons! The first is knowledge and I’m gaining it in spades from Ellen Dolgen.com. Ellen is a menopause guru and you can find menopausal information galore on her website. Especially her MENOPAUSE MONDAY®posts!
The second secret weapon I have was sent to me by my friend Haralee from Haralee Sleepwear! She sent me a lovely pair of pale yellow pajamas that quickly turned into my most favorite pair! Now, you’re probably wondering how a pair of pajamas no matter how gorgeous, and they really are, could help me with menopausal hot flashes!
It’s all in the material that they are made of! It’s touted as cool garments for hot women. Haralee is a breast cancer survivor, business woman, writer, and friend. She conceived of this idea after dealing with her own night sweats and not finding anything on the market that helped women combat the nightly problems of sweating and freezing that women have been dealing with since the dawn of time.
My photography skills are sorely lacking as you can tell so I’m also adding a couple of photos from her site so you can see the sheer beauty of each set! I want them all! She also donates a portion of all of her sales to breast cancer research! How cool is that! They have pajamas, nightgowns, and pillow cases! I’ve seen several other styles and colors that I simply have to have! These are my current favorites that I’m considering now!
I was given a pair of the pajamas for my review and I honestly fell in love with them!