When Adrienne Alitowski began her illustrious career in acting on television shows and performing on Broadway years ago, she never imagined that after becoming a new mom, she would unexpectedly add “inventor” and “entrepreneur,” and most recently, “bestselling author” to her list of achievements.
Welcoming motherhood brought its own set of challenges. Her newborn son, Eli, was a sleeper who relied heavily on constant motion and blocking out light to stay asleep, like most babies.
After many failed attempts at pushing a stroller and draping a blanket over his stroller to block the light from his eyes, she decided to take to the internet to order what she needed: A baby-safe clip that would hold Eli’s blanket to his stroller so that he (and mom) could get some much-needed sleep.
Except there was one problem: The product she needed didn’t exist. So she decided to invent exactly what she needed, figuring that if she needed it, other parents would, too.
Ms. Alitowski began brainstorming about what could be used to block the sun from her son’s eyes while being perfectly safe for babies, and that’s how blankyclip was born.
Inventing blankyclip took her on a journey she would have never predicted. From traveling to Hong Kong for investors meetings to missing flights in Dallas to landing a spot on Buy Buy Baby’s shelves, Ms. Alitowski began the journey of a lifetime with the invention of blankyclip, which all started because of her embracing motherhood.
Everything changed in 2008 when the housing bubble burst and a period called the Great Recession began in the United States. During the Great Recession, Ms. Alitowski delivers a brutally honest depiction of life as a new parent and as a small business owner. She tells it all in her newly-released memoir.
The adventures of Ms. Alitowski can be followed in her bold and empowering memoir called Clipped: A mom invents a way to hold her life together just as the world falls apart. Hours after releasing Clipped, the biography earned her 11 bestseller category awards, allowing her to add “bestselling author” to her list of achievements.
Ms. Alitowski has always taken the road less traveled throughout her life, which is still valid even today. She began the journey of inventing a product out of necessity. Still, she earned three utility patents and space on national retailer Buy Buy Baby’s shelves out of sheer determination and passion.
Readers can go on the journey with Ms. Alitowski through reading her memoir, Clipped: A mom invents a way to hold her life together just as the world falls apart.