Thanks for helping out my mom, ladies
Anyone who has ever thought that it doesn’t take a village to raise a child clearly doesn’t have a child.
It’s not as if I wouldn’t have survived without a little help from my friends after I gave birth to my darling Peony last August. But a little help from my friends sure went a long way in making me feel as if I wanted to keep going when I was utterly exhausted and emotionally drained.
Here are 10 lovely ways my friends helped out after I gave birth:
They made food without asking
It’s lovely to ask new moms how you can help, but it’s even lovelier to just do something helpful without asking. A few days after we brought Peony home from the hospital last fall, a friend dropped by with a breakfast casserole. Written on the top of the disposable aluminum baking dish (no dish washing! no dish returning!) were ingredients and baking directions.
“I figured you’d be getting tons of lasagna and other dinners, so here’s something for the morning,” she explained.
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