If you are reading this blog chances are you are a busy mom! emphasis on busy.. but there was a time when you had a different emphasis on your mom title…new!
You remember the time… the excitement, the fear, the sleeplessness mixed with post-partum & a sharp dose of reality. These first years of mother hood for me were survived with a good bottle of wine, thick book on “what to expect” & a close group of trusted advisors.
If there is a new mom in your area, she may be needing a friend to help her through. This may mean that you have to reach out to her beyond your comfort zone, but think back to those deer in the head light days of yours & imagine going it alone. You’ll be glad you reached out and so will she.
Here are some simple ways to reach out to a new mommy……..
Visit a new mom & coo over her not her baby
start out with.. my you look great! New moms need to know they are doing a good job & looking great! They have had enough unsolicited advise & baby only visitors…trust me!
Bring a meal
The very best gift you will ever give a new mom is a meal, shall I repeat? the very best gift you will ever give a new mom is a meal!
Clean her house
Or hire it done! Either way more time for her will help.
Watch baby while she takes a walk or gets a pedi
A new mom needs time herself. Often she may not want to admit it, but the road back to yourself after baby can start with me time. Give her some me time by offering her some needed me time ALONE!
Pick up groceries
Call when you are out to see what she needs, or just pick up some basics & drop them off. This is a good time for coffee to Lots of great mom advise comes over a cup of joe & a counter.
Lend a hand or a funny story about baby care
A new mom may be having a hard time nursing or diapering. Whatever it is often times just a story of your own blunder helps to reassure her. If the mom asks for help, lend a hand but don’t push.
Invite her out to activities with her baby
New moms need a gal pal but don’t want to leave there baby. So inviting her out to girls night out may not really help, but a stroller date at the park could do her wonders.
We are all busy, but in the end all we really have is our relationships & there are some very simple ways you can make a big difference in the life of a new mom .0