- Grab some of your friends, family, neighbors and organize dinner meals for the family. Our church has a group of ladies that does this and we try to have meals for the new baby's family every other night for about two weeks. It's not a surprise; you coordinate with the family so that you can know food preferences and/or allergies and when to start. And it certainly wouldn't necessarily have to be church-related as you could do the same thing with you and a group of your friends or neighbors. I've benefitted from this 5 times and I can't begin to tell you what a wonderful thing it is not to have to worry about that dinner meal, leaving much more time for resting and enjoying the new baby.
- I wish I had thought up this next idea but alas no. I was dropping off a meal like I just described and as I was leaving, the new mom handed me one of these cute little packages as a "thank you."
She said that a girlfriend of hers had made her a basket of them (we all knew the baby was a girl - hence the pink.) to give away to friends and family who would be dropping off meals and stopping in to admire the new baby. (Who was too adorable for words, I might add.) I thought that it was so amazingly thoughtful of her friend. (And I sure didn't mind leaving with some chocolate.) I just had to pass it on.
More great WFMW tips.