Monday, September 23, 2013

25 Ways to Encourage New Moms

Hi Arizona Russums Readers!
My name is Ashley and I am the wife and mom behind Pencilled Daydream.

I love writing and sharing our life through my blog…where you can expect to find my perspective on life as a wife, the ups and downs of mommy-hood, the Christian life, and my fun daydreams. I started a blog after having my first son Elias and have had so much fun sharing our journey. Now that I've had my second son, Owen, I’m in full-fledged mommy mode. Because Jen is jumping into full-fledged mommy mode too, I thought it would be fun to share 25 ways to encourage new moms. So many of my friends graciously helped me after having both of my boys and I can testify that it can really make the adjustment so much smoother. I hope this encourages your friends too!

25 Ways To Encourage A New Mom
1. Take her a meal. 
2. Listen to her. 
3. Don’t compare her kids to others. 
4. Fold her laundry. 
5. Tell her what a great mom she is. 
6. Don’t act like she should have all of the answers. Remind her that where she is weak, Jesus is strong. 
7. Support her in following her husband’s leadership. Each man has different ways of leading his family. 
8. If you feel the need to ask about how much sleep she had last night… ask something like: “Did you get more than a minute of sleep last night?” This will make her feel better about the fact that she only got twenty minutes of sleep all night long. 
9. Babysit for her. Let her take a nap or have a few minutes to shower alone. 
10. Clean her house. Put the dishes away. Vacuum. etc.. 
11. Bring her a fun little surprise. Coffee, cupcakes, cookies, candy…what does she like? Bring it to her.
12. Promise her that she will be able to go to the movies again one day. 
13. Tell her how great she looks for having just had a baby. 
14. Leave when the baby goes down for a nap. She needs a nap too. 
15. Bring a gift for her and the baby. 
16. Promise her that she will get out of the house someday soon. 
17. Promise her that she will sleep again. 
18. Don’t tell your stories about how your baby was the perfect sleeper, never fussed, and always cuddled. 
19. Only visit when it is convenient for mama and baby. 
20. Send her a little card of encouragement. 
21. Call and ask if she needs anything from the store. 
22. Pray for her. 
23. Don’t expect her to fulfill her normal social obligations. She needs time to adjust to her new life with a baby.
24. Make yourself available for her to ask you questions. 
25. Tell her that she is the perfect mother for this baby! God has fully equipped her to care for this little one.

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

Beth @ The Goad Abode said...

Love this! Pinning it :)

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