What Do You Say to a Friend Who Just Had a New Baby?
October 22, 2021
Do you say the same thing to a friend who just had a new baby that you would say to a best friend who just had a new baby?
Before having kids, I would always ask "How can I help?" and when the new mama stared blankly at me, I would follow up with: "Well, I'm here! Just let me know what I can do!" And that was the end of it. I felt like I had "done my duty" in offering help and if my friend didn't reach out to let me know exactly how and when I could help, it was because she didn't actually need any help.
Then I had a baby.
SURPRISE! New moms need a LOT of help. But there's a lot of reasons why she might not tell you how you can help:
Organizemyvillage.com lets a new parent put all the organization in one place - and let's friends and family self-schedule. Which takes away a lot of the functional and emotional setbacks to asking for help. Sure - it won't take away all the shame, guilt, fear, and overwhelm. But it sure helps to know that your friends and family are absolutely willing to help and you don't have to directly ask them or schedule them in to do it. We take care of all of that for you, so you can go take a nap or a shower (or quite possibly, BOTH!)
When we asked this question on our Instagram feed @organizemyvillage, we got all sorts of answers:
So tell us - as a friend or family mamber, what do YOU say to a friend, or a best friend, who just had a baby? As a new mom or mom-to-be, What kind of support would be most helpful for YOU? What's holding you back from asking for that help? Let us know at email@example.com or find us on social media
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July 7, 2021
When you become a parent, you have to adjust to all the new things about having a new tiny person in your life – lack of sleep, feeding schedules, learning to swaddle. But it’s not just the new things that are overwhelming. Laundry, walking the dog, meal planning, picking up your oldest child from school – life didn’t stop when the baby was born, in fact it feels like it’s only getting started.
That’s why Organize My Village is an online scheduling tool built with parents in mind. Founder Maria felt exactly this way when she had her first child. She knew that she needed help, but she didn’t know how to ask (or even that she could!) Organize My Village is a way for parents to ask their family and friends for support without guilt!
The online scheduler allows parents to simply ask for what they need and get support from their family and friends – no guilt, no fuss, no feelings of obligation, just the help parents need when they need it.
This all sounds great, right? I think we just heard a collective sigh of relief from all the mamas-to-be out there!
But you may be wondering - how does it work?
We have recently created a series of Youtube videos that breaks down:
Check out the videos below or visit our Youtube channel.