Every year around this time, all of my sweet family members ask me the same question.
"What do you want for Christmas?"
As I get older, my Christmas list gets shorter and, really, more practical. The stuff that I used to ask for is just that. STUFF. Nothing too special about it, other than the goodness of feeling loved that comes from receiving a gift. Nearing 30, I'm more about learning, experiencing, growing, and giving back. I think I enjoy giving gifts more than receiving them. BUT, considering how I worry about acquiring too much, I'm often stumped about what I should get others. I want it to be something they can make use of without feeling bogged down by all of the STUFF that comes with the holidays.
Do you feel the same way? Do you have someone in your life that you want to celebrate but don't know how? The gift of support in the home may be the perfect way to say "I care." It looks different for every family, but that's the beauty of it. It's versatile, functional, and important.
Keeping a household operating smoothly is challenging, whether you work outside of the home or stay at home with your babies. Help with the laundry, dishes, meals, errands, and the like can make a huge difference for all families. Throw a new baby in the mix and sometimes it seems impossible to stay on top of things. Simple tasks like eating a hot meal or taking a shower take a backseat so mom and partner can care for their new babe.
That expectant mama you know doesn't really need another baby blanket, and her kid will most likely outgrow that adorable, frilly outfit in 2 weeks. But she'll probably need help laundering her baby's cloth diapers. Or maybe she wants to attend a childbirth education class with her partner but there are no class openings at the local hospital. It's possible she has only a few close friends in town and needs help coordinating a meal train. Maybe she just needs company- someone to sit with her, listen to her story, and validate her feelings.
These are all tasks that I can and would love to help out with. Blissful Transition is now offering perinatal support and home organization in the form of gift certificates. This support may be geared towards the prenatal and postpartum periods but is not limited to new families. Please contact me if you're interested in giving this valuable gift to someone you love.