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Moms, Put An Empty Tote In Your Car!

You finally return to your house after a long outing with your kids. You got a lot done. You ran the errands you needed to tackle. You took the kids to their favorite park. You fed them and wore them out and it was pretty great! You pull into your driveway, feeling accomplished in your day and satisfied at a job well done. You park the car and turn to give your kids a look of peace. It’s quickly wiped from your face when you see that the car has imploded all of its contents. Snacks are everywhere. Toys are everywhere. Shoes are everywhere. Kids clothes are everywhere (despite everyone still being dressed. Did their shirts replicate??).

Sound like a familiar scene (familiar meaning experienced every. single. day.)? I was so fed up with having to deal with car debris that I started leaving a tote bag in there at all times. And let me tell you, it has helped me deal! Keeping a bag in your car makes for a quick round up of all the annoying tidbits that your kids shed.

Any bag will do, but if you’re a knitter, this bag is fantastic. It expands like crazy, is super easy to make, and is durable, especially if you use cotton yarn.

How does Marabou support women?

Moms who used to “lie-in” for forty days now have to pick themselves up within a week to get back to work. Grandmas, sisters and best friends who otherwise would have been there to help a woman transition into motherhood now live too far away and often can’t take time away from their full time job. Household chores and caring for older children fall on the woman who just delivered a new life and whose body needs rest. But we live in a sprawled world and helping hands are plentiful but often too far to be of benefit. 

Marabou Services is a unique gift registry which provides services instead of stuff. Most mom’s get too many onesies, too many baby blankets and not enough helping hands. How can you give you daughter living in Japan married to a Navy sailor a helping hand? How can you lend a hand to your best friend who moved to California? How do you ask for help when none of your family lives near you anymore?

Start a Marabou Gift Registry!

With a Marabou gift registry you can ask for any service you know will be of benefit during postpartum recovery.

Postpartum doulas for a first time mom

House cleanings for moms of multiples

Childcare for moms with older children!

Once your registry is created, add it to any other registry or post it to your Facebook and ask that your friends and family contribute to your postpartum service, rather than buying you more stuff.

More and more moms find they have to figure out postpartum alone. Women don't have the same support like they used to. Is it any wonder why PMDs are on the rise? Women are embittered by the journey through motherhood simply because no one was there to lend a hand.

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