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?
We live in culture where “bouncing back” is more valued than proper rest. As admirable as it may be for a sports star to get back on the field, the same rules don’t apply to postpartum recovery. The traditional resting period has been stolen from women through pressure to get back to their job or simply through lack of presence.
Grandmas, sisters and best friends who otherwise would have been there to help a woman transition into motherhood often live too far away to be of any help. Household chores and caring for older children inevitably fall on the mom. But she just delivered a new life! She needs rest.
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. Break out of a destructive cultural norm and start a Marabou registry today.
With a Marabou registry you can sing up for any service which will benefit you or someone you know during the postpartum recovery period.
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 friends and family contribute to your postpartum service, rather than buying you more stuff.