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24 Legit Ways You Can Help A Friend After Their Baby Comes

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Do Seasonal Chores

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We already know that new parents fall behind on the housework; that’s totally expected, and no one cares because we’ve all been there. If you really want to make a difference for your new mom friend, though, go beyond the usual household chores and do some of the work no one else will think of: seasonal chores. If it’s an autumn baby, offer to rake and bag any leaves in their front and back yard. In the winter, if it’s snowed recently, you can shovel the sidewalks and driveway, or else salt those same surfaces prior to the next storm. In the spring, get the garden started or tend to the plants that went in the ground prior to Baby’s arrival.

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