Monday, March 11, 2013

Meal Train for New Parents. Organizing Post-Partum Meals.

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My husband and I were lucky (in a way) and didn't have to worry about cooking during the first few weeks of our daughter's life (she was in the NICU for 16 days and we stayed at a Ronald MacDonald House where lovely volunteers fed us).

But, if she hadn't had a bumpy beginning and we weren't doing the whole traditional-Indian-thing-of-living-with-your-parents, I would have loved Meal Train. I read about the site in a parenting magazine and had to share.

Meal Train is a quick and simple way to organize meals for friends who have just had a new baby. It's a portal where folks can see all the info needed to make dinner for the New Mama (food preferences, allergies, who is bringing what goodies on what day, etc...).

The site sends you an email reminding your family and friends to get cooking! Best of all it's free. You can pay $10 to up-grade to Meal Train Plus which helps you organize things like child-care, car-rides, appointments, house-work/lawn-care, etc...

If you know someone about to have a new baby or maybe even someone who is dealing with an illness, let them pass on the info about this site.

Friends and family are usually very eager to help out and this is a wonderful way of getting everyone organized. We are planning on using "Meal Train" this time around. I'll write an update and let you know how it worked!
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