My friend just had a baby girl, and I discovered the greatest way to help new parents...
A mutual friend had set up a Meal Train for them. Meal Train is an online calendar, where you can sign up for a night to bring the family dinner. The website features a list of their favorite foods (if you like to cook) and local restaurants (so if you live far away, you can send delivery).
On my friend's calendar, the first two weeks after her baby's birth were filled with friends bringing homemade meals (including lentil soup and crusty bread; chicken with potatoes; and spinach lasagna). The best part is that the busy new parents don't have to do anything. All the logistics are taken care of online. They can just cuddle their baby and wait for a delicious dinner to arrive.
How great is that? Have you ever heard of Meal Train?
P.S. 8 gift ideas for new parents, and a beautiful ring.
(Top photo by my friend Lina; bottom photo by Faith Durand for this meatballs post)