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What new moms REALLY want…

This post is sponsored by Dinner Thyme. The opinions are 100% my own!

Creating a registry is one of those things that make being pregnant really real! It’s the next step after you announce and possibly find out the gender. What if you’re a seasoned mother and you’re expecting your third baby??

Cute outfits and baby toys are nice but there are a few things as a mom of 2 already that I would want even more..


  1. FOOD! You are going to be running around and pulled in every direction with other little ones plus a newborn. Cooking may not actually happen for a while. Your family will need to eat and so will you, especially if you are breastfeeding!! I would gladly take a meal over baby clothes! There are also amazing meal services out there like Dinner Thyme where they ship you all of the ingredients and then your hubby can whip up the meal in less than 15 minutes! You must check this amazing service out, pregnant or not!



This kung pao chicken was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


A little about Dinner Thyme:

    • Their meals are designed to be cooked in 15 minutes! WHAT???? Cook chicken pot pie in 15 minutes – unheard of!! I go to my bathroom to have alone time and catch up on social media sometimes for 15 minutes! Ha! 
    • I love that this service helps you to be with your family sooner! Plus you all get to share a meal together, at the table! Maybe? 😉
    • Their meals are fresh, familiar, and will save you time for more important things… like a new baby!!
    • Dinner Thyme is the only company that offers single portions.  
    • You get 9 different menu options (weekly) to choose from!!! Options are always a good thing!
  1. PLAY DATES! I would love for someone to come and entertain my children for a few hours. I do not want them feeling neglected during this transition. It’s also okay for them to be bored and I am okay with that. I am so looking forward to one on one time with Leighton and want to give her as much of that as possible.
  2. ME TIME! I would love a massage, manicure, or pedicure! It’s important that us new moms have time set aside for ourselves… even if it’s only for an hour. We don’t want to get burnt out and not take care of ourselves.
  3. DIAPERS! For real. All babies will need them! Yes, they don’t last forever but they are essential!
  4. ENCOURAGEMENT/PRAYERS! All moms need to be uplifted, especially after giving birth to a new baby! We all might experience highs and lows and need to feel loved and worthy during that time.


Is there anything I am missing that you would add?

Thanks for reading loves!

Image by my sweet friend: Lauren Giles

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  • Reply
    March 31, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Food was definitely what I wanted as a new mom. But apparently people only thought it was something to do as a first time mom. Umm I thought it was harder to cook the third time around!!

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    March 31, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Love all these suggestions and they are so true. Gifts are nice but everything you said was on point! Especially the meals. Those are so helpful in the first few weeks of adjusting!

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    Mel McLellan
    March 31, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Completely agree on all points! It’s so nice to have your village surround you and take care of/feed you and the family after baby arrives!

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    Nicole Banuelos
    March 31, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Yes, yes, so much yes!! If someone would have thought of this for me after my last baby, it would have been such a tremendous help.

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    March 31, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    A meal service is a really great option for a mom with a newborn!!

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    Angela Amores
    March 31, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    It’s like you, and I are on the same wave length. I was just talking to my husband about that, and how sending services like this is where it’s at. That way there’s no awkward thanks for stopping by, but I’m exhausted. Plus your getting food that’s good for the family.

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    Shannon @ Mom Without Labels
    March 31, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    I love Dinner Thyme!! It’s so delicious!

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    April 1, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Food was super helpful to me as a new mom. I had 2 csections, so I was pretty limited in what I could do physically. All the help I could get around the house made the transition easier too!

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    Virjinia Harp
    April 1, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Food and diapers are the ones I hear most often. I try to gift moms a couple of packages soon after delivery to help a bit!

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    Tamara Goyette
    April 1, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Oh my goodness yes. Food was a blessing with newborns.

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    Val Carmona
    April 2, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Food is def number one! I love how these meals are made in 15 mins, that is truly amazing for any mom! Well wishes for you sweet mama as you get closer to the birthdate of your new baby!

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    April 2, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    I NEED these!! 15 minutes is seriously no time at all! Plus they look super yummy!

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    April 2, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I NEED these!! 15 minutes is seriously no time at all! Plus they look super yummy! Especially with kids, the quicker the better!

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    Erica @ Coming Up Roses
    April 3, 2017 at 8:21 am

    This sounds like SUCH a perfect solution for mamas…bookmarking this for my own time someday!

    Coming Up Roses

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    April 3, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Love this!! Food was definitely a lifesaver after having Brooklyn!

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    April 3, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    I won a gift card to Dinner Thyme and am stoked to try it out! A meal delivery service would be such a good idea!

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