1. Tell her she’s doing a good job. I can’t tell you how important this is to young mothers. Especially when you’re in a restaurant or store & maybe your child(children) isn’t behaving perfectly. Some times instead of glares… just tell me it’s okay & you’re doing a good work.
2. Ask her if there’s anything you can help her with.
3. If you’re in her area call or text her & see if you can drop off a cup of coffee or something she likes. Some days this would be so lovely. My husband is good at surprising me from time to time like this 🙂
4. Take her to lunch. My husband gives me “breaks” often. Sometimes it would be so nice to go out with a wiser lady who would encourage me in my walk with the LORD. And offer good sound advice on motherhood. Not offer formulas etc., but just encourage me.
5. Send her a card- just because you were thinking about her & wanted her to know someone was praying for her. This lifts my spirits more than a lot of things.
6. See if there’s a household job you can help her with every now & then. CAN I GET AN AMEN!!!!
7. If you have teens- encourage them to be a help to a mother of little ones… without charge (ironing, folding, dusting, bathrooms). I have found that many teens are willing to “help out”… if you offer them enough money. But we’re on a budget. If I could afford a house cleaner then I would get one. I will raise my children to work- to serve others out of the love in their hearts for that person & their family- not for cash.
Do you have any to add to this list?