I was getting tired of hearing "what's for dinner" from my daughter, so I made a Master Meal Plan because we were spending too much money at drive-throughs, ordering pizzas and never having any ideas of what to have for dinner.
What new parents really need because they are so exhausted, is for somebody to come in and take over all the other things that need to be done around the house after a new baby arrives, like housework…washing the dishes, helping with the laundry and vacuuming the floors. They need people to pitch in to help as opposed to demanding to be with the baby.
My son was a very picky eater. He would only eat certain foods: macaroni & cheese, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, waffles and cereal. My husband and I eat a large variety of foods, so my son's eating habits were not only driving us crazy, but influencing our youngest child who wanted to be like her big brother.
I look at nutrition as a weekly rather than daily thing. I like to use a combination of both planning very specific meals so that I know that my kids are getting the right foods, and giving them free choices at good food that I can make easy and accessible for them.
Our son is the first grandchild on both sides. My parents live in town and get to see him all the time. My husband's parents lives 750 miles away and can only come for a visit a few times a year.
Here is some good advice for first time moms and dads transitioning to be a parent: