How to Ask for Help

How to Ask for Help

As you enter motherhood, asking for the help you actually need can be, well, awkward. Maybe you want another casserole, or maybe your freezer is full and what you really need is a nap. That’s why we created this customizable letter that kindly, clearly asks for the assistance you need most. After all, "it takes a village" is a saying for a reason.

Mom to Mom: We Hear You.

At Expectful, we’re parents, too, so we understand the “do it all” expectations mothers tend to feel. Let us be the first to tell you: you’re doing amazing, and you don’t need to go at this alone. We realize, though, that asking someone for direct, specific help can feel uncomfortable.

That doesn’t change the fact that help is essential in parenting.

The Secret to New Motherhood: Delegation

The good news? People want to help you during this time! So allow this letter to build a support system that is truly supportive. You can ask for things you actually need and get the help you and your growing family deserves.

Click the ‘Build My Letter’ button above to start your personalized letter that you can download and send out to your friends and family. Honestly, these recipients will probably be thankful you’re expressing your needs so thoughtfully and clearly!

Time to Take Care of You

And as you transition into this beautiful, crazy time in your life, we want to be part of your support system as well. We have a variety of resources to help you manage the mind-stuff, bring awareness to your body and movement, and even grow through this identity shift. From meditations and affirmations to articles and courses, we want to help you in the best way we know how - through science, mindfulness, and understanding.

It will only take you a few minutes to fill out this letter, granting you countless moments later to do the things you actually want to do. Spend time with your baby. Spend time with you. So find your village, and open your arms to true, meaningful help.