Special Delivery- Services to Make Parenthood Easier

Delivery services for easier parenting

I really like upgrades. There’s something about spending my money on things that make me feel fancier and make my life easier that is incredibly satisfying. I especially love delivery. If given the choice between going and getting food, my choice is easy. When I lived in a third-floor apartment in Petworth with no elevator, there was honestly not a better feeling than buzzing someone up, tipping them well, and taking my tacos to the couch for a feast.

And this is me child-free. I haven’t experienced the joys of pregnancy and motherhood yet, but just you wait until I have little people to lug around. When the baby won’t stop crying, I know that I’ll have a postpartum doula and ALL THE APPs. I fully intend to pay for convenience, like the proud Millenial that I am.

To show my dedication to this lifestyle choice, I’ve already started compiling a list of things that I and my hypothetical partner and children will want, (dare I say need) to feel a little more fancy and a lot less stressed. Because I care, I’m going to share:

Let’s begin with the basics. You don’t ever have to go get your own food, especially if you live in or near the city.

  • For groceries. Instacart is my jam. You can choose from several different stores, service is same day, and there’s a reasonable delivery window. Plus, the produce was never bruised, and tipping is easy. Safeway and Giant also have delivery services.
  • For restaurant delivery, there’s an embarrassment of riches- DoorDash (my personal favorite), GrubHub, Postmates & Uber Eats are all at your service.

*Note for those of us in the suburbs, Grub Hub has the largest service area

Do you need to get things done?

  • Handy is like uber for cleaning & household services. My doula partner swears by it.
  • Task Rabbit is like uber for your entire to-do list.

For pet care:

  • Rover.com has dog walkers and pet sitters (for cats too) available.They’re a great option when you’re out of town, at the hospital for labor, or want to make sure the pets aren’t neglected.

Last but not least, I found some excellent solutions for clothes that you need, but not for long:

  • Maternity Wear can be rented. Whether you need a cocktail dress for a benefit or want to look good during your pregnancy but avoid investing in short-term pieces, Borrow for Your Bump & Le Tote Maternity are good options.
  • For Instagram ready kids’ style, there’s Mac & Mia. How cute are these things?! And curated? Love it. 

For everything else? There’s Amazon Prime.

So what if you want to get out, but need assistance? Or you don’t like strangers at your door? There’s not an app for that, but there’s a postpartum doula. I’m happy to run errands with or without you and the rest of the family.


Isn’t this list awesome? What a time to be alive, y’all.

Don’t get me wrong, some days I genuinely enjoy going to the store, touching things, shopping and making new friends in line. But other times, especially when things are a bit stressy, I just need convenience.

There are times when you just need an extra pair of hands to help you adult, and that doesn’t magically change when you have kids.

So if you’re not the into people, of you’ve been up all night with the baby, there are better ways to live. You can get things done, with a little bit of help.

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