Preparing for a major all-changing life event
May 20, 2013 3:28 AM Subscribe
What should I remember to do when preparing for a life event that will take all my time and energy?
posted by altolinguistic to Grab Bag (23 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
The specific event is becoming a parent (I'm expecting my first child in the next few weeks) but I don't want to exclude non-parents from answering - I've found various threads on bulk cooking helpful, for example.
Things I've done so far:
buy stuff for the baby
cook some large meals for the freezer so we don't have to cook much in the first few weeks
change ISP to one with unlimited downloads to allow for new at-home lifestyle
make efforts to sort out household paperwork and finances
stock up on toilet paper, cat food, dishwasher tablets
People who have been new parents or have been through a time when you needed to be organised and ahead of things - what ideas have helped you in these times? What might I be forgetting? Specific recipes, ideas, pointers are very welcome. I currently have plenty of time (assuming the baby stays in there for a while) and varying levels of energy.