Austin Mamas Rally Around A New Mom
Meredith is an attorney who lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. She was six months pregnant with her first baby as she headed to Austin for a quick work trip, never anticipating the home away from home our city would become for her and her growing family.
After going into premature labor, Meredith delivered baby Paul sixteen weeks early and he was admitted to the Dell Children’s Hospital NICU. Nearly a thousand miles away from her network friends and family at home, Meredith was faced with an unexpected several month stay in Austin.
Shannon Meroney, a fellow attorney mom, offered Meredith and her husband the use of a family apartment for their entire stay and began to rally her network of fellow mom and attorney friends to be a care network for her during this season of need. Shannon also organized a Dinner Elf group gift “meal page” which allowed Meredith’s friends and family back home, as well as caring Austinites, to contribute over 90 dinners cooked and packaged up for easy transport to their long days at the hospital.
Baby Paul grew stronger with each passing week. After several months as temporary Austinites, they were finally able to fly home together. Nearly two years later, as Dinner Elf debuts a menu and gift packages focused on new moms, we decided to check in with Meredith.
How was Dinner Elf a help after Paul was born?
How was a Dinner Elf meal page a tool for your friends and family back home?
Where do you think a Dinner Elf meal page would be a help to someone?