Even before Chase was born she helped get our house clean, weeded and cleaned up our garden and planted flowers and kept me walking (trying to bring on contractions). She was a huge support during labor and sat in the waiting room for the hours I was pushing praying constantly for me.
The biggest help was my mom taking over after the early morning feeding. I would hand Chase over and turn off the monitor and go back to sleep. I could sleep so much better not having to listen for him. I also don't think I did a load of laundry while she was here! She even made a clothesline and hung clothes out to dry to save our energy. She watched Chase so we could go out for our anniversary 4 days after his birth and then even made us a nice dinner with candles and flowers from the garden!