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Welcome! MamaNook brings you a showcase of the pregnancy, birth and babyhood wisdom Mother’s Haven has garnered over the years, as well as goods to help you with your journey through parenthood. So, please – reheat your now-cold coffee. Sneak a few minutes between kissing a boo-boo and changing a diaper to have a look around. Check out our original content, or follow links to educational blogs we’re fans of. We welcome any and all feedback, because MamaNook is for you.

 

The Happiest Baby on the Block

The Happiest Baby on the Block is Dr. Harvey Karp’s unique approach to infant care. His explanation of newborns is that their transition from the womb–a place of immense comfort, warmth, and safety–to the outside world should be considered an extension of...

Fighting Cabin Fever in the Inland Northwest

Oh, February. Any lingering excitement from the holidays are gone. The weather is chilly and drippy with limited sun. In my house, the cabin fever is real, for kids and adults alike. We need fresh air. I’m trying not to let the weather keep us indoors. It’s a great...

A Real Mama’s Guide to Bedtime Routine (Or Lack Thereof)

If you’ve ever asked an expert about bedtime, they all usually have a common theme – routine, routine, routine. The details vary but the content tends to be similar. Bath time, pajamas, story time, feed, snuggle, et cetera. But what if you’re like my husband and I,...

Soothing Your Baby: The 5 S’s of Sleep

The Happiest Baby on the Block is Dr. Harvey Karp’s unique approach to infant care. His explanation of newborns is that their transition from the womb–a place of immense comfort, warmth, and safety–to the outside world should be considered an extension of...

They Said There Would Be Glowing: Discomfort Remedies for the 3rd Trimester

Your 3rd trimester brings so much anticipation. Just when you thought you should feel “glowing” you may experience the many physical effects from your growing baby. Not to mention the emotional hormonal effects that facilitate the miracle of pregnancy and birth! It’s...

How I survived two 19-hour days of flying in the First Trimester

My husband and I are frequent travelers. Last spring, about three weeks before I found out I was expecting our first child, we booked flights for a bucket list trip – Greece – and combined it with a trip to Germany for a wedding. I wasn’t too concerned. After all,...

How To Find Your Best Fitting Bra + Why It Matters

Before I had babies, my poor breasts lived in the saddest, cheapest bras I could find. I trusted myself with an armful of random bras in a dressing room, focusing more on how cute they were than how well they fit. Lots of things changed when I had my first child,...

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