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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...

MOM TIPS: A MINIMALIST APPROACH TO BABY ESSENTIALS

By Morgan Burke. I am not a true minimalist, but since becoming a mom, I’m a happily aspiring minimalist and have found so much joy from this approach. At the root of minimalism is the idea that you surround yourself with things, people and habits that bring you...

Play to Learn: A Guide for Parents

Play comes naturally to kids, but not always to adults. Experts and parents agree that play-based and traditional classroom learning are both necessary and profoundly important for a child’s early education — therefore, making time for all kinds of play is...

Physical therapy can fix common, troublesome body changes

By Sheree DiBiase A new baby, there is nothing better! Snuggling, loving and nurturing them becomes your new life. Suddenly, the aches and pains of pregnancy and delivery are forgotten. But don’t kid yourself – what your body just did to make this precious new...

Finding My Strength: Pelvic Floor Edition

Making babies: It’s all fun and games until you get a bladder hernia More than 200,000 women are diagnosed with a cystocele annually. When it happened to me, I went to the Internet to read about other women’s stories and was disappointed. It’s so common, but no one’s...

Nursing Essentials Under $25

Breastfeeding is a natural process but sometimes you need the right supplies to make it easier! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite items for breastfeeding mamas. Check them out and give us feedback in the comments about what else made the early breastfeeding...

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...

The Village Where Every Baby Nurses

If you had a hard time in the early days of breastfeeding, it’s time to give yourself a break. A recent survey of moms showed that 92 percent of new mothers struggled with latch issues, fears of low supply, and painful or cracked nipples during the early days of...

Not Just Bras: Nursing Moms Need Support

Motherhood comes with more than its share of change and responsibility. Community support during these changes is crucial for new moms, especially as they establish and build a breastfeeding relationship with their new baby. The World Health Organiziation (WHO) and...

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