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  Most parents agree that baby swaddles are a lifesaver during the newborn days – but now with SO many options on the market it can be overwhelming to find one that works for both you and your baby! While many go the traditional route of physically wrapping the baby in a soft muslin blanket […]

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Today we are sharing the breastfeeding journey of Stacey and her baby Joslyn.. And –  you can read other breastfeeding stories here and to share your own just email us at submissions@themamanotes.com ! During my entire pregnancy with our daughter, I told people I was going with the flow and did not have a set plan on […]

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Just about every parent has an opinion on sleep training — so when it came time to decide how we wanted to approach the matter with our daughters I tried to read up as much as I could to get a better understanding of the different philosophies while I was pregnant. I can’t suggest this […]

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Yes you heard that right, you can now rent the Snoo Sleeper! If you’re a new mom or mom to be, chances are you’ve probably heard of the Snoo Sleeper. Developed by  Dr.Harvey Karp, who wrote the infamous book, The Happiest Baby On The Block  and sleep philosophy of The 5 S’, the Snoo Sleeper is […]

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Pregnant, now what?! While there are a few things you can do as soon as you find out you’re pregnant (here are 10 ideas) – one of my favorite things with both of my pregnancies was to start a shopping list of all the things I could buy to prepare for this exciting journey. It […]

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The top baby names of 2018 were just released and I always LOVE looking at this list. Below are some of my favorites :) You can see the full list of top baby names for 2018 on BabyCenter here! You can see my top favorite baby names of 2017 right here, and a post earlier […]

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Most parents are prepared for the sleepless newborn phase – you hear A LOT about it when you’re pregnant, but there’s nothing quite like experiencing it yourself for the first time. Luckily there are a few ways to sneak in a few extra minutes of sleep every day. Take turns with your partner. As soon as your […]

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  *This is an older post I’ve updated on 10/5/2018 I’ve posted on Instagram about how I make my own baby food and lots of people have inquired about what I do and I finally got around to snapping some pictures last week! Here’s a quick video on how I make my baby food and everything […]

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Today we are continuing our breastfeeding story series – though this time our mama, Lauren Goltis sharing her breastfeeding tips for new moms. You can read more of our breastfeeding stories HERE and check out our whole category on breastfeeding full of helpful posts here! Be prepared for unsolicited breastfeeding questions and comments 24/7. As […]

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It’s been a while since I’ve shared beauty favorites -but I have a few to talk about today. As you know I’ve been breastfeeding for 9 months know, so I’m a bit limited in the anti-aging department when it comes to skincare (can’t wait to get my hands on retinol!!!) BUT – have no fear. […]

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For the past 6 months I’ve been on a restricted diet free of dairy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts and fish because of Flora’s allergies. I was also dairy + soy free for a year while breastfeeding my eldest daughter, Piper. It seems most common to hear about moms going dairy free while breastfeeding to help […]

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I recently shared my favorite nursing bras and thought I would poll The Mama Notes Community on their favorite nursing bras as well – here were the top picks and a few others worth noting! ThirdLove 24/7 Nursing Bra, $72 ThirdLove is a newer brand on the bra scene and utilizes its FitFinder technology to […]

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