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My goal with both of my daughters was to nurse them for 12 months. I was open to the idea of formula if I needed it, but tried and successfully breastfed both exclusively the duration of my goal. Both of my girls had different allergies (Piper had GI allergies and Flora has IgE mediated food […]

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I’m really excited to bring you today’s post, in partnership with buybuy BABY! As a mom of two little girls I’ve shared my top baby registry picks twice now – everything I got for baby number one and then everything else we needed when number two came around! My favorite part The Mama Notes is […]

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My first baby took a bottle like second nature, we gave it to her and she gulped down my pumped milk. It made leaving the house easy and as a first time mom I needed that little escape whenever I could get it. Fast forward 3 years and my second baby wanted nothing to do […]

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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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