Here's what some other expecting and new parents have said about A Mother's Haven Boutique & Educational Center. If you have a testimonial you'd like to make, please email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit it online here.
"Deciding to join the Mother's Gathering for new moms was the best decision I made for me and my new baby. Not only did I learn so much about child care, like tips for infant feeding, how to develop a good baby sleep schedule, and ways to help foster my baby's psychological and intellectual development, but I also discovered the BEST support system ever.
When we first met, the 12 new moms in our group were overwhelmed, overtired, stressed, and feeling isolated by the rigorous schedule of new motherhood. Not only did our instructor give us encouragement and reassurance, but she also shared her wealth of knowledge that helped make us feel more in control as mothers. From our very first session, we were so excited to meet other moms feeling the same way and began to schedule our own play dates, mommy's nights out, family BBQ's (so our hubbies could bond- which totally worked!) and within a few weeks our group grew very close.
Many of the moms chose to continue past the first 8-wk session and a few of us continued to re-enroll for the first year of our babies' life, since we were not only learning so much from our instructor but we wanted our babies to stay connected to their best friends. Now that my baby is a toddler, I am still very close friends with a handful of the moms I met through AMH and feel so lucky to have them in my and my son's life. Thank you, A Mother's Haven, for giving me and my family friends for life and the skills I needed to become the confident mom I am today. "
-Jana from Helping Hand Nutrition, mom of Evan, 1.5
"I happened upon your store when my toddler (now 2 1/2 years old) was less than a year old, and have recently rediscovered your wonderful services, products and classes now that I'm expecting my second child. What's changed during this time is the expansion of your inviting haven (what an appropriate name!) and my own experience. What's remained consistent is your warm, patient and helpful service to mothers, your carefully researched and thoughtfully chosen products, and the variety of perfectly tailored seminars and workshops you offer. My family is moving in a couple months, and I couldn't be more excited about relocating closer to A Mother's Haven -- though a trip to your store, with its specialized and customized selection has always saved me time and effort. Thanks so much for dedicating your passion and knowledge to helping new and growing families!!"
- Lee Broekman
"I wanted to express my appreciation for your creating/opening A Mother's Haven. Your staff and the products at your store have really made my new adventure in motherhood a lot easier. My 5 month old baby girl was VERY difficult in the first few months and some of the advice I received at your store really made me keep my sanity. And the breastfeeding support has also been a wonderful thing as well. It is very hard these days (for some reason that I can't figure out) to find really good breastfeeding support. I've even bragged about you guys to my La Leche League leader! I really hope that more new moms find their way to A Mother's Haven and support your efforts. Thanks again for supporting mine!"
- Brandy Carrillo
"I'm very happy for you about the expansion of A Mother's Haven. You are a lovely, smart, generous and creative woman and mother and I wish you all the success in the world. I know I will always have a special place in my heart for you and the shop, and I always get goosebumps every time I walk in because it always reminds me of all the wonderful, scary and exciting moments I experienced before, during and after Emma's birth and how you helped me prepare for her arrival."
- Jaime Miele
"Thank you for all your patience and support. Having your guidance has been such a great help."
- Andrea Stevens
"Thanks for having such a great place as A Mother's Haven."
"Thank you for the wonderful support I've received from you and A Mother's Haven during what I found to be a challenging first year."
- Alexandra Sagerman
"You are always so helpful and supportive-and patient. We are so grateful that A Mother's Haven exists."
- S Mana
"The instructors at A Mother's Haven are very patient, handling multiple issues with ease."
- Perri Goodman
"Great store! Love the selection!"
- Kat and Zoe
"A Mother's Haven was the first outing Jack and I ever made. Thanks so much for your help support and all your cool stuff."
- Michelle and Jack
"Thank you so much for the support and all the wonderful information. Love all your great stuff in the store."
- Danielle and Maddie Greg
"I love this store!"
- Maureen Williams
"As usual, a fabulous experience at A Mother's Haven." - Melissa Eltringham
"You've done a wonderful job with this store. We love coming here. Lots of love!" - Elizabeth, Jacob and Derrel Mehditach
"You know how much I love coming here. Energizing, uplifting and empowering. Thank you so much." - Andrea Dallo
"Thank you for all your love and support. This is a wonderful place to feel welcomed!"
"I just wanted to thank you for well…being available. I spoke with Laine a couple of days ago in search of a lactation consultant. She referred me to one of their great consultants and I couldn't be happier. She was so great. Then I stuck around to take a prenatal yoga class, which was wonderful. It was so nice to be around so many expectant women. Your boutique has everything I could ever need and I plan to come in for a bra fitting, as I get closer to delivery. Not to mention take advantage of all the other wonderful services you provide. So thank you once again. I hope to develop more of a relationship with you guys as time goes on." - Kristin Chalmers
"Thanks for being there for me during Lily's nursing strike. Your kind words and advice were comforting as I figured everything out. I appreciate your support so much!" - Jessica Thompson
"We would have never been successful at breastfeeding without your help and support. We appreciate so much the service you provide." - Jeanie and David Tibayan
"The support that I received from both Terry and Laine at A Mother's Haven kept me going in those crucial moments when I thought I couldn't continue to breastfeed even one more day. Both are knowledgeable, caring, committed and efficient. New moms shouldn't miss taking advantage of their knowledge and as important, the encouragement they offer." - Melissa B.
"I never had the slightest bit of trouble breastfeeding my first child; he figured it out immediately and had a nice, deep latch. So when my second child was born and I found myself sobbing with pain every time I nursed, I called A Mother's Haven. The support and care that I got from Leslye Adelman and Laine Podell-Camino was exactly what I needed. They were able to identify what my baby was doing to create the ring of bruises around my nipples and help me teach him how to latch on properly. The also showed me several alternative positions to nurse in that were much more comfortable for me. I also learned that I needed much larger breast-shields for my electric pump - something I would never have discovered on my own! With the support of the women at AMH, I was able to continue nursing and am still going strong 11 months later!"
- Melina Garda
"Synthia is great!! She's informed, compassionate, and diplomatic. She runs the class well and keeps it interesting. This class was a real touchstone for me during my son's first year. I would absolutely definitely recommend this to my pregnant friends." - Becky Southwell
"The Mothers' Gathering has been such a tremendous support to us. The friends we are making are now friends we will have for a lifetime." - Amy Clayton and Sydney
"We love coming to A Mother's Haven. We are currently taking a Kindermusik class and we are attending Mothers' Gathering here as well. We're very happy." - Joanne Tu and Payton Nguyen
"Synthia, the best thing I did was listen to you. You played a major role in the success of bringing up Jackson. I wish we had more classes with the group..but I guess I will have to find you via the cell phone. Again, Synthia, thank you so much. Much gratitude to you." - Wendy Marks- Miller
"Thanks so much for your email advice. It did the trick and gave me just the encouragement I needed. I can't thank you enough. It's such a relief to be on the other side of this transition." - Leslie Godwin
"Thank you again for a wonderful class. It was informative and affirming for me as a mother. I also appreciated your words of advice and the interesting articles/ideas you passed our way. Best wishes to you as you continue to give much needed support to new moms. Sincerely" - Ruth Mischkot (and Grace)
"Infant massage helped my baby sleep better and through the night. Also, he learned to love the massage and looked forward to them. Thank you so much, we loved the class." - Lindsay Sandford
"The class went at a great pace, allowing for lots of breaks for babies to feed, digest, rest, and even sleep. Great relaxing music during the Infant Massage class too." - Elizabeth Lopez
"We took baby massage class when my baby Logan was 6 months old. We loved it and still use it today (she is almost a year). It was a great bonding experience and she still calms down when I massage her head. The class experience was small and intimate-very relaxing for both mom and baby." - Monica Lengyel
"The Infant Massage Class at A Mother's Haven was so relaxing and the demonstrations were good and the instructor had a good presence as well."
"Our Kindermusik experience at A Mother's Haven has been wonderful. The teachers are excellent and my son loves going to music class. He has a much better understanding and appreciation for music ever since he started taking classes." - Cari Puleo-Ulbrich
"We love Kindermusik. I have a great time with my kid there, and he is so into music now!" - Andy Garda
"We've been taking classes here for 2 years now. Our son (who is almost 4) absolutely LOVES the classes. He totally looks forward to it every week and still listens to all the CDs we have." - Lina McKeever
"The teachers are wonderful teachers. They are very enthusiastic and approachable, and they really reach the children, from the younger babies to toddlers like mine." - Laura Sympson
"The classes at A Mother's Haven are wonderful for the kids, yet still keeps the adults attention." - Amy Krouse-Smith
"Great Teachers - Great Classes! I have found the staff of A Mother's Haven to always be courteous, professional and helpful. My daughter loves her music classes each week and both the teachers we have had classes with." - M Moss
A Mother's Haven Prenatal Classes
"I know that when I refer my patients to A Mother's Haven, they will be provided a wealth of resources and support that complement my medical management. Their classes are engaging and up-to-date and their referrals are reliable. The store is chock full of all the stuff you might need and stuff that you just plain want. Most of all, A Mother's Haven succeeds in providing new families with a sense of community." - Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, OB/GYN, Beverly Hills, CA
Did you learn a lot and have a wonderful time at one of our classes or workshops? Did one of our products help you through a tough situation (breastfeeding, babywearing, sleeping, etc)?
We'd love to know what you loved! :-) Email us your testimonial at email@example.com or submit it online here.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon! :-)