After serving moms in North Idaho for 17 years with quality products, support groups, lactation clinics, and classes, Mothers Haven’s “brick and mortar” location closed its doors on September 30, 2017.
Becky Orchard, who has a background as a doula and childbirth educator, purchased Mothers Haven from Margaret Hildahl in the fall of 2016. Unfortunately, the reality of owning a small business in today’s economy forced a shut-down of the physical shop.
Fortunately for North Idaho moms, Mother’s Haven’s online endeavors, MothersHaven.com for retail, and the newly launched MamaNook.com will continue to provide a space for community, support, and inspiration. There is also much discussion on relocating classes and support groups previously held at the Mother’s Haven location.
“Helping expecting parents, new parents, and our families’ newest members is not just a job – it’s a calling, a way of life, a fulfilling experience for me. It’s what I was meant to do. I’m hopeful that the near future will continue to open doors that allow me other avenues for doing the work I love, connecting with people I’ve come to love, and continue to positively impact your lives,” said Orchard, in her announcement about the closure.