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third trimester checklist

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Even though you’ve probably spent your entire pregnancy planning for your baby, focus on YOU during the third trimester. You’ll thank me later! Up until now, your pregnancy journey has largely revolved around preparations for your baby. Chances are, you’ve been gradually gathering all the essential baby gear, ranging from basics like diapers, wipes, and […]

Everything You Need to Thrive in the Third Trimester

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Expert reviewed by Dr. Madeleine Katz, PsyD. You’ve just had a baby. You’re tired, you’re overwhelmed, and amidst all the joy and cuddles, there’s a feeling you didn’t expect – resentment towards your partner. Sometimes, after your new baby arrives, instead of that romantic glow you see in movies or your friends’ Instagram, you might […]

Advice for Overcoming Resentment of Your Partner After Baby

Caden demonstrating how easy it is to get a toddler to take medicine

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Sick season is upon us, which means you’ll likely be battling your toddler to take medication sometime soon. There is nothing worse than your child having a fever, but refusing medication to help ease the temperature. They are upset, you are upset, it’s all around a frustrating experience. I want to help you understand how […]

How to Get Toddlers to Take Medicine Easily

Toddler travel essentials

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Traveling with my kids is one of my life’s greatest treasures. I love seeing the joy on Caden’s and Willow’s faces as they experience something new on one of our family trips, whether that be their first international flight or their first time trying a new food. However, when you travel with young kids, there […]

20+ Toddler Travel Essentials

It's Official Cake

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Today, I’m thrilled to share some personal news with you. After much introspection, I am taking on a new professional journey. I’m transitioning from my role as a VP of Marketing in the world of Silicon Valley tech startups to become the full-time Founder and CEO of New Modern Mom, a passion project I spun […]

New Modern Mom: Where My Passion and Profession Collide

international travel with an infant

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So you’ve got this adorable new addition to your family and you’re itching to introduce them to the wonders of the world. Good news! The third and fourth months of your baby’s life are the perfect time to start traveling – road trips, domestic flights in the United States, and yes, international trips too. Your […]

Step-by-Step Guide for International Travel With an Infant

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These products were voted clear must haves by new moms  In my final weeks of pregnancy, I was pretty stressed about still having a ton of items left on my baby registry.  I didn’t really know what products I needed to have stocked immediately and what things could wait. Aside from the obvious infant car […]

5 First Time Mom Must Haves

The Top of Mind Newsletter by New Modern Mom is your guide to a fulfilling life, packed with wisdom on motherhood, travel, career, style and self care. Get the latest resources, news and musings right to your inbox.

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I was absolutely dreading the day we had to say goodbye to Caden’s pacifier. “Paci” went absolutely everywhere with us. It was his source of comfort, whether he was upset or needed to be soothed in the middle of the night. I swore we’d never get rid of it…I mean you don’t see kindergarteners going […]

As a mom working from home, I totally understand the temptation to lounge around in comfy pajamas or the same athleisure set two days in a row. Believe me, I’ve been there! But since committing to a WFH lifestyle, I’ve made a conscious effort to prioritize feeling good, and for me, that includes looking good […]

If you’re planning an international trip with your family, consider signing up for Global Entry. Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers. This means you can skip those massive lines at US immigration and customs and get to your final destination faster. And let’s […]

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Describing the nerves and anxiety I felt before telling my boss about my first pregnancy is hard to put into words. The second time around, with a new boss at a different company, wasn’t any easier. I couldn’t shake the worry that announcing my pregnancy would stall my career progression, prevent a compensation increase or […]

Since June 2021, our family has taken 42+ flights with Southwest Airlines. Leveraging the benefits of our Southwest Companion Pass, we managed to cut over $20,000 in airfare costs during this period. We also had the Companion Pass in 2018 and 2019, which we aptly named “wedding season,” and estimated our savings at an additional […]

So you’ve decided to find an au pair for your childcare needs. Amazing! As a family that’s hosted four au pairs, we can’t rave enough about the program. We love the flexibility, the cultural exchange, and of course how much this caretaker can help with work-life balance. But finding the perfect au pair for your […]

It’s heartbreaking to see your baby uncomfortable and squirming on the changing table because of a diaper rash. My daughter has super sensitive skin and is more prone to painful diaper rashes when she’s battling an illness, so I’ve become quite picky about the products I use on her skin. In my experience, the secret […]

best diaper rash creams

Welcome to the exciting (and a bit nerve-wracking) journey of finding the perfect nanny for your family! Whether you’re doing this for the first time or you’ve been here before, picking the right person to be a part of your kiddo’s daily adventures is no small feat. Interviews are your chance to spot someone who’s […]

Like most parents who scour the internet for the best baby finds, I was looking for the best baby carrier to register for with my first baby. Baby carriers are a must-have for new parents, providing a comfortable and secure way to carry your baby while keeping your hands free. I decided NOT to splurge […]

Being a mom is a huge part of who I am. It’s actually been the key to unlocking my true self. My kiddos, Caden and Willow, are two of my proudest accomplishments. But let’s be real, as amazing as motherhood is, it throws some serious challenges our way. I’ve discovered that tapping into the wisdom of […]

When my baby became more active around 9 months old, his whole lifestyle changed. He started crawling, walking, and engaging in all sorts of activities that demanded a diaper that stayed put. His diapers would wriggle around, shift lopsided, and we’d often pick him up only to discover leaks. And don’t get me started on […]

best diaper for active babies

Choosing the best non-toxic baby wipes is not just about keeping those cute bums clean – it’s also about ensuring the products touching baby’s sensitive skin are safe and gentle. Ever since Caden was born, I’ve been pretty specific about selecting non-toxic diapers and natural baby wipes made with organic ingredients to help prevent rashes […]

Raise your hand if you know the importance of taking a prenatal when you’re pregnant 🙋‍♀️ I think it’s common knowledge these days… but deciding on the best prenatal vitamin can feel confusing, and just another thing on your long pregnancy to-do list. I’ve noticed two popular brands that have been popping up all over […]

Perelel Prenatal Vitamins vs. Ritual Prenatal Vitamins

During both of my pregnancies, severe nausea struck right on schedule during early pregnancy at the 6-week mark. For Caden, the nausea eased up around 14 weeks, while with Willow, it finally subsided around 16 weeks. Oh the joys of the first trimester, right!? Even though they call it “morning sickness,” pregnancy nausea can hit […]

Foods that fight nausea during pregnancy

The Top of Mind Newsletter by New Modern Mom is your guide to a fulfilling life, packed with wisdom on motherhood, travel, career, style and self care. Get the latest resources, news and musings right to your inbox.