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Mother's Day Gift Guide

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Welcome to our Mother’s Day Gift Guide themed “Treat Yourself,” specially curated for the moms out there who deserve more than just a day of recognition. Mother’s Day is not just another day; it’s a celebration of strength, love, and sacrifice. It’s about acknowledging the silent battles won, the chaos managed, and the unconditional love […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2024: Treat Yourself Edition

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

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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After going through the whirlwind of pregnancies, labors, and hospital stays, I’ve got to say, a postpartum retreat would have been an incredible way to round out my birth experience. The postpartum period, especially those first few days and weeks, is a wild ride, with sleepless nights, constant feeding, and the chaos of adjusting to […]

Feeling like you’re drowning in never-ending to-do lists? Trust me, I’ve been there too. Countless times, I’ve felt immobilized by the sheer weight of everything on my plate, feeling like I’m dropping balls left and right, like I’m failing in so many areas of my life. Eight piles of laundry that need to be folded […]

If you’re expecting or already navigating the adventurous world of parenting, adding a soft-structured baby carrier to your registry is a must-have. Not only do baby carriers strengthen the bond between you and your baby, but they also miraculously free up your hands, so you can perfect the art of mom-multitasking. From grocery shopping to […]

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The best thing to come from COVID was the general acceptance of working from home. Now, you can easily find roles at companies that are completely remote, or offer a hybrid setup that allows for some days in the office and others at home. Working from home has completely revolutionized the work-life balance for mothers. […]

Traveling with an infant can be challenging, but it’s well worth it. Even if they don’t remember the trips years from now, you will. You’ll remember the smiling, the bonding, and every special moment you shared. My husband and I have continued traveling since we’ve had kids, so both Willow and Caden have been avid […]

Best Places To Travel With an Infant in the US

Welcome to our Mother’s Day Gift Guide themed “Treat Yourself,” specially curated for the moms out there who deserve more than just a day of recognition. Mother’s Day is not just another day; it’s a celebration of strength, love, and sacrifice. It’s about acknowledging the silent battles won, the chaos managed, and the unconditional love […]

Mother's Day Gift Guide

In the journey of motherhood, there’s a rarely discussed season: loneliness. It sounds dramatic, I know, but hear me out. Throughout life, I’ve always had a built-in community of women to surround myself with. High school meant cheerleading, college was filled with sorority sisters, and post-college brought a crew who bonded over Bachelor Mondays, Galentine’s […]

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 […]

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

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.