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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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

If you follow me on Instagram, you know we’re a family full of adventurers. We love to travel and explore new places, both domestic and abroad. We even took our 8 week old and 2 year old to Tuscany for three weeks (yes, you can travel with a baby!). But rather than picking a place […]

Best European Cities To Visit With Kids

We love Hawaii. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the United States (maybe even the world) to visit and it’s completely family-friendly. One of Caden’s very first trips was to Kauai, and it was an amazing experience! You can read more about going to Kauai with kids here, but today I wanted to […]

things to do in oahu with kids

Women are feeling empowered now more than ever to pursue careers and entrepreneurial goals and have a family. This means both parents working parents must split responsibilities in caring for kids, and maintaining households. It’s a tall order, and to do it all, you really need some support. If you are pregnant, you are likely […]

Childcare Options for Working Parents

When my daughter was born, she had incredibly sensitive skin that required me to modify many of the products we used, even down to the detergent for my own clothes. But one thing she weirdly never struggled with? Diaper rash. It’s a common problem for so many babies but luckily, not mine. And I attribute […]

how to prevent diaper rash

When someone describes themself as an influencer, they’re typically met with one of two very different reactions. Either an exaggerated eye roll or genuine enthusiasm. A lot of people tend to think influencers, better known as content creators nowadays, don’t have real jobs. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. These content creators spend […]

Mom Influencers to Follow

Personally, I’m a big believer in probiotics for me and for my kids. They’re helpful for digestion and supporting immune health, and when Caden was dealing with bouts of tummy troubles during potty training, I knew I had to take action. He’d go days without pooping, constantly complain about tummy aches, and was really hesitant […]

best kids probiotic

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.