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How to design an Instagram-worthy first birthday party on a budget. We finally got to celebrate Caden. Since the pandemic started, all the typical moments I expected to experience as a first time mom were just canceled. No big baby shower, no friends coming over to meet the baby, no mommy and me classes, no […]

DIY First Birthday Party

Introducing Solids

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Introducing solids is a big milestone, one that comes with lots of questions.  Here’s advice straight from a Pediatrician. When Caden began eating solid food, it felt oddly sentimental.  My little baby suddenly didn’t seem so little anymore.  While I just about died over how cute he was sitting up in his highchair, I was […]

Introducing Solids: Q&A with a Pediatrician

My Miscarriage Story

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Sharing my miscarriage story because it shouldn’t be taboo to talk about [Deep breath in] I’ve probably written 6 different versions of this blog post over the last year – well before the idea of starting the New Modern Mom blog even crossed my mind.  My life changed in April 2019 when I heard that […]

My Miscarriage Story: Overcoming the Loneliness & Anxiety That Followed

After struggling with overwhelming emotions preparing for motherhood, heightened by a pandemic, I wanted a space to share my experience to help other Mamas feel prepared and confident in all that motherhood brings.  I hope my insane tendency to over-research, test and trial everything simplifies the many choices you're in the midst of making!

For a quick look into my everyday life, follow me on Instagram. Warning: baby and Bernese spam await you.

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You don’t need a big room to design a dreamy nursery for your baby.  These 3 Mamas nailed the Closet Nursery, and have some great design advice to do the same. A big thank you to my San Francisco Mom Tribe/best friends, Emily Mulcahy, Lindsay Bishop (L. Bishop Photography) & Molly Vandehey for sharing their […]

Closet Nursery by Emily Mulcahy

Starting from complete scratch when furnishing a home is overwhelming to say the least, here’s an inside look at how I tackled each room. As soon as our offer was accepted on our Tahoe Vacation Home, the Tahoe Bear Den, I started on my DIY interior design process.  We had to furnish 4 bedrooms, 2 […]

DIY Interior Design

Fatherhood is not rocket science, but it’s also not the simplest thing in the world. This is a guest post by my husband, Jason. Edited by Josh Perlow. When Barbara and I started trying to have our first kid, it was a lot of fun and felt more like a dreamy haze. Was I ready […]

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#TahoeBearDen Coming to AirBnB, VRBO & Vacasa Soon Jason and I have been coming up to Lake Tahoe every year for the last 10 years, often several times a year.  Lake Tahoe is gorgeous in both the winter and summer, and is conveniently only 3.5 hours from San Francisco making it a nice weekend getaway. […]

Tahoe Bear Den vacation rental #TahoeBearDen

Half Baked Harvest Recipes are seasonal, bold and approachable for any busy modern mom! Half Baked Harvest is my FAVORITE food blog right now.  If you follow me on Instagram (please do), you’ll see that I cook and bake from Tieghan Gerard’s food blog a lot… like almost exclusively.   My husband and I are borderline […]

Favorite Half Baked Harvest Recipes

Dad Bod: Stay motivated to hit your fitness goals with these Peloton instructor sayings and workout mantras This is part of a series of fitness guest posts we’re calling “Dad Bod” by my husband, Jason! It’s no secret, I’m a huge fan and might even say “love” Peloton. Peloton’s home fitness technology has changed the […]

Best Peloton Motivational Quotes

Sharing my miscarriage story because it shouldn’t be taboo to talk about [Deep breath in] I’ve probably written 6 different versions of this blog post over the last year – well before the idea of starting the New Modern Mom blog even crossed my mind.  My life changed in April 2019 when I heard that […]

My Miscarriage Story

Nursing friendly clothing to stock your closet with this Fall for easy breastfeeding One of the things I most certainly hadn’t thought about while I was pregnant was the clothes I would be wearing in the weeks and months following the birth of my son that would accommodate breastfeeding.  I had not stocked up on […]

Nursing Outfits: Fall 2020 Capsule Wardrobe

Peloton releases Barre classes on its fitness app, here’s my review Barre became a fitness obsession of mine prior to my wedding – I was going 5x a week leading up to my big day and never felt fitter.  Just like cycling classes, Barre classes really vary in format, flow and energy based on the […]

Peloton Barre Review

These newborn products were voted clear essentials 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 […]

After struggling with overwhelming emotions preparing for motherhood, heightened by a pandemic, I wanted a space to share my experience to help other Mamas feel prepared and confident in all that motherhood brings.  I hope my insane tendency to over-research, test and trial everything simplifies the many choices you're in the midst of making!

For a quick look into my everyday life, follow me on Instagram. Warning: baby and Bernese spam await you.

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