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Valentine’s Day calls for a perfect blend of romance and relaxation, and what could be better than snuggling up with your loved one for a movie marathon! From timeless classics to modern rom-coms, the silver screen is brimming with love stories that can make this Valentine’s Day even more special. Grab your popcorn, dim the […]

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In my 20s I used to host a big Galentine’s Day party. It was my ‘big event’ of the season and something my friend group always looked forward to. It went a little something like this: throw on a cute ‘going out outfit,’ gather at my house for drinks, enjoy a massive cheese board and […]

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Alright ladies, I don’t know about you, but my group chats have been swarming with conversation over spicy erotic books these days. Everything from hot office romances, to fairy sex, this genre seems to be quite popular amongst mom circles. So what better way to get in the mood for Valentine’s Day than picking up […]

Bringing your new baby home from the hospital is a time filled with cozy snuggles and kisses, but it can also be overwhelming as you adjust to your new normal. Finding time and the energy to prepare a healthy meal for your whole family can be impossible when you have a new baby. Fortunately, there are […]

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A couple of years ago, I found myself on a girls’ trip to Veil, Colorado, nestled cozily in condos linked to The Ritz. Picture this: snow gently falling outside, a massive fireplace roaring, and a circle of best friends catching up, laughter echoing off the grand room walls. As night fell, we decided to order […]

bourbon whiskey hot toddy
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Motherhood is an integral part of my identity, in fact, it helped me understand my authentic self. My kids, Caden and Willow, are two of my proudest accomplishments. One of the many things I’ve learned from raising them so far is that as joyful as motherhood is, it can definitely be challenging too. I’ve found […]

Podcasts For Moms

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Who is ready to cover their kitchen island in a Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board? Me! I am a cheese board and charcuterie fanatic. There is nothing that makes me happier than an excuse to load up on cheeses from Whole Foods, in-season produce from the farmers market, and source fun crackers and accouterments from Trader Joe’s. […]

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Thanksgiving charcuterie board
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Fresh figs, spicy ginger, warming bourbon make this the perfect Fall cocktail  We’re nearing the end of fig season so I had to share this tasty cocktail I recently created at home. I absolutely love figs. And I’ve loved finding fig vendors at our farmers markets this autumn that have so many varieties to try. […]

Fig Whiskey Ginger Cocktail
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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

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 […]

It's Official Cake
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One of the things I most certainly hadn’t thought about when I was pregnant with my first baby was the clothes I would be wearing in the weeks and months following birth that would accommodate breastfeeding. I had not stocked up on any breastfeeding clothes other than the comfy nursing bras I had purchased for my […]

Nursing Outfits: Fall Capsule Wardrobe
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Peloton has 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

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COOKING Zucchini, Pea and Goat Cheese Orzo WATCHING Nothing! I enjoyed a TV free month for the first time ever MOVING Robin Arzon’s Postpartum Core Strength Program on Peloton PLANNING Return to work from maternity leave REFLECTING August in Tuscany How do you measure your own success? The definition for me has changed drastically. For […]

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Dad Bod: Stay motivated to workout at-home with a baby with this list of top Peloton instructors This is the first in a series of fitness guest posts we’re calling “Dad Bod” by my husband, Jason! Thinking of purchasing a Peloton?  If you are struggling to keep up with your at home fitness and thinking […]

Top Peloton Instructors Based on Your Mood
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COOKING Sesame Chicken Thighs WATCHING Only Murderers in the Building MOVING Robin Arzon’s Postpartum Core Strength Program on Peloton PLANNING August in Italy  REFLECTING Our week at #TahoeBearDen enjoying Truckee summer Disclaimer: This post was written in the beginning of August prior to my trip to Italy, so it’s a bit less “Top of Mind” […]

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Dad Bod: I crowdsourced favorite Peloton classes from a few friends. Find one that’s right for you, and make some new friends for the ride. This is part of a series of fitness guest posts we’re calling “Dad Bod” by my husband, Jason! To kick off this list of favorite Peloton classes, let’s first be […]

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

DIY Interior Design
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#TahoeBearDen Available to Book Now! 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. We even did […]

Tahoe Bear Den vacation rental #TahoeBearDen

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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 […]

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Favorite Half Baked Harvest Recipes
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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
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Speed up your morning routine with these simple beauty tips made easier by our “new normal” during COVID I used to not be much of a morning person. I hit the snooze button more times than I could count, but a baby changes that.  Now I’m so motivated in the mornings to get 10 minutes […]

10 Minute Beauty Routine for Busy Moms

On the hunt for light coverage foundation with built-in SPF to keep this Mama’s skin healthy and protected Having a getting ready routine is so important to make sure you continue to feel refreshed and yourself every single day.  While it’s easy to fall into staying in PJs, hair unbrushed, skin unwashed (and let’s face […]

7 SPF Foundation Product Review
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Recipe for fast, no-bake lactation bites for easy energy on-the-go Breastfeeding has been the most difficult adjustment in this postpartum period.  I knew it would be demanding, but didn’t realize the magnitude of constant energy and thought I’d have into my lactation and milk supply.  It’s hard being a nursing mom, the sole provider of […]