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!

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Virtually all our nation’s leaders talk about valuing children and families. America ought to be a place where the birth of a child is a glorious event, rather than the beginning of a family’s economic ruin. “25% of poverty spells begin with the birth of a child” – National Partnership for Women and Families. While […]

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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Seriously, a baby registry checklist of everything you need. Here’s what I actually used from my baby registry, what I returned and what I wish I had included. Updated: July 10, 2021 with the latest and greatest products for baby! Perhaps the most overwhelming process in pregnancy is figuring out what you need to keep […]

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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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
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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 […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

From morning sickness, bloating and first flutters, to back pain and a growing belly, here’s what you can expect as your body changes during pregnancy I loved being pregnant. I seriously miss it.  Every week there was a new exciting milestone knowing a little baby was growing inside there: from hearing the baby’s heartbeat for […]

Hello pregnancy: how your body changes each trimester

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A guide to avoid over-packing your hospital bag On every Mama’s third trimester to-do list preparing for the birth of baby: packing your hospital bag!  I don’t know about you, but I always end up over-packing for any occasion….”oh I’ll just throw one more shirt in” turns into an extra 3 outfits and 2 pairs […]

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