21 Nov 2016, 5:22pm
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For all the cool kids, CBCC: the Sesame Street version of PPAP with dance instructions in Japanese.

Your new obsession!

Rio Summer Olympic Games 2016

Rio Olympics 2016

We’ve been waiting all summer for the start of the Olympic Games! I hope everything goes smoothly and wish all our athletes the best of luck!

Bolla Metro Clock– $76
Funky Faux Bois Mirror– $400
Michelle Silicon Teething Bracelet– $10
Moroccan Pouf– $300
Charley Harper Ladybug Throw Pillow– $29

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8 May 2016, 3:25pm
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Happy Mother’s Day

Stepping in front of the camera again today as we do each year. One of my gifts is that the boys (try to) cooperate and pose with me. It actually is getting easier as they grow up and it’s so worth doing as I love looking back at this annual post. The boys get bigger, I get older…

This was the first photo in our new home so we had to find a new spot, but I look forward to many more Mother’s Days on the patio in the years to come.


Happy Mother’s Day to all you modern moms, moms-to-be, mothering types and motherhood supporters. Hope your day is memorable and full of love and joy.

25 Sep 2015, 8:29pm
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Bel Bambini Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Meredith M., the winner of our Bel Bambini Newport Baby Gift Basket giveaway, who plans to give the enjoying the goodies with her baby girl!

Gift Box Winner

Congratulations Meredith! I just emailed you. Enjoy!

Thanks to Bel Bambini for this fun giveaway.

18 Sep 2015, 7:00am
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Fri-yay! Giveaway: Bel Bambini Gift Baskets

To celebrate the re-launch of their BelBambini.com, the famous baby boutique to the stars is giving away one of their luxury Gift Baskets to one lucky winner.


Welcome baby into the world with Bel Bambini’s Newport Baby Gift Basket. Available in Boy, Girl and Gender Neutral – this basket is filled with a fun mix of essential goodies for the little one. Baskets retail for $100.

Items include:

Aden and Anais Hooded Towel & Washcloth- Jungle Jam
Callison So’Pure Sophie Teething Ring
Natursutten Butterfly Rounded Paci- Small
GoumiKids Mitts- Chevron Stone
Honest Co. Wipes- 72
Angel Dear Blankie- Giraffe

You can enter to win a Bel Bambini’s Newport Baby Gift Basket (retail value $100) via the rafflecopter app below. Note: this sweepstakes is open to US resident over the age of 18 only. It starts right now and ends September 25th, 2015 at noon EST. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

In addition to the Newport Baby Gift Baskets, you can find other luxury gift baskets on the new site including the $10,000 Royal Baby Supreme Gift Basket. This pretty much includes the top of the line of everything you could possibly need for baby. I’d love to know how many of these they sell!

Bambini Front

If I ever get out to California again, you can be sure I’ll be visiting Bel Bambini in person, but for now we can all shop their new website!

28 Aug 2015, 4:31pm
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4moms Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Jenn S., the winner of our 4moms bounceRoo giveaway, who plans to give the bounceRoo to a friend who is expecting her first child!

Giveaway Winner

Congratulations Jenn! I just emailed you. Your friend is sure to love her new bounceRoo— what a lucky friend!

Thanks to 4moms for this fun giveaway.

21 Aug 2015, 12:00pm
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Fri-yay! Giveaway

We introduced the 4moms bounceRoo a couple weeks ago but we’re going to have a little fun this week and share one with one of our readers!


The bounceRoo is the only bouncer with unique vibration modes and intensity settings to help calm and soothe babies. The lightweight, portable and compact design is battery-operated and easy to collapse, making it easy to move around the house or take on-the-go. It comes with a toy mobile with three reversible toys, an easy-to-remove, machine washable seat fabric and a 20-minute automatic vibration shut off feature.


According to 4moms CEO Rob Daley, “The bounceRoo is a dramatic improvement over the traditional bouncer – the unique vibration modes offer parents a better way to soothe their baby and the sleek design is something they will be excited to have in their home.”

I would have been much more excited to have this than the $30 cartoony wire seat that we made do with! Our giveaway winner will be a bit more fortunate than myself.

4moms bounceRoo

You can enter to win a bounceRoo plush of your choice (retail value $119.99) from 4moms via the rafflecopter app below. Note: this sweepstakes is open to US resident over the age of 18 only. It starts right now and ends August 28th, 2015 at noon EST. Good luck!

2 Jun 2015, 9:45am
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Buy Modern Baby Resources

I like to think we provide plenty of nursery and kids decor inspiration every week, but if you’re looking for specific items to design or accessorize your child’s space right now, we REALLY have you covered. One of my goals here all along has been to save you from the hours, days, weeks, months, etc… of web searching that it may take you to find that perfect crib sheet, pillow, clock, crib or mobile that really makes you say, “wow!” So here are some ideas how to browse all my discoveries and help you find what you’re looking for today!

First, see that nifty search box at the top of the page? I use that ALL THE TIME to go back and find things. With over 5 years of content, it’s a fast way to find specific items. Don’t forget to use quotation marks in your search if you need to narrow things down more.


Next, if you’re looking at a post and want to find more similar or related items, click on related tags to pull up other posts.


The Linkwithin plug in also helps find posts that “You might also like” and you can find those at the bottom of every post on the blog.

Beyond the blog, our Pinterest boards have great collections of items and inspiration for you to browse. Follow us or just select the boards you’re really interested in.


I’m also really proud of my etsy page where I’ve been able to curate some beautiful boards full of amazing items that I highly recommend considering.

Last but not least, the original buymodernbaby product guide is still a great place to start, especially for furniture basics. I’ll be working more on updating this through the summer to make sure I’ve removed what’s gone out of business and added my latest finds, but you’ll find links to all the great brands you’ll need to get started with assembling your perfect modern nursery.
Which resources have you found the most useful (or that could be more useful)?

10 May 2015, 7:37pm
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Happy Mother’s Day

So it seems Mother’s Day is my one day a year where I step out from behind the page here. We were out of town this weekend so our annual Mother’s Day photo almost didn’t happen, but we made it home with a little daylight to spare and my boys gathered around for a quick selfie before dinner.

While it’s not my favorite photo of the three of us (this morning’s makeup, didn’t do my hair, the boys are long overdue for a haircut and we didn’t coordinate our outfits), I know that in the future I would have regretted skipping this year (our 6th and last in this home). Also since I didn’t expect perfection, we got this picture with a lot less aggravation than it usually requires. There’s a lesson in there somewhere.

Mother's Day 2015

Hope you too had a nice busy day, and even if it wasn’t perfect, at least it was less aggravating than usual!

17 Apr 2015, 8:58pm
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Happy Friday!

Bring back memories and share with kids of any age!

Have a great weekend.

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