Happy Mother’s Day!

Three ingredients for a perfect mother’s day:

1- Love from your kids (a hug, a drawing, a card, a gift, playing quietly…)
2- Appreciation from an adult (eg. partner, husband, your parents…) for the job you’re doing as a mother
3- Some special time for yourself (eg. sleeping in, shopping, spa day, a bath…)

Hope you get all 3 and have a beautiful day.

Time to blog

I never thought I was going to start blogging, but now I realize this day was inevitable.  After maintaining buymodernbaby.com for 4 years, I finally feel the need to add a companion blog to the site. I believe the product guide is a wonderful resource on its own, but there are so many items and ideas that just don’t fit into the neat categories.

First let me tell you about buymodernbaby.com. It started, like so many other parent websites and blogs do, when I was expecting my first child. I had an idea about what I DIDN’T want to buy for my nursery and the type of thing I thought I was looking for. I DIDN’T want ruffles, or bears or trucks or duckies. I didn’t want licensed characters or shabby chic. I wanted simple, sophisticated and modern, but this was almost five years ago and finding what I wanted was extremely difficult– particularly since I don’t live in New York or California. After months of searching the web, I had found a few online retailers that each had a small selection of modern nursery furnishings and accessories.  From these and a lot of compromises, I was able to piece together a nursery I love.

By the time I had picked everything out I knew just about every company, product and store that fit my taste. With this information, I created a guide where someone like me could find all the choices that were out there without having to do all the research. Over the years I have kept up with the explosion of new companies, lines and products and have continued to update the guide so it remains a comprehensive source for finding the hottest and coolest baby products, gear and furnishings.

I am a little envious of newly expecting parents.  There are SOOO many great new choices each and every year.  I know if I were shopping today I would have picked out many different things– though I don’t regret any of my choices!

I don’t get a huge amount to traffic to my site but I hope that a few people who have stumbled across it have found it useful in some way and I’d love to know that someone found just the right crib or bedding or shower gift because of something they discovered here.  So with that in mind, and a passion for ridding the world of nurseries with ruffles, bears, trucks and duckies, I will continue to discover the most modern and stylish furnishings, gear and accessories available to you in North America.

So my plan for this blog is to find great child and baby spaces that reflect the types of rooms that can be created with the types of products on buymodernbaby.com.  I hope to find and share rooms that illustrate what happens when you get the right combination of items, combine them with your own style, personality and creativity.

In case you’re interested, photos of our nursery (the second incarnation of it) are at buymodernbaby.com/buymodernnursery.html

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