Fashion Guides

3 Things I’m Doing This Fall

3 Things I'm Doing This Fall

The start of a new season always offers a chance to set intentions and refresh perspectives. Regardless of the fact that the pandemic is still ongoing, political anxiety is at an all-time high, and our “new normal” seems to follow us like an unrelenting cloud, it’s fall now. And this particular fall is paved with …

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Fashion Motherhood

How Jewelry Designer, Entrepreneur, & Full-Time Mom Demi Wilson does it all

I didn’t think that edgy minimalism really existed until I discovered Jewelry by Demi. It was love at first sight. And that love only continued to grow once I connected with the woman behind the brand, Demi Wilson. I soon learned that Demi was a fine & everyday jewelry designer, full-time working mom, and one …

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kaufMOM Crush: Monica Rich Kosann

Monica Rich Kosann just became my creative muse, ring party, and emblematic enamel stack. The brand is known for its empowering designs and ultramodern heirlooms. And its newest launch just became a total #kaufMOMCrush. Jewelry with Meaning This is a time when we’re all eager to find the meaning in everything. So it’s fitting when …

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Covid-19 Guides

Raising Anti-Racist, Socially Conscious Kids: An Interview with Weldon

The Black Lives Matter movement gave parents everywhere an opportunity to look inward and work harder. Many of us started to realize that it wasn’t enough to feel anti-racist ourselves or to assume that our children would be inclusive and aware. I realized that even though my son wasn’t even 2 yet, the onus would …

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2 Books To Add To Your Toddler’s Jewish Library

As we work to build a better, more inclusive future, I am hyper-focused on my toddler’s bookshelf. And while I recognize that story-time is only the beginning of the important journey in raising an actively antiracist child, it’s definitely a start. We often use books to impart important lessons around love, understanding, and cultural identity. …

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Fashion

KaufMOM Crush: Idyl

This brand just became my personal jewelry stylist, sustainable lifestyle guru, & outfit elevator. Because authentic style doesn’t have to be stagnant and independent thinkers deserve to switch-up their jewelry just as often as they change their minds…Enter: Idyl. With Idyl, I can build a fine-jewelry collection like a wardrobe of staples & statements. And …

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Conversations about Change: An Interview with the Founder of IMperfect Apparel

Black lives matter. In light of the unrelenting police brutality against people of color and the world’s larger question right now surrounding race in America, I know that I need to self-audit on privilege with important, uncomfortable conversations to bring about change. These conversations can start within my very own family, network, and industry. But …

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2 Parenting Support Groups You Should Know About

2 Parenting Support Groups

Even in a full house, times of uncertainty can bring on waves of loneliness and isolation. Classes are virtual. Community festivities are cancelled. Sesame Street Live is on pause. Even with a partner, parenting has started to feel like an individual sport without any cheerleaders. Enter: JCC’s Parenting Support Groups. Between the zoom birthdays and …

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Fashion Motherhood

KaufMOM Crush: Seecaas

kaufMOM Crush: Seecaas

In collaboration with Seecaas & Feed the Children These classic studded ballet flats just became my style soulmates, ankle jewelry, instant bffs, and philanthropic power duo. Introducing: Seecaas. Whether I’m commuting from the Upper West Side to Soho or from the couch to the kitchen, every step will be studded with Seecaas. These flats are …

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3 Small Businesses to Support This Week

As we approach Mother’s Day, it’s impossible not to recognize the hardworking moms and small business owners that are breaking glass ceilings in the middle of this pandemic. Here are 3 mom-owned businesses that you can support this week. One offers an unparalleled virtual experiential distraction and family past-time. Another is changing the activewear industry. …

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3 Ways to Give Back This Week

3 Ways to Give Back This Week

Between between the monotony of working from home and an ongoing series self-care rituals, I started to feel powerless in the middle of this pandemic. But I’ve also realized: With great power comes great responsibility. Stan Lee, Spider-Man So I turned to all of you yesterday for tips on how to give back during this …

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Fashion

2 Brands I’m Loving This Week

Project Social T

The world as we know it might never be the same. But female entrepreneurs and small businesses can emerge on the other side of this unforeseen phenomenon with our help. While consumerism isn’t dead, its certainly evolving. And right now, I’m obsessing over these two brands that I’ll love into the next wave of the …

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Fashion Shopping

3 Mindful Must-Haves

In between these extended hours working from home and full-time motherhood, I’m discovering new accessories with purpose, loungewear that inspires confidence, and important self-care rituals. Supporting small businesses is also more important now than ever. So I had to share a few of the latest mindful must-haves getting me through these uncertain times. Jewelry with …

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Motherhood

kaufMOM Crush: PJ Library

kaufmom crush PJ Library

This free children’s book service just became my son’s personal librarian, Amazon Prime subscription, Hebrew school teacher and favorite past-time. Enter: PJ Library. We subscribed to PJ Library upon my mom’s request the minute that Ezra was born. And our son’s bookshelf has been enriched with baby-friendly Jewish heritage, global culture, and yiddish humor ever …

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Covid-19

How I’m Staying Motivated Right Now

This unforeseen global pandemic has challenged my sense of normalcy. But it hasn’t changed the fabric of my being. So right now, I’m taking time every single day to recenter and reset my perspective. I’m more grateful for my health now than ever. And I’m still abiding by the below prescription to keep my Type …

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3 Escapes We Brought Home This Week

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I never appreciated what true freedom meant until social distancing and required isolation were globally mandated for the greater good. But as these temporary restrictions continue to challenge us, imaginative hacks can bring a series of welcome escapes home. This week, my family created 3: A Dance Studio TikTok just became my ideal Covid-19 coping …

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3 Companies I can get Behind Right Now

The threads of reality seem to be unraveling. And yet in the midst of this week’s terrifying news cycle and depressing email inbox, three companies took control of this nightmare narrative by paying it forward. So let this brief blog post be a break from the negativity. I had to share the first 3 companies …

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Covid-19 Motherhood

3 Ways I’m Coping

Benefits of a suspended commute? More time to write. Enter: kaufMOM during COVID-19. Today we made the decision to temporarily leave the city and while I look forward to sharing the ways I will inevitably start passing the socially-distanced time, I’m first taking a pause from the casual humor I try to bring to kaufMOM. …

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Guides Motherhood

2 March Mommy Must-Dos in Manhattan

Note: The second event noted in this feature has been rescheduled to a TBC date due to the global COVID-19 crisis. I’ve already reached my monthly limit on the endless stream of Sesame Street episodes on HBO Go for March. But I’m too lame to traverse too far from the UWS. Enter: These Mommy Must-Dos. …

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Humor

18 Things I’ve learned from my 18 Month Old

18 Month Old, Kaufmom

It’s the cutest, craziest time. And I’m learning every single day. As a parent, I always thought I’d be schooling my offspring. But my son imparts his perspective and newfound knowledge about the world with me on the reg. A few things I’ve learned to date: Every time you’re happy, you know it. Blowing a …

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Motherhood

How to Travel with a Toddler

Traveling with a toddler is like trying parallel park. It’s somewhat of an art-form but with a few tips? Effortless. About a year ago, I shared my insider tips for how to travel with a baby. Apparently after a few months, these babies turn into toddlers. So excuse me while I re-write that script for …

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20 Parental Predictions for the Next Decade

I will acquire 150+ white hairs solely from the time I spend as a pseudo pediatrician on Healthline and webMD. Everything will be sticky. I will change diapers in at least 15 zip codes. Even if they were born first, I will argue that every child with my kids name has parents who stole my …

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kaufMom Classics: 8 of the Best Hannukah Gifts for Toddlers

Hanukkah is already in full swing but Amazon Prime has every parent’s back. And in case you’re still planning to surprise your very own one-year-old with a few more gifts, I have your back too. Our 16-month old is all about these Hanukkah happenings right now: 1. A live band This book is a pre-bedtime …

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kaufMom Classics: Her 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Hannukah might only have 8 nights but I’m coveting about 200 gifts. A few of them are truly rare, exceptional, and one-of-a-kind. A few others are those must-buy finds that would only set someone back $12. From new reading material to tech to luxury fashion…I want it all. And so does that beautiful woman on …

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kaufMom Classics: 2019 Holiday Guys Gift Guide

It’s only mid-November but it’s already 30 degrees in New York. And I hate to generalize, but men are nearly impossible to shop for. So this year, I’m planning ahead. From the latest tech to the most basic classics, I’ve researched it all. And I’m sharing it. Hannukah might be over a month away, but …

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3 Fall/Winter 2019 Mommy Must-Haves

It’s November but it’s already freezing out. And the Daylight Savings shift did not inspire my pookie to sleep in. So before the holiday gifting season is fully upon us, I’m already treating myself to: 1. Celebrity status skincare When the weather changes, my “Sunday Self Care” routine turns into a 24/7 regimen. And I …

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kaufMOM Crush: Green Toys

kaufmom crush: green toys

Green Toys just made every day Earth Day. The company is my new favorite in-home amusement park, eco-chic must-have, weekend babysitter, earth doctor, and meta millennial masterpiece. Green Toys are the new “Green Juice” and my whole world just changed. Mother Earth just texted me about this epic find. And from one mother to another, …

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kaufMOM Confessions: I threw my Son’s First Birthday Party…and this is what I learned.

This is the unfiltered truth, behind-the-scenes honesty, and part of a series I’ve dubbed #kaufMOMconfessions. The truth? I had major anxiety over our decision to host a little birthday party for our pookie. Between work, life, and his summer-timed birthday, I thought I had signed up to do the impossible. But we were eager to …

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Fall Fashion: What I’m Buying for my Toddler

The last few weeks of summer always make me yearn for a cool breeze. And an excuse to overhaul my entire closet. Now that I’m a mom, I’m starting my fall fashion frenzy with the cutest clothing for my kid. Now that he’s one, he’s officially a toddler. This fall, that means he’s ready to …

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kaufMOM Crush: Basic Invite’s 1st Birthday Invitations

Note: This is a #kaufMOMcollab with Basic Invite. I discovered this incredible company just in time for my baby’s first birthday. And to celebrate, Basic Invite is offering 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51. My son is turning one and I’m going crazy over it. The most sane decision I’ve made so far? Basic Invite. Basic …

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4 Things I Wish I had when I was Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding isn’t for everyone. It’s so personal that there are no rules or judgements I ascribe to it. I don’t hold an opinion on whether or not women should try to breastfeed. Or for how long they should breastfeed. But I tried it and eventually loved it. I was one of the rare few who …

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In-Flight Entertainment: Tips for Traveling with a Baby

Disclaimer: When I started writing this, I felt like supermom. My little pookie was perfect on our 2-hour flight to Chicago. A seasoned family traveler, I breezed through TSA without an extra bag or body check. I knew all the rules and I was #killingit. Then yesterday happened. A missing co-pilot and then a weather …

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Beauty Motherhood

kaufMOM Crush: Province Apothecary

This organic Canadian skincare line just became my celebrity facialist, massage therapist, pediatric dermatologist, and skin nutritionist. Introducing: Province Apothecary. The entire line is formulated by Naturopaths and suitable for Mommy-Psychopaths with 100% active plant ingredients. So…Province Apothecary is basically the new superfood. Province Apothecary also introduced me to daily skin rituals I never knew …

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Behind the Scenes: Baby Beach Basics

You know what’s scarier than JAWS? A ten-month old on the beach. We’ve done it twice. It looks really cute on camera and the memories are so worth it. But bringing a baby to the beach is an arguably insane and wildly stressful experience. It usually requires 3+ cars (to haul gear), 5 towels, 6 …

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Beauty

KaufMOM Crush: Tarte Cosmetics

This beauty obsession celebrates the flaws that make me the mom that I am. But also helps me conceal a few of them ;). I’m a full-on fangirl for this brand’s eco-friendly ingredients, working-mom CMO (#momgoals), and hilariously positive attitude. Color me crushed.  I’ve always opted for natural ingredients and minimal application when it comes to …

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kaufMOM Classics: 2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father's Day 2019 Gift Guide

If the dad(s) in your life are anything like mine, they deserve the world this Father’s Day. But they never want any gifts. So finding the perfect, classic gift can be a challenge. But this guide offers everything from stylish staples to sentimental and experiential tie-ins. These presents will surprise even the most impossible recipients. …

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kaufMOM Crush: Lovevery

lovevery baby subscription boxes

This subscription service might as well be our toy store, private tutor, personal shopper, classroom, and interior designer. It takes the guesswork out of early parenting. And it satisfies our son’s curious spirit. Every shipment also adds a pop of continuous color to our lives (and our living room). Introducing: Lovevery. Like every new parent, …

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Pregnancy

4 PERFECT Pregnancy Presents

Pregnancy – though sometimes nauseating and fattening – is BEAUTIFUL. And it should be celebrated!  Soon, your pregnant self/sister/coworker/best friend will bring a little shmush into the world and everyone’s attention will be on that little shmush. Not on you or your sister/coworker/best friend. So while your body or the body of someone you love is …

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kaufMOM Crush: BabyBjörn

This brand lets me cuddle my shmush everywhere I go, keeps mealtime mess to a minimum, and lets our baby lounge when we need a minute to breathe (or shower). Introducing: BabyBjörn. BabyBjörn is a classic family-owned brand that launched in the 1960s. And almost 50 years later, I am still kaufMOM obsessed. We’ve been …

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kaufMOM Classics: 2019 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

As a first-time mom on my first Mother’s Day, I’m drawn to the classics. A classic gift will outlast any trend and fit any price point. It will hold value over time – even if that value is heavily weighted towards sentimental. And my wishlist of 2019 Mother’s Day gifts include classics that are: 1. …

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1st Trimester: Pregnancy Playlist

For many pregnant women, the first trimester is a stressful, deceitful, and uncomfortable experience. It’s usually a phase that lives between lies to coworkers, anxiety-ridden doctor’s visits, and bouts of nausea. So I can only hope that this makes one or two of you in the thick of your 1st (& worst) trimester laugh. And …

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kaufMOM Crush: Camo

#MomStyle and #kaufMOM Crush: #Camo

The Camouflage print is my re-discovered fashion staple, supermom disguise, military tribute, and weekend uniform. It’s purposeful but casual. And it’s rarely out of style. In Camo, I can stroll from a chic uptown brunch to the middle of the outdoors. And in Camo, I look like such a outdoor natural in this style-neutral that …

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Captain kaufMOM: What I Wore on a Cruise

I just returned from the high seas. One of my best friends is getting married this May (congrats Vic!!!) and we cruised from New York to Bermuda together to celebrate. The last time I cruised, I did so with Mickey Mouse and 200 cousins when I was about 14. This experience was a little bit …

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kaufMOM Crush: Bamba Peanut Snacks

Our baby loves it almost as much as we do. Introducing: Bamba – the instantly dissolving and addicting peanut butter bite. When it’s time for baby’s first snack, there’s just nothing like Bamba for this mama. My 7-month old son smiles in an instant poof over Bamba puffs. And he loves that his baked Bamba …

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Parenting—Let’s Make a Game of It

This is an exclusive interview with the author of Parenting—Let’s Make a Game of It – Karen Thurm Safran – on how to have more fun being a parent. I was privileged enough to connect with Karen Thurm Safran, a true Mompreneur, this past month. She was an instant #kaufMOMcrush – bubbly, blonde, entrepreneurial, driven, and the …

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kaufMOM Crush: Petunia Pickle Bottom Backpacks

This backpack just became my best-friend, babysitter, bro, and BAE. It changes my baby’s diaper, massages my back, and preps snacks for the entire family. Introducing: Petunia Pickle Bottom. Every power-couple with a pookie needs Petunias. And because we love to match in my family, we snagged two of them. Hers: The Axis Backpack My …

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Foodie Firsts: The Basics of Baby Nutrition

Foodie Firsts: Part 2 – This is a welcome #kaufMOMcollab with Little Spoon. As a foodie, I was thrilled when it was time to start feeding my son. But I was also terrified. I had so many questions – what to start with? what about allergies? what’s the most important nutrient? how do I know if I’m doing it right? …

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kaufMOM Crush: Country Club Kids Clothes

Because there’s nothing cuter than a baby dressed for golf before they can crawl…we’re all about Country Club Kids Clothes. Our 7-month old’s outfits in South Florida are even more delicious than the frozen yogurt on tap. In an outfit like this, he’s primed for baby model scouts, smoochies from grandparents, and country club cuddles. …

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6 Postpartum Must-Haves

You did it! The hospital honeymoon (2-4 day stay) eventually comes to an end and even if you have hired help, you now have zero control over what’s about to happen. But between the 400+ recommendations, words of wisdom, and help I received those first few weeks as a mom, these 6 postpartum must-haves kept …

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kaufMOM Crush: Little Maestros

It’s the cutest class for babies and a legitimate day party for parents. Our baby’s Little Maestros class is the new downtown rock concert.  The 4-piece band gets our whole family out of the apartment every Sunday morning (rain or shine)…because my son can’t wait to eat all of the instruments, my husband wants to learn the special sentence of the …

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Fine Dining: 4 Things my Baby Taught me about Food

Foodie Firsts: Part 1 – This is a welcome #kaufMOMcollab with Little Spoon. I’m either making Ezra’s baby food from scratch – straight from my kitchen – or I’m serving up the purest, most delicious blends from Little Spoon. And in his short time of eating anything other than milk, the cutest critic has taught …

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kaufMOM Crush: Medela Quick Steam Bags

I was lazy AF before I became a mommy and I’m lazy AF now.  Medela Quick Steam Bags to the rescue! We discovered these beauties in an effort to maintain the current counterspace in our NYC kitchen and free up my time to stay lazy. We’re still hyper-conscious on keeping everything that touches our son …

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Fashion Motherhood

Mom on the Move: 6 Things I’m Wearing This Weekend

We’ve been making a point to get out of the house (NYC apartment) as a family as often as we can on the weekends. Even when the weather is abominable. And this is what I’m wearing from the grocery store to our baby music classes… 1. A Million Kisses I discovered the perfect lip color …

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kaufMOM Crush: The Doona

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s a carseat that turns into a traveling stroller!! Introducing the new supermom secret weapon:For every type of mommy superhero, the Doona carseat is the new bat-mobile. View this post on Instagram It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s a carseat that turns into a traveling stroller!! Introducing the new #supermom secret weapon: @doonausa …

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Soaring through Six: 6 Month Old Must-Haves for 2019

I feel like I took a pregnancy test yesterday, but my husband and I just shot fully art-directed Instagram pics for my son’s 6-month “birthday.” Insane. In my house (AKA my NYC apartment), we are soaring through six (months)with these must-haves right now: 1. The Throne (A Highchair) Your little king or queen is now …

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Kaufmom Crush: Zippered PJs

As a millennial mom, I have a need for speed. Slow Wi-Fi isn’t an option and neither are a few billion buttons when you want to go back to sleep. Zippered pajamas are the new shortcuts. I can unzip zippered pjs in a flash to change a midnight diaper. Or I can change zippered pjs …

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Fashion Motherhood

Bahama Mama Looks

The second I landed in the Bahamas, I threw on this itsy bitsy teenie weenie red one-shoulder tight bikini. As a new mom, I had to prove that I could still #bringit to the beach. And it’s SUCH a steal! And because mojitos aren’t too terribly sweet, I’ve also been applying and reapplying this epic …

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Kaufmom Crush: Dedicated Daddies (& a very last minute valentines day idea)

This Valentine’s Day, I’m crushing hard on my husband – the #1 dedicated daddy. And today I’m toasting to all of your dedicated dads out there too. Some dedicated dads are wolves of wall street, some work for minimum wage, and many stay at home… …but all dedicated dads jump at the opportunity to change …

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3 Baby Bedtime Hacks

We all love our kids. But sometimes, we love them more when they’re sleeping ;).  These 3 baby bedtime hacks have helped get my son to sleep at the same time every night. I know that every baby is different and it might be luck, but I swear these hacks have also kept my son …

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5 Gifts I’m Buying MYSELF this Valentine’s Day

Use the note KAUFMOM this season on anything from Designs that Donate for an additional 5% to the charity of your choice (on top of the 5% already promised for every purchase on the site). Enter this “note for seller” when you check out! My charity of choice this season is the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. A best friend, …

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Kaufmom Crush: Apolis Bags

My new it bag is changing the world one shlep at a time. A team of mothers handcraft these Apolis bags. They will last at least 8 years, withstand a rainstorm, and carry over 100 pounds. From charging through whole foods to strolling through an airport with an infant, I need every single one of those pounds at …

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4 Valentine’s Day Gifts to buy NOW

It’s February which means the holidays are over and summer might as well be another year away. Next week’s Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to survive the season by shopping for ourselves and our favorite people (moms, friends, sisters, coworkers, that person on the subway). Shop all of these Valentine’s Day selects – and …

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Motherhood

Super Bowl Shopping for your Super Baby

Until I became a mom (#kaufMOM), I wasn’t really into sports. But baby sports gear is so cute that I’m now a one-woman cheerleading squad AND the #MVP. Join me and celebrate tonight with snacks, beers, and swag like… 1. A bib fit for a boss The best part about binging at the Super Bowl …

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Kaufmom Crush: Ice Cold Guinness

I can crush a Guinness with my husband every day without a moment’s pause. Today’s #kaufMOMcrush is beer. A new parent needs new traditions and a daily Guinness has become one of mine.  In college, I only sipped jungle juice punch and avoided the bubbly burps at all costs. Years later, I can chill with the boys (my husband and …

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6 Things You NEED in Your Newborn’s Diaper Bag

No, your social life isn’t over. But it’s definitely different – just like your bellybutton. It’s important for every new parent to get up and go out. So I wrote this checklist to take the guesswork out of packing that first diaper bag. Prep at any week for every leak with: 1. Baby Bag A …

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kaufMOM Crush: Jenny Mollen

Ever since I became a Mommy, I obsess over a whole new caliber of celebrity. Namely, #MomsOutThereKillinIt. One I highly recommend you obsess over too? Jenny Mollen. View this post on Instagram #EnmeshmentTuesday ❤️ A post shared by Jenny Mollen (@jennymollen) on Jan 8, 2019 at 8:54am PST I discovered her IG when I was …

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Instagram vs. Reality: How To Keep it Cute when your Cutie Causes Clutter

There’s a fine line between cuteness and clutter when you’re living with a baby in NYC. As a new mom, I am also learning to navigate my own crazy so I don’t lose my keys, wallet, and shirt in between my apartment and Trader Joe’s. I also always post the picture perfect moment on Instagram. …

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5 Things you NEED in the 1st Trimester of Pregnancy

I don’t have a first trimester horror story for you. Aside from a little anxiety, I was FINE. I wish everyone who reads this the very same – a FINE (if not amazing) first trimester.  I also recommend being armed with 5 things you NEED in the first trimester of pregnancy: 1. Mean Mocktail Keeping your first …

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Kaufmom Crush: Babytime App

Because I deserve some sort of reward or recognition for every single minute my son is latched to the boob, and so do you… Enter: The Babytime App. Weeks 1-8 of maternity leave are still a blur but I remember one constant – and that was this app. I didn’t use EVERY feature but I …

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Top 10 Baby Registry Must-Haves for 2019: And Why I LOVE Them

You know you’re a parent when you start getting excited about baby gear. Your friend’s friend might have a private jet but you haven’t seen how lightweight my carseat is. Here are my top 10 baby registry must-haves for 2019: 1. Doona Carseat & Stroller This one invention made me feel like a capable mother …

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kaufMOM Crush : Burp Cloths

My personal style continues to evolve as a mommy and I’m embracing that. Burp cloths are the new black. On the go, I need burp cloths in every bag. And when I’m home, I need burp cloths on the couch, playmat, chairs, bed, nightstand, and strewn across the floor. I also rock burp cloths draped over my …

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3 Things No One Told me about Labor

Every labor is different, they said. It will be beautiful, they said. Here are the 3 things no one told me – kaufMOM – about labor. 1. I was HANGRY AF. The fact that you can’t eat during active labor doesn’t seem like a big deal before labor. Then you learn that labor can last …

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The Ultimate “Trying to Conceive” Playlist

I dedicate this playlist to all women who have ever tried to conceive. If you’re still trying to conceive, I hope this playlist helps you relax and laugh. And if you got pregnant by sneezing, I hope you enjoy this anyway 😉 Love, kaufMOM kaufMOM’s Ultimate “Trying to Conceive” Playlist

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How to Give a Baby a Bath

This is kaufMOM’s step-by-step process (complete with a few hacks) for bathing a baby: Step 1: Chill  Not the water, but you. Breathe. This isn’t the ocean, it’s a sink. You will not drown your baby. Also, remember that most babies (mine included) LOVE being naked. If you enjoy bathtime, baby will too. Eliminate the …

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5 First Time Pregnancy Questions & Must-Haves

1. Is butter a carb? – Carbohydrates Never underestimate the power of a piece of toast. “Bun in the oven” has a dual meaning to anyone eating for two. My #1 pregnancy must-have is carbs. Don’t leave home without snacks in every single bag. Crumbs on your clothes means you’re doing it right. In addition …

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What you NEED to pack in your Hospital Bag

Everyone overpacks for labor. It’s like we all assume that we’re traveling to a spa in Rome for a month with paparazzi in tow.  I was no exception to this rule, and I recommend that every soon-to-be mom enjoy the process of prepping and overpacking for the hospital as they approach their due date.  To …

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Introducing kaufMOM

Who am I? I’m 30 but I haven’t started botox yet. I’m almost a natural blonde. I’m a first time mom to a four month old little boy shmush. My husband and I live on New York City’s Upper West Side. We’ve decided that frozen peas are also organic, non GMO, and “kosher” for our …

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