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name:mod*mom
occupation:full-time mom + wife
interests:mod, modern, futuristic + space-age design, technology, music, books, blogs + adventures
resides:sixties vintage prefab in silicon valley between yahoo + google since summer 2005, but we lived in a tiny apartment in oakland,ca before that
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1.27.2006

breastcancer.org has info, support + swirly bracelets to show you care + fund research programs.

i was just diagnosed 2 days ago + told to decide whether i want mastectomy right away or try chemotherapy for 2 months to see if it will shrink the very large tumor enough to have the option of lumpectomy, so i can keep my nipple + some of my breast tissue + most of the skin.

the doctor gave me a folder with flyers for breast cancer support meetings where i could learn more about breast cancer + maybe talk to people who'd had both of those procedures. the next night (last night) i attended a community breast health project meeting in palo alto, ca. they have a research library with a very helpful librarian. they also have a helpline + a "buddy" program to help you learn about + get through your treatment.

this week i did a blood test, lung xray + catscan too. i get the test results + "stage" of disease next monday morning with a surgeon + an oncologist (cancer doctor who gives chemotherapy in 6 week cycles, 5 days per week for 4-12 months). they'll tell me what my options are based on the "stage" of the progression of the disease. then i'll take all my test results + get a 2nd opinion with another surgeon in the afternoon. i'll probably have a 2nd opinion with another oncologist asap. i would be very fortunate to have an opinion made at stanford's "tumor board" where my results would be looked at by several specialists. i have to move very quickly on my decision if i have surgical options (if i'm not at the end stage). i don't find out til monday + i am in a cold sweat + ill, so it's hard to be optimistic, but i'm trying because i have the most wonderful daughter in the world + she's only 2 1/2 + i want to be there for her +her children.

by ~mod*mom~ at 27.1.06 © 2 comments


1.22.2006
this cow milk ad trying to make it seem the baby prefers cow milk over mommy milk is just another example of advertisers trying to shape public opinion away from mother's milk + breastfeeding. this is a sore topic for me. i was even told by a lactation nutritionist that i should drink lots of cow milk while i was pregnant + nursing, which is a crock + caused my mod*tot needless months of colic, until i found out that mother's drinking cow milk is the #1 cause of colic (yogurt + cheese are okay).

babies evolved to drink human mother's milk, not cow mother's milk. cowmilk processing doesn't remove the hormones that are meant for a calf's rapid growth + maturation. infants drinking cow milk is a major contributor to developing diabetes. soy milk is pretty scarey too. soy based infant formula is banned in canada + england, but so profitable here in the u.s. that the advertising has reached more health conscious mother's looking for a cow milk alternative, than the truth about the danger's of hormone imbalance in developing infants who drink soy based infant formula.


breast is best. eat at mom's.


by ~mod*mom~ at 22.1.06 © 8 comments




imm cologne, furniture fair in germany this month had some bar stools i want for the kitchen. even though mod*tot is only 2.6 she can get up on bar stools by herself + eat a whole meal. she's amazing.

by ~mod*mom~ at 22.1.06 © 0 comments




lg migo children's phones are going to have gps (global positioning system) added for verizon users. they text message you if your child goes out of a certain range.
via
engadget

by ~mod*mom~ at 22.1.06 ©


1.21.2006



make your own mod ball clock with instrux from discovery kids :: trading spaces.

by ~mod*mom~ at 21.1.06 ©







target's chroma works bath collection looks pretty mod!
it's on sale on the web only. there are also coordinating towels, waste can, rug, tissue box, shower curtain + shower curtain hooks.


by ~mod*mom~ at 21.1.06 ©


1.20.2006


japanese craft books have some mod children's illustrations. there's a montage of book covers at buzzville

by ~mod*mom~ at 20.1.06 ©



do you want to participate in the 2006 olympic winter games?
enter the knitting olympics contest at yarn harlot. begins february 10th just like the real olympics + you can speed knit as you watch the speed skaters.

by ~mod*mom~ at 20.1.06 ©





remobeads tv remote control beads are futuristic
via mocoloco


by ~mod*mom~ at 20.1.06 ©


1.19.2006
maclaren's 2006 strollers are out + i like the philippe starck model in orange or yellow. he has a new travel highchair + basinet too. very cool.

by ~mod*mom~ at 19.1.06 ©




retro toy commercials video at museum of tv

by ~mod*mom~ at 19.1.06 ©


1.18.2006


aster tea set at kewl finds
makes me want to have a mod tea party. mmmm. with cakes + cookies. the dishes are microwave + dishwasher safe, but still can break if a toddler flings them across the room.

by ~mod*mom~ at 18.1.06 ©




retro room aquarium at wishingfish i like the lava lamp + the stairs.

by ~mod*mom~ at 18.1.06 ©




mod fish bowl at calliope

by ~mod*mom~ at 18.1.06 ©




lifepod cool tunes cooler bag at wishingfish would be good for trips to the playground.

see more lifepod products

by ~mod*mom~ at 18.1.06 ©



Ribbon belt ~ Sew Pretty

by ~mod*mom~ at 18.1.06 ©





pop ink bubblegum variety pack....

by ~mod*mom~ at 18.1.06 ©






pop ink books + dishes + royalty free graphics are groovy!

by ~mod*mom~ at 18.1.06 ©


1.17.2006

friends with you cloud city online playground + toy shop

by ~mod*mom~ at 17.1.06 ©




s.britt! captures the crafty chick in all of us! this uber-talented young man's retro-style artwork is really being drawn NOW (this cartoon was commisioned by BUST magazine). i am maybe his new biggest fan. his site is a joy ride. go see. he's eccentric + funny too.

by ~mod*mom~ at 17.1.06 ©




1960's motorola tv ads using mod futuristic concept homes

by ~mod*mom~ at 17.1.06 ©




better living through design: muji puzzle cookie cutters

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sam and bellie has this chalkboard mat among their baby + mom accessories

by ~mod*mom~ at 17.1.06 ©




toru fukuda drawing wonder's hot rod stroller with mom + baby is mod. check out zillions of pics on his website

by ~mod*mom~ at 17.1.06 ©







cb2 has this eero saarinen knock off odyssey dining table for $149 -same price as ikea's docksta

by ~mod*mom~ at 17.1.06 ©




take the mod or fraud quiz by modesty panel (more fun quizzes here too)

by ~mod*mom~ at 17.1.06 ©


1.16.2006


sprout home has mod summer of love wrapping paper

by ~mod*mom~ at 16.1.06 ©




design within reach recycling bags are a good looking organizational solution- set of 4 for $22 is a good deal. but they'll take up a lot of space + i hope they have lids for outside so the rain + raccoons don't get in.

by ~mod*mom~ at 16.1.06 ©





dani organizer bag
is sold out at wishingfish
someone else should make these to sell in mod prints, they're so useful + i need one.

by ~mod*mom~ at 16.1.06 ©





rodd designs mod lamps

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happy hollow park + zoo was built in the 1960's in san jose, california + it still has most of the groovy playground toys + amusements. mod*tot has a membership so we go there frequently. we park at the san jose ice center a few blocks away + watch the skaters. her mod*grandpop is the us speedskating national champion for masters.

i took these pictures last friday the 13th. it was a beautiful day. mod*tot is freaked out by clowns, because of that clown machine. she calls it the "scarey jack in the box". she first saw it about 6 months ago + she refers to it several times every day. every clown or box is a scarey jack in the box to her. poor baby. first i thought maybe it was her subconscious fear of new surprises, because we moved to a new place. all day she says "I want to go home" + i tell her this is home + show her that we brought all of our stuff + we'll paint the walls pretty colors like our apartment (we're still working on our remodeling). poor baby. we visit piedmont avenue, the oakland zoo + ikea emeryville + berkeley every so often, so we can see all the stuff + people + parks +pizza pazza that we miss.


by ~mod*mom~ at 16.1.06 ©

















alain gree world is a wonderful site of french children's book illustrations from the 60's + 70's

by ~mod*mom~ at 16.1.06 ©






did you ever see this nest highchair? they have it at moderntots it looks cute + the base height adjusts to a chair, but i don't think it has enough back support. mod*tot uses an older version of the $18 white polypropolene highchair from IKEA + it looks very mod. she also has their spinning egg chair in white with a lime green base for $59, which is a good investment, because she'll use it for years + she absolutely loves to spin in it + sit + read.

by ~mod*mom~ at 16.1.06 ©