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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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10.31.2007

the ghost + mr.chicken was my favorite halloween movie

by ~mod*mom~ at 31.10.07 © 6 comments



Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
happy halloween!
pic s.britt

by ~mod*mom~ at 31.10.07 ©




remember charlie brown's the great pumpkin from the 1960s?

by ~mod*mom~ at 31.10.07 © 6 comments


10.30.2007

halloween on disco teen tv dance party show 1965

by ~mod*mom~ at 30.10.07 © 3 comments


10.28.2007

mod*mom giveaways :: reminder

blurb :: 5 publish-your-own book store quality books $800

whole foods :: 5 mineral make up kits $600+

method home :: holiday gift basket

nurseryworks :: mod mini rocking chair $325

by ~mod*mom~ at 28.10.07 © 2 comments


10.26.2007
mod*mom giveaway alert :: lg appliances $30,000
i love lg + i'm happy they asked me to tell mod*mom readers about their "life is good" home video contest. you can also win prizes without a video submission. instructions are here, deadline november 10th

by ~mod*mom~ at 26.10.07 © 7 comments


10.25.2007






mod*mom giveaway :: method home holiday gift baskets (3 prizes : $120)

i LOVE method home products!

i am so excited they're offering holiday gift baskets to mod*mom readers!
to enter to win a basket of cleaning + ambience products, tell me in the comments, your favorite method home products + best cleaning tips.
(include your email address + web url so i can contact you when you win!)
before monday, november 12th

**everyone can
get this groovy reusable shopping bag free (click here)**

by ~mod*mom~ at 25.10.07 © 127 comments


10.24.2007

kiddie-a-go-go children's dance show, circa 1965


by ~mod*mom~ at 24.10.07 © 5 comments


10.23.2007
take a seat for the cure :: october 25, 7-9pm
9 auctions will be held at 9 DWR studios.
join DWR + knoll in the fight against breast cancer by bidding on 1 of the limited-edition florence knoll benches, donated by knoll that DWR upholstered in pink leather.


all auction proceeds will go to the susan g. komen foundation.


by ~mod*mom~ at 23.10.07 © 3 comments





mod*mom giveaways :: winner


boodalee duvet + sheets set: stay tuned.....

the lucky winner is ms.mamma in wisconsin!
she's going to get the world teal print in twin size.

by ~mod*mom~ at 23.10.07 © 0 comments




image: drawing wonder

by ~mod*mom~ at 23.10.07 © 1 comments


10.21.2007

meal magic for moderns
this is from a 1959 family circle instant + frozen food recipes feature.

by ~mod*mom~ at 21.10.07 © 6 comments





mod*mom giveaways alert :: parents magazine's blog giveaways
my blogging pal at goodyblog asked me to let you know they're having giveaways. i LOVE the colors + design of parents magazine toys.

by ~mod*mom~ at 21.10.07 © 2 comments



2008 presidential candidate's video responses to eradicate breast cancer

breast cancer is a highly visible cause whose research breakthroughs will hopefully benefit eradication of all cancers , diseases +
disease causing chemicals in beauty, hygiene + household products + the environment.
women have a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
this year alone more than 240,000 women will be diagnosed + about 40,000 women will die from this disease. the american cancer society has a $700 million dollar annual budget + susan g. komen raises over $50 million per year, yet after years of research, we still don't know specifically what causes breast cancer, how to prevent it, or how to detect + treat it effectively or without surgical removal of healthy tissue, nerves, lymph nodes, skin + nipples, or without ovary + nerve destroying chemotherapies.

the presidential candidates were asked how they'd eradicate breast cancer.
watch their videos + read their written responses about their plans here.

by ~mod*mom~ at 21.10.07 © 5 comments


10.19.2007

mod*mom giveaways :: reminder

nurseryworks :: mod mini rocker $325

blurb :: 5 publish-your-own book store quality books $800

whole foods :: 5 mineral make up kits $600+

boodalee :: luxurious duvet + sheets set $250-300


by ~mod*mom~ at 19.10.07 ©



if she can only open the refrigerator with an enormous computer in the middle of her kitchen. hahaha. i LOVE the new hp touchsmart computer.

the touchsmart pc really is fabulous for cooking. you don't have to keep it in the kitchen, but you can + it's wonderfully useful for looking up + storing recipes, calculating measurements + shopping online for groceries, gadgets + kitchen products. mod*tot + i watch cooking shows + videos (it's also a television with amazing high definition wide screen + video recorder).

by ~mod*mom~ at 19.10.07 © 8 comments


10.18.2007

funky little darlings :: contemporary children's wallpaper + murals

by ~mod*mom~ at 18.10.07 ©


10.17.2007

mod*mom giveaway :: nurseryworks mod mini sleepytime rocker $325
nurseryworks is celebrating the launch of the child-size version of their
sleepytime rocker by giving one away to a lucky mod*mom reader!!!

to enter to win a mini sleepytime rocker in your choice of color + fabric,
tell me in the comments, "what are your nurseryworks favorites + why?"
(include your email address, so i can contact you when you win)
before midnight, monday november 12

by ~mod*mom~ at 17.10.07 © 249 comments


10.16.2007
mod*mom giveaway alert :: design*sponge is offering an eames rocker

by ~mod*mom~ at 16.10.07 ©


10.15.2007

i've been busy organizing mod*tot's baby pictures to make a blurb book.
blurb books start at $12.95. to enter to win 1 click here for my giveaway.

pic: snaggs

by ~mod*mom~ at 15.10.07 © 7 comments





mod*mom giveaways :: reminder :: boodalee duvet + sheets set $250-300

to enter to win a complete set in pattern of your choice in twin or full size,
click here to go to my original giveaway post
before midnight october 22.


by ~mod*mom~ at 15.10.07 ©


10.13.2007


1967 mad monster party :: starring boris karloff + phyllis diller

by ~mod*mom~ at 13.10.07 © 13 comments


10.12.2007
mod*mom giveaways :: reminder + winner

blurb :: 5 publish-your-own book store quality books $800

whole foods :: 5 mineral make up kits $600+

boodalee :: luxurious duvet + sheets set $250-300


mod*mom giveaways :: winner :: pink dyson vacuum
ray calvino (please email me your address)

by ~mod*mom~ at 12.10.07 ©


10.10.2007



futuristic aptera 230 mpg electric 3-wheeled vehicle is under $20,000!
they're taking $500 refundable reservations for next year's producton.
(choose all electric or plug-in electric hybrid)

the aptera's 2 front seats are arranged side by side with a centered infant seat behind them. the side doors open to the front + upward completely inside the front wheel track so you won't hit the vehicle parked next to you or damage your door while exiting your aptera in a tight garage. there is enough storage in the rear for 15 bags of groceries or 2 golf club bags. the aptera even holds 7 foot surf boards plus associated beach accessories.
















via aptera, gizmodo, inhabitat

by ~mod*mom~ at 10.10.07 © 9 comments





i'm anxiously awaiting a copy of craft, inc. in the mail!
i saw a preview copy at chronicle books booth at dwell on design
this is what i needed when i was custom sewing before mod*tot was born.
they're $16.95 at chronicle books or fredflare

by ~mod*mom~ at 10.10.07 © 5 comments




mod*mom giveaways winner :: pink dyson vacuum


stay tuned for winner to be announced....

(thank you so much to all 500+ of you for entering +
thank you very much dyson for sponsoring.

by ~mod*mom~ at 10.10.07 ©


10.08.2007

time again to squeeze your lemons for signs of breast cancer.
i had several new suspicious lumps checked out by my oncologist last week.
she felt them + said, "they feel cystic" (benign) + "you had a mammogram, ultrasound + breast mri in may, which shows EVERYTHING, so let's see you again in 3 months." i was in shock. my diagnosis last year was "bad prognosis, her2neu 3+++, stage 3b, 10x8cm tumor, spread to lymph nodes, highly aggressive, likely to spread + recur" + after a mastectomy + radiation + chemotherapy + several months of herceptin
monoclonal antibody infusions (we suspended the last 9 months of herceptin that would supposedly prevent a recurrence of cancer by 50% due to acute congestive heart failure it was causing), she told me she'd monitor me "carefully." high surveillance for breast cancer recurrence actually translates into me doing monthly manual exams + my oncologist doing manual exams every 3 months. now i've got lumps she says "feel benign" + i don't find that reassuring. my huge breast cancer tumor was undetectable by mammogram + it was the size of a large bar of soap.

meanwhile, there is a pink ribbon party going on this month with millions of products selling + well meaning people walking + racing for the cure.
the book pink ribbons, inc. says over 1 million people participated in the susan g komen races for the cure in 2005 alone (that's not counting the avon, livestrong + american cancer society walks). i've been wondering, what are those walks accomplishing for breast cancer? where is that money going? awareness: i think we're all pretty aware that breast cancer is common + you should detect it early; prevention: supposedly it's not preventable; research: don't the pharmaceutical companies make huge profits? my cancer treatment costs were over $100,000; survivor programs: most of them are staffed by volunteers who are breast cancer survivors with donated space, equipment + tax deductible expenses.

where is all that money going? maybe elizabeth edwards or hillary clinton will look into making sure it's toward better diagnostic equipment than mammograms + manual exams (google please help us!). we need specially targeted chemotherapies that don't cause heart failure + permanent nerve damage (my hands + feet are numb) + destroy ovaries. we need targeted chemotherapies so effective, we won't have to endure radiation (medieval burning of the skin + breast tissue) + surgery (i miss my breast + my arm is permanently nerve damaged, painful + swells from lymph edema. my daughter asks me when will my breast grow back (like a lizard's tail she knows detaches as a defense mechanism). sometimes at night before she goes to sleep she sobs + demands to know, "where is your booby mama?! where is it? take me to visit it! i want your booby back!"

update oct 9: 1st thing this morning she demanded to go see my breast. she said, "i miss it mom, i want to see it even if it's not attached to you."
i told her i've still got one attached + let's be good to that one.

by ~mod*mom~ at 8.10.07 © 21 comments





mod*mom giveaways :: reminder

blurb :: 5 make-your-own books $800

boodalee :: duvet + sheets set $250-300

whole foods :: 5 mineral make up kits $600+

by ~mod*mom~ at 8.10.07 ©


10.04.2007

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mod*mom giveaway :: 5 mineral fusion fresh face starter kits $600+ value

whole foods is offering mineral fusion fresh face starter kits $122.50 each benefitting pink united, a nonprofit organization that supports the fight against breast cancer. the kits include 2 pressed bases in 2 different shades for blending, a duo bronzer with a sheen glow + matte finish, a kabuki brush + hydration mist.

for october, they're offering mineral fusion fresh face starter kits for $20!!!
(the brush alone costs $28.99, so this is a great opportunity to get started)

i found out about mineral make up the hard way. i hadn't worn make up in about 4 years + tried some plant-based foundation, not knowing i was allergic to one of the myriad ingredients + i had a very bad allergic reaction.
some mod*mom readers recommended mineral based makeup + i LOVE it.

to enter to win a mineral fusion fresh face starter kit, watch the mineral makeup video podcast, leave a comment on the podcast with http://modmom.blogspot.com in the "website" field so they can track your participation, then leave a comment on this post before midnight, monday october 29

by ~mod*mom~ at 4.10.07 © 51 comments




ice speedskating ::
i took a level 1
us speedskating coach certification course. it's great to get back on the ice + skate with old friends + mod*tot is making new friends. her grandpa is the us champion for master's short track ice speedskating.

now that the speedskating season has begun, i'll be following shani davis + apolo + jp kepka + some of the canadian skaters who
raced + trained with my husband for the 2002 winter olympics. they're racing next in calgary.

by ~mod*mom~ at 4.10.07 © 6 comments


10.02.2007





mod*mom giveaway :: boodalee duvet + sheets set $250-300

i LOVE boodalee's new bold graphic prints. mod*tot is crazy for the castle.
jeanice skvaril, boodalee's owner + graphic designer is a mom in marin county who was inspired by the delightful amusements in tivoli gardens.

to enter to win a boodalee duvet + sheets set in twin or full, tell me in the comments
"what sort of themes are your kids into, how old are they, what size bed(s) do they sleep in + which new print is your favorite: space, castle, world teal or world pink?" before midnight, monday october 22
(include your email address, so i can contact you when you win)

by ~mod*mom~ at 2.10.07 © 177 comments