Work from Home Mom

Season One
Episodes 3 & 4
Alex and Aaron

The day after their wedding, Alex and Aaron packed their car and moved a thousand miles from home to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Jobs were waiting, and a new life ready to begin. But a homesick couple soon learned that having family nearby was more important. A year later, they decided to return and were greeted with the news that Alex was expecting. While Aaron is an engineer by training, the young couple is dependent on dual incomes and Alex will join the legions of work-from-home moms. Enter the grandparents. Alex sought Baby Makes 3 to help create a day nursery for her child at the grandparents’ home, plus ideas to help her manage a home office and child care. Alex and Aaron are typical of many couples today who are balancing family and careers.


Episode 103 – Stellar Beginning

Alex and Aaron’s date nights included late nights on the lawn of an observatory. Caring little for gender stereotypes, our couple has chosen a celestial-themed nursery for their daughter. They challenged the Baby Makes 3 team to create the right tone for a baby girl. Today we begin our nursery with backlit cloud-inspired ceiling trim, build a sensory wall for baby, and use a local muralist to help create a star growth chart.

Episode 104 – Grandparent Daycare

We start our work in this episode at the home of our grandparents-to-be. Our work-from-home mom is going to need their help, and we’ll convert granddad’s office into a shared day nursery space. At the home of our parents-to-be, we build a moon-themed wall bookshelf, add a star ceiling, and show parents how to create a time capsule for their newborn.

Projects in these Episodes

Sensory boards are stimulating to baby and fun for parents to make.

On this episode you will learn to:

  • Trace and Cut could Molding
  • Install Cloud Molding
  • Cut out a Star Growth Chart
  • Paint a Star theme Growth Chart
  • Design a Day Nursery for Grandparents
  • Create a Starry Night Ceiling
  • Build a Sensory Board
  • Make Wall Art with a Shower Curtain
  • Build a Moon Shaped Bookcase
  • Create a Keepsake Time Capsule
  • And more!
Watch the clip
Cloud Molding Project

Things get competitive when Alex and Aaron make cloud shaped molding for the nursery!

Watch the clip
Creating a Day Nursery

Baby Makes 3 transforms an office into a day nursery at the home of the grandparents-to-be.


  • Wall Color - Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray HC-173
  • Ceiling Color - Benjamin Moore Barely Teal 2048-70
  • Jenny Lind Crib, Glider & Ottoman, Starburst Mirrors - Target
  • Gold Dot Pillow - Nordstrom
  • Cloud Pillow - Etsy
  • Window Treatment Fabric - Kravet, available through Design Lines Ltd
  • Ribbon Trim - Samuel & Sons, available through Design Lines Ltd
  • Constellation Shower Curtain, Star Decals - Amazon
  • Canvas Stretchers for Constellation Art - Jerry’s Artarama
  • Gold Moon Print - Alittlelark shop on Etsy, framed by Bevs Fine Art
  • Crib Skirt - Pottery Barn Kids
  • Crib Sheet, Changing Pad Cover & Frame - Land of Nod
  • Rug - Jaipur, available through Design Lines Ltd.
  • Hamper & Cloud Blanket - Home Goods
  • Armillary Sphere - World Market
  • Dresser - Tots to Teens
  • Dresser Pulls - Anthropologie
  • Quote Canvases, Lamp - Home Goods


Grandparent Nursery Sources

  • Mini Crib – Delta Portable Mini Crib
  • 3 Drawer chest – DaVinci Highland Changer Dresser
  • Rocking Chair – Belham Living Holden Modern Indoor Rocking Chair
  • Paper Stars, Gold Cloud Decals – Amazon
  • Pillow - Target