I'll Have What She's Having: Keri Setaro

by Rachael Lubarsky
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We pick the brains of some of the most talented, stylish, and busy moms we know to find out what they do (and buy) to make their lives work.

The Scary Mommy community is now getting to know Keri Setaro as one of the two outspoken, hilarious hosts of Scary Mommy Speaks, the new podcast which debuted at #1 in the Kids & Family category and offers an unfiltered look at today’s trends and topics through the lens of motherhood. But she’s also been a television and theatre actress for twenty years. She’s mom to a 10-month-old daughter whose latest trick is making nothing but growling noises, which probably makes for some stimulating conversations. Keri has also worked as a nanny to celebrity families, which she cannot name, but from which has many great stories, some of which inspired her product selections!

OOGIEBEAR The Safe Baby Nasal Booger and Ear Cleaner

“BEST THING EVER. Kids have so much snot. Like snot of all kinds of consistency. This tackles the hard boogers and the slimy boogers and ear wax too. I had these on hand for all the kids.”

$12.95 AT AMAZON

THINKBABY Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+

“LA celeb mom turned me into this one too. That LA sun seriously can do some damage. This is baby sensitive but also smells so amazing I snuck it on me too. Kept my freckles at bay and kept the babies skin protected without irritation.”


DOONA Infant Car Seat with Base

[Folds out from car seat to stroller in seconds] “A New York theater celeb mom turned me on to this. It’s amazing for travel. Especially when you are a kid of a celeb, you need to go from street to airport to town car without a ton of gear. This made my life as a nanny and now my life as a mom so much easier. Seriously this product was a godsend.”


Zen Pig: Volume 1 / Issue 1

“I love these series of books my step mom gave me. As a yoga and meditation teacher, raising my child in a kind and conscious way is really important to me. I have since gifted this to many of my celeb friends and clients.”


UGG Kids I Lemmy II Boot

“I am that girl that loves UGGS and that might make me a basic B but oh well. I got all the hand-me-downs from my celeb friends. So I have a few pairs for baby Luna and one is actual matching to a pair I have too!”

$54.95 AT AMAZON

URSA MAJOR Essential Face Wipes

“These are perfect for when you have been running around the playground all day watching kids and then need to meet some friends after work for drinks. These kept me fresh and not stinking up the place.”


VITAMIX 5200 Blender Professional-Grade

“I still covet this. ALL THE CELEBS have this. I would make the kids food, shakes and soups with this. Someday I will have this luxury kitchen product!”


ZUTANO Cozie Fleece Bootie

“Ok, real talk: Baby shoes never stay on, and socks — FORGET IT. These are the only things that stay on and they are comfy and stylish too! I lost so many socks and shoes and got in trouble for it before we had these suckers. I love them. I bought them for my baby girl too. 🙂 They come in fun colors in both fleece and regular cotton, and some have grips on the bottom too!”

$15.75 – $29.99 AT AMAZON


“True story: Bought this for a friend’s kid a few years ago and the kid is STILL obsessed with it. Takes it with him wherever he goes even into the TUB. I like to think I am encouraging a Matthew McConaughey vibe :).”

$17.99 AT TARGET

$17.99 AT AMAZON

EPICUREN DISCOVERY After Bath Body Moisturizer

“An LA acting dynasty celebrity mom introduced me to this product. She used it on her skin and her daughters and she gifted it to me. Now I am preaching the gospel of this product. It’s organic and vegan and great for super-sensitive skin. Celebrities in LA all talk about this beauty brand. It’s a West Coast celebrity favorite.”

$68.50 AT AMAZON

JADE YOGA Travel Yoga Mat

“I started doing yoga hardcore when I moved to LA. It helped keep me sane while dealing with all the kiddos and the fast-paced and sometimes stressful life of being a celeb nanny. I love this mat because it’s grippy, but also thin and light, and easy to fold up in your suitcase or backpack.”

$64.95 AT AMAZON

Our mom experts only recommend picks they really love. We may earn a commission on purchases made through links from our site, but if we love it, we know you’ll love it. And we Scary Mommies gotta stick together.

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