Maternity Monday: Ruched Maternity Top

I love a good kimono sleeve, and the swingy circles — it’s just a very airy and fun way of distracting from a growing (or already huge) baby bump. I like this Kimi and Kai top in black we’re picturing, but it’s also cute in the emerald. It comes in sizes XS-L and it’s $48 at Nordstrom. Myah Ruched Maternity Top

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News Roundup

Some of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…            

  • Refinery29 shares a list of eco-conscious brands just in time for Earth Day.
  • Racked looks at the quick growth of Ipsy, Michelle Phan’s beauty box subscription.
  • Above the Law comments on how Littler Mendelson labels every flextime attorney on its website (most of whom are women).
  • The New York Times’ Women in the World explains how a new dad came up with an idea to ease his wife’s postpartum pain.
  • Brightly gives you a list of the funniest books for kids.
  • In The New York Times, Jennifer Malia writes about why Julia, the new “Sesame Street” character with autism, gives her hope.
  • Scientific American reports on a new study that found differences in how parents in various countries rate their children’s autism signs.
  • The Washington Post’s On Parenting tells you why spacing out vaccines is a bad idea.
  • At Babble, Stephanie Portell writes about going through a divorce with have young children.
  • From Mommy Nearest: “According to a recent study from Iowa State University, many parents who choose to co-sleep with their babies feel the need to hide it from friends, family and even their baby’s own pediatrician.”
  • Also from Mommy Nearest: Why moms love Target.
  • Honest Toddler shows you how to block “Calliou” (or any other show you’d like to pretend doesn’t exist) on Netflix.

Earth Day is tomorrow! Did you know that we have a shopping guide to slow fashion? Tomorrow is also the March for Science.

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Family Friday: “Rescue Ready” Fire Engine Twirly Play Dress

This dress is from Princess Awesome, which my cousin has said is probably the only place she’d ever buy a dress for her daughter from. I like the idea behind it, that it’s combining inspiring prints along with very simple, non-fussy clothes. I also like that there are scarves and headbands for moms, and things for babies, like headbands and dresses, in the same prints. They’ve got a pi dress, a rockets dress, a dinosaurs dress, etc. — it’s very cute but also on message (that girls should be encouraged to like anything they want, whether or not it’s something stereotypically “for boys”). This dress is 100% cotton and comes in sizes 2T-12. It’s $42.95 at Princess Aweome. “Rescue Ready” Fire Engine Twirly Play Dress with Long Sleeves

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Organizing Thursday: Ziploc Baggies

I don’t know why it took me so long to come up with this idea, but my new thing for organizing all the kids’ toys is Ziploc Baggies. I used to try putting things in their own shoeboxes, or storing them in the boxes they came in, or trying various other systems like keeping the little people in one place and little cars in another, but all of that seems to have gone out the window. The best thing I’m doing now is keeping things together with plastic bags. My younger son has a little farmhouse toy that came with five pieces that fit together and sing a little song, so I keep those five pieces in a plastic bag; my older son has a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Thrower that came with a million tiny pieces that, if they’re not being used, end up all over Casa Griffin, and so I keep them in a little bag. All the bath toys are divided, too — it’s my favorite organizational tool for the kids’ things. You can buy these bags at Amazon, although I’m pretty sure everyone has their own version somewhere in their house. Ziploc Baggies

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Washable Workwear Wednesday: Sleeveless Ponte Portrait Collar Dress

Lands’ End has so many cute dresses right now that are washable, and we’re featuring this portrait collar dress today. It comes in navy and hot pink, and it just looks very ladylike, very Jackie O — an old-school, classic style. I like that it’s washable, of course, and that it’s available in regular, petite, tall, and plus sizes for $79-$89. Sleeveless Ponte Portrait Collar Dress

Looking for other washable workwear? See all of our recent recommendations for washable clothes for work, or check out our roundup of the best brands for washable workwear.

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