News Roundup

news roundup - comfy shoesSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…          

  • Whether or not you’re a teacher, if you’re always on your feet then Barking Dog Shoes‘ roundup of comfy and cute shoes for teachers might be helpful.
  • Time looks at daycare inequality. Meanwhile, Alpha Mom answers a reader question about a child having problems at daycare.
  • The New York Times looks at grandparents and their children’s need for childcare for their own kids: “[W]orking grandparents in the younger set are finding themselves caught between their own desires to take advantage of their empty nests and their adult millennial children who have different ideas about a grandparent’s role.”
  • Live Science explain why there’s no such thing as a sugar high in kids.
  • In The Washington Post’s On Parenting, Erin Silver looks into sports bras for younger girls.
  • Meanwhile, Weelicious rounds up several cookbooks with healthy recipes.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, Honora Talbott explains an amazing new product, the Work and Family Scale (YouTube).

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Finally Friday: ‘Circle’ Cardigan

Long Open-Front Cardigan: Barefoot Dreams 'Circle' CardiganI picked up this cozy cardigan during the NAS, and while it sold out quickly then, it’s so good I’m considering going back for more at full price. It’s super soft, machine washable, and less bathrobe-like than it’s shown online. Sure, you COULD wear it with leggings or jammies, but you could also wear it with jeans or another casual outfit to work. It’s $116 full price, available in six colors, sizes XS-XL — and there’s a plus-size version too. (Oh, and it has 216 almost-5-star reviews.) Barefoot Dreams ‘Circle’ Cardigan

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Everyone Thursday: Large Leather Work Tote

Blue Shoulder Bag with ZipIf you’re on the hunt for an affordable, highly rated, zippered tote bag, check out this $62 one at Amazon — it’s “coated leather,” has tons of pockets, and comes in seven nice colors. Another bonus: it’s eligible for Prime shipping (and free returns). Yaluxe Large Leather Work Tote

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Mommying Your Husband

Mommying Your HusbandLadies: do you struggle with mommying your husband or partner? Do you fight against it? Does he? Has it added to the stress of keeping the romance alive — or is it just one more task on your to-do list? The “helpless man” stereotype has spawned a whole genre of TV ads like this one — but do you have some real-life examples to share? I’ve had a few wine-fueled conversations with girlfriends about this and have seen a few commenter threads over at Corporette (like here and here), as well as a few news stories that made me think about this, so I thought we’d discuss here.

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Washable Workwear Wednesday: Drop Waist Jersey Dress

Olive Green Washable Dress: Whistles Exclusive Drop Waist Jersey Dress  This dress only has lucky sizes left, but I like it so much that I’m going to post it anyway. The drop waist is interesting and different — as is the seaming and tailoring throughout the dress, which feels unusual for a drop waist dress under $65. I like the dark olive color (you’ll be surprised how versatile it is in your wardrobe), and the fact that it’s machine washable. It was $154 but is now marked to $61.50 at ASOS. Whistles Exclusive Drop Waist Jersey Dress

A couple of options with more sizes in stock are here (small polka dots) and here (black); two plus-size choices are here (green) and here (blue).

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Feeding Tuesday: Healthy Habits Kids Myplate

Meal-Planning Plate for Kids: Super Healthy Kids Healthy Habits Kids Myplate  There are always a lot of cooks in the kitchen when it comes to feeding kids — your husband may portion out man sizes, your mother-in-law may think salami sandwiches are a-ok, and your nanny may see no problem with a lunch of Pirate’s Booty. (Of course the mother is always well-intentioned and perfect!) So even though these portion plates may seem a little obvious, they can be a great way to make sure everyone feeding your kid is on the same page when it comes to portion size and the general make-up of a healthy meal. Bonus: they’re dishwasher safe, only $6.95 each, and eligible for Prime. Super Healthy Kids Healthy Habits Kids Myplate

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