What to Do When You Don’t Like Your Kid’s Friends’ Parents

what to do when you don't like your kid's friends' parentsHow do you handle it when you don’t like your kid’s friends’ parents? What about when it’s the other way around — when your kid isn’t exactly fond of the children of your mom friends? In the past we’ve talked about finding mom friends and working moms and playdates (as well as friends with MLM businesses, which can be relevant here too!), but we haven’t really focused on what happens when you don’t like the parents of your kid’s friends (or vice versa).what to do when you don't like your kid's friends' parents

This problem will probably affect you the most when your kids aren’t yet old enough to be dropped off at a playdate or at a friend’s birthday party, because those playdates and parties will mean two or three hours of face-to-face time with another parent.

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Nursing/Postpartum Tuesday: Milk-Saver Breast Milk Collector

There seem to be a lot of breastfeeding- and pumping-related products that I either didn’t know about when my son was a baby or that just weren’t around back then. Here’s one: a “milk saver” to use when you’re nursing your baby (or if you pump on only one side) that keeps you from losing any milk from the breast your baby isn’t feeding from. It fits in your bra and collects up to 2 oz. of milk that you can then transfer to a bottle or storage bag. It’s dishwasher-safe and free of BPA and phthalates, and it has a lid to keep milk from spilling out. The Milk-Saver is $29.95 at Amazon, which isn’t exactly cheap, but the price doesn’t seem so high when you think about how many times you’ll end up using it. Also, there’s a 10%-off online coupon right now, and it’s eligible for Prime and free returns. Milk-Saver Breast Milk Collector

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Makeup Monday: The Ordinary Caffeine Solution

Happy MLK Day! I hope you and your littles have the day to yourselves, but in case you don’t, I thought I would do a post on The Caffeine Solution from The Ordinary, which I tried because readers were swearing by it. It’s extraordinarily affordable, and I like what it does for my puffy morning eyes. (It’s not as moisturizing as some products, but you just have to add another moisturizer on top of it, whether it’s your regular one or a special eye product.) Show me a mom who thinks her eyes don’t need some de-puffing and … actually, I don’t think that person exists. The Caffeine Solution is only $6.70 at Beautylish. The Ordinary Caffeine Solution

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Weekend Open Thread

Something on your mind? Chat about it here.

If you’re on the hunt for good books to read, note that the Kindle Deal of the Day is a bunch of books recommended by The Skimm, including Eligible (pictured – a modern retelling of Pride & Prejudice), Gone Girl, and more. Have you read any good books, mama? Do you prefer Kindle, paper book, or scrolling through something else (IG, Pinterest) in those few spare moments you get?

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News Roundup

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

  • In a series of tweets, ProPublica explained why Serena Williams’ harrowing postpartum experience — she nearly died after giving birth to her daughter, Olympia — is more common than many people realize. Williams also shared her story as the cover girl of the February 2018 issue of Vogue.
  • Dering Hall shared 23 chic, modern family rooms.
  • The Cut suggested 20 parenting books you’ll actually want to read.
  • Cool Mom Picks offered its list of the best children’s books of 2017.
  • The New York Times reported that you can now pay for private school using 529 college savings plans. NPR shared other changes for these plans.
  • The New York Times also recommended 14 Disney and Pixar movies available on Netflix to watch with your family — until Disney starts its own streaming service in 2019.
  • Brain Charm provided a few reasons why you shouldn’t wear your shoes at home.
  • Recipe of the Week: Huffington Post offered five extra-fast dinner recipes for busy families. We also shared 5 Super Slow and 5 Super Fast recipes for long workdays over at Corporette.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Everywhereist, otherwise known as Geraldine DeRuiter, chronicled her experience of baking the pizza cinnamon rolls from Mario Batali’s sexual misconduct apology letter.

Also, do be sure to check out the news update over at Corporette!

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Family Friday: The Sweatshirt

Moms, have you noticed that you can find a ton of affordable kids’ sweaters, but because they’re so affordable, your kid inevitably says, “They’re too itchy!” and refuses to wear them? On the flip side, sweatshirts are comfortable — but it’s incredibly difficult to find basic sweatshirts that fit well and can just be thrown in the washer and dryer without worrying about them. I’ve gotten a lot of sweatshirts at Old Navy and Gap, but they don’t have them all the time, so it’s great to see that Primary has a sweatshirt in sizes 2/3 to 10/12 — in 12 colors! They’re 80% cotton and 20% polyester, and they’re warm and cozy — the description says it feels like “wearing a marshmallow hug all day.” (And really, what mom doesn’t want that for her child?) They’re $20 each or $19 each if you buy 3 or more. Primary Clothing: The Sweatshirt