News Roundup

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

  • Buzzfeed profiles a “tiny Picasso,” including her artwork, shown here.
  • The New York Times offers advice for helping children grieve the loss of a pet.
  • Parents shares 10 ways for busy moms to find harmony even when they only have a few minutes, including apps, scents, and music therapy.
  • Scary Mommy explains “how to name your baby in peace,” even while others are not-so-silently judging you.
  • The Washington Post reports that a Colorado father is trying to ban preteens from owning smartphones.
  • New York magazine’s Vulture explains why kids are getting into comic books aimed at them.
  • Doctor Kate addresses parents’ internet-induced fears of “dry drowning,” which is often described incorrectly.
  • At a recent speech, the BBC reports, an educational leader advised that “girls should be encouraged to take the sorts of risks boys were more likely to take,” but “they should also be taught to say no and not always be willing to please.”
  • Café Mom explains the potential risks of using fetal heart monitors.
  • Recipe of the week: Food Network’s roasted turkey and basil cream cheese pinwheel sandwiches can be made ahead of time, and the kids can help.
  • Laugh of the week: The Onion investigates in this video: “Can A Mother Actually Lift A Car If Her Child Is Trapped Under It?”

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

On Corporette Recently…

  • We offered advice on how to navigate Los Angeles as part of Corporette’s City Guide series, including where to stay, eat, and play, as well as safety tips.
  • We shared a new resource, Work Wardrobe Essentials, and we asked readers for their advice to recent graduates building their own work wardrobes.
  • We provided tips to ace an online video interview — from what you should have on hand, to what you can do to practice ahead of time.

Did we miss anything? Add ’em here, or send them to news@corporettemoms.com. Thank you!

News Roundup

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

  • New York magazine’s The Cut shares a mom’s story of how she learned more from reading books to her child, including Good Night Vermont, than she did from studying traditional parenting books.
  • My Domaine shares road trip ideas for kids that parents will also enjoy, from Savannah to Santa Fe.
  • Working Mother shares how a former New Zealand lawmaker responded to criticisms about her flexible work schedule.
  • Working Mother also shares why a “bad mommy” doesn’t take her kids to the park.
  • Scary Mommy reports on a mom who was arrested for leaving her baby alone in a car (that was locked and heated on a 36-degree day) for three minutes.
  • Scary Mommy also makes its case why lawyer moms make excellent moms. “Exhibit A. We read the fine print.”
  • Parents magazine shares fashion designer and mom-to-be Lauren Conrad’s pregnancy confessions.
  • Buzzfeed examines how “in transgressing the boundaries of the ‘cute celebrity pregnancy,'” Kim Kardashian “effectively called attention to the constrictive, regressive norms of how women, celebrity or not, are now expected to ‘perform’ pregnancy in public.”
  • The Huffington Post has started a podcast about the challenges of infertility.
  • The Huffington Post also shares a mom’s reaction to her “mommy makeover.”
  • Fast Company reports that Gymboree has joined many other retailers that are going out of business.
  • Recipe of the Week: Delish.com has suggestions for every day of the week, starting with Hawaiian grilled cheese.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion reports, “pop icon Beyonce unexpectedly debuted a teaser foot Thursday ahead of the highly anticipated birth of her twins.”

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

On Corporette Recently…                                          

  • We asked readers: “What makeup are you loving right now? What makeup and beauty things are you hunting for? What makeup trends intrigue you — what do you want to try?”
  • Kat shared how to get Claire Underwood’s look on House of Cards.
  • We took a look back into Corporette history.

Did we miss anything? Add ’em here, or send them to news@corporettemoms.com. Thank you!

News Roundup

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

  • Parents shares celebrity mom Kristen Bell’s safety tip that keeps her kids near the car.
  • The Washington Post shares one woman’s experience with hiring a sleep coach for her child and why other parents might benefit from their own sleep coaches.
  • The New York Times reports, “New research suggests that including mindfulness skills in childbirth education can help first-time mothers cope with their fears.”
  • The New York Times also reports that a mother rewrote her daughter’s homework assignment featuring the story of a working mom and a bumbling dad to be, well, not sexist.
  • Scary Mommy shares a work-at-home-mom’s summer survival strategy.
  • A Huffington Post contributor asks, “why wait on the memories of your children to travel?”
  • Working Mother recalls 25 of the most fabulous fictional working moms in TV and film.
  • Romper presents a short video of a mom who finds balance by sharing her social life with her baby.
  • Recipe of the Week: A simple, summery watermelon salad for a snack or side dish combines sweet and salty flavors and only takes a few minutes to make.

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

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News Roundup

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

  • Scary Mommy finds that fighting the frump and “Re-giving myself the gift of — well, myself — was the best thing I could have done. Not just for me, but for my family.”
  • Working Mother shares why the experience of Jim Gaffigan’s wife, Jeannie, is a wake-up call to all busy moms.
  • The L.A. Times reports why more women are dropping out of the workforce, including the high costs of childcare.
  • Modern Mom offers advice on how to save a child from drowning.
  • The New York Times explores why 8 is a critical age for girls when it comes to learning science and math.
  • The New York Times also reports that several states are distributing baby boxes similar to the government of Finland, but are more studies needed?
  • The Atlantic explains why colleges and parents are engaging with each other, now more than in previous generations.
  • Mom.me takes a look at whether play-based preschools are “failing our kids.”
  • Check out the recipe thread from Tuesday and let us know if there are any easy-to-make recipes you want to share!
  • For your Laugh of the Week, Cafe Mom shares nine things that moms should never do and it is totally not sarcastic (just kidding).

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

On Corporette Recently…                                          

  • We shared six great board games for grown-ups.
  • Kat asked readers about their strategies for spending and saving money on vacations.
  • We talked about how to stop skirts from twisting around. Not surprisingly, we’ve all been there.

Did we miss anything? Add ’em here, or send them to news@corporettemoms.com. Thank you!

News Roundup

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

  • Refinery29 has some advice for business casual workwear. (Some of it is a little out there, though — what do you think?)
  • Bloomberg looks at how motherhood is affecting women’s careers.
  • The Washington Post describes how hard it is for airline employees to pump while they’re on the job.
  • In The Atlantic, Liz Tracy writes about how moms-to-be make decisions about whether or not to keep taking antidepressants during pregnancy.
  • The New York Times tells you about Robin Hood Waldkindergarten and the other 1,500 waldkitas (“forest kindergartens”) in Germany.
  • NPR reports on a study that found that 43% of children who died in car crashes were improperly restrained — or not restrained at all.
  • Speaking of kids’ safety, Scary Mommy has info on the padded shirts and special pads that can protect a kid’s heart if he or she gets hit with a ball in the chest while playing sports.
  • Modern Mom shares the EWG’s recommendations for safe sunscreens for kids. (But read this too.)
  • At TIME’s Motto, Melinda Gates explains how she raised her son to be a feminist.
  • At Mom.me, a breastfeeding mom writes about how the side-lying position for nursing is a huge help.
  • For the Recipe of the Week: Dutch baby pancakes (NYT) are fun to make with your kids, and they’re good for brunch parties too because they bake in the oven rather than on the stove.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, The Huffington Post shares a bunch of great Tina Fey quotes about being a mom.

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

On Corporette Recently…                                          

Did we miss anything? Add ’em here, or send them to news@corporettemoms.com. Thank you!

News Roundup

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

  • From The Budget Babe: the best places for shop for maternity clothes.
  • Speaking of maternity clothes, Racked tells you where to get styles that you’ll actually like wearing.
  • Career Contessa lists six essential job perks for working mothers.
  • Entrepreneur has tips on planning for maternity leave.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut features La Perla creative director Julia Haart in its How I Get It Done series.
  • From New York magazine’s The Strategist: Amazon reviewers’ nine favorite baby bouncers and jumpers.
  • The New York Times tells you about Peanut, an app to help moms meet each other.
  • NPR/ProPublica published a disturbing but very important article about how hospitals often prioritize newborns’ health over mothers’ postpartum health. It’s very long but worth a read (and worth sharing).
  • Working Mother looks at five “extreme mom” parenting styles.
  • From Kat’s family menu this week: slow cooker Kimchi stew. She recommends these red pepper flakes.

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

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Did we miss anything? Add ’em here, or send them to news@corporettemoms.com. Thank you!