News Roundup

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

  • A British Vogue editor, pictured, shares her maternity style tips.
  • An NPR reporter asks, can one exercise really reduce “mummy tummy”? Lifehacker’s Offspring also weighs in on diastasis recti (DR), the medical term for the separation of the abdominal muscles, which occurs in 37% of women who have one pregnancy and 67% of those who have multiple pregnancies.
  • Working Mother offers a study that tallies up “just how many hours you really work per week.” (Spoiler alert: 98 hours!)
  • Working Mother also reports on the chances that a new bipartisan bill—the Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone Act, or PACE Act—will pass.
  • The Strategist reviews 15 of the best strollers.
  • The Cut breaks down the costs of elective egg freezing.
  • Mom.me offers advice on how to deal with “mean girls” as young as preschool age.
  • The Washington Post explains why a 6-year-old doesn’t always show gratitude for the experiences her parents provide—and why that is OK.
  • The Washington Post also details a mom’s fears when it comes to raising her Muslim baby in the Age of Trump.
  • The New York Times shares the experience of a mom diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 15 years before her first child, and whether her concerns about her newborn were OCD-related, or “what all new moms think.”
  • Recipe of the Week: Now that eggplant is in peak season, here are several easy and fresh eggplant ideas, thanks to Real Simple.
  • Laugh of the Week: Scary Mommy presents the cast members of Fun Mom Dinner, who discuss five myths about motherhood.

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

  • Racked shares items from Target’s new affordable in-house maternity brand, Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel, including this floral print wrap maxi dress.
  • Racked also offers a mother’s insights into why “shopping for boys’ clothes is so boring.”
  • StyleCaster provides 12 safe and effective alternatives to retinoids. (Retinoids, skin-clearing vitamin A-derivatives, are a no-no for nursing and pregnant women.)
  • Scary Mommy breaks down the new car seat safety guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Huffington Post describes the “mental workload of a mother.”
  • NPR reports it is often easy for girls to simply blend in with their peers, therefore their traits that could be associated with autism go unnoticed and they don’t receive an ASD diagnosis.
  • NPR also shares a study that found that sperm counts among Western men have sharply decreased.
  • An opinion in Metro asks, “For the love of God, stop telling mixed race couples that their kids will be cute.”
  • The Washington Post provides context for one mom’s plea: “Teach your children that I’m not their friend.”
  • DailyWorth offers 10 moms’ experiences of pumping while at work as a tribute to World Breastfeeding Week.
  • ProPublica has rounded up several women’s personal experiences—and their advice—after they almost died during or soon after childbirth.
  • Recipe of the Week: We recently had an open thread about summer recipes for working moms, in which a reader shared one of her favorites, Martha Stewart’s red-bean burgers with avocado and lime.
  • Laugh of the Week: Speaking of World Breastfeeding WeekMcSweeney’s offers an easy, 33-step guide to get your baby to latch onto your left breast in a cross-cradle hold.

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

  • Fast Company reports that the unisex outerwear company Petit Pli has invented expandable clothing that fits children from 6 months old to 36 months, like this jacket and matching pants.
  • Working Mother reports that a mom has created a new fashion line for girls called Girls Will Be — the styles are longer and looser than a lot of girls’ clothing but feature a fit that isn’t “too tight, too boxy or oversized like boys’ clothes are.”
  • Parents shares the CDC’s new breast pump cleaning guidelines that were issued after an infant contracted the rare but serious Cronobacter infection.
  • The Cut shares the pumping experiences of 13 women.
  • NPR reports that most babies born in the U.S. now arrive Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • KQED’s Mind/Shift asks if grades are “diverting the focus from real learning.”
  • The New York Times explains the risks of exertional heatstroke for young athletes.
  • The New York Times also notes that some antibiotics may increase the risk for birth defects.
  • PopSugar Moms points out that the LATCH system‘s 65-pound weight limit includes your child and the car seat.
  • At Quartz, Jenny Anderson writes that French moms aren’t superior to American moms — they just have it easier.
  • Recipe of the Week: We recently had an open thread about summer recipes for working moms, in which a reader shared this one-dish recipe from Williams Sonoma for chicken couscous with dried fruit that only takes about 25 minutes.
  • Laugh of the Week: Mom.me shares helpful housekeeping tips, such as, “Instead of hiring a cleaning company, hire someone to rob your home.”

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

  • Lifehacker’s Offspring shares how to implement a Kanban, “a simple system for managing your to-dos,” such as this one. (We mentioned it in a past post on dividing up chores.)
  • Fast Company reports that a “maternity concierge service” is helping to keep women on the leadership track at a national bank.
  • Working Mother offers advice on what to do if you are in an unhealthy relationship with your job.
  • The New York Times shares a woman’s love letter to her future surrogate.
  • The Huffington Post reports why postpartum anxiety continues to be overlooked.
  • NPR shares stories from listeners about how various cultures “have come up with ways to ensure that new moms feel supported, loved and able to overcome any problems they have while learning to breast-feed.”
  • NPR also reports that, “In recent years, black girls have been sent home for wearing dreadshead wraps and even wearing their hair naturally.”
  • Scary Mommy shares a helpful positive-discipline cheat sheet.
  • Scary Mommy also shares the story behind a mom’s viral Facebook post that asks, “Can we all climb down off judgmental mountain for a second? And just support one another?”
  • The Washington Post shares three suggestions to help your kids complete summer reading assignments.
  • BuzzFeed has compiled heartwarming reactions to the news that Mindy Kaling is reportedly pregnant.
  • Recipe of the Week: We recently had an open thread about summer recipes for working moms. Kat recommended this quinoa salad, and our readers also shared their faves.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Ugly Volvo shared some Craigslist Missed Connections ads, “Parents4Parents.”

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

  • The Strategist shares the best toys and gifts for kids on Kickstarter, according to Kickstarter.
  • The New York Times shares a mom’s opinion about screens: “I have even made peace with our love of poor-quality screen time, so long as we are still doing the other things that make up a good life.”
  • NPR offers a reading list for your woke kid.
  • The Cut shares a list of “eight great books to read while you’re stuck nursing.”
  • Mommyish reports that parents are furious with the mom who complained about another family’s use of iPads at a restaurant in an open letter.
  • The Washington Post shares how a lawyer and mom copes with knowing her children will sometimes ask for her nanny instead of her.
  • GOOD Sports reports that South Carolina’s Youth Soccer Association has launched “Silent September,” banning parents from cheering or jeering from the sidelines.
  • Scary Mommy asks that commenters “Please be kind or kindly zip your lips.”
  • NPR reports that beachgoers formed a human chain that saved a family that was caught in a riptide in Florida.
  • Recipe of the Week: Kat recommends these pizza recipes from Flatout Bread.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion shares some essentials you should take on your next beach outing.

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

  • ABC News reports that the smartphone app Count the Kicks helped a mom save her baby’s life.
  • The Sweethome reviews sunscreens and explains why their favorite is rated SPF 70.
  • The New York Times offers tips on how to have a safe and healthy vegetarian or vegan pregnancy.
  • The New York Times also reports that some colleges are teaching students how to deal with failure.
  • The Washington Post shares five things a working mother wishes she had known while running a business and raising her children.
  • Woman’s Day shares why prenatal vitamins might be dangerous if you’re not pregnant.
  • Mommyish reports on financial advice so bad it includes not paying all of your bills, even if you can afford it (seriously).
  • Quartz shares a study that finds having kids may lower a woman’s self-esteem for at least three years.
  • The Washington Post reports that the placenta capsules a new mother began taking after giving birth caused her newborn baby to contract a dangerous infection.
  • The Postpartum Mama explains that “Taking things off of the plate is no longer enough. I need to put the plate down. I need to step away from it. I need Adam to step up to the plate.”
  • Harvard Business Review has seven “working parent power moves” to improve our careers, our families, and ourselves.
  • Laugh of the Week: Scary Mommy shares a video about the fictional but dreamy sounding idea of “Mom Camp,” by the women of “I Mom So Hard.”
  • Recipe of the Week: Parents has a stuffed peppers recipe that can be made either with beef and chicken broth or with soy crumbles and vegetable stock. If you have access to a grill, you can also avoid turning on the oven. (You may need to register to view the recipe, but registration is free.)

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