News Roundup

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

  • Cool Mom has step-by-step guidance from a mom who packs lunches for her four kids for the entire week on Sundays–in less than 30 minutes.
  • The Washington Post reports that a 9-year-old girl was not allowed to participate in her First Communion with classmates because she wanted to wear a white suit instead of a dress.
  • The Washington Post also explains why it’s a bad idea to eat your placenta, according to a new report.
  • Business Insider offers advice from a Google executive who sticks to a 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. workday (plus occasional evening work).
  • The Atlantic investigates whether artificial turf is safe for playgrounds.
  • The Girl Scouts’ website shares six tips for parents when it comes to young girls and sexual harassment.
  • The Cut, as part of its How I Got This Baby series, tells the story of a mom “who spent more than $11,000 on sperm.”
  • VacationKids provides tips for planning a multi-family vacation.
  • Speaking of family vacations, The Trek reports that, for the first time, a family with a baby has hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail–all 2,190 miles.
  • IFLScience states that, according to a new study, men have an increased risk of dying if they receive a blood transfusion from a woman who was pregnant prior to donating blood.
  • People shares that the Michigan mom who, after refusing to vaccinate her child, spent five days in jail and lost primary custody, said she would “do it all over again.” (Video autoplays.)
  • Recipe of the Week: Oregon Live offers 13 ideas for Halloween parties, including Witch’s Brew Pumpkin Stew and Pumpkin Chipotle Hummus.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion shares some mostly fake statistics about Halloween. The one about family pets is probably true. (Video autoplays.)

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

  • Health shares the results of a new study that found “men tend to devote more of their days off to relaxing, compared to women who spend them tending to childcare and housework.”
  • Working Mother has released its list of the 100 best companies of 2017, as well as the 2017 working mothers of the year.
  • News.com.au, an Australian news site, reports how the chief executive of PepsiCo Australia and New Zealand “has been championing family-friendly, flexible work policies” for junior and senior employees.
  • Glassdoor highlights 15 companies with the best parental leave policies.
  • Huffington Post describes how the ABC show Black-ish took on the subject of postpartum depression.
  • Vox explains how the maternal mortality rate in California is one-third of the national average.
  • The Washington Post offers advice for parents when it comes to teen drivers’ safety–and insurance rates.
  • The New York Times asks why more American teens than ever are suffering from anxiety.
  • NPR’s Here and Now also details the effects of anxiety on children, including “why some kids refuse to go to school and what schools can do to help these students.”
  • The Atlantic interviews an expert about the history of the Girl Scouts in light of the recent announcement that girls will be allowed to join the Boy Scouts.
  • Recipe of the Week: Buzzfeed offers some breakfast ideas you can make ahead of time.
  • Laugh of the Week: Scary Mommy shares funny tweets about parenting in the fall, from apple picking to decorating to buying those jack-o-lantern teatowels you must have.

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

  • Forbes has released the list of Top Influencers of 2017 for Parenting, including founders of the most-subscribed parenting channel on YouTube, What’s Up Moms, Meg Resnikoff and Elle Walker.
  • Scary Mommy reports that Skinny Girl CEO, mother, and Real Housewives star Bethenny Frankel has been flying supplies into Puerto Rico.
  • Working Mother offers Hallmark CMO Lindsey Roy’s account of being a working mother in the aftermath of losing both of her legs in a boating accident.
  • Working Mother also shares that if a bonus was withheld because an employee was on maternity leave, the employer “likely violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids employers from discriminating against employees based on gender and gender-stereotyping.”
  • Inc. shares that Spanx founder and CEO Sara Blakely‘s father taught her about the value of failure by regularly asking, “What did you fail at this week?”
  • Refinery 29 has a mom’s account of being a functioning alcoholic who appeared to be the “perfect” mom.
  • Psychology Today provides advice on how to talk to your children about the tragedy in Las Vegas.
  • Fast Company reports that Mattel is canceling Aristotle, a product that would be “an Amazon Alexa for kids crossed with a smart baby monitor,” due to privacy concerns.
  • Meanwhile, The New York Times asks if parents are over-monitoring their babies.
  • Buzzfeed offers a list of beloved toys from around the world.
  • Huffington Post shares 40 Halloween ideas for girls who prefer not to shop in the “girl costume” aisle, as well as 25 suggestions for mother-daughter costumes.
  • Recipe of the Week: We’ve been trying the recipes in this O Magazine roundup. We’re especially fans of the hummus-crusted chicken, but everything has been good so far.
  • Laugh of the Week: Scary Mommy shares how a grandmother judged If Animals Could Talk, what appeared to be an illustrated kids’ book, only by its cover. She judged wrong.

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

  • Huffington Post shares a viral Facebook post by Cameron Reeves Poynter, a 41-year-old mother of two boys, about how parents carry an invisible load. Poynter blogs at Lucky Orange Pants.
  • The Washington Post has advice for helping a toddler cope when her mom returns to the workforce.
  • The Washington Post also offers a roundup of different mothers’ experiences of pumping at work. (Video may autoplay.)
  • Scary Mommy provides the backstory of a viral Facebook photo of Jenna Casado Rabberman’s car after it was totaled in an accident, and how properly positioned and fastened car seats saved her young sons.
  • The Cut profiles journalist Lisa Ling, who lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two young daughters, for their “How I Get It Done” series.
  • The Cut also shares a mom’s experience of dual culture shock after moving abroad with her six-week-old baby.
  • Her View From Home blogger Jorrie Varney writes about why, instead of going to sleep after putting her kids to bed, she chooses “alone time, hands down, nearly every night.”
  • The Week shares the perspective of a mother who, at 40, has no regrets about her decision to be a mom at an advanced maternal age, but adds, “I just wish my knees didn’t hurt so badly.”
  • The New York Times offers advice to parents on dealing with adolescents’ requests for tattoos or piercings.
  • The New Yorker offers a dystopian view of the world of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends.
  • Recipe of the Week: The New York Times’ Cooking has 16 recipes that are ready in 20 minutes or less.
  • Laugh of the Week: Scary Mommy shared a missed connections post on Facebook by a mother of three seeking her potential BMFF (best mom friend forever) at Target with the hope that one day they can “wander around aimlessly in Target together for our moms’ night out.”

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

  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 is available for pre-order for November shipping. The Smart Passive Income Podcast recently interviewed co-author Francesca Cavallo about the wild success of their crowdfunding campaign.
  • Scary Mommy encourages moms to embrace “visible belly outline,” now trending on Instagram as #VBO (some images NSFW).
  • Mommyish speculates that an ad seeking a Mandarin-speaking nanny for $130k could be for Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, who recently announced the birth of their second child—on Facebook, of course.
  • Working Mother shares CNN’s Alisyn Camerota’s experience of being sexually harassed by Fox News’ Roger Ailes, including how she explained it to her 12-year-old twin daughters and 10-year-old son after the story was shared on Twitter.
  • Huffington Post reports that, for the first time, “a federal appellate court has recognized that employers are obligated to accommodate workers who are breastfeeding, just as they would employees who are injured.”
  • Romper shares blogger Esther Anderson’s viral video comparing her first pregnancy to being pregnant while raising toddlers.
  • The Washington Post has details about a bankruptcy filing by Toys R Us, reporting that “1,600 Toys R Us and Babies R Us locations would operate ‘as usual.'”
  • The Washington Post also reports that, according to a study published in the journal Child Development, teens have been experiencing milestones like driving a car, serious dating, working for pay, and drinking alcohol later and later—since 1976.
  • Quartz shares a Twitter battle between two London museums, The Science Museum and The Natural History Museum, that will make your day.
  • Recipe of the Week: Corporette readers have been sharing their favorite chicken recipes, including this New York Times recipe for oven-roasted chicken shawarma.
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s provides a hipster preschooler bingo chart.

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

  • The Week shares how parenting made one previously-hip mom feel “uncool,” even though she has tattoos and an asymmetrical haircut—and she’s fine with that.
  • Forbes provides eight TED Talks that will “help you get closer to your own definition of work-life balance and give you some practical tools to begin working towards it.” (Ad may autoplay.)
  • Working Mother suggests a “cheat sheet” to save time on repetitive tasks.
  • The BBC offers an experiment where adults considered gender when providing toys to toddlers (video autoplays).
  • NPR asks, is it safe for pregnant women to drink even one alcoholic beverage?
  • The Washington Post shares why a sports writer and mother said goodbye to youth football.
  • Jezebel reports that fewer than half of teens finish their HPV vaccine series. The Wall Street Journal offers a more in-depth look. (WSJ article is behind a paywall.)
  • Scary Mommy explains why “Pink has basically become the poster-mom for keepin’ it real, and this post is no different.” (Possibly NSFW language.)
  • The New York Times provides a roundup of apps for parents to monitor during back-to-school season.
  • The Wall Street Journal reports that the culture of a labor ward likely determines whether a woman will have a C-section. (Article is behind a paywall.)
  • Recipe of the Week: Half Baked Harvest has a 20-minute cranberry-orange stir fry. Substitute tofu for pork for a vegetarian option.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion shares the tale of a toddler who could still grow up to be anything!

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