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

  • Fashionista rounds up the best undereye concealers.
  • The New York Times reports that men who’ve lost their factory jobs are balking at entering fields they see as “women’s work,” such as nursing.
  • NPR shares some parts of Obamacare that you might not consider when you ponder its possible repeal, including support for working moms who breastfeed.
  • Bounceback Parenting explains how moms can keep “the mama tantrum” at bay.
  • Do you carry your kid on your left side? There’s actually a scientific reason for that, says PopSugar Moms.
  • CNBC reports that raising a kid from birth through age 17 now costs almost $250,000.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut mentions that Honest Company’s Organic Baby Powder has been recalled.
  • The New York Times shares some of the parent reaction to the new guidelines for giving peanuts to babies.
  • WeLiveSecurity takes a close look at securing Alexa on Amazon Echo — in response to a news story about a girl who ordered a $160 dollhouse by using Alexa without permission.
  • Chicagoist has tips for working out at home.

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

  • New Year’s resolution to clean out your closet? Here are tips from Racked.
  • Fast Company looks at three companies who are doing a good job of supporting working moms.
  • Mashable thinks about how to get rid of the gender wage gap.
  • Working Mother shares some mindfulness exercises for moms feeling stressed.
  • At New York magazine’s The Cut, the latest subject of the “How I Get It Done” series is Alicia Glen, deputy mayor of NYC.
  • “It’s time for employers to start letting parents bring kids to work,” writes Darlena Cunha at Quartz.
  • The Atlantic shares “The Ambition Interviews,” essays by Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace about their former Northwestern classmates and what they’re doing now, years later.
  • NPR talks to Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, about how schools can support introverted kids. She recently wrote a book for young adults, Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts.
  • Also from The Cut, a mom explains “Why New Moms Make Bad Friends.”
  • Here’s a good piece from Time that touches on some issues we’ve talked about when discussing the role of the default parent.

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

  • Racked talks to the designers who make clothes for American Girl, Barbie, and Project MC2.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut reports on a new study that shows how women have been contributing to household earnings more than ever before.
  • At TEDWomen 2016, Laura Vanderkam gave a talk called “How to Gain Control of Your Free Time.”
  • Jessica Contrera writes for The Washington Post about how kids with YouTube channels have led their young viewers to make their own YouTube videos, and so on, until it seems that everything in childhood can become a performance.
  • PhotoBookGirl has ideas for some holiday family photo traditions.
  • A mother explains at The Washington Post’s On Parenting why she decided not to tell her young daughter that Santa is real.
  • From New York magazine’s The Cut, in their “25 Famous Women on…” series: “25 Famous Women on Pregnancy.”
  • BuzzFeed introduces some of the women behind Disney princesses and reveals their influence on the characters.
  • Looking for non-Disney-princess gifts for kids this holiday season? New York magazine’s The Cut brings you “12 Feminist Kids’ Books for Dismantling the Patriarchy.”
  • For your Laugh of the Week, from The Ugly Volvo: “Games to Play With Your Child in Which You Barely Have to Move or Talk.” Nice!

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

  • Racked gives you some ideas for holiday nail polish colors.
  • Working Mother announces their Working Mother 20 Companies to Watch.
  • Harvard Business Review tells you why you should improve your meeting-leading skills.
  • Wow — New York magazine’s The Cut has a headline that reads, “Child Care Is Unaffordable in 49 of 50 U.S. States.”
  • Wendy Wisner writes for Scary Mommy about how she’s not ditching the habit of lying down with her kids as they fall asleep.
  • The Washington Post has a librarian’s list of books that “nurture hope in kids and adults, while also inspiring them into activism to make that hopeful world a reality.”
  • Mater Mea offers a list of eight dolls for children of color.
  • The New York Times has ideas for 15 non-toy gifts. The New York Times also shares some interesting gift-giving advice from social scientists.
  • Did you know Facebook has a Parents Portal with tips for kids’ online safety?
  • A Hellobee blogger explains the mistakes her family made with their trip to Disneyland.
  • The Wrap features Hilary Duff’s response to people criticizing her for giving her 4-year-old a kiss on the lips.
  • For your Laugh (well, Smile?) of the Week, here’s the Holderness family’s fun Christmas video on YouTube.

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news-update-drugstore-beauty-buysSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…            

  • Refinery29 rounds up 20 under-$15 drugstore beauty products worth buying.
  • Racked recommends several places to shop for lingerie online. Also from Racked: “Throughout history, lingerie has honored narrow gender and beauty standards. Not anymore.”
  • At Forbes, Kavi Guppta writes, “That’s where I believe remote work is one potential solution for women to take charge and completely redesign life during and beyond maternity leave.”
  • ABC News reports that Kellyanne Conway explained she might not work in the White House because her “kids come first,” stating, “My children are 12, 12, 8 and 7, which is bad idea, bad idea, bad idea, bad idea for mom going inside [the White House].”
  • Vox reports that the increase in c-sections has been affecting human evolution. Gizmodo asks, has it really?
  • The Sweethome tested 18 menstrual cups to find the best one.
  • The New York Times is asking women around the world whether or not they changed their names when they got marriage, and why/why not.
  • CNN shares a photography project, “The Super Parents,” that depicts families of children with chronic or complex special needs.
  • Mommyish shares a hilarious photo of a kid and some carrot decorating. Not the decorating of carrots, but — well, you’ll see.
  • Cool Mom Tech presents its 2016 Tech Gift Guide.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: Naya Health ponders what it would be like if men breastfed…

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news-roundup-ugly-christmas-sweatersSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…            

  • The Mom Edit rounds up some appropriately tacky Ugly Christmas Sweaters for the whole family.
  • A lawyer and mother shares her thoughts with Above the Law about the impossibility of “having it all.”
  • Hannah Morgan of Career Sherpa writes for U.S. News & World Report about looking like a “real professional” during a job hunt.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut talks to Kate Spade (er, Kate Valentine) for their “How I Get It Done” series.
  • Scary Mommy has a working mom’s open letter to her husband.
  • From Quartz: “The Stanford professor who pioneered praising kids for effort says we’ve totally missed the point.”
  • Sunshine and Hurricanes features some good picks for kids’ subscription boxes.
  • Learn about mom retreats at The Washington Post’s On Parenting.
  • The New York Times talks to adults who took a gap year before college and are glad they did.
  • Have you heard the big news yet? Wired reports that Netflix is allowing users to download content to watch offline. (What’s your kid’s favorite show on Netflix?)
  • Of course, we realize not all stay-at-home moms are like this, but … Romper lists “10 Things Stay-At-Home Moms Need To Stop Saying About Working Moms.”

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