News Roundup

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

  • The Strategist has 32 gift ideas for every type of kid.
  • Today’s Parent offers a new idea for kids’ birthday parties: ask guests to bring a $5 bill as a happy medium between saying “no gifts” (because some guests will bring a gift anyway) and way too many gifts.
  • Working Mother shares a confession from a feng shui designer: It’s OK to have a messy workspace.
  • Working Mother also offers Lauren Conrad’s tips for having a work uniform based on what’s flattering to your body type.
  • The New York Times asks, should you be worried about arsenic in your baby’s food? (The answer: It depends on who you ask.)
  • The New York Times also reports on studies that found that there may be a link between long-term use of Tylenol during pregnancy and the risk of the child’s eventual diagnosis of ADHD.
  • The Cut offers a working mom’s story of deciding to pursue motherhood in her 40s, adopting a baby from Russia, and being a single parent of a child with health issues.
  • Salon shares the advice of engineer-turned-artist-turned-entrepreneur Suz Somersall on how to keep girls interested in STEM subjects (from the podcast “Inflection Point“).
  • The Washington Post provides the top trends for parents and kids for 2018, according to Pinterest.
  • Huffington Post shares the stories of six parents of children who were victims of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which took place five years ago this week.
  • Recipe of the Week: Southern Living has these easy mini black bean and cheese enchiladas that can be made for dinner or shared as an appetizer at a holiday party. We also shared an open thread of holiday recipes for working women over on Corporette this time last year.
  • Laugh of the Week: Scary Mommy has some makeup tips to rock out those Christmas tree eyebrows for holiday parties. Would you try it?

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

  • Working Mother highlights the working moms included in Time‘s Person of the Year issue commemorating “The Silence Breakers,” including activist Tarana Burke, founder of the #metoo movement.
  • Working Mother also reports on why the perks of being a new parent at one company, including a $2,500 bonus, might not be as great as they seem.
  • Huffington Post offers why gendering children’s clothing is hurting our future generations, according to the founder of a gender-neutral clothing line for kids, Every Bean Boutique.
  • CNN explains why moms do more than dads when it comes to housework and child care. A columnist for Medium provides some historical context.
  • The Cut, in its How I Get It Done series, profiles Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City, activist, and mother of two.
  • The Cut also features the best dry shampoos to save time.
  • The New York Times details the controversy around glitter, including calls to ban the ubiquitous crafting material.
  • Self shares how a mom grocery shops only once a month for a family of four.
  • Offspring, part of Lifehacker, offers advice on what you can teach your child to do instead of just saying, “sorry.”
  • ProPublica, in its ongoing reporting on maternity and mortality, reports why black mothers in the U.S. die at three to four times the rate of white mothers–and how education and higher income levels don’t decrease the risks.
  • Recipe of the Week: The New York Times shares an easy garlic soup recipe that can be altered to use ingredients you already have. We also shared an open thread of holiday recipes for working women over on Corporette this time last year.
  • Laugh of the Week: Scary Mommy reports hilarious reactions to a recent Beyonce sighting at Target.

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

  • Romper shares how working mom Keli Smith started and runs Kaike (pronounced “cake”), an all-natural, vegan beauty brand. She was also a recipient of Romper’s 2017 Made It Awards.
  • Fortune has details on a “returnship” program by the nonprofit Path Forward, which recently announced that 10 new companies, including Apple, Oracle, Intuit, and Udemy, will be offering positions to mothers who want to return to the workforce. (Video autoplays.)
  • Working Mother offers the ultimate guide to becoming a working mom when you’re a manager.
  • Working Mother also shares responses to a LinkedIn staffer’s request for advice for mothers returning from maternity leave.
  • NPR reports that a Japanese lawmaker’s baby was booted from the floor of the Kumamoto Municipal Assembly. Meanwhile, in May, an Australian senator was allowed to breastfeed her child on the floor of Australia’s Parliament.
  • WBUR’s CommonHealth suggests gender reveal parties are a symptom of society’s overemphasis on gender.
  • NPR asks if YouTube’s algorithm is endangering kids by exposing them to inappropriate videos.
  • Huffington Post explains why the emotional labor women manage during the holidays threatens our mental health.
  • The Washington Post shares an educator’s perspective on how parents can build an alliance with teachers.
  • Mom.me provides details about FPC, a newly launched prenatal fitness studio in Manhattan’s Soho district.
  • Recipe of the Week: Working Mother shares six family dinner recipes that only take six minutes of prep—or less. We also shared an open thread of holiday recipes for working women over on Corporette this time last year.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion shares helpful tips to save money during the holidays, including, “Just tell all of your children they were bad this year.”

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

  • Working Mother has 20 things all working moms should take time to do this holiday season, including shopping for warm and stylish winter accessories and scheduling a no-party weekend.
  • Vulture updates its ranking of Pixar movies to include Coco, which was released today.
  • Scary Mommy offers some independent brands for children’s clothing, while Fashionista shares a new line of clothes from Reformation for fashion-forward and eco-friendly babies.
  • The Washington Post provides a list of the best kids’ books for 2017.
  • The Washington Post also has advice for what to do when your kids have too much stuff.
  • The Strategist shares holiday gift ideas for new moms.
  • Parent Co. has tips to celebrate a child’s birthday when it falls on or around a major holiday.
  • IFL Science reports about a study that found when pregnant women slept on their sides, there was a reduced risk of stillbirths.
  • NPR asks, what is the right age to give a child a smartphone?
  • Recipe of the Week: Over on Corporette, we have an open thread asking for Thanksgiving leftover recipes. We also think there are some good ideas in this Huffington Post list of Thanksgiving sides.
  • Laugh (Groan?) of the Week: Scary Mommy sums up our frustrations and anxieties about current events.

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

  • The Washington Post reports that the first hijab-wearing Barbie doll, which was inspired by U.S. Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, will go on sale next year.
  • The Washington Post also shares an opinion piece by Devorah Blachor, the author of The Feminist’s Guide to Raising a Little Princessabout accepting her daughter’s obsession with Disney [affiliate link].
  • The Strategist offers holiday gift ideas for children to “foster an appreciation for design” at different ages, and all under $30.
  • The New York Times asks, “Where are all the nannies on Instagram?”
  • Parent Co. provides techniques to help your child handle her anger.
  • The Cut has a mom’s perspective of how “breastfeeding killed my sex drive.”
  • ProPublica, in its ongoing coverage of maternal care and preventable deaths, reports that New York City has launched a committee to address the problem.
  • Vulture explains how Black-ish and other recent shows have portrayed girl characters’ first periods, including a look back at how the subject was handled on Blossom7th Heaven, and The Cosby Show.
  • Girl Scouts‘ developmental psychologist Dr. Andrea Bastiani Archibald shares why it’s important for parents not to force girls to show affection to friends and relatives, even at the holidays.
  • Recipe of the Week: If you’ve been thinking of trying a new mashed potato recipe for Thanksgiving, BuzzFeed reviewed six options by Ina Garten, Gordon Ramsay, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Florence, The Pioneer Woman, and 2 Chainz.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion offers arguments for and against school uniforms.

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

  • Huffington Post shares that a 10-year-old girl has created the “Raise Your Hand” Girl Scout patch.
  • Slate offers suggestions for what parents can do to prevent sexist attitudes as early as childhood.
  • The Verge details what YouTube is doing to prevent inappropriate content from making it past the content filters on YouTube Kids.
  • Parent Co. provides tips to stop spreading disease at the pediatrician—and protect your kid from getting sick.
  • Refinery 29 shares that The Longest Shortest Time has a new podcast as part of the  “It’s A Real Mother” series on working motherhood. The second episode in the series features Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has Time, and the first featured former Massachusetts Governor, Jane Swift.
  • Working Mother explores what daycare looks like around the world.
  • The New York Times reports that, according to a new study, pesticides have been linked to problems in pregnancies achieved with assistive reproductive technology.
  • The Economist offers a look at how men and women around the world perceive how they and their partners spend their time.
  • Recipe of the Week: In case you missed it, we recently shared our favorite fall recipes for working moms in an open thread. Feel free to stop by and add your own! We also think these grilled cheese recipes from Working Mother are worth a try.
  • Laugh of the Week: Scary Mommy has a roundup of tweets about motherhood.

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