News Roundup

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

  • Cosmopolitan shares the story of a mom who made matching outfits for her and her daughter out of bedsheets, pictured here. Based on the popularity of the post, she said, she plans to start a “Mommy & Me” clothing line.
  • The Cut profiles a celebrity lawyer and mother of three kids, Lisa Bloom, on how she manages her work and family life.
  • Mommyish reports how a runner, coach, assistant dean, non-profit founder, and working mom snapped back at critics of her running outfit.
  • Lifehacker provides a chart that suggests how to save for college tuition for your kid(s), year by year.
  • The Wirecutter claims that the best infant car seat is the Chicco KeyFit 30.
  • The New York Times shares how to help children through the transition period after a nanny leaves for good.
  • The New York Times also offers research that if parents who run with a stroller “push themselves while they push the stroller,” they will burn more calories.
  • Romper provides advice on how to talk to your boss about your office’s breast-pumping policies, including how to improve those policies, if needed.
  • Time Out offers a roundup of back-to-school sales, including national and online retailers.
  • Mashable suggests sharing this episode of Sesame Street (available on YouTube) to help kids understand and cope with the effects of natural disasters, like Hurricane Harvey.
  • Huffington Post reports that the potential repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) could have a substantial impact on the mental wellbeing of children of immigrant parents whose immigration status would be at risk.
  • Recipe of the Week: Stylecaster shares these easy summer appetizer recipes to get you through the Labor Day Weekend.
  • Laugh of the Week: Scary Mommy shares a mom’s video where she responds to complaints on social media about back-to-school shopping: “It’s the end of August. I will give you anything to take my kids.”

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

  • Mommyish shares some of Target‘s new sensory-friendly clothing options, including this t-shirt from Cat & Jack (affiliate links).
  • The New York Times offers an opinion piece about the challenges of being a woman and a mother in the field of national security defense.
  • Working Mother explains why having a “Mommy MBA” is a good thing for moms in the workforce.
  • Parents provides 10 different stories of moms who reinvented their careers to be more family-friendly.
  • Huffington Post shares a mom’s story that a “carefree child was a gift to my Type A, task-driven nature.”
  • NPR reports that a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that children who start school a little later are more likely to succeed, even into college.
  • For back-to-school, Mom.me shares seven tips to help your child navigate kindergarten.
  • Mom.me also offers a list of 20 things kids don’t need to know before they enter kindergarten.
  • Lifehacker’s Offspring provides etiquette tips for social media mommy groups.
  • Scary Mommy details motherhood’s “seasons of anxiety.”
  • The New York Times also offers helpful tips for visiting a college town for a vacation.
  • Recipe of the Week: When it’s too hot for cooking, this easy gazpacho recipe from the Barefoot Contessa is worth a try.
  • Laugh of the Week: Huffington Post offers some parenting fail tweets when it comes to being the tooth fairy.

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

  • The Washington Post shares how to prepare kids to have a good and safe time during Monday’s solar eclipse.
  • Cool Mom Picks offers the best places to buy jeans for tall girls.
  • The Cut profiles Chloe Lonsdale, founder of M.i.h Jeans and mother of four kids under the age of 7.
  • LifeHacker’s Offspring explains how to find a hack-proof baby monitor.
  • Offspring also suggests a “veggie happy hour” to get kids to eat more vegetables.
  • PBS’s NewsHour reports on why some preschools are sending kids outdoors, rain or shine.
  • The New York Times details why many moms feel they are always being judged for their parenting skills, especially by their own families.
  • The New York Times also reports that sleep problems during pregnancy could be connected to premature births.
  • NPR shares the results of a study in MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing that found many nurses were ill-equipped to talk to moms about postpartum health risks.
  • The L.A. Times offers advice on how to talk to your kids about last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville.
  • An opinion in The Washington Post states, in light of the Taylor Swift trial, girls should no longer be raised to think that they should always be polite.
  • Recipe of the Week: A healthy take on corn fritters.
  • Laugh of the Week: Scary Mommy shares parenting tips from Ali Wong and other comedians.

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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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