News Roundup

News roundup - The NightlightSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • Just launched: The Nightlight, a blog that offers guides to buying the best baby gear.
  • In the NYT, Yael Chatav Schonbrun shares her efforts to combine motherhood and academia.
  • In another NYT opinion piece, Courtney E. Martin writes about the difficulty American parents face in finding quality, affordable child care.
  • The Muse tells moms to quit five bad habits that just add more stress to our lives. (What do you think of this advice?)
  • Apartment Therapy (via Lifehacker) gives you three easy ways to declutter that don’t take much time at all.

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News Roundup

News update - wine holderSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • So, you may have seen those sippy-cup wine glasses, or the ones labeled “Mommy Juice.” Well, Hello Ladies introduces you to the latest mom-friendly wine accessory, which gives you a place to enjoy your wine in the shower.
  • Kat’s had gray hairs since she was 26, but they seem to be multiplying every time her toddler learns a new death-defying trick… Lucky tells us 6 ways to cover up grays fast, at least at the roots.
  • Our hair has a tendency to change after pregnancy (with some changes welcome, others not so much!); Alpha Mom answers a reader question about the aftermath of getting highlights.
  • Long-but-good read: in the Atlantic, Stephen Marche writes about work-life balance and poses this question, among others: “Where is the chorus of men asking for paternity leave?” What do you think of Marche’s essay?
  • Cribsters features a post from a mother who works full time but don’t suffer from “working mom guilt.”
  • Hmm, maybe she has one of the jobs on this list — Glassdoor’s 20 best jobs for work/life balance, via the Muse.
  • Working Moms Against Guilt gives some advice on getting back to a workout routine after having a baby.
  • Could you eat well for $4 a day? This free cookbook (PDF download) shows you how, via Lifehacker. Other good recipe sources: the $5 Dinners blog and the Food Network’s Ten Dollar Dinners. Any other thrifty recipe sites (or cookbooks) you know of?

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News Roundup

Weekly News Update - end of the daySome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • The NYT’s Motherlode blog asks readers how they cope with the end-of-the-weekday combination of needy kids and a tired mom.
  • Elle looks at a female-led company with a “bring your kid to work” policy.
  • On Scary Mommy, Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa Heffernan look back at (and second guess) the decision to become a stay-at-home mom.
  • The Baltimore Sun examines the trend of consuming your placenta (in pill form, etc.), after giving birth in hopes of easing postpartum depression.
  • Renegade Mothering gets real about parents “embracing the moment” (some language NSFW).

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News Roundup

News update - paternity leave is contagiousSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • The Atlantic reports on a new study that found that fathers who take paternity leave may influence other dads to do the same.
  • This Huff Post Parents post by Amy Morrison isn’t new, but there’s a good reason it’s gotten thousands of social media shares: It’s a great reality check if you’re feeling guilty about, say, not making your own baby food, or about not using cloth diapers, or about your daughter bringing store-bought Dora valentines to preschool instead of Pinterest-inspired homemade ones. The title? “Why You’re Never Failing As a Mother.”
  • The NYT features an essay by a mother who struggled with work/life balance after her baby was born (she held a corporate marketing job at the time) and watched her friends with kids each make different decisions about work and family.
  • Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Jo shares the story of an American family who has been living in London for several years and has learned the many differences between British parenting and parenting in the U.S.
  • A mother who wrote an essay for Huff Post Parents shares her shift in thinking about other people’s opinions of her parenting when they see her with her daughter, who has autism.
  • Things many moms are eternally grateful for: the Woombie, Sophie the Giraffe … and online shopping. Lollie Shopping shares a service called Return Saver, which — after you pay a yearly membership fee — gives you free return shipping (with a couple of conditions) for an unlimited (!) number of online purchases.

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News Roundup

kids outside - news updateSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • The Boston Globe reports that — with kids spending so much time indoors — pediatricians have been writing prescriptions for active time outside.
  • Kate Tuttle, writing for Dame Magazine, talks about being an “accidental housewife” and a feminist.
  • Renegade Mothering has a set of guidelines for drama-free mom relationships, including: “I understand that ‘on time’ means ‘not as late as I usually am.'”
  • USA Today shares some apps and websites that can help keep kids’ brains in learning mode this summer [warning: auto-play video above article].
  • Ever see a film and think something along the lines of, “[Actress] is way too young to be playing mom to [actress of similar age]”? Vulture has gathered several examples of the impossibly-young movie mom.
  • Nostalgia time! Remember Raffi? Of course you remember Raffi (even if you don’t want to). “Baby Beluga”? “Down By the Bay”? Raffi talks about his new children’s album in this interview with NPR (in which he barks like a dog and namechecks Tom Waits).

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Fourth of July Sales!

Happy Fourth of July!  As usual we’ve rounded up 61 of the best sales for women’s workwear over at Corporette. Here’s a quick roundup of maternity shops and kiddo stores:

Maternity Clothes:

Baby Gear:

  • Bed Bath & Beyond – Baby & Kids’ Clearance.
  • eBags – Up to 65% off.
  • Giggle – 20% off 300+ items with code SUMMER14 plus free shipping (excludes furniture).

Kids’ Clothes and Shoes: