Weekly News Update for June 20, 2014

News update - Wake Me Up When I'm Skinny | CorporetteMomsSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • Two takes on the recent Pea in the Pod “Wake Me Up When I’m Skinny” t-shirt controversy: Jezebel calls it (and its price tag) outrageous, while Good Enough Mother doesn’t see what everyone’s so upset about. What’s YOUR take?
  • Working Moms Against Guilt rounds up six ways for working moms to fit in summer family fun.
  • Pondering becoming a SAHM? Forbes looks at how alimony reform is affecting how that decision might play out if you get divorced.
  • Whether you have a toddler or a teenager, the same looming dread is there: college (and particularly, how you and/or your kiddo will be paying for it). The WSJ looks at the “significant” way college will be changing in the next 15 years.
  • The NYT’s Motherlode blog ponders the implications and necessity of school dress codes, particularly for girls.
  • What if you have kids, or you’re pregnant (or both), but a close family member or friend is struggling with infertilityAlphaMom has some thoughts on the do’s and don’ts of maintaining the relationship.

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Weekly News Report for June 13, 2014

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

  • Working Moms Against Guilt rounds up some subscription boxes for kids — and for you.
  • Ain’t No Mom Jeans checks out ShopBuru, whose tagline should interest a lot of working moms: “Hand-Picked Ready-to-Wear for Breast-feeding Moms and Beyond.”
  • The Harvard Business Review discusses how a parent can become a “work-life athlete” through the principles of corporate athleticism.
  • NPR takes a look at how parents’ anxious parenting styles can add to their children’s own anxiety.
  • Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Jo asks her readers how many kids they want to, or wanted to, have (see the comments) and how things are turning out. How about you?
  • The WSJ tells us that working fathers’ struggles are starting to sound more and more like working moms’ struggles.  (Does anyone else feel like this is a “well, duh” moment?)
  • The New York Times’ Motherlode blog talks about the all-or-nothing approach to giving our kids our attention.
  • Parents gives you 14 ideas on what to do with all of those art projects your kid brings home.

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Weekly News Report for May 30, 2014

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

  • The Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis blog checks out a new study that looked at the salaries of fathers as compared to other groups — the resulting report is tellingly entitled “The ‘Mommy Tax’ and the ‘Daddy Bonus’.”
  • Ideastream talks to several congresswomen who are mothers who’ve balanced caring for new babies and fulfilling their legislative duties.
  • The Boston Globe talks about a growing trend of mothers re-entering the workforce through part-time consulting or special internship programs with companies who hope to retain them as employees. Prime quote: “So many women have left corporate America to raise a family that the female brain drain can no longer be ignored.”
  • The Chicago Tribune talks to one working mother — head of marketing for her family’s winery — who attended the National Restaurant Association trade show with her newborn baby and was asked to leave because the minimum age for attendees was 16. She had been wearing the sleeping baby in a wrap at the time.

Make sure to check out this week’s news update over at Corporette!

And speaking of newborn babies, here’s some Kat news: her son Harrison Grant Griffin finally arrived over Memorial Day weekend, surprising everyone when he came into the world weighing 10 lbs 1.2 oz. Welcome to the world, Harry! 

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Weekly News Update for May 23, 2014

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

  • The New Yorker criticizes the New York Post’s recent (and rather judgmental) profile of NYC’s First Lady Chirlane McCray and her past decisions as a mother.
  • How do you know when you’re trying to do too much in your life? How much you’re able to take on is partly due to the way you’re wired, says the Wall Street Journal.
  • The New York Times’ Motherlode blog talks about playing the Mom Card. (Do you ever play the Mom Card?)
  • Daily Worth looks at why women are still doing more housework than men (and taking fewer breaks at work, too). If this article inspires you to “outsource,” check out these tips on Corporette for hiring a housecleaner.
  • Working Mother magazine offers busy working moms some tips on boosting your energy throughout the day
  • Work That Bump looks at some essential items to keep in your diaper bag.
  • Just in time for the unofficial start of summer, PopSugar Moms rounds up some sunscreens that are safe for kids.

Make sure to check out this week’s news update over at Corporette!

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Weekly News Update for May 16, 2014

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

  • Pregnant Fashionista recommends a source of reasonably-priced maternity swimwear, Cache Coeur.
  • Wondering what to wear when not at work? Ain’t No Mom Jeans pulls together a seasonless capsule starter wardrobe for moms.
  • The Washington Post’s On Leadership blog discusses a study that looked at flexible work arrangements and their benefits. (You can probably guess what the researchers found.)
  • This needs to be a longer discussion here, so stay tuned — but check out this BigLaw partner’s message of “it gets better” to parents of young kids everywhere (at Above the Law).
  • After looking at factors such as quality of childcare, work/life balance, and the gender pay gap, WalletHub recently published a list of the best/worst states for working moms. The Balancing Act column in the Chicago Tribune criticizes the study for focusing only on moms and not dads. How did your state do? And what’s your take on Heidi Stevens’ column?
  • Scary Mommy explains some key mom tricks to have up your sleeve (some language NSFW).
  • Forbes rounds up some money lessons to teach your daughters.
  • Working Moms Against Guilt wonders if it’s ever ok to comment on the parenting choices of others.

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Weekly News Update for May 9, 2014

Working Mothers Stats | CorporetteSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • The Wall Street Journal’s At Work blog takes a look at a new report on working mothers that Ancestry.com compiled from U.S. Census data. One tidbit: in 1860, 7.5% of mothers in the U.S. worked outside of the home.
  • The Miami Herald shares suggestions from working moms on helpful apps they use to save time and make day-to-day  life a little bit easier.
  • University of London researchers have discovered that “baby brain” may exist. (MAY exist? Have these researchers been pregnant?), says the Telegraph.
  • And speaking of baby brain… how about “MOM brain”? Hello Ladies looks at a new findings from researchers in Israel about “invisible tasks.”
  • Hellobee suggests several toys that help preschoolers learn and develop without any workbooks or flashcards.
  • PopSugar Smart Living rounds up some Mother’s Day freebies and deals — from Amazon to Shutterfly to Starbucks.

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