News Roundup

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

  • The New York Times has tips for getting the not-too-perfect holiday card photo, including this “fail” by Alex Maness Photography.
  • Racked shares New Zealand brand Lonely Maternity’s new lingerie line for women who are nursing and expecting.
  • Refinery 29 explains how former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift handled being a high-profile working mother and the first governor to give birth while in office.
  • Harvard Business Review states a new report found “what we subconsciously learn from our parents plays an important role in how we think about and manage work-life balance.”
  • Science features a professor’s experience as one of the few women in her field: “I can only help [students] reach their full potential as their mentor—not their mother.”
  • The Cut features a mom’s story of being the mother of a child with Down syndrome—including work-life balance.
  • The Guardian offers the story of a woman who was on bed rest for 88 days. (Spoiler alert: Her son is now 17.)
  • Parent Co. provides the benefits of having pets and kids.
  • NBC News warns against assuming that a baby’s gender will determine his or her personality.
  • The Washington Post advises how one mom learned to be less reliant on a smartphone and, in turn, became more tuned-in as a parent.
  • A Mighty Girl shares a new Lego building set that features the women of NASA.
  • 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 are appreciating the recipes on this BuzzFeed list of 11 lazy, er, quick and easy (and tasty!) recipes from food bloggers.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion offers tips on getting organized at home and in the office. (Unrelated video may autoplay.)

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  • Fast Company provides the story behind apparel and accessories at Target for Toca Boca, a gender-neutral brand for kids.
  • Today has details about a clothing line, also available at Target, for children with special needs.
  • Scary Mommy explains why parents need to receive—or refresh—CPR and first aid training.
  • CNN Money shares that Richard Branson encourages his staff to work from home to be able to spend more time with their families (video autoplays).
  • Time asks, “Why do so many moms feel so bad about themselves?”
  • The Washington Post offers four tips to address the uneven “mental load” many women carry at home.
  • American Public Media Reports shares how American schools are failing children who have dyslexia.
  • NPR suggests tips for the transition to middle school.
  • NPR also reports that an 11-year-old girl has invented a lead-detection device for water that’s faster than existing tools.
  • Mind/Shift of KQED explores how and why to challenge gifted children in school.
  • Recipe of the Week: We recently shared our favorite fall recipes for working moms in an open thread, including this three-step technique to roast frozen veggies. Feel free to stop by and add your own!
  • Laugh of the Week: Scary Mommy shares some of the funniest—and punny-est—family Halloween costumes, including Taco Belle and Stranger “Things.”

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

  • Cool Mom has step-by-step guidance from a mom who packs lunches for her four kids for the entire week on Sundays–in less than 30 minutes.
  • The Washington Post reports that a 9-year-old girl was not allowed to participate in her First Communion with classmates because she wanted to wear a white suit instead of a dress.
  • The Washington Post also explains why it’s a bad idea to eat your placenta, according to a new report.
  • Business Insider offers advice from a Google executive who sticks to a 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. workday (plus occasional evening work).
  • The Atlantic investigates whether artificial turf is safe for playgrounds.
  • The Girl Scouts’ website shares six tips for parents when it comes to young girls and sexual harassment.
  • The Cut, as part of its How I Got This Baby series, tells the story of a mom “who spent more than $11,000 on sperm.”
  • VacationKids provides tips for planning a multi-family vacation.
  • Speaking of family vacations, The Trek reports that, for the first time, a family with a baby has hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail–all 2,190 miles.
  • IFLScience states that, according to a new study, men have an increased risk of dying if they receive a blood transfusion from a woman who was pregnant prior to donating blood.
  • People shares that the Michigan mom who, after refusing to vaccinate her child, spent five days in jail and lost primary custody, said she would “do it all over again.” (Video autoplays.)
  • Recipe of the Week: Oregon Live offers 13 ideas for Halloween parties, including Witch’s Brew Pumpkin Stew and Pumpkin Chipotle Hummus.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion shares some mostly fake statistics about Halloween. The one about family pets is probably true. (Video autoplays.)

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

  • Health shares the results of a new study that found “men tend to devote more of their days off to relaxing, compared to women who spend them tending to childcare and housework.”
  • Working Mother has released its list of the 100 best companies of 2017, as well as the 2017 working mothers of the year.
  • News.com.au, an Australian news site, reports how the chief executive of PepsiCo Australia and New Zealand “has been championing family-friendly, flexible work policies” for junior and senior employees.
  • Glassdoor highlights 15 companies with the best parental leave policies.
  • Huffington Post describes how the ABC show Black-ish took on the subject of postpartum depression.
  • Vox explains how the maternal mortality rate in California is one-third of the national average.
  • The Washington Post offers advice for parents when it comes to teen drivers’ safety–and insurance rates.
  • The New York Times asks why more American teens than ever are suffering from anxiety.
  • NPR’s Here and Now also details the effects of anxiety on children, including “why some kids refuse to go to school and what schools can do to help these students.”
  • The Atlantic interviews an expert about the history of the Girl Scouts in light of the recent announcement that girls will be allowed to join the Boy Scouts.
  • Recipe of the Week: Buzzfeed offers some breakfast ideas you can make ahead of time.
  • Laugh of the Week: Scary Mommy shares funny tweets about parenting in the fall, from apple picking to decorating to buying those jack-o-lantern teatowels you must have.

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