News Roundup

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

  • Lifehacker’s Offspring shares how to implement a Kanban, “a simple system for managing your to-dos,” such as this one. (We mentioned it in a past post on dividing up chores.)
  • Fast Company reports that a “maternity concierge service” is helping to keep women on the leadership track at a national bank.
  • Working Mother offers advice on what to do if you are in an unhealthy relationship with your job.
  • The New York Times shares a woman’s love letter to her future surrogate.
  • The Huffington Post reports why postpartum anxiety continues to be overlooked.
  • NPR shares stories from listeners about how various cultures “have come up with ways to ensure that new moms feel supported, loved and able to overcome any problems they have while learning to breast-feed.”
  • NPR also reports that, “In recent years, black girls have been sent home for wearing dreadshead wraps and even wearing their hair naturally.”
  • Scary Mommy shares a helpful positive-discipline cheat sheet.
  • Scary Mommy also shares the story behind a mom’s viral Facebook post that asks, “Can we all climb down off judgmental mountain for a second? And just support one another?”
  • The Washington Post shares three suggestions to help your kids complete summer reading assignments.
  • BuzzFeed has compiled heartwarming reactions to the news that Mindy Kaling is reportedly pregnant.
  • Recipe of the Week: We recently had an open thread about summer recipes for working moms. Kat recommended this quinoa salad, and our readers also shared their faves.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Ugly Volvo shared some Craigslist Missed Connections ads, “Parents4Parents.”

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

  • The Strategist shares the best toys and gifts for kids on Kickstarter, according to Kickstarter.
  • The New York Times shares a mom’s opinion about screens: “I have even made peace with our love of poor-quality screen time, so long as we are still doing the other things that make up a good life.”
  • NPR offers a reading list for your woke kid.
  • The Cut shares a list of “eight great books to read while you’re stuck nursing.”
  • Mommyish reports that parents are furious with the mom who complained about another family’s use of iPads at a restaurant in an open letter.
  • The Washington Post shares how a lawyer and mom copes with knowing her children will sometimes ask for her nanny instead of her.
  • GOOD Sports reports that South Carolina’s Youth Soccer Association has launched “Silent September,” banning parents from cheering or jeering from the sidelines.
  • Scary Mommy asks that commenters “Please be kind or kindly zip your lips.”
  • NPR reports that beachgoers formed a human chain that saved a family that was caught in a riptide in Florida.
  • Recipe of the Week: Kat recommends these pizza recipes from Flatout Bread.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion shares some essentials you should take on your next beach outing.

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

  • ABC News reports that the smartphone app Count the Kicks helped a mom save her baby’s life.
  • The Sweethome reviews sunscreens and explains why their favorite is rated SPF 70.
  • The New York Times offers tips on how to have a safe and healthy vegetarian or vegan pregnancy.
  • The New York Times also reports that some colleges are teaching students how to deal with failure.
  • The Washington Post shares five things a working mother wishes she had known while running a business and raising her children.
  • Woman’s Day shares why prenatal vitamins might be dangerous if you’re not pregnant.
  • Mommyish reports on financial advice so bad it includes not paying all of your bills, even if you can afford it (seriously).
  • Quartz shares a study that finds having kids may lower a woman’s self-esteem for at least three years.
  • The Washington Post reports that the placenta capsules a new mother began taking after giving birth caused her newborn baby to contract a dangerous infection.
  • The Postpartum Mama explains that “Taking things off of the plate is no longer enough. I need to put the plate down. I need to step away from it. I need Adam to step up to the plate.”
  • Harvard Business Review has seven “working parent power moves” to improve our careers, our families, and ourselves.
  • Laugh of the Week: Scary Mommy shares a video about the fictional but dreamy sounding idea of “Mom Camp,” by the women of “I Mom So Hard.”
  • Recipe of the Week: Parents has a stuffed peppers recipe that can be made either with beef and chicken broth or with soy crumbles and vegetable stock. If you have access to a grill, you can also avoid turning on the oven. (You may need to register to view the recipe, but registration is free.)

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

  • Upworthy explains the story behind a viral photo (97,000+ likes!) of celebrity dad Justin Baldoni and his daughter, pictured here.
  • Racked shares one woman’s postpartum concerns of feeling like she “lived in someone else’s body.”
  • Huffington Post shares Blake Lively’s message about CPR for parents of young children.
  • The New York Times presents a mom’s experience of having her second baby on the way to the hospital in Los Angeles — in her car — and why it was difficult to obtain a birth certificate.
  • Vox reports when it comes to common postpartum symptoms, “Women didn’t know the range of what’s normal, when to seek guidance, and who to ask” because their providers didn’t explain it to them.
  • The Cut reports that black American girls are perceived as less innocent than white American girls as early as kindergarten.
  • The Cut also advocates for taking a babymoon, and offers helpful suggestions.
  • Scary Mommy explains how to talk to children about LGBTQ rights.
  • Cafe Mom shares why one mom waited to start a family until she and her husband had been married for 19 years.
  • Huffington Post also reports that advice columnist “Dear Abby” updated her response to a question about whether it is OK to ask parents if they keep guns in their homes to: “Part of assuring that your daughter will be safe involves asking whether there are weapons on the premises and, if so, what safety precautions have been taken.”
  • Recipe of the week: Cookie and Kate’s vegetarian sushi bowl has all the flavors of sushi but requires significantly less effort. You can also check out our open thread about easy summer recipes, and submit your own favorites.
  • Laugh of the week: McSweeney’s translates your baby.

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

  • Buzzfeed profiles a “tiny Picasso,” including her artwork, shown here.
  • The New York Times offers advice for helping children grieve the loss of a pet.
  • Parents shares 10 ways for busy moms to find harmony even when they only have a few minutes, including apps, scents, and music therapy.
  • Scary Mommy explains “how to name your baby in peace,” even while others are not-so-silently judging you.
  • The Washington Post reports that a Colorado father is trying to ban preteens from owning smartphones.
  • New York magazine’s Vulture explains why kids are getting into comic books aimed at them.
  • Doctor Kate addresses parents’ internet-induced fears of “dry drowning,” which is often described incorrectly.
  • At a recent speech, the BBC reports, an educational leader advised that “girls should be encouraged to take the sorts of risks boys were more likely to take,” but “they should also be taught to say no and not always be willing to please.”
  • Café Mom explains the potential risks of using fetal heart monitors.
  • Recipe of the week: Food Network’s roasted turkey and basil cream cheese pinwheel sandwiches can be made ahead of time, and the kids can help.
  • Laugh of the week: The Onion investigates in this video: “Can A Mother Actually Lift A Car If Her Child Is Trapped Under It?”

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  • We offered advice on how to navigate Los Angeles as part of Corporette’s City Guide series, including where to stay, eat, and play, as well as safety tips.
  • We shared a new resource, Work Wardrobe Essentials, and we asked readers for their advice to recent graduates building their own work wardrobes.
  • We provided tips to ace an online video interview — from what you should have on hand, to what you can do to practice ahead of time.

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

  • New York magazine’s The Cut shares a mom’s story of how she learned more from reading books to her child, including Good Night Vermont, than she did from studying traditional parenting books.
  • My Domaine shares road trip ideas for kids that parents will also enjoy, from Savannah to Santa Fe.
  • Working Mother shares how a former New Zealand lawmaker responded to criticisms about her flexible work schedule.
  • Working Mother also shares why a “bad mommy” doesn’t take her kids to the park.
  • Scary Mommy reports on a mom who was arrested for leaving her baby alone in a car (that was locked and heated on a 36-degree day) for three minutes.
  • Scary Mommy also makes its case why lawyer moms make excellent moms. “Exhibit A. We read the fine print.”
  • Parents magazine shares fashion designer and mom-to-be Lauren Conrad’s pregnancy confessions.
  • Buzzfeed examines how “in transgressing the boundaries of the ‘cute celebrity pregnancy,'” Kim Kardashian “effectively called attention to the constrictive, regressive norms of how women, celebrity or not, are now expected to ‘perform’ pregnancy in public.”
  • The Huffington Post has started a podcast about the challenges of infertility.
  • The Huffington Post also shares a mom’s reaction to her “mommy makeover.”
  • Fast Company reports that Gymboree has joined many other retailers that are going out of business.
  • Recipe of the Week: Delish.com has suggestions for every day of the week, starting with Hawaiian grilled cheese.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion reports, “pop icon Beyonce unexpectedly debuted a teaser foot Thursday ahead of the highly anticipated birth of her twins.”

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  • We asked readers: “What makeup are you loving right now? What makeup and beauty things are you hunting for? What makeup trends intrigue you — what do you want to try?”
  • Kat shared how to get Claire Underwood’s look on House of Cards.
  • We took a look back into Corporette history.

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