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.

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

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Weekly News Update

Rewarding Kids to Eat Healthy? | CorporetteMomsSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • Raise Healthy Eaters takes a look at rewarding kids for healthy eating habits — good idea or bad idea? How do you get your kids to eat vegetables and other not-always-popular foods?
  • Lifehacker explains several things moms-to-be should know about breastfeeding.
  • Homemaker, housewife, stay-at-home mom? Slate’s DoubleX blog wonders what we should call mothers who don’t work outside the home.
  • The New York Times’ Motherlode blog delves into the issue of putting your babysitter/nanny on the books.
  • Working Moms Against Guilt discusses what the term “work-life balance” really means.
  • Alpha Mom answers a reader’s question about a potential in-law babysitting arrangement. If you’re pregnant, are you including family members in your childcare plan?

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

On Corporette Recently…

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  • We talked about ways to dress professionally in hot weather.
  • Readers compared notes on handling finances in their relationships.
  • We also had a lively discussion about dealing with an offensive comment from a client.

Pictured: Healthy homemade school lunches, originally uploaded to Flickr by Jennifer Chait