News Roundup

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

  • Racked looks at how Ulta is rebranding and becoming more popular.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut reviews the MakeupDrop, a new kind of makeup brush/sponge.
  • Forbes interviews Ula Tuszewicka, the founder of baby carrier company Baby Tula, which sold for $73.8 million last year.
  • Working Mother reports that Savannah Guthrie shortened her maternity leave because she couldn’t wait to get back to work at Today. Also from Working Mother, a piece about the mom whose birth photographer ditched her after finding out she was having a C-section.
  • Lisa Quinn writes for Modern Mom about rejecting the idea of Supermom.
  • Techcrunch introduces you to a new app called Peanut that helps you make mom friends. (“Peanut”?)
  • Megan Nix writes for The New York Times’ Well Family about congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV), which she caught when she was pregnant, and how it affected her baby daughter.
  • Huffington Post contributor Isabel Rose wrote a piece called “To Ivanka Trump, From The Mother Of A Trans Child.”
  • Bustle shares 15 baby name ideas inspired by Margaret Atwood’s characters.
  • The Soft Landing explains how lead was found in Green Sprouts Sippy Cups and how the company has handled it.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, Buzzfeed has 100 parenting memes for you.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Gah! My kids had those Green Spouts cups, because I was trying to be uber safe and avoid plastic! We can’t freaking win! (Nobody has ever had elevated lead levels though, so I guess no harm done in my case at least.)

  2. Peanut is only available on iTunes/iPhones right now. No luck to Android moms.

    Love the concept, but hate the name. And feel like it won’t succeed until they get the Android version out. I looked in my area and usage is super sparse. When I look at my own groups of friends, less than half have iPhones, so there’s not actually a group where I would send the invite because I don’t want to leave some people out.

  3. Anon in NOVA says:

    That CMV one is scary. Is that something I should ask my doctor to test me for if I get pregnant?

    • Marilla says:

      Weirdly CMV seems to be a big focus in some countries and not at all in others. I never heard about it from my OB or GP during pregnancy, but friends living in Israel have said it’s regularly brought up. It seems to be especially brought up during second/later pregnancies in terms of not sharing food with your toddler for fear of catching a virus during pregnancy.

    • Anonymous says:

      that CMV one is definitely scary. I know one person who had it in college (they tested her for it because its symptoms can be similar to Mono as an adult) but I’ve only read it about it during pregnancy as a random cause of stillbirth. My doctor never brought it up.

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