News Roundup

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

  • Forbes has released the list of Top Influencers of 2017 for Parenting, including founders of the most-subscribed parenting channel on YouTube, What’s Up Moms, Meg Resnikoff and Elle Walker.
  • Scary Mommy reports that Skinny Girl CEO, mother, and Real Housewives star Bethenny Frankel has been flying supplies into Puerto Rico.
  • Working Mother offers Hallmark CMO Lindsey Roy’s account of being a working mother in the aftermath of losing both of her legs in a boating accident.
  • Working Mother also shares that if a bonus was withheld because an employee was on maternity leave, the employer “likely violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids employers from discriminating against employees based on gender and gender-stereotyping.”
  • Inc. shares that Spanx founder and CEO Sara Blakely‘s father taught her about the value of failure by regularly asking, “What did you fail at this week?”
  • Refinery 29 has a mom’s account of being a functioning alcoholic who appeared to be the “perfect” mom.
  • Psychology Today provides advice on how to talk to your children about the tragedy in Las Vegas.
  • Fast Company reports that Mattel is canceling Aristotle, a product that would be “an Amazon Alexa for kids crossed with a smart baby monitor,” due to privacy concerns.
  • Meanwhile, The New York Times asks if parents are over-monitoring their babies.
  • Buzzfeed offers a list of beloved toys from around the world.
  • Huffington Post shares 40 Halloween ideas for girls who prefer not to shop in the “girl costume” aisle, as well as 25 suggestions for mother-daughter costumes.
  • Recipe of the Week: We’ve been trying the recipes in this O Magazine roundup. We’re especially fans of the hummus-crusted chicken, but everything has been good so far.
  • Laugh of the Week: Scary Mommy shares how a grandmother judged If Animals Could Talk, what appeared to be an illustrated kids’ book, only by its cover. She judged wrong.

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