Feeding Tuesday: Fresh Food Feeder

Munchkin Fresh Food FeederThis one isn’t so much a recommendation, but rather a question: I have bought or received numerous mesh fresh food feeders like this through the years, and have yet to open a single one because I’ve always done the baby-led weaning thing. Perhaps I am just inordinately comfortable with my baby gagging? Are they good for frozen foods when they’re teething (hmmn, perhaps I will try a frozen bagel in this guy and see how it goes), or for something more specific? Ladies, what do you like to use these for? (And when? Harry will be 10 months in a week or two and is already pretty adept at feeding himself.) Should you want to purchase one, these are $6.99 at Amazon for two. Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder

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Maternity Monday: Jersey Wrap Dress

Lirola Maternity Jersey Dress | CorporetteMomsWe featured the regular version of this wrap dress a few weeks ago on Corporette, but it’s worth noting that the same Etsy seller has several cute maternity options.  I love the high neckline, the elbow length sleeves, the ladylike hemline, and the general, flattering vibe and color of the wrap dress.  It’s $129, and you can choose your length (and even order a custom size if you want). Lirola Maternity Jersey Wrap Dress

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Building a maternity wardrobe for work? Check out our page with more suggestions along both classic and trendy/seasonal lines.

News Roundup

news roundup - baby monitorSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • Inc. looks at the latest baby monitors that track more than you ever expected them to.
  • Above the Law introduces a new columnist, an anonymous BigLaw associate who is also a mom.
  • Fortune looks at a recent public depiction of working motherhood.
  • The Washington Post talks to parents who feel like they have to lie to their bosses about leaving work for kid-related commitments (which so often take place during regular weekday work hours, of course).
  • Ashton Kutcher has noticed that there are NEVER any changing stations in men’s rooms. (So true, and so annoying.)
  • Keeping Mommy Sane has tips for becoming an early-morning exerciser.
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week, from The Toast.

Do be sure to check out the news update over at Corporette!

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Finally Friday: Air Juliana 45 Pump

Cole Haan Air Juliana 45 Pump | CorporetteMomsAmazon has a pretty nice trove of lucky sizes in this Cole Haan Air Juliana pump, presumably some of the last shoes now that the Cole Haan Air collaboration has finished. (We talked about their new comfort shoe line, Grand OS, here.) Reviews are mixed on how the new line compares to the older Cole Haan Air shoes, though, so if you’re on the hunt, you may want to check this shoe out. There’s a pretty wide price range, from $52-$148 — good luck, ladies! Cole Haan Air Juliana 45 Pump

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Everyone Thursday: One-Button Cashmere Blazer

Neiman Marcus One-Button Cashmere Blazer | CorporetteMomsThis cashmere blazer is one of those things that Neiman Marcus always seem to have on sale in new colors — for $138 now (down from $398) it’s at a pretty great price, and there’s a lot of inventory left. I may be a bit biased because I always have good luck Woolite-washing my cashmere, but I think it’s a great way to straddle the lines of comfortable, warm, and professional — and it works whether you’re pregnant, nursing, or beyond. The sweater is $138. Neiman Marcus One-Button Cashmere Blazer

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Networking for Busy Working Moms

nametags - networking as a momI’m curious if I’m the only one: I really, really struggle with networking post-kids. So I’m curious, ladies: how do you fit networking into an already packed schedule as a working mom? How far in advance do you schedule networking events and conferences? Do you try to attend “bang for your buck” type things (where you can go to one event and see many people), or do you limit the time you spend at events (I have 15 minutes to see X, Y, and Z and then leave)? Do you spend more time researching networking events (which to go to, who to talk to) than you used to? And how about one-on-one networking, such as follow-up lunches, catch-up lunches, and more — are those more difficult to fit into your schedule now?

A related question: do you find that networking downward, such as attending alumni events to help mentor and sponsor younger women, is harder to fit into your schedule? Are you stingier with your time than you used to be?

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