News Roundup

News roundup - Hatch maternity clothes | CorporetteMomsSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • A Cup of Jo takes you maternity clothes shopping at Hatch.
  • Canada’s National Post talks to fathers who are “leaning out,” while Working Mother talks to mothers with tips on disconnecting from work during family time.
  • A Huffington Post blogger reflects on what it means to be a “a good mom,” while a Huffington Post staffer asks moms to stop making other moms feel guilty about their parenting.
  • What a great idea: The Baltimore Sun reports that Johns Hopkins Hospital has installed a vending machine with pumping supplies (at discounted prices) for its employees who might have forgotten something at home.
  • HelloBee offers “The Lazy Mom’s Guide to Homemade Baby Food.”

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Finally Friday: Tieks

Tieks Ballet flats aren’t my favorite, but even I’ve been lusting after the fun color combinations that Tieks offers — add in their reputation as extremely comfortable shoes, the signature blue sole, as well as the functionality (they’re foldable) and it sounds like a win win.  The shoes are pricey, though — they range from $175-$295. The pictured shoes (in burgundy) are $175; they come in sizes 5-13. Tieks

Everyone Thursday: Harlow Frontal Necklace

Kendra Scott 'Harlow' Frontal Necklace | CorporetteHappy Thursday! I like the simplicity of this necklace, as well as the option to wear it as tight or as loose around your neck as you like. The fact that it comes in eight colors speaks pretty highly of it, too. It was $195 but is now $156 at Nordstrom. Kendra Scott ‘Harlow’ Frontal Necklace

Pregnancy Books: Some of My Favorites

best pregnancy booksThis post is from the early days of CorporetteMoms, when most of the content was in the form of email newsletters. We’re sharing this one again so that more moms and moms-to-be can weigh in and share tips!

I read a ton of books during my first pregnancy, and thought I’d shout out a few of my favorites here…

What To Expect When You’re Expecting: For some reason, I considered this book the “duh, everyone gets that book for pregnancy,” and so it took me by surprise when I realized how hated this book is by many in the pregnancy industry. As near as I can understand it, the first edition of the book may have had harsh advice, and I’ve often heard people describe the book as “fear-mongering.” That said, I loved the fourth edition. Far from fear mongering, I thought it was a gentle warning of what I might expect each month, or a reassuring explanation of what I was already experiencing. I only read one month at a time up until about 32 weeks, when a little scare made me think I should at least skim the final chapters to see what to expect of the labor/postpartum experience.

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Washable Wednesday: Spotted Skirt Dress

Loft Spotted Skirt Dress | CorporetteLoft has a number of cute things lately, including this spotted skirt dress, which is that rare mix of fun and sophisticated. I like the dark colors, the modest hem and high neckline — I think it would look great with knee-high boots and a chunky cardigan on a casual day, or a blazer and pumps on a more important day. And, of course, it’s washable (70% rayon, 30% tencel), and $69.50 full price, in regular and petite. Loft Spotted Skirt Dress

Psst: Here’s a plus-size option.

Feeding Tuesday: Maternity and Nursing Twinkle Dress

Dote Maternity and Nursing Twinkle Dress | CorporetteMomsThis dress looks great for maternity, nursing, and even pumping. I like the dark, sedate colors, as well as the mostly glowing reviews. It’s $99-$109 at Amazon in sizes S-XL. Dote Women’s Maternity and Nursing Twinkle Dress