Everyone Thursday: Zuma Beach Necklace

Banana Republic Zuma Beach Statement NecklaceOooh, pretty. I really like the gray stones for this statement necklace. I like the linear, yet natural, feel to the stones, and I think the mix of gray and gold is an unusual one (they also have it in a teal agate). The gray necklace was $98, but is now marked to $45 at Banana Republic; use code BRSHOPNOW to bring the price down to $22.50. Banana Republic Zuma Beach Statement Necklace

Washable Wednesday: Sleeveless Jersey Shift Dress

Eileen Fisher Washable Sleeveless Jersey Shift Dress | CorporetteMomsEileen Fisher is another brand that, I’m learning, has an entire line of washable items marketed as such. This jersey shift dress looks simple but, I suspect, is well made enough that it’ll hold up well for quite some time, which hopefully makes up for the fact that they’re all a bit pricier than your standard ponte dress. This one is $198; there’s a lovely plus-size one with 3/4 sleeves that is marked down to $130 (and a slightly different one at $142). Eileen Fisher Washable Sleeveless Jersey Shift Dress

Feeding Tuesday: Formula Mixing Pitcher

Formula Mixing PitcherI’ll be honest: as a breastfeeding mom, I’m most familiar with making single servings of formula for times when, er, Mommy couldn’t feed the baby (or, yes, for times we’ve supplemented, or for purposes of mixing with cereal). Still, I wanted to throw the formula-feeding moms one since that’s obviously a valid choice that’s been underrepresented with our nursing/pumping-friendly picks. So formula moms — what are your favorite products?   The pictured product, Dr. Brown’s Formula Mixing Pitcher, is highly rated on Amazon, with 598 customer reviews and 4.5 stars — it makes up to 32 ounces at a time with minimal air, it’s BPA free, and all parts are dishwasher safe. Oh yes: and it’s marked down from $19 to $14 (and eligible for Prime). Formula Mixing Pitcher

(In general, should I include feeding products in the mix (along with nursing and pumping-friendly picks) for Feeding Tuesdays, in the interest of sparking discussion and sharing tips?)

Maternity Monday: Maternity/Nursing Tank

bun maternity nursing tankHmmn. In our Guide to Looking Professional While Pregnant, I noted that I didn’t think maternity tanks were worth the money — but I’ve also said that I do recommend a few “nursing” tops (if you’re nursing) for those fun times that you can plan on nursing in public — airplanes, doctors’ offices, the occasional playdate, and more. This tank seems pricey ($45!) but the numerous positive reviews — from women who say they hate the shelf-bra nursing tanks anyway (agree!) — seem solid. I like the fact that it’s a good layering in piece in pregnancy and beyond, and I like the fact that it comes in 8 colors — it shows confidence from the brand. Ladies, what are your thoughts on the necessity of maternity tanks — or nursing tanks? Bun Maternity/Nursing Tank

News Roundup

News update - unprepared for babySome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • The Washington Post talks about the ways that many parents are unprepared for the life changes that take place when you welcome a newborn. Also in the Post, a mother explains — after being questioned and criticized repeatedly — why she didn’t (and couldn’t) breastfeed.
  • Work/life balance? Fortune explains the idea of the work/life mashup (h/t to The Broadsheet).
  • Above the Law has the story of a lawyer whose motion for continuance was denied — her client’s immigration hearing was scheduled on a day during her maternity leave. She ended up bringing her weeks-old baby to the hearing, which brought a harsh scolding from the judge, who had denied the motion due to “no good cause.”
  • Abigail Raminsky writes for Medium about the reasons for — and the consequences of — keeping pregnancy a secret until the risk of a miscarriage has decreased.
  • Time looks at a new study that shows how family meals can affect kids’ diet and weight.
  • Gothamist has a piece by the mother of a four-year-old about an altercation that took place when she and her daughter were sitting on a NYC bus.
  • Working Mother rounds up some great fall reads, including new books from Ian McEwan, Amy Poehler, and Lena Dunham.
  • Photo Book Girl tells you about the best deals for photo cards this holiday season.

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Finally Friday: Fabulist Heels

Anne Klein FabulistI’ve tried a lot of the brands mentioned in our comfortable heels guide — but I must say that the one of my favorite pair of shoes ever was from Anne Klein’s iFlex line.  I like the super flexible fit (it can bend up to 90 degrees!), the 2″ heel, and the comfortable ankle strap.  The price is also great: it’s $79, full price at Zappos.  Anne Klein Fabulist