Washable Wednesday: Ponte Elbow Sleeve Dress with Pockets

Target Merona Ponte Elbow Pockets DressThis dress may not look like much, but Corporette readers have sung its praises for years. I own one myself (I’ll always remember that I was wearing it when we told my parents we were promoting Jack to big brother), and it’s very easy to wash and dry — and did I mention it has pockets? Target currently has them on sale — they were $28 but are now marked to $21. The dress is available in 5 colors, with lucky sizes sprinkled from XXS-XXL among the colors. Merona® Women’s Ponte Elbow Sleeve Dress w/Pockets

Psst: this dress is almost sold out, but I was really pleased with the thickness of the fabric and cut of the dress when it came the other day — and it’s machine washable.

Nursing Tuesday: Nurse Purse

Nurse PurseHat tip to Corporette editor Kate, who found this fun nursing bag at Nordstrom.  The idea behind it is that all of the breast pumps come with the same boring, basic black bag — wouldn’t it be great if there were something with a bit more personality and color?  The bag is compatible with “most brands and models of breast pump,” too.  My favorite is this fun gray/white/yellow bag, which reminds me of Orla Kiely designs — it’s $129. NURSE PURSE Breast Pump Bag

Maternity Monday: Maternity Tights

Assets Maternity TightsHmmn: I am slightly alarmed (for you guys, at least) that my favorite pair of maternity tights — ASSETS by Sara Blakley — seems to be really hard to find right now.  Amazon still has them, though, so stock up.  Ladies, which are/were your favorite maternity tights?  The tights are $18 (plus shipping, alas) at Amazon. ASSETS by Sara Blakely Marvelous Mama Terrific Tights

Edited to add: D’oh, of course they’re available at Target, which may even be where I bought mine originally…

Weekend Open Thread

Rain or Shine Kids Woobee Plush Blanket Happy weekend! This time of the year always makes me happy for a purchase I made on a whim a few years ago: one of these woobee plush blankets from Rain or Shine Kids (I think I got it through Baby Steals). The blanket is plush on one side, and nylon on the other, and there are two straps that allow you to attach it wherever you want — so it’s the perfect fall layer for your stroller, carseat, or baby carrier, and it can even be used as a picnic blanket or changing pad in a pinch. It’s much more lightweight (and removable) than our heavy-duty winter stroller bunting, so it’s perfect for this “is it cold? humid? hot? windy?” kind of weather. It’s $58 at Amazon (which seems to be low in stock but has more on the way). Rain or Shine Kids Woobee Plush Blanket

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