News Roundup

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

  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Now read a Racked story about the deadly history of green dye…
  • Harper’s Bazaar tells you about several anti-aging products that actually work.
  • Working Mother has tips on dealing with sick days as a working mom. Also from Working Mother: some very funny work-from-home fails with kids.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut shares the results of a new survey that found a trend of fewer companies offering parental leave with full pay — and found that those that do offer it have shortened the length of the leave.
  • The New York Times has a piece about parents blaming themselves for accidents and other bad things that happen to their children, seemingly more than our parents did when we were kids.
  • Speaking of accidents, NPR reports that a new study found that injuries to young children related to nursery products rose by 23.7% between 2003 and 2011.
  • Rodale’s Organic Life tells you what pediatricians feed their own kids.
  • The Daily Dot introduces you to Nimuno’s Lego tape, which is “an adhesive plastic strip with Lego bumps on one side [that] allows you to turn anything into a Lego compatible surface, from walls to toys to your own body.”

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Finally Friday: Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet

This reversible tote is super highly rated at Nordstrom, with 778 positive reviews. It comes in the pictured black that reverses to the color of the wristlet, which they’re calling cognac, plus cognac/beige and black/silver. It’s only $48, so if you’re looking for a big tote, I think this one would be great. If you prefer a vegan bag, this fits the bill as well. Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet

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Everyone Thursday: Hidden Pocket Scarf

The handy thing about wearing a heavy winter jacket is that you have pockets to stash your stuff if you want to go somewhere without taking a huge bag (or even a smaller one), but as spring arrives you’ll be relying more on pockets in pants and dresses. (At least, I will!) Another option to consider:  A lot of Etsy sellers make scarves with hidden pockets, like this one from seller Amboo. They’re designed especially for people who are traveling and want to keep their passport and money close at hand, but they’re also great if you want to run out to the library and keep your card on you, or you don’t want to lose your gym card, or you want to keep a $20 on you in case you need it. These are always a good option for spring and some have fun prints. Hidden Pocket Scarf

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Dinnertime Fun: Making Separate Meals for Kids

Making Separate Meals for Kids: Working Moms Talk Dinner Strategy (and Giving In) | CorporetteMomsI will not make separate meals for kids. I, like every other new mother, told myself that frequently while my first kiddo was starting solid foods.  I am not going to be that mom! They can eat what WE eat, or else they don’t eat. I don’t have time to do dinosaur nuggets! I absolutely refuse to raise a child who only eats macaroni and cheese! 

Cut to five years later, and almost every night the boys get a separate meal from what we eat. Dinosaur nuggets, no, but they do get the Dr. Praeger fishies pretty often. On our very best nights, the boys eat disaggregated versions of what we eat. If we’re having Mediterranean Stew with stew meat, tomatoes, and zucchini, the boys may get a bowl of broth (strained so there are no “green pieces”), shredded stew meat, and — if I’m feeling really crazy — a zucchini or two on their plate, perhaps coated in cheese. (It’s a crutch, I know! I’ve started splurging on real Parmesan cheese after reading about how many wood chips are in the shelf-stable versions, though.) Another version of a “win” for me is when I can use the same oven temperature (and, dare to dream, time) for the boys’ food as for ours.

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Washable Workwear Wednesday: The Unstainable Parker

We just rounded up women’s dress shirts on Corporette, and in the comments a lot of readers noted that they prefer popover styles like this one from Elizabeth & Clarke. It’s a good company for moms to keep in mind because they specialize in unstainable fabric — so if you’ve been staying away from white blouses since becoming a mom, this is a good bet. It’s machine washable and dryer-safe, as well. The only catch is that you can’t just buy it by itself — you have to pick a subscription plan — and if you buy just one shirt (“one shirt a season”) you pay $60. If you agree to three shirts a season you can get each for $40. It’s an interesting model. If you really like the idea of this shirt, try a subscription, and if you don’t end up liking it, cancel. Sizes are 00-14. The Unstainable Parker

Here are two options in plus sizes — one with “stain release” and one with “stain resistance.”

Looking for other washable workwear? See all of our recent recommendations for washable clothes for work, or check out our roundup of the best brands for washable workwear.

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