News Roundup

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

  • The Strategist shares the best toys and gifts for kids on Kickstarter, according to Kickstarter.
  • The New York Times shares a mom’s opinion about screens: “I have even made peace with our love of poor-quality screen time, so long as we are still doing the other things that make up a good life.”
  • NPR offers a reading list for your woke kid.
  • The Cut shares a list of “eight great books to read while you’re stuck nursing.”
  • Mommyish reports that parents are furious with the mom who complained about another family’s use of iPads at a restaurant in an open letter.
  • The Washington Post shares how a lawyer and mom copes with knowing her children will sometimes ask for her nanny instead of her.
  • GOOD Sports reports that South Carolina’s Youth Soccer Association has launched “Silent September,” banning parents from cheering or jeering from the sidelines.
  • Scary Mommy asks that commenters “Please be kind or kindly zip your lips.”
  • NPR reports that beachgoers formed a human chain that saved a family that was caught in a riptide in Florida.
  • Recipe of the Week: Kat recommends these pizza recipes from Flatout Bread.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion shares some essentials you should take on your next beach outing.

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Family Friday: Energy Lights Metallic High Top Sneaker

I’ve said it before — we’re fans of light-up sneakers in our family, and I love these rose gold sneakers! They’re so techy/futuristic, and I haven’t seen the blue lights before or this shiny rose gold. That will be a stylin’ kid, that’s all I’m going to say. These are $58 at Nordstrom in toddler, little kid, and big kid sizes. Energy Lights Metallic High Top Sneaker

Psst: Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s Corporette roundup of our workwear picks from The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, where early access has begun.

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A Week in the Life of a Working Mom: Land Services Agent in Kentucky

working mom in Kentucky with anxietyFor this week’s installment of our Week in the Life of a Working Mom series, I’m happy to introduce CorporetteMoms reader Autumn, a working mom in Kentucky. She works as a land services agent for a public utilities company and is 37 years old with one child. Our usual caveat applies: Please remember that this is is a real person who has feelings and isn’t gaining anything from this, unlike your usual friendly (soul-deadened, thick-skinned, cold-hearted, money-grubbing) blogger — so please be kind with any comments. Thank you! – Kat

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First, Some Basics…

Name: Autumn
Lives: Kentucky
Job: Land services agent for a public utilities company
Age: 37
Home Situation: I live in a 2500-square-foot home with my husband, who works in IT, and our 3-year-old daughter. We have four bedrooms; one is used as a playroom for our daughter and one is for my husband’s office/man-cave. We’ve lived in this house for almost seven years and we are slowly trying to declutter and renovate.
Childcare Situation: My daughter goes to preschool 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday ($180/week). Every now and then I keep her home with me just for fun.

Last Week in My Life

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Organizing Thursday: Lightning MFi Cable with Key Chain

I always seem to need a lightning cable, and I hate when they get all unspooled and I have to wrap them up again. This one is bright and pretty, and I bet you could find it in your purse easily. At $30 it’s a good price, and it’s available in six colors, including a very bright yellow that’s kind of awesome. Lightning MFi Cable with Key Chain

Psst: Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has started for card holders! If you’re unfamiliar with the sale, check out our guide — basically, new fall merchandise is being marked down ahead of time. Stay tuned over at Corporette, where we’ve done a roundup of 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks for Work !

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How Did You Decide How Many Kids to Have?

How to Decide How Many Kids to Have: Working Moms Discuss!Here’s a fun topic for today: How did you decide how many kids to have? How did you decide whether to try for a second (or third, or fourth) child — or when to stop having kids? Were you influenced by an outside factor (such as money or your own health), experience (either your own childhood, your birth experience, or your general experience with your first child), hope (such as “trying for a girl” vs, say, abstaining from trying because you hoped for a promotion), or some amorphous factor (such as “feeling like everyone is here now”)? For me, the decision to both try for a second as well as to stop having kids was a combination of all of these reasons, but I’m curious to hear your thoughts.

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Washable Workwear Wednesday: Palm Leaf Wrap Dress

washable wrap dress for workI love the shape of this Maggy London wrap dress, which comes in several prints, many of which, I’m sorry to say, are a bit much for me. This bluesy palm print is relatively subdued, and I think would look great beneath a navy cardigan or blazer.  There are a ton of sizes left in regular and petites, it’s machine washable, and it’s down to $65 — nice. Palm Leaf Wrap Dress

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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