Weekend Open Thread

Something on your mind? Chat about it here.

I’m still ho-hum about crossbody bags for work, but most of my other objections (mostly arising from my dislike of crossbody straps as a busty woman) are wearing down because a lightweight crossbody bag is SO great for running errands on the weekend (and GREAT for being with little kids for those moments out and about when you don’t need the full Mary Poppins-like diaper bag). This slate gray Tumi one, available at Nordstrom’s big summer sale (see our workwear picks here) is lovely if you like a sedate, wear-with-everything kind of bag. It was $195, but is now marked to $117 in the sale. ‘Voyageur – Capri’ Crossbody Bag

This post contains affiliate links and CorporetteMoms may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

News Roundup

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

  • Scary Mommy reports that from September 10–23, most Target stores will accept used car seats in exchange for a coupon for 20% off car seats, booster seats, car seat bases, and travel systems.
  • The Strategist shares the best baby carriers and wraps.
  • Romper reports that for her maternity shoot, a mom in Ohio wore live bees as an accessory.
  • Working Mother provides 10 disaster preparedness tips for every family.
  • Fast Company explains how a robot can help children with autism learn social cues.
  • Fast Company also reports that the amount of technology in a classroom isn’t as important as how students learn.
  • Scary Mommy shares questions to ask your kids at the end of the school day to get them talking.
  • The New York Times offers the story of a mother of a 3-year-old girl who didn’t enroll her daughter in the preschool that had a “Class Sunshine” award.
  • Huffington Post provides a mom’s perspective on why she isn’t excited about back-to-school.
  • The Cut shares why one mom copes by self-medicating with marijuana.
  • Recipe of the Week: Food Network has a baked kale and tortellini recipe to get your family to eat more greens.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion has an update on an area mom’s dinnertime status.

Also, do be sure to check out the news update over at Corporette!

On Corporette Recently…

Did we miss anything? Add ’em here, or send them to [email protected]. Thank you!

Family Friday: Sore Throat Pops

As school starts again, it means it’s time for random colds and other viruses to come home with your kids, and if you have a little one who seems to get every cold on the planet, then you may want to keep these sore throat lollipops on hand. If your kids are too young to use lozenges, these can be a lifesaver (and my little one is always sort of excited to get one). They’re available at Amazon as an add-on item. Little Remedies Sore Throat Pops

This post contains affiliate links and CorporetteMoms may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Previously, on CorporetteMoms…

cmoms-previouslyTravel back in the CorporetteMoms time capsule… Here’s what was on our minds in previous years. 

One year ago…

Two years ago…

Three years ago…

Five years ago…

Budget Thursday: Lightweight Ponte Sleeveless Dress

This dress from Uniqlo comes in a dark gray, black, and a pretty rose. Note that this is not a jersey dress, and it’s a much lighter weight ponte than what you may be thinking of for a ponte dress, so keep that in mind. The reviewers say it doesn’t cling, though, which is always my primary thought when I’m considering a jersey or ponte dress. This dress is simple and classic, and it would make a great option for work. It’s machine washable, which is always nice, and it’s only $20, too. Lightweight Ponte Sleeveless Dress

Here’s a plus-size option with many color choices.

This post contains affiliate links and CorporetteMoms may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Washable Workwear Wednesday: Mid-Rise Slim Flare Harper Trousers

Something that was very interesting to me for a few years was that it was so difficult to find flared or bootcut trousers, and I am happy to see that they are back. In fact, Old Navy was just crowing about these new Harper trousers, which come in a bunch of colors in a slim flare, mid rise — in regular, tall, and petite sizes 0–20. They’re machine washable and available in four colors for $37 full price. (When you add them to your cart, they’re reduced to $29!) I think you could wear this lovely claret red with a lot of different things. Just a general question for you ladies: What are your favorite affordable trousers, whether it’s Express or Old Navy or Gap, or something else? Mid-Rise Slim Flare Harper Trousers

Here’s a plus-size option at Old Navy.

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.

This post contains affiliate links and CorporetteMoms may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!