Makeup Monday: The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set

This really cute Amuse Bouche lipstick set from Bite Beauty is great if you’ve been looking for a really good red or a dark plummy color. Bite Beauty lipsticks have a good consistency, wear well, and are easy to remove, and this set has small sizes of each of four bestselling colors: Honeycomb (beige nude), Sugarcane (pale pink), Rhubarb (rich plum rose), Cayenne (bright red). It’s $25 at Sephora (a $59 value). The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set

Psst: Sephora’s Beauty Insider Event is going on now: Insiders get 15% off with code INSIDER15; VIB, 20% off with code 20FORVIB; and Rouge, 20% off with code 20FORROUGE.

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News Roundup

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

  • Huffington Post shares that a 10-year-old girl has created the “Raise Your Hand” Girl Scout patch.
  • Slate offers suggestions for what parents can do to prevent sexist attitudes as early as childhood.
  • The Verge details what YouTube is doing to prevent inappropriate content from making it past the content filters on YouTube Kids.
  • Parent Co. provides tips to stop spreading disease at the pediatrician—and protect your kid from getting sick.
  • Refinery 29 shares that The Longest Shortest Time has a new podcast as part of the  “It’s A Real Mother” series on working motherhood. The second episode in the series features Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has Time, and the first featured former Massachusetts Governor, Jane Swift.
  • Working Mother explores what daycare looks like around the world.
  • The New York Times reports that, according to a new study, pesticides have been linked to problems in pregnancies achieved with assistive reproductive technology.
  • The Economist offers a look at how men and women around the world perceive how they and their partners spend their time.
  • Recipe of the Week: In case you missed it, we recently shared our favorite fall recipes for working moms in an open thread. Feel free to stop by and add your own! We also think these grilled cheese recipes from Working Mother are worth a try.
  • Laugh of the Week: Scary Mommy has a roundup of tweets about motherhood.

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Family Friday: Woven Jersey Navy Pouf

If you’re looking for a kid-friendly piece of decor that’s still kind of stylish for your home, I have to sing the praises of Land of Nod poufs. We have a bright green one from a couple years ago that’s similar to this, and it’s durable and the kids like it — and it works well in the space. This is sort of the more grown-up version but if you have any little ones to spoil this holiday season (or the grandparents want to), they also have a $120 giant dog stuffed animal pillow that your kids can flop on that looks really adorable. The pictured one comes in blue and cream and is $99. Woven Jersey Navy Pouf

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Week in the Life of a Working Mom: Finance in Pennsylvania

For this week’s installment of our Week in the Life of a Working Mom series, I’m happy to introduce CorporetteMoms reader C, who lives in suburban Pennsylvania with her husband and two kids and works in finance at a nonprofit. 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 About This Working Mom…

Name: C
Location: Live and work in suburban Pennsylvania
Job: Finance at a nonprofit
Age: 30
Home Situation:

I live in a 3000(ish)-square-foot, 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom single family home with my husband, toddler son, and dog. Our second son is due in a few months. (Note: Since submitting her Week in the Life, C and her family have welcomed their baby!) My husband and I both work full-time. He typically works a second-shift schedule but is in a role where his schedule and work demands can change with little notice.

Childcare Situation: 

My son is home with my husband in the morning. Husband takes Son to Grandma’s house in the afternoon when he’s on his way to work. I usually go see Son at lunchtime, as Grandma is close to my work. It is an awesome arrangement that helped me ease the transition back to work while trying to keep up with nursing. I stopped nursing a month after returning to work, even with that amazing arrangement! Grandma takes Son back to our house after lunch. Son will nap for 2+ hours at our house in his crib but will only nap for a maximum of 30 minutes at Grandma’s house. Grandma will also finish any simple household tasks that we start but don’t finish such as folding laundry or putting away dishes. It is a unicorn and very appreciated arrangement.

Stock picture credit: Shutterstock / By Andrey_Popov.

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Make My Life Easier Thursday: Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

I got a Fire TV Stick recently because using the TiVo interface had really been annoying me and I saw this on sale. I must say — especially if you have another TV that doesn’t have cable — this is great. It’s very fast and has a very smooth interface (but of course how well it works depends on how reliable your home internet service is). We’ve even considering cutting the cord entirely, so if anyone has any advice on that, I’d love to hear it! Also, although I love Alexa, I have yet to figure out how to use them together. The Fire TV Stick is $40 at Amazon, where it has an incredible 116,000+ customer reviews with an overall 4.5/5.0 — plus 1,000 (!) answered questions if you want to learn more. Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player

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Washable Wednesday: Valentine Tie Front Blouse

This really cute blouse is from Cooper & Ella, and I think it’s playful but sort of sophisticated — and I always like red and blue as a color combination because it feels fresh. This top just kind of looks perfect — and there’s a sleeveless style in the same print. (The one pictured also comes in a geometric pattern.) And bonus: It’s machine washable. The blouse is $120 at Nordstrom and has a couple of positive reviews so far. Valentine Tie Front Blouse

A couple of plus-size alternatives are from Eloquii: striped and solid (both machine washable).

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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