Previously, on CorporetteMoms…

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

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Nursing/Postpartum Tuesday: Riley Plaid Shirtdress

Loyal Hana Shift DressAvert your eyes from the sneakers (though kind of good to know it will look cute on your commute?), and note that this lovely maternity dress ALSO has those clever Loyal Hana zippers for nursing access — so it’s good while you’re pregnant, as well as afterwards. I like the loose fit and the split neckline, as well as the black/white plaid.  Riley Plaid Maternity/Nursing Shirtdress

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Makeup & Beauty Monday: Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner

A friend introduced me to this Chanel long-lasting eyeliner when we went to a water park on a very hot day. I came out looking like a bedraggled mess, but her eyeliner was still perfect after a long day of sweating and lots of water. I bought one of these in the temporary “espresso” color that they have right now, and it’s great! (They have 14 other colors.) The eyeliner is $33 at Nordstrom, where it’s getting excellent reviews. Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner

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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 a viral Facebook post by Cameron Reeves Poynter, a 41-year-old mother of two boys, about how parents carry an invisible load. Poynter blogs at Lucky Orange Pants.
  • The Washington Post has advice for helping a toddler cope when her mom returns to the workforce.
  • The Washington Post also offers a roundup of different mothers’ experiences of pumping at work. (Video may autoplay.)
  • Scary Mommy provides the backstory of a viral Facebook photo of Jenna Casado Rabberman’s car after it was totaled in an accident, and how properly positioned and fastened car seats saved her young sons.
  • The Cut profiles journalist Lisa Ling, who lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two young daughters, for their “How I Get It Done” series.
  • The Cut also shares a mom’s experience of dual culture shock after moving abroad with her six-week-old baby.
  • Her View From Home blogger Jorrie Varney writes about why, instead of going to sleep after putting her kids to bed, she chooses “alone time, hands down, nearly every night.”
  • The Week shares the perspective of a mother who, at 40, has no regrets about her decision to be a mom at an advanced maternal age, but adds, “I just wish my knees didn’t hurt so badly.”
  • The New York Times offers advice to parents on dealing with adolescents’ requests for tattoos or piercings.
  • The New Yorker offers a dystopian view of the world of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends.
  • Recipe of the Week: The New York Times’ Cooking has 16 recipes that are ready in 20 minutes or less.
  • Laugh of the Week: Scary Mommy shared a missed connections post on Facebook by a mother of three seeking her potential BMFF (best mom friend forever) at Target with the hope that one day they can “wander around aimlessly in Target together for our moms’ night out.”

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Family Friday: Shape Sequence Sorting Set

This game is one of our favorite puzzles, and both boys have gotten a lot of play out of it over the years. It takes a little bit of maneuvering and figuring out, but they’ve enjoyed it. The good-quality, brightly colored wooden blocks help teach the shapes and colors — so you can play with it at that level, too. It can run the gamut from just putting the triangle shape in the triangle space to actually figuring out how to use the short, medium, and tall blocks. It’s $12 at Nordstrom Rack and also available at AmazonShape Sequence Sorting Set

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A Week in the Life of a Working Mom: State Government Attorney in the South

attorney mom in the SouthFor this week’s installment of our Week in the Life of a Working Mom series, I’m happy to introduce CorporetteMoms reader Emily S., who lives in a medium-sized town in the South with her husband and daughter and works as a state government attorney. 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: Emily S.
Location: Live in the suburbs and work in the city in a medium-sized town in the South.
Job: State government attorney
Age: 33
Home Situation: I live in a 3-bedroom house with my husband (34-year-old self-employed consultant/writer), our 2-year-old daughter, and our dog. We have a nice backyard and plenty of play space. (Since submitting her Week in the Life, Emily has given birth to her second daughter, who is now four weeks old! Congratulations, Emily!)
Childcare Situation: Church daycare full day, 3 days a week ($150/week); stay at home with Dad or Grandma 2 days a week.

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