Have you ever rented maternity workwear? Have you ever wanted to? If you’re a mom-to-be who doesn’t really want to buy a lot of clothing for your pregnancy — especially if you’re planning to only have one kid, or you haven’t decided how many kids you’ll have — many companies now give the option to … Read More about 4 Companies That Rent Maternity Workwear
With Labor Day almost here (I swear I just turned my wall calendar page to August … and now it’s already time to buy a PTSA calendar), we thought we would share some family staycation tips. For those of you ran out of time to plan a Labor Day trip or just decided to relax … Read More about Family Staycation Tips: How to Make the Most of Lazy Long Weekends
Self-care has become a big buzzword in the last couple of years, but since we haven’t devoted a post to it, today we thought we’d talk about self-care ideas for working moms. The internet often defines self-care for moms as a giant glass of wine — but let’s go beyond that. You’ve probably heard the advice “put on … Read More about Self-Care Ideas for Working Moms
Have you found maternity suits to be essential at your office, conservative or otherwise? Not really necessary, no matter what your company’s dress code? Hard to find, either way — and when you do, not exactly … stylish? Did you wear maternity suits, or did you avoid them entirely by layering a blazer over a … Read More about The Best Maternity Suits for Professional Women
We recently came across the story, “Motherhood brings the most dramatic brain changes of a woman’s life — So why does prenatal care ignore the topic altogether?” in The Boston Globe Magazine. We made a note to link to it in this week’s News Roundup but we also thought it was worth its own post. The writer, … Read More about Were You Prepared for the Changes a New Mom’s Brain Undergoes?
Last time we talked about summer recipes for working moms, we highlighted simple things like quinoa salads, pizza w/store-bought crusts, egg salad sandwiches, hummus pita sandwiches, and more (like Kat’s suggestion of tequila lime chicken). Today we thought we’d shift the focus a bit and discuss the best dishes for working moms to bring to … Read More about Easy Dishes to Bring to Summer Parties
Have you seen the recent Wall Street Journal article called “Working Women Often Underestimate Motherhood Costs”? It reports on a recent study, “The Mommy Effect,” which found that many women have unrealistic views of what it’s like to be a working mom. The researchers say that women underestimate the time, money, and effort it will require — … Read More about The Mommy Effect Study: Did You Underestimate Working Motherhood?
It’s the season for outdoor water fun — swimming, running through sprinklers, etc. — so we thought it would be a good time to ask: Do you let your kids play with water guns and other toy weapons, such as Nerf guns? For his birthday last year, my son got one of those giant, Super … Read More about Do You Let Your Kids Play With Water Guns (or, What Toys Don’t You Let Your Kids Play With?)?
If you’re far enough along in your pregnancy that you’ve outgrown your regular-sized, old-standby work dresses and have realized you need to expand your maternity work wardrobe to actual maternity wear, fear not — today we’re rounding up the best maternity sheath dresses for work, many of which we’ve included over the years in our … Read More about The Best Maternity Dresses for Work
Searching YouTube for “workouts” brings up more than 35 million results, and since you probably don’t want to spend time weeding through all of them, today we’re highlighting the best free YouTube workouts for working moms. Although we’ve previously discussed fitting in exercise as a working mom (including how to find time to work out … Read More about The Best Free YouTube Workouts for Working Moms
When your kid gets too old for a high chair or a booster seat with straps (we liked this one from Graco), this booster seat from Prince Lionheart is a great option. We like it so much that we’re on our second one — we got the first when our son was 6, and now … Read More about Family Friday: Soft Booster Seat
It can be easy to add a dog, cat, or other animal to the family without truly knowing how to decide if you’re ready for a pet — or thoroughly considering the typical pros and cons. For example, living with cats has helped my son learn about pet care and has led him to love … Read More about How to Decide If You’re Ready for a Pet