News Roundup

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

  • In honor of Mother’s Day, Parents shared letters from eight moms who make the world a better place, including a letter from Sen. Tammy Duckworth to her daughters.
  • The Strategist offered a list of beauty brands under $30 (link is a couple months old but still worth a look).
  • Working Mother offered a mom’s thoughts about working fall and winter, but with a desire to be a stay-at-home mom during the summer.
  • The Huffington Post reported the average cost of childcare in each U.S. state for a family with an infant and a toddler.
  • Romper reported on the results of a new study that found dads aren’t taking paid parental leave even when they can — and what that means for families.
  • The Washington Post shared how a mom saved her child’s life because she had read about another child who died of similar mysterious symptoms.
  • The Washington Post also explained why Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, looked stunning in photos taken just hours after giving birth, which we all know is not normal for most moms.
  • The Cut explained why you should be following former SATC star — and mother of three — Cynthia Nixon on her campaign for New York governor.
  • ProPublica highlighted a new 11-page “committee opinion” on “Optimizing Postpartum Care,” by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, including earlier follow-up appointments after giving birth, and more in-depth conversations about the risks of pregnancy, even those that tend to resolve postpartum.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, The New Yorker offered a first-person account from the one woman who has it all.
  • Recipe(s) of the Week: Self offered healthy dinner ideas to try all week long, including chickpea, feta and herb-stuffed peppers and four other vegetarian options. (Most of the recipes can easily be doubled, if needed.)

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

  • Racked interviewed a dermatologist about acne treatments.
  • The Cut suggested 10 products to buy at Sephora’s Beauty Insider event, which runs from April 20–23.
  • Forbes interviewed Cathy Engelbert, Deloitte CEO and mom, about her career path.
  • Fast Company shared tips on having a successful first day at a new job.
  • Entrepreneur gave advice on preventing email from taking too much time at work.
  • The Muse offered four phrases to deflect unsolicited advice at work.
  • NPR reported that Sen. Tammy Duckworth, the first senator to give birth while in office, brought her newborn to work this week after the Senate unanimously decided to allow children one year and younger to be present during votes.
  • Bustle shared the results of their recent survey that found that many women have negative expectations about potential motherhood.
  • Refinery29 provided information on the disturbing plastic surgery apps aimed at girls.
  • This Laugh of the Week could be useful at work: McSweeney’s listed “Rhetorical Greetings, Sorted by Appropriate Profession.”

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

  • Chicago Sun Times reported that Tammy Duckworth was the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office.
  • Refinery29 shared why you should add powder blue clothing and accessories to your spring wardrobe.
  • Ask a Manager responded to a reader question regarding a manager’s flex-time plan for an employee returning from maternity leave.
  • Working Mother defined the years when having kids will hurt a woman’s future salary the most.
  • Working Mother also warned against certain hashtags for pictures of your kids on social media, even if you think you have everything set on private.
  • Speaking of social media, The Washington Post also provided some tips on how to be safe when it comes to posting about your family on Facebook.
  • Maclean’s offered an opinion piece that suggested viral photos of bad-ass working parents may be painting a picture that it’s actually easy to bring children to the office and still be able to work.
  • Parents shared a mom’s opinion about why she doesn’t feel guilty about not feeling so-called mom guilt.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s shared ways to forestall your child’s inevitable misery at school.

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

  • Parents shared a few spring floral styles from the new Keds x Rifle Paper Co. collab.
  • Who What Wear considered different methods to determine a perfect wardrobe size for you, and why the answer is not one-size-fits-all.
  • NBC News offered 10 Gmail extensions to boost your productivity.
  • TechCrunch discussed a new app to provide resources to working mothers.
  • PureWow explained why family assistants are a helpful alternative to nannies.
  • Working Mother shared five signs you’re at a family-friendly workplace.
  • The American Lawyer reported that men are using flextime to spend time with their children — and how that is helping working moms.
  • Huffington Post shared life advice from working moms, including Michelle Obama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Tina Fey.
  • Apartment Therapy asked, is it really bad if you don’t wash your sheets every week?
  • Speaking of cleanliness, The New York Times explained why you might want to throw out that rubber ducky bath toy.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s shared early works by famous artists.

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

  • Scary Mommy momsplained in a video why — and how — workplaces should hire more mothers if they want to get sh*t done.
  • Business Insider provided five stylish work bag startups and also shared five workwear options that travel well.
  • Real Simple sang the praises of a Swedish beauty brand now available in the U.S.
  • Working Mother reported that a new study found that more than 80% of women in tech said they felt pressured to return to work before the end of their maternity leave.
  • Working Mother also reported that a New York City Council member was expected to introduce a bill this week that would make it illegal for bosses to contact their employees outside of regular work hours.
  • Fairygodboss shared how to get more out of the average cost of child care.
  • The Hill reported that Utah became the first state to pass a free-range parenting law, which allows children to participate in certain unsupervised activities without causing their parents to face child neglect charges.
  • The Washington Post suggested when parents should — or shouldn’t — worry about whether their kids are having too much screen time.
  • The Cut shared a foster mom’s reflections about the rise and fall of the Facebook group Not Just Hair: The Intersection of Hair/Skincare and Transracial Adoption.
  • The New Yorker discussed an artist’s new book and photo installation that puts images of women and childbirth front and center (some images NSFW).
  • Recipe of the Week: MyRecipes has a spicy and sweet pan-grilled chicken with fresh plum salsa.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: Huffington Post shared an artist’s interpretation of the differences between the first kid and the second kid.

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

  • The Cut asked doctors, maternity-store owners, and moms to find out what the best maternity clothes are.
  • Fashionista shared that Everlane will soon launch its underwear line — with the philosophy “No frills. No bows. No bullshit.”
  • Quartz reported on efforts to make scientific and academic conferences more accommodating to working moms.
  • Fast Company explained how to write a good job posting.
  • The Balance gave advice on getting your job back after you realize leaving your company was a mistake.
  • The Baltimore Sun reported that Maryland gubernatorial candidate Krish Vignarajah breastfed her baby in her recent video ad, in which she stressed the importance of women and mothers in state government.
  • USA Today explained why Toys ‘R’ Us’ liquidation sales were delayed from yesterday until today.
  • The Washington Post talked about modeling healthy eating for your kids (and how difficult it can be for some moms).
  • At The Cut, a mom wrote about how she stressed open communication while raising five sons.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: The Onion looked at a unique home showing.

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