News Roundup

news roundup - $5000 wardrobeSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • If you had to build an entire wardrobe from scratch for $5,000, what would you buy? Lisa of Privilege does some imagining…
  • The Mom Edit tries out the blazer + sneakers trend (although not at work).
  • The Pew Research Center compares the effects of a career on working moms vs. working dads.
  • At Above the Law, Mommy Dear, Esq. writes about breastfeeding and pumping as a Biglaw associate.
  • A mom writes a great piece for Working Moms Against Guilt about how she’s gotten used to leaving her kids every day to go to work but still struggles with date nights.
  • Slate’s XXfactor looks at what we expected from young kids 30+ years ago compared to today.
  • Forbes talks to the founder of Cricket’s Circle, which aims to make registering for baby items much easier.

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news roundup - baby monitorSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • Inc. looks at the latest baby monitors that track more than you ever expected them to.
  • Above the Law introduces a new columnist, an anonymous BigLaw associate who is also a mom.
  • Fortune looks at a recent public depiction of working motherhood.
  • The Washington Post talks to parents who feel like they have to lie to their bosses about leaving work for kid-related commitments (which so often take place during regular weekday work hours, of course).
  • Ashton Kutcher has noticed that there are NEVER any changing stations in men’s rooms. (So true, and so annoying.)
  • Keeping Mommy Sane has tips for becoming an early-morning exerciser.
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week, from The Toast.

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news roundup - beauty hacksSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • Bustle gives you helpful beauty hacks for moms short on time.
  • Katharine Zaleski writes in Fortune about the change in her view of working moms before and after she became one herself, and the value of allowing remote work arrangements for employees who are mothers. (Sarah Seltzer of Flavorwire thinks the essay doesn’t quite live up to the hype.)
  • Also in Fortune, Erica Galos Alioto talks about going back to work after maternity leave and being honest with your boss when you’re struggling — rather than pretending everything’s fine.
  • PopSugar Moms reports on an NYC elementary school that decided to stop assigning homework.
  • The New York Post talks about the growing trend of gift registries for kids’ birthday parties.
  • For your Laugh of the Week… Here’s Jimmy Kimmel with a helpful PSA.

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news roundup - plus maternitySome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • The misleadingly-named PLUS Model Magazine (nope, apparently not for plus-size models…) has tips on finding plus-size maternity wear.
  • Red Tricycle tells you which baby products you don’t really need.
  • Liberating Working Moms gives tips on talking to your boss about pumping at work. They also share some more general tips for working moms.
  • Breadwinning Mama talks about the difficulty of getting kids to after-school activities in families with two working parents.
  • Speaking of difficulty, The New York Times talked to parents trying to keep kids entertained during a cold and snowy winter break.
  • DailyWorth looks at what attachment parenting means for women’s careers.
  • The Science of Mom looks at new information on preventing peanut allergies.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: Hello Flo (of “Camp Gyno” and “First Moon” viral-video fame) is spreading the word about its New Mom Kit though song (and dance)…

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news roundup - capsule wardrobeSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • Lifehacker gives tips on organizing your closet and creating outfits out of a small number of pieces.
  • The Nest shares an essay on making sure your marriage doesn’t move into “roommate” territory.
  • The New York Times talks about flexible work schedules.
  • BlogHer has some concrete tips for “the best maternity leave ever.”
  • Slate brings you the latest installment in its “Best Laid Plans” series and talks with a working couple with two kids.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, check out some parenting humor from The Onion (here and here).

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news roundup - maternity workwearSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • Levo League has tips for dressing for work when you’re pregnant.
  • The Huffington Post checks out Princess Awesome, a new, crowdfunded clothing line for girls that rejects stereotypes.
  • Mashable looks into the origins of FMLA leave, its inadequacies, and the reasons why we haven’t made more progress: “Despite the evidence that the length of leave is important for newborn and maternal health, the 12-week timeline remains unimpeachable.”
  • The New York Times looks into the practice of hiring a doula.
  • Slate has some good information for parents of babies too young to be vaccinated for measles.
  • Scary Mommy has a post from Motherhood and More blogger Annie Reneau about receiving parenting advice from “POOPCUPs,” or Parents Of One Perfect Child Under Preschool Age.

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