News Roundup

news roundup - getting out the door on timeSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

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News Roundup

news update - life without kidsSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • The New York Times’ Motherlode blog ponders the phrase, “I can’t imagine my life without kids” and why it’s OK if you can.
  • Fast Company talks to a startup CEO who had a specific strategy for returning to work after having her baby (h/t to The Broadsheet).
  • The Washington Post has a detailed list of tips on raising kind, compassionate kids.
  • A Hellobee blogger writes about working moms taking time for themselves.
  • The Washington Post shares the thoughts of an attorney and author who once thought that the privilege his kids enjoyed would protect them from the racial discrimination that he faced growing up.

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30 Veterans’ Day Sales for Moms, Kids, and Gear (and Kat’s Top 8)

Which sales will you be hitting for your family this week?  Don’t forget to check out the longer Veterans’ Day sales list at Corporette for general workwear — this list is focused on maternity, nursing, kids’ gear (like shoes), etc.  Stay tuned — we’ll update them as we can.

  • A Pea in the Pod – Extra 30% off clearance.
  • Amazon – Use code 20OFFVET to take 20% off select clothing, shoes, jewelry, watches, and luggage. (Note that once you choose a department you can sort by percentage off, Prime eligibility, brand, and more. Here are some direct links for you:  maternity sale section, kids section, and women’s section.)
  • ASOS – $10 off $100, $25 off $150, $40 off $200 with codes 10OFF100, 25OFF150, 40OFF200 (maternity, etc.).
  • Bare Necessities – Buy 2 bras get 1 free, buy 3 panties get 1 free, shoes 25-40% off.
  • Bloomingdale’s Kids & Baby – 20% off selected items plus save 25-40% on selected merchandise.
  • Boden – 25% off everything plus free shipping and returns with code 8A8C (maternity, kids’, etc.).
  • Carter’s – 50% off everything. 25% off $40 with code VETDAY25, 15% off entire purchase with code VETDAY15.
  • The Children’s Place – 40% off $100, 25% off everything, free shipping.
  • Diapers.com – 20% off baby food, bowls, high chairs with code TREAT2EAT.
  • Dorothy Perkins – Mid-season sale. Maternity: select items up to 50% off.
  • Eddie Bauer – All kids’ outerwear on sale.
  • Figure 8 Maternity – 25% off Japanese Weekend maternity & nursing (includes sale & clearance).
  • Gap – 30% off online purchase (some restrictions) with code HAPPY (maternity, kids’, baby, etc.).
  • Giggle – $20 off $100, $50 off $200 with code CHEER14.
  • Gymboree – 40% off everything.
  • Isabella Oliver – 15% off casual maternity clothes with code DTYo4.
  • Japanese Weekend – 50% off striped apparel with code 50STR.
  • JC Penney – Extra 20% off $100 (online only), extra 15% off with code LETSSHOP.
  • J.Crew – 25% off fall favorites for women, men, girls, and boys, and extra 30% off fall sale styles with code GETWARM.
  • Kohl’s – $10 off $25 purchase with code VETSDAY10 plus Veterans’ Day Doorbusters.
  • Lands’ End – Friends & Family Sale: 30% off your order with code FAMILY and PIN 1800.
  • Macy’s – Extra 10-20% off with code VETS or $10 off $25 purchase (select departments) with code VETS25.
  • Nordstrom – Nordstrom Clearance Sale! Note that maternity clothes are included, as well as a few choice baby bags, baby gear, as well as a lot of kids’ clothes and shoes (I usually clean up on the shoes!) on sale.
  • Old Navy – Extra 25% off online orders. Sale on everything up to 50%.
  • OshKosh – 50% off everything. 25% off $40 with code VETDAY25, 15% off entire purchase with code VETDAY15.
  • Pottery Barn Kids – Up to 60% off 1,000+ items, save up to 50% on select bedroom furniture. Free shipping with code FREESHIP (excludes furniture).
  • Saks Off Fifth – Free shipping and free returns with code HOLIDAY.
  • Shoes.com – 15% off sitewide plus free shipping with code SHOES15.
  • Target.com – Black Friday early access sale (11/10 only) plus 20% off sleepwear for the family; 20% off sweaters, outerwear, C9 by Champion, and cold weather accessories for the family.
    cold weather accessories for the family.
  • Zulily – Up to 60% off kids’ Christmas clothes and accessories, up to 60% off Oilily, select toys on sale, and more.

News Roundup

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

  • Hellobee shares some suggestions for baby (and mom) items to put on your registry.
  • The New York Times’ Well blog interviews a mother who is an elite runner and marathoner about her training during pregnancy and beyond.
  • Fortune looks at the rising number of moms who are breadwinners, while The Upshot at The New York Times examines what taking paternity leave can mean for men.
  • The Atlantic reports on a new study showing that mothers are much more likely than fathers to take time off to care for sick children.
  • The Today Show collected advice from working moms for Savannah Guthrie, Today co-anchor and NBC News chief legal correspondent, for her return to work after maternity leave.
  • Fast Company talks about developing girls’ confidence and negotiation skills.
  • The New York Times announces this year’s winners of their Best Illustrated Books Awards.
  • The Motherlode blog at The New York Times gives advice on what to do when your kid says she wants to be rich.

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News Roundup

news roundup - breastfeeding and pumping at airportsSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • WBUR shares some findings from a recent survey about airports and how breastfeeding- and pumping-friendly they are (or aren’t).
  • The Washington Post features an essay about the physical challenges and sacrifices that come with motherhood, and New York magazine’s Science of Us tells us that “pregnancy brain” / “mom brain” is a myth.
  • Working Mother calls for the retirement of the phrase “advanced maternal age.”
  • The New York Times reports on a study showing that lengthy work absences for maternity leave, like those commonly taken in European countries, can actually prevent working mothers from advancing. And here’s a perspective from this country: a new mom writes for The Toast about her maddening struggles with HR regarding her maternity leave/FMLA.
  • The “default parent,” says this The Huffington Post piece, is the one who schedules all the pediatrician appointments, researches preschools and summer camp options, keeps track of the kids’ schedules, etc. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
  • If your partner stays home to take care of your child, should you expect dinner to be made when you get home from a long day at work? The New York Times’ Motherlode blog ponders the question.
  • Here’s a laugh for your Friday: the Twitter account for the fictional Los Feliz Day Care.

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P.S. Giggle kicks off its Friends & Family event today, which runs through Monday, 11/3. You can save 20% on your entire purchase with code FRIENDS14. (Kat is now kicking herself for buying a second seat for her City Select stroller through Amazon after weeks of price-watching — she coulda had $34 off. Sigh.)

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News Roundup

news roundup - figure 8 maternitySome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

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