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

  • Bustle shared how in The Incredibles 2, Elastigirl is intended to represent all working moms who are stretched in multiple directions. (Bao, the Pixar short that plays before the movie, is also a tribute to moms.)
  • Green Matters offered advice on building a capsule wardrobe, featuring Susie Faux, who is credited with first sharing the idea to save busy women time and money.
  • Fashionista reported that ThirdLove is expanding its bra options to encompass bands up to a size 48, and cups from AA to H.
  • As/Is (Buzzfeed’s beauty channel) offered 21 of the best foundations with sunscreen.
  • Forbes interviewed Gemma Hartley, who wrote Women Aren’t Nags — We’re Just Fed Upabout the emotional labor women carry, and what can be done to fix it.
  • Working Mother reported on two new studies that explain the toxic side effects of being afraid to use flex time.
  • The Strategist offered some “only-kind-of-ugly” items to babyproof your home.
  • NPR suggested how to talk to your family about race.
  • NPR also shared how to get your kids to eat (almost) anything.
  • An essayist for The Atlantic explained how toxic masculinity starts in boyhood — and wondered if it will ever change.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: Romper shared Chelsea Peretti’s oddly spot-on tweet that “Having a child is like living w an 18th century apothecary.”

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

  • Huffington Post listed several Etsy stores that sell gender-neutral kids’ clothes, including NatureSupplyCompany.
  • Many outlets, including The Cut, paid their respects to Kate Spade, who the fashion world lost earlier this week. And among those paying tribute to the late Anthony Bourdain today is Eater, which has rounded up some of his most memorable quotes. (If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255), text CONNECT to 741741, or talk to someone online, 24/7.)
  • Working Mother reported that Crayola has launched a 58-piece cosmetics line.
  • Working Mother also offered reasons why women are more likely to suffer burnout at work than men, according to a new study.
  • Money shared that girls who have working moms will make more money and get better jobs.
  • Offspring offered an introvert’s guide to raising an extrovert.
  • The Washington Post shared two pediatricians’ suggestions for protecting children from sun exposure.
  • The Atlantic reported that the well-known marshmallow test has more to do with determining a child’s affluence than her willpower.
  • To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Sex and the City, the Huffington Post explained why many of us wanted to be Carrie when the show first aired but now want to be Miranda.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: Huffington Post shared 15 funny tweets about parents coping with children’s books.

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

  • W Magazine spoke with Serena Williams about her new fashion line, and how being a mom changed her style.
  • SELF shared beauty and skincare products women loved to use when they were pregnant.
  • The Strategist reviewed the best red lipsticks.
  • Refinery29 offered nail polish trends for summer.
  • Wired explained how Pinterest is trying to add diversity to your searches for beauty tips.
  • Career Contessa rounded up eight empowering TED Talks by pioneering women. (Here are our picks.)
  • Working Mother shared the significance of May 30: Mom’s Equal Pay Day.
  • Politico spoke with nine of the 10 women who have given birth while in Congress and asked how they would change Capitol Hill.
  • Meanwhile, The New York Times profiled Rebecca Slaughter, who has been bringing her infant daughter to her job as a commissioner to the FTC, and explained how the federal government has been taking steps to accommodate new moms.
  • The Guardian reported that women’s voices temporarily drop by two piano notes after pregnancy.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: Bored Panda shared the retro humor of Anne Taintor, particularly her representations of life with kids.
  • Recipe(s) of the Week: The Strategist offered the best cookbooks for kids.

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

  • Moneyish reported that former Vogue employees have launched Maisonette, a luxury retailer for kids.
  • W Magazine shared how these stylish kids are driving fashion trends for children.
  • Bustle reported that Sephora has launched a “clean beauty” category to help figure out what’s in your products.
  • SELF announced its winners of the 2018 Healthy Beauty Awards.
  • Working Mother provided 10 questions moms should ask in job interviews.
  • Motherly explained why millennial working moms don’t believe in the concept of work-life balance, according to this study, and why they’re right.
  • The New York Times published an opinion piece about the open secret of employers’ biases toward working moms.
  • Slate provided a history of C-sections in America and included a reference to Meaghan O’Connell’s excellent essay in The Cut about why she chose to schedule a C-section. (Content warning: graphic descriptions of early surgeries and infant mortality in Slate article and, in The Cut, a traumatic childbirth experience.)
  • Deadline reported that the movie Show Dogs will be recut following complaints from mom bloggers and groups like the National Center on Sexual Exploitation about how a character is told to deal with unwanted touching.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s offered word problems for figuring out your family’s summer plans.

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  • The Cut rounded up the best workout leggings.
  • Refinery29 tested $130 worth of black eyeliners to find the best.
  • WalletHub provided a list of 2018’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms, according to child care, work/life balance, and job opportunities. (Vermont is #1; Idaho is #50.)
  • Money reported on the long-term advantages enjoyed by kids of working moms.
  • At Fast Company, Crystal Black Davis wrote, “From my experience, adult sons of working moms tend to be more tactful communicators, hold a more accepting view of gender equality, and have a deeper respect for the unique challenges of working mothers.”
  • NPR’s #HowtoRaiseaHuman series asked, “[I]f science isn’t the secret sauce to parenting books, what is?”
  • The Cut also lamented that, “In the United States, the standard of care [for new moms] is one postpartum checkup six weeks after you give birth. That’s it.”
  • CNBC reported that, according to Wealthfront, tuition in 2036 will cost (are you sitting down?) from $184,000 to $303,000 (public and private institutions, respectively).
  • Parents shared the 2018 FamilyFun Travel Awards.
  • For your Laugh of the Week (that you can actually share with your kids), also from Parents: Grown-Up Comedy Sketches for Kids (on YouTube).

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

  • People Magazine shared eight working moms’ fashion uniforms, including that of Andrea Lavinthal, People‘s Style & Beauty Director and mom of one.
  • Working Mother released their list of the 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2018.
  • Working Mother also reported that Girl Scouts want to create a National Working Mother’s Day.
  • The Cut provided everything you should know about maternity leave in the U.S.
  • VICE’s Motherboard explained that pregnant researchers often receive little or no guidance on lab safety.
  • The Wall Street Journal reported on what a mom is doing to prevent hot-car deaths.
  • Huffington Post shared advice on when and how to use an EpiPen on a child having an allergic reaction.
  • NPR interviewed Charlize Theron about her honest portrayal of motherhood in Tully, including body image during and after pregnancy.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, Adweek shared a campaign for a fake brand of resort wear for new moms.

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