News Roundup

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

  • The Hartford Courant looks at the (apparently) growing trend of elaborate maternity photo shoots.
  • Colorlines reports on Butchbaby & Co., a startup that makes maternity clothing for those who present as masculine or agender.
  • A mom writes an open letter to mothers of toddlers, in The Huffington Post.
  • New York magazine has an essay on the experience of having a baby and immediately being assigned the generic and inadequate label of MOM. (A key point is that the word is not “mother”).
  • The Toast shares an essay about an expecting mom’s response to people telling her that they hope her baby will be a girl.
  • The New York Times reports on a new study that looks at maternal depression — not just in the postpartum period, but before the baby arrives.
  • PopSugar Fitness has some tips for staying on track with those new year’s healthy-eating resolutions.
  • Liberating Working Moms gives advice about trying to keep a clean home in a household where both parents work.

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

  • From The Cornell Chronicle: “‘B’ Maternity Wearables … use conductive silver fibers to sense heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and respiration levels from an expectant mother’s skin.” (Hey, what could possibly go wrong?)
  • Cafe offers an essay by a mom about the “narrative of choice” for working women and how much of a choice working women really have.
  • Working Mother offers tips on time-saving workouts for busy moms.
  • Scary Mommy ponders the use of giant strollers, and The New York Times shows you what your kid is seeing from that stroller, no matter what the size.
  • Flashbak reminds us how our moms and dads were decidedly not helicopter parents…
  • If Facebook is a highlight reel of our lives, then #WomenIRL is the stuff that ends up on the cutting room floor.

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news roundup - buy clothes when losing weightSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • The Mom Edit has a great post on what to wear and what to buy (or not) when you’re trying to lose weight.
  • Bloomberg Businessweek asks, “Can the U.S. Ever Fix Its Messed-Up Maternity Leave System?”
  • A mom writes in Brain, Child about the surprises that came with having a son after three daughters.
  • Looking for new mom friends? The Longest Shortest Time plans to expand “Speed Dating for Mom Friends” beyond its original Brooklyn event, and you can get on their mailing list now or offer to organize a local event in your city.
  • A mom of one writes a piece for PBS NewsHour about having an only child and how she made the (easy) decision to do so.
  • And for your Laugh of the Week, here’s something to watch when you’re having a tough day with your kid(s). At least they have never done that, you can tell yourself. (Warning: autoplay ad before video.)

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

  • The New York Times takes a look at stylish maternity fashion that’s off the beaten path.
  • Moms Into Fitness provides you with a few postpartum core workouts.
  • Fortune looks at a growing trend of companies offering working mothers access to maternity coaches who “advise them on what they can expect before, during and after maternity leave.”
  • Working Mother reports on new research that found the real reasons working moms leave the workforce, while Liberating Working Moms offers working-mother resolutions for the new year.
  • Women can’t have it all? Men can’t have it all either, says the author of this piece in Esquire. Here’s a slideshow of quotes from some of the men interviewed for the article.
  • The New York Times Motherlode blog ponders parent volunteers at schools — who volunteers and who doesn’t (or can’t), and what that means.

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