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News update - unprepared for babySome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • The Washington Post talks about the ways that many parents are unprepared for the life changes that take place when you welcome a newborn. Also in the Post, a mother explains — after being questioned and criticized repeatedly — why she didn’t (and couldn’t) breastfeed.
  • Work/life balance? Fortune explains the idea of the work/life mashup (h/t to The Broadsheet).
  • Above the Law has the story of a lawyer whose motion for continuance was denied — her client’s immigration hearing was scheduled on a day during her maternity leave. She ended up bringing her weeks-old baby to the hearing, which brought a harsh scolding from the judge, who had denied the motion due to “no good cause.”
  • Abigail Raminsky writes for Medium about the reasons for — and the consequences of — keeping pregnancy a secret until the risk of a miscarriage has decreased.
  • Time looks at a new study that shows how family meals can affect kids’ diet and weight.
  • Gothamist has a piece by the mother of a four-year-old about an altercation that took place when she and her daughter were sitting on a NYC bus.
  • Working Mother rounds up some great fall reads, including new books from Ian McEwan, Amy Poehler, and Lena Dunham.
  • Photo Book Girl tells you about the best deals for photo cards this holiday season.

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News roundup - mom outfit | CorporetteMomsSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • You Look Fab puts together some weekend-worthy outfits for busy moms.
  • Mashable talks about work-life integration vs. work-life balance.
  • The New York Times’ Motherlode blog highlights the value of keeping a journal — not just for big life events, but for everyday happenings.
  • International Business Times has a good update on enterovirus EV-D68 (which says that many parents’ fears may be out of proportion).
  • And for your Laugh of the Week (make that Laugh/Cry…), The Onion reports on a new accommodation for working moms (warning: page has autoplay video).

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News roundup - Hatch maternity clothes | CorporetteMomsSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • A Cup of Jo takes you maternity clothes shopping at Hatch.
  • Canada’s National Post talks to fathers who are “leaning out,” while Working Mother talks to mothers with tips on disconnecting from work during family time.
  • A Huffington Post blogger reflects on what it means to be a “a good mom,” while a Huffington Post staffer asks moms to stop making other moms feel guilty about their parenting.
  • What a great idea: The Baltimore Sun reports that Johns Hopkins Hospital has installed a vending machine with pumping supplies (at discounted prices) for its employees who might have forgotten something at home.
  • HelloBee offers “The Lazy Mom’s Guide to Homemade Baby Food.”

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

  • The New Yorker reports on the recent Make the Breast Pump Not Suck! hackathon.
  • A lawyer mom writes for The Huffington Post about the special talents of lawyer moms (and wonders what’s up with Julia on Parenthood).
  • Mint has a bunch of tips for busy working parents.
  • Aol Jobs looks at the common myths about working moms. (Have you encountered any of these?)
  • A mom writes for Babble about “glass half full” parenting.
  • In a TED Talk, Babble co-founders Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman talk about parenting taboos.
  • Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Jo shares a list of her favorite parenting books. (What are some of yours?)
  • The New York Times explains how empty-nest syndrome affects fathers differently today than it has in the past.
  • Are you familiar with … the Swagger Wagon? Any other online parenting humor we should know about? Here are a couple recent ones for your Friday laughs: a parent’s average Saturday morning, and Every Parenting Article Ever Written.

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

  • A new Tumblr, It’s Like They Know Us, makes fun of stock photos of moms.  The caption for this one:  “Hey, girlfriend! I’m just over here at the JC Penney Portrait Studio trying to get some work done.”
  • Here’s a great discussion (and interesting question) on Ask a Manager about how parenthood changes work habits — and how managers can deal. (If you missed it, along these lines there was an interesting discussion at Corporette on women being “disappointed” in powerful women who choose to have kids. We’d love to hear your thoughts!)
  • HelloBee talks about finding the work-life comfort-zone.
  • Motherlode ponders the family dinner.
  • Girls Gone Strong lists the five best exercises to help you prepare for pregnancy. Meanwhile, Alpha Mom talks about formula feeding from birth.
  • Above the Law looks at the OnRamp Fellowship for women lawyers who’ve been out of the game for a while, perhaps because of motherhood.
  • Working Mother tells you how to stay on top of any “secrets” you might miss because your work schedule leaves you out of the school loop.

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News roundup - kids' sick days | CorporetteSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • Liberating Working Moms has some tips on dealing with kids’ sick days.
  • The New York Times (HT to TheLi.st) reports on “The Motherhood Penalty vs. the Fatherhood Bonus.” (Sigh.) Over at Forbes, Samantha Ettus offers advice on fighting this trend.
  • Entrepreneur Jen Dziura writes for DailyWorth about the challenges that pregnancy and maternity can create for self-employed moms.
  • Want to be the PERFECT mother? This Huffington Post piece shows you how — er, sort of.
  • Red Tricycle talks about 18 things that happen when you become a mom. (Have any to add?)

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