When you’re pregnant, it can be overwhelming just thinking about all the stuff you’ll have to buy and get ready — but thankfully, parents can find plenty of ways to save money on baby gear. Before you run out to start your registry at a baby gear superstore like Babies “R” Us or Buy Buy Baby — or … Read More about How to Save Money on Baby Gear
Several weeks ago, we were on a plane and had a toddler poop emergency — and I had packed the extra wipes somewhere “clever,” which is Casa Griffin code for “no idea where.” YEP, super smart. I found myself wishing desperately I had this odd little compressed/condensed towel that I’d found years ago at one … Read More about Finally Friday: Compressed Towels (aka Emergency Wipes)
WOW: there are a TON of new products to help when your baby has a cold. I remember being amazed at how TINY my boys’ little noses were, and how bad I felt if they got so stuffy they couldn’t sleep. At the same time, MAN did they hate the sprays, the Snotsucker, the Boogie wipes … Read More about Postpartum Tuesday: Oogiebear Ear and Nose Cleaner
My eldest is in that phase where none of his food can touch (and he also eats about a third of the foods he used to eat when he was an adventurous toddler), and I’ve just kind of decided to lean in rather than wringing my hands over it too much. I bought some beautiful … Read More about Feeding Tuesday: Dishwasher Safe Divided Plate
I heartily recommend these essential books for new working moms!
What are some of your best tips for adjusting upon returning to work after maternity leave? What do you wish you’d known, or what did you come to realize? For my own $.02: Among my friends, the end of maternity leave has loomed large in all of our lives — but on a kind of sliding scale. … Read More about Open Thread: Work After Maternity Leave
When my first son, J, was a baby and toddler, his colds were the worst. I remember hanging out on the floor of our little bathroom with the shower on full-blast. Steam filled the air as I tried to keep him entertained — and sweated like a fiend in my sweater. (Since I worried his little body might get overheated … Read More about The Head Cold vs. Your Baby
Welcome to installment six of our registry for working moms: big toys and gear, all of which can be helpful to put on your baby registry so you don’t have to spend several hundred dollars on toys your kids only play with for a few months. (These also tend to make great gifts for family members who … Read More about Registry – Big Toys and Gear
What’s in your diaper bag? Who stocks it, and who usually carries it? I know a lot of people keep their cars and/or big strollers well-stocked — and some have the nanny in charge of the diaper bag — but I’ve always kept the bag stocked and ready for us to go out to eat, to a museum, or to the airport. … Read More about Diaper Bags: What’s In Yours?
Welcome to installment five of our registry for working moms: baby wearing gear! Baby wearing is a must for urban moms and other moms who do a lot of walking — but which are the best? What accessories? And where should you find them? We’ve already talked about carseats and strollers, cribs and sleeping gear, and now: carriers for … Read More about Registry – Baby Carriers and Baby Wearing Resources
Using cloth diapers might seem too time-consuming or too much of a hassle for busy working moms, but CorporetteMoms reader Miranda Hlady has found a way to make it work for her family. Today she shares her cloth diapering tips and suggests a couple of products she likes. Thank you, Miranda! Cloth diapering is definitely popular with many moms … Read More about Working Moms and Cloth Diapering
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to stay connected to the office on maternity leave— links have also been updated below. There was an interesting story over at Above the Law a few weeks ago, where a securities class-action lawyer in New Jersey was seeking unemployment benefits because she had quit … Read More about Maternity Leave — and Staying Connected to the Office