What do you do when your work and your child both need you — how do you find quality time with your kid as a working mom?
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on where to pump when you’re away from work— links have also been updated below. Where can you pump if you’re away from work and home (and not just in a different office)? I’ve heard more than enough “fun” stories about pumping in public restrooms (at the … Read More about A Quiet and Well-Lit Space for Pumping (Or: Where to Pump When You’re Away From Work)
When my first son, Jack, started solids, I got this book and cookbook on baby-led weaning — I really liked the idea that he could control how much or how little he ate without passively having someone shovel food into his mouth. It’s a great idea in theory, but I sometimes wonder if it contributed … Read More about Feeding Tuesday: Baby-Led Weaning Book
Ooh: this C. Wonder diaper bag looks kind of perfect. I like the large patch pockets on the outside, a side compartment for the changing mat, and a detachable zip pouch and spring-lock key ring… all nice. I’m also a fan of the muted, almost somber black — our main one is black also, which … Read More about Finally Friday: Signature Diaper Bag
What would an ideal maternity leave look like? If you could design your own maternity leave, how would you do it? Reader E wonders: I am currently 6 months pregnant. Anyways, next week I am having a meeting with my supervisor/team to plan out my leave. I luckily work for a very flexible company and … Read More about An Ideal Maternity Leave
I was going to feature a bottle for today’s feeding post — we’ve started supplementing a bit so they’re on my mind. I have yet to find a brand that I truly like, though, so I’m punting and posting something we did really like: the ZoLi sippy cup/bottle, which is pretty much what we went to immediately when … Read More about Feeding Tuesday: Zoli Straw Sippy Cup (OR: Which Sippy Cups and Bottles Are Your Favorites?)
What are the pros and cons of different types of childcare arrangements? How do you decide on whether to hire a nanny, choose daycare, ask for help from family members, etc.? We’ve talked about taking business trips as a mom, but we haven’t had a conversation about this yet. How did you decide what was best for … Read More about Childcare Arrangements: Pros + Cons
How do you handle business trips as a mom? Is there anything you can do to prepare your kids for your business travel? How do you balance everything? Reader A wonders: I am a working, single mom and happen to be taking my first of quite a few “extended” business trips next week. My sister … Read More about Business Travel – As a Mom
This post is from the early days of CorporetteMoms, when most of the content was in the form of email newsletters. We’re sharing this one again so that more moms and moms-to-be can weigh in and share tips! I read a ton of books during my first pregnancy, and thought I’d shout out a few of my favorites … Read More about Pregnancy Books: Some of My Favorites
Which sales will you be hitting for your family this weekend? I’ve already bought a ton of stuff for my toddler from the Old Navy and Nordstrom sales, and I plan to go through the Amazon sale more in depth later… Don’t forget to check out the longer Labor Day sales list at Corporette for … Read More about Happy Labor Day! 30 Sales for the Pregnant, Nursing Mama and Family
2018 Update: We still stand by this older conversation about finding mom friends once you become a mom — but you may also want to check out some of our newer discussions, such as about playdate etiquette for introverts or how to deal when you don’t like your kid’s friends’ parents. How are you doing … Read More about Have You Sought Out New Mom Friends?
2019 Update: We still love this discussion about whether or not we talk about our kids at work — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion (inspired by an Emily Oster piece in The Atlantic), asking readers if they’re are a “secret parent” in the office. Moms: do you ever … Read More about Talking About Your Kids at Work