News Roundup

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

  • A British Vogue editor, pictured, shares her maternity style tips.
  • An NPR reporter asks, can one exercise really reduce “mummy tummy”? Lifehacker’s Offspring also weighs in on diastasis recti (DR), the medical term for the separation of the abdominal muscles, which occurs in 37% of women who have one pregnancy and 67% of those who have multiple pregnancies.
  • Working Mother offers a study that tallies up “just how many hours you really work per week.” (Spoiler alert: 98 hours!)
  • Working Mother also reports on the chances that a new bipartisan bill—the Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone Act, or PACE Act—will pass.
  • The Strategist reviews 15 of the best strollers.
  • The Cut breaks down the costs of elective egg freezing.
  • offers advice on how to deal with “mean girls” as young as preschool age.
  • The Washington Post explains why a 6-year-old doesn’t always show gratitude for the experiences her parents provide—and why that is OK.
  • The Washington Post also details a mom’s fears when it comes to raising her Muslim baby in the Age of Trump.
  • The New York Times shares the experience of a mom diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 15 years before her first child, and whether her concerns about her newborn were OCD-related, or “what all new moms think.”
  • Recipe of the Week: Now that eggplant is in peak season, here are several easy and fresh eggplant ideas, thanks to Real Simple.
  • Laugh of the Week: Scary Mommy presents the cast members of Fun Mom Dinner, who discuss five myths about motherhood.

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  1. yasmara says:

    Give me a break, Vogue Editor. I’m so glad that in your 3rd trimester you can wear your same Paige jeans just by unbuttoning the top button, but rest assured, you are in the minority. The rest of us needed actual maternity clothes, not just dresses “one size up from my usual size.” And not just any dress, a Celine dress which most likely runs over $2000. And your thousand dollar “Catherine Quin ‘Neutra’ dress – a black, sheer, long-sleeved, button-through silk maxi, which is an annual summer holiday favourite – has been a lifesaver for the office, layered over a slip.” does not exactly sound like office wear that would be acceptable in my office…

    • ElisaR says:

      yeah i couldn’t even click on that article because i knew it would just annoy me!

    • Sabba says:

      My husband worked in the same place as a woman that refused to buy maternity wear for her pregnancy, but she did not have the luxury budget that this Vogue editor did (or, to be honest, the figure). It did not go well for her. Around the second trimester, her clothes looked terrible, and neither my husband or I are the type of people to usually take not of what anyone is wearing. But her clothes didn’t fit because her body was not the shape that was meant for the clothes. Things were tight where they should not be tight, and then way too loose in other places when she finally sized up. Well into the second trimester, HR had to gently talk to her about dressing appropriately for the workplace even though that workplace had a very casual *almost* anything goes kind of vibe. She was showing up in clothes that were just not appropriate even for the most casual workplace (belly and underwear showing, etc).

      Just buy the maternity wear and make the best of your options and your budget!

    • Anonymous says:

      I guess everyone has different priorities during pregnancy, but comfort was pretty high up on my list. And while a lot of maternity clothes are fugly, elastic waistband sure are comfortable! I used the rubber band-through-the-button hole trick until 20+ weeks in my first pregnancy, and I could have kicked myself for resisting so long the first time I tried on maternity jeans.

      Good maternity clothes are much more flattering on a pregnant body than sized-up regular clothes, so if your goal is to look good, I don’t see why you would buy investment-price pieces in a size that is not your normal size and try to make them work. If your goal is to wear capital-F-Fashion because — I don’t know, status? It’s required when you work at a fashion magazine? this is not me — I guess, knock yourself out? What is she trying to prove? This article reads like an obnoxious humblebrag facebook post.

    • Anonymous says:

      She doesn’t even look pregnant in her pictures!

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