News Roundup

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

  • Cool Mom has step-by-step guidance from a mom who packs lunches for her four kids for the entire week on Sundays–in less than 30 minutes.
  • The Washington Post reports that a 9-year-old girl was not allowed to participate in her First Communion with classmates because she wanted to wear a white suit instead of a dress.
  • The Washington Post also explains why it’s a bad idea to eat your placenta, according to a new report.
  • Business Insider offers advice from a Google executive who sticks to a 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. workday (plus occasional evening work).
  • The Atlantic investigates whether artificial turf is safe for playgrounds.
  • The Girl Scouts’ website shares six tips for parents when it comes to young girls and sexual harassment.
  • The Cut, as part of its How I Got This Baby series, tells the story of a mom “who spent more than $11,000 on sperm.”
  • VacationKids provides tips for planning a multi-family vacation.
  • Speaking of family vacations, The Trek reports that, for the first time, a family with a baby has hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail–all 2,190 miles.
  • IFLScience states that, according to a new study, men have an increased risk of dying if they receive a blood transfusion from a woman who was pregnant prior to donating blood.
  • People shares that the Michigan mom who, after refusing to vaccinate her child, spent five days in jail and lost primary custody, said she would “do it all over again.” (Video autoplays.)
  • Recipe of the Week: Oregon Live offers 13 ideas for Halloween parties, including Witch’s Brew Pumpkin Stew and Pumpkin Chipotle Hummus.
  • Laugh of the Week: The Onion shares some mostly fake statistics about Halloween. The one about family pets is probably true. (Video autoplays.)

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