News Roundup

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

  • Refinery 29 offered the best under-$20 foundations for winter-abused skin, including Revlon Colorstay’s dry-skin formula.
  • The Strategist investigated the best walking shoes for men and women, according to Amazon reviewers.
  • Bustle shared why holding onto “goal weight clothes” is more dangerous than it seems.
  • Working Mother reported on a study from The Mom Project, which found that of the more than 1,000 moms surveyed, flexibility is one of the top concerns, and only 9% of moms want to work a typical 40-hour week. The bulk of respondents, 38%, said they’d prefer 20-30 hours.
  • NPR asked if toddler milks are filling a nutritional need or just meeting a marketing niche.
  • The New York Times reported on a study published in January in the journal Sex Roleswhich looked at the effect of showing 4- to 7-year-olds images of children playing with either stereotypic or counter-stereotypic toys.
  • The Washington Post shared the story behind why Kayla Marie Sutton, director of online marketing for Black Girl Nerds, started the Twitter campaign #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe.
  • BuzzFeed News reported on the lawsuit against Britax after the company declined to recall or repair 17 stroller models whose front wheels can detach while in use, which reportedly caused injuries to adults and children.
  • We recommend checking out Parents at Work – The Spiggle Law Firm Podcast, which features techniques for parents who are cultivating a healthy work-life balance.
  • In the wake of last week’s tragedy in Parkland, Florida, Streetsblog reported which bike brands contribute to the gun lobby.
  • The New York Times also posted an opinion piece by Michael Ian Black about why so many young boys are turning to violence to solve problems.
  • For your laugh (groan) of the week, McSweeney’s shared a busy teacher’s day-to-day list of duties in and out of the classroom.

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  1. Curious as to whether the survey reporting that moms prefer working 20-30 hours per week addressed also getting paid for 20-30 hours per week. I think most people would say 20-30 hours per week is great if they didn’t have to consider the salary reduction.

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