Everyone Thursday: Three Quarter Sleeve Cardigan

Halogen Three Quarter Sleeve Cardigan | CorporetteMomsReaders have shouted out these cardigans numerous times over at Corporette, and they look great — affordable, colorful, and easy care (hand wash, lay flat). They come in regular, petite, and plus sizes for $46 full price — but note that Nordstrom comes out in new colors every season so there are always a few colors to be found on sale, some as low as $9.97. Nice! Halogen® Three Quarter Sleeve Cardigan

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Five Family Dinner Strategies Better than Delivery

working-moms-dinnersFamily dinners can be a constant headache for busy parents. Before we had kids, my husband and I either ate out, ordered, or made fairly intricate recipes that were fun for both of us to make together — lots of chopping and prepwork. After we had Jack (our firstborn), a lot of things changed. While it’s always easy to just order dinner from Seamless, we’ve tried a number of different ways to actually cook food for the family — so I thought I’d round up five strategies for family dinners that are better than ordering food for delivery…

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Washable Wednesday: Ottoman Zip Top

Boden Ottoman Zip Top | CorporetteMomsSomething about this machine washable, ottoman zip top really strikes me as Audrey-like. I like that it has a thick fabric, and the seams and the zips all strike me as distinctive and interesting. It’s available in steel blue, navy, black, white, and a yellowy chartreuse — and it’s marked down to $70.20. (A longer version is here for $79) Boden Ottoman Zip Top

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Nursing Tuesday: Maternity Cowl-Neck Nursing Sweater

Old Navy Maternity Cowl-Neck Nursing Sweater | CorporetteMomsWhoa, I don’t think I’ve seen this before: Old Navy has nursing sweaters! This nice looking cowl neck is sadly almost sold out (check your local store!) but I like the functionality aspect mixed with the style aspect — it looks like it would be great with all kinds of outfits. They’re $44.95 at Old Navy. Old Navy Maternity Cowl-Neck Nursing Sweater

Psst: If your size is sold out, check out this similar nursing sweater at Amazon.

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Maternity Monday: Bradshaw Cigarette Pants and Celeste Top

Isabella Oliver Bradshaw Maternity Cigarette Pants | CorporetteMomsI kind of love this entire outfit. The cigarette pants are kind of perfect, and the pleated top is pretty but cool at the same time. As for the styling: kudos to you if you can be that pregnant and still be in 3″ heels — but the nice thing about cigarette pants and maternity is that the proper hem on them is always a bit shorter than, say, a trouser, where only an inch or so of heel should be showing. SO: if you end up being like me and end up resorting to flats and kitten heels for most days past week 30, then you don’t need to re-hem all of your maternity pants! (I had a few pairs of trousers hemmed for heels, and one pair of trousers hemmed for flats, and I wore the HECK out of the trousers that were hemmed for flats.) The trousers are $155, and the top is $105 (available in both pink and a dark gray) — both are new at Isabella Oliver.

Building a maternity wardrobe for work? Check out our page with more suggestions along both classic and trendy/seasonal lines.

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News Roundup

News roundup - bad makeup tipsSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • The Huffington Post tells us about Pinterest beauty advice that’s best to ignore. (OK, now I want Oreos.)
  • Forbes shares information on the AAP’s new screen-time guidelines for kids that “reflect a more nuanced approach.”
  • The New York Times blog The Well reports on a study that found that children who were breastfed do not have higher IQs than children who weren’t (contrary to what’s often been stated).
  • Good news from Lifehacker for moms (and dads) who have been busy sterilizing lots of baby stuff — you can probably stop.
  • The Muse talks about what to worry about at work — and what not to.
  • Picky eaters can be pretty frustrating… but The New York Times has some tips for parents.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, Thought Catalog shares some typical things that you’ll see on online moms’ groups (but not on CorporetteMoms!).

Do be sure to check out the news update over at Corporette!

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