Working Moms and Cloth Diapering

Cloth Diapers and Working Moms | CorporetteMomsUsing cloth diapers might seem too time-consuming or too much of a hassle for busy working moms, but CorporetteMoms reader Miranda Hlady has found a way to make it work for her family. Today she shares her cloth diapering tips and suggests a couple of products she likes. Thank you, Miranda!

Cloth diapering is definitely popular with many moms these days, including working moms. We currently cloth diaper our almost six-month-old baby boy using made-in-China pocket diapers. We use GroVia O.N.E. diapers for daycare, and when travelling we use disposable diapers. (Pictured: GroVia All in One Cloth Diaper, available at Amazon for $23.95.) Before considering starting, supplementing, or switching to cloth diapering I would suggest considering your priorities:
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Washable Wednesday: Ponté Keyhole Sheath Dress

Lands' End Ponté Keyhole Sheath Dress | CorporetteMomsThis dress has been around forever, but it’s marked to $29-$34 now and I just got it for myself, so I thought I’d share. I like the pockets, the fact that it’s machine washable, and the price. It’s available in regular, petite, tall, and plus sizes. (While I sometimes buy petites in Lands’ End, I needed a regular size here to get the length I wanted.) Note that today at Lands’ End you can save 30% with code ORDER30 and PIN 3007 (although it’s “not valid when combined with any other promotional offers,” alas). Lands’ End Ponté Keyhole Sheath Dress

Psst: I can’t believe that there are so few sizes and colors left of this old reader favorite sheath dress, also machine washable and with pockets — it must just be a temporary thing before they restock with next season’s colors. BUT: lucky sizes left and a steep discount.

Update: Thanks to a comment from a reader, we’ve learned that you can in fact use the 30%-off promo code on this dress even though it’s already on sale. Nice!

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Feeding Tuesday: Tot Sprout Chair

OXO Tot Sprout Chair | CorporetteMomsIf you happen to be in the market for a high chair, we’ve had this OXO chair for years and have loved it for both boys. A five-point harness (yippee), easy to clean (and removable) seat (as well as a very easily cleaned, lightweight tray)… all with a fairly good looking design as far as high chairs go. It’s also adjustable, so you really can have your kiddo in it up to 36 months. We have the green with the matching booster seat, but if I were buying it today I’d be all over this sophisticated taupe/walnut version. OXO Tot Sprout Chair

Psst: We haven’t yet gotten to this section in our registry series, but stay tuned!

Ladies, which high chair do you have? Which is your favorite? 

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Maternity Monday: V-Neck Tee Shirt Dress

Liz Lange® for Target®Maternity V-Neck Tee Shirt Dress | CorporetteMomsThis stripey dress comes in three colors: gray, mint, and navy. I feel like navy stripes are a dime a dozen, but both the gray and the mint feel fresh and new. I suspect the gray would be more versatile for work, though, especially considering that you want to streamline your maternity wardrobe as much as possible. (Although, note that it does come in solids!) Still, it is only $25, full price at Target, so there’s that. Liz Lange for Target V-Neck Tee Shirt Dress

Psst: If you’re looking for one fancy dress for your pregnancy — for showers, black-ties, etc. — this black Isabella Oliver lace dress is on a great discount.

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

News Roundup

news roundup - ethical kids' clothesSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • Hellobee shares tips on being a conscious consumer while shopping for kids’ clothes.
  • Fortune reports that breastfeeding moms at IBM will soon be able to send pumped milk safely back home — free of charge — while they’re away on business trips.
  • Racked notes that Target has gotten some good press recently for their mom- and baby-friendly breastfeeding policy.
  • A mother of a boy with autism writes in The New York Times about how PBS’ “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” helps teach and reinforce social skills.
  • Working Moms Against Guilt has tips on throwing a baby shower that’s fun for everyone.
  • Free-Range Kids shares information about the later benefits of unsupervised “risky play” for kids.
  • Mommy Dear, Esq., writes at Above the Law about the ways she’s changed since becoming a mom.

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

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Finally Friday: Straight Leg Pants

Vince Camuto Straight Leg PantsI think we’ve featured these well-reviewed, machine washable pants in the past, but I hadn’t noticed they were part of the big Anniversary Sale until just now.  (These dry clean ankle pants have even more great reviews!)  The pictured pants are available in black and gray, in regular and petite sizes 0-14 — they’re $52.90 now, but will be $79 after the sale ends August 3.  Vince Camuto Straight Leg Pants