News Roundup

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

  • Vox explained the shift from “anti-aging” beauty products to more positive words like “renewal” and “radiance” — including new Neutrogena ads with Kerry Washington, Nicole Kidman, and Jennifer Garner. (Still, the main ingredients are often the same.)
  • Motherly shared their favorite face masks for moms who need a little me time.
  • The Cut provided how to prepare for an interview, according to Alison Green of Ask a Manager.
  • Medium writer asked, will “Time’s up” be applied to the uneven distribution of responsibilities women bear in motherhood and marriage? (What do you think?)
  • Working Mother reported that ABC World News meteorologist Ginger Zee had to defend her decision to travel away from her children to report on a tropical storm, even though her male colleagues would never face the same level of scrutiny.
  • Working Mother suggested strategies for working moms to be able to vote, even when juggling a full schedule.
  • NPR asked why children are more prone to vomiting than adults.
  • The Washington Post reported that New York AG primary candidate Zephyr Teachout showed herself getting an ultrasound in her campaign ad.
  • The Washington Post also shared a free-range parent’s thoughts after her toddler suffered a concussion while running barefoot on concrete.
  • The New York Times suggested how and when to limit a child’s use of tech based on his or her age.
  • Inc. explained that daughters who are nagged are more successful (an older article, but still new to us…).
  • For your Laugh of the Week: Huffington Post shared 45 tweets about the math of parenting.

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Weekend & Family Friday: Wooden Vehicle Magnets in a Box

I recently bought a set of these magnets as an impulse purchase at Marshalls. My son loved them so much that I bought this set in addition. They’re brightly colored, easy to grab, and there’s a lot of them in the box. We recently had to replace our refrigerator (ugh), and luckily these magnets don’t scratch the outside of the new one (and my son is not a gentle kid). Best of all, if I put them all in the box, then set the box on the floor near the fridge, they buy me about 10 minutes of uninterrupted food preparation or eating. A total win in my book. The set is $9.59 at Amazon, eligible for Prime. Melissa & Doug Wooden Vehicle Magnets in a Box

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Breakfast and the Working Mom

breakfast and the working momHere’s a question for you: who does breakfast in your house? You? Your partner? Your caregiver? How much variety do your kids have for breakfast, and — with the huge abundance of high sugar / high calorie breakfasts for kids — how strict are you in what they’re allowed to have?

Calories and sugar are always on my mind as a mom, but it particularly reenters my mind once school starts up because I don’t want my eldest (7) to have a sugar crash before lunch time! For us breakfasts tend to be one of the following:

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Organizing Thursday: Non-Slip Velvet Scarf Organizer

We are about to enter my favorite season: fall. One of my favorite parts of my favorite season is wearing scarves. Not scarves that are all utility, like you have to wear in the dead of winter, but fashion scarves. (OK, sometimes they can have a dual purpose of actually keeping you warm.) I can barely resist buying a great scarf, but I have a lot of problems storing them. I really dislike the scarf hangers where you have to shove the scarf through a little hole, and I don’t have great “stick-to-it-iveness” when I have to fold the scarf before putting it away. These hangers let you just drape it over the hook. I think what you trade off by not having to wrinkle it, you lose in closet space, but if you have nice scarves then it could be worth it. A pair of these scarf hangers is $6.48 at Amazon, eligible for Prime and 5% off. Non-Slip Velvet Scarf Organizer

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Washable Workwear Wednesday: Dillon Classic-Fit Elephant Print Washable Silk Shirt

Banana Republic seems to be making an effort to offer machine-washable clothing, and I am here for it. This is a washable silk shirt, which I don’t see too often. I like the drape of it, and the site describes the shirt as “skims your shape.” My favorite part, however, is that upon first glance, the pattern looks like a black-and-white houndstooth, but when you zoom in closer, you see that the pattern is actually little elephants joining together with their trunks. I think whoever looks close enough at the shirt to notice will definitely offer up a compliment — I know I would if I saw someone wearing it! The shirt is $98 and comes in sizes XXS–XXL. Dillon Classic-Fit Elephant Print Washable Silk Shirt

Talbots has a plus-size option that’s also available in misses and petites.

Looking for other washable workwear? See all of our recent recommendations for washable clothes for work, or check out our roundup of the best brands for washable workwear.

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