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Nursing/Postpartum Tuesday: Nursing and Car Seat Cover

This is one of those products that you will use almost every day during the newborn phase. It is a multitasker that serves as a breastfeeding cover, scarf, and car seat cover. My favorite use for it by far was as a car seat cover. I frequently used my car seat (Chicco KeyFit 30) and snapped it into my stroller base (Uppababy Cruz) when running errands. The best part of this car seat cover is that it resists nosy people from sticking their face too close to the baby or touching the baby. As a bonus, while it keeps things dark enough that the baby can continue to sleep, it has a hole at the top so that air can circulate and you can see what’s going on inside. I found it much more handy than draping a blanket or swaddle over the top of the carrying handle. The material was light and stretchy, and it comes in different patterns. It’s $11.99 at Amazon with Prime and free returns. Nursing and Carseat Cover

Psst: Looking for more info about nursing clothes for working moms, or tips for pumping at the office? We’ve got them both…

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Makeup & Beauty Monday: Gel Couture Nail Polish Kit 

Before having a baby, I really enjoyed getting manicures semi-regularly. I liked how it made me feel more put-together, how it was an affordable luxury, and that I couldn’t do anything but sit there and stare into space while getting it done. After having a baby, my hands were constantly wet — washing bottles, doing a million dishes, cleaning up spills and messes. Wet hands, however, do not lend themselves to lasting polish. I still do get the occasional manicure as a treat or before an event. My local salons usually have a $2 or $3 upcharge if you request this new polish from essie, and I have found that it’s worth it. I even bought myself one of these kits, which comes with the special topcoat that seals the color in and makes it dry super fast. With the amount of washing/cleaning up I do, a regular manicure would last two or three days at best, and this polish extends that time to five or so, which in child-rearing days is like a dog’s age. (It advertises 14 days, which I think is a bit misleading, but it definitely lasts much longer than regular polish.) The kit is $18.49 at Target and is also available at most drugstores. essie Gel Couture Nail Polish Kit

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Weekend Open Thread

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What’s your typical summer date outfit? Do you still get all dressed up for your partner or, if you have little kids, are you just happy to get time alone? Do you have rules like “no talking about the kids”? These best-selling espadrilles give you a ton of height but are actually only 2″ high with the platform, so they’re a good medium, and I could see them working with everything from a casual outfit to a more dressed up look for a summer date or brunch with your girlfriends. They’re $149 at Nordstrom, Amazon, and Zappos, and come in a zillion colors.

Psst: here’s our last discussion on date nights for working parents

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News Roundup

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

  • The Cut rounded up the best workout leggings.
  • Refinery29 tested $130 worth of black eyeliners to find the best.
  • WalletHub provided a list of 2018’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms, according to child care, work/life balance, and job opportunities. (Vermont is #1; Idaho is #50.)
  • Money reported on the long-term advantages enjoyed by kids of working moms.
  • At Fast Company, Crystal Black Davis wrote, “From my experience, adult sons of working moms tend to be more tactful communicators, hold a more accepting view of gender equality, and have a deeper respect for the unique challenges of working mothers.”
  • NPR’s #HowtoRaiseaHuman series asked, “[I]f science isn’t the secret sauce to parenting books, what is?”
  • The Cut also lamented that, “In the United States, the standard of care [for new moms] is one postpartum checkup six weeks after you give birth. That’s it.”
  • CNBC reported that, according to Wealthfront, tuition in 2036 will cost (are you sitting down?) from $184,000 to $303,000 (public and private institutions, respectively).
  • Parents shared the 2018 FamilyFun Travel Awards.
  • For your Laugh of the Week (that you can actually share with your kids), also from Parents: Grown-Up Comedy Sketches for Kids (on YouTube).

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Family Friday: Perplexus Original Interactive Maze Game

When my husband and I were at a holiday party a few years back, one of the kids in attendance was gifted this game. It was passed around the room, and after we each took a turn we immediately went to our phones and ordered the game for ourselves. This toy is basically a 3-D puzzle where you roll a little ball down various ramps in numerical order, turning the sphere in your hands depending on which way the ball needs to go. It takes hand-eye coordination and a lot of patience, but it’s super addicting and fun! The only downside is that it’s not a great toy for sharing among siblings/friends, as only one person can play with it at a time. However, it does get competitive in a fun way. I would recommend this for older kids and definitely adults. It’s $19 at Amazon. Perplexus Original Interactive Maze Game

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