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Accessory Tuesday: Leather Crossbody Bag & Belt Bag

Maybe it’s all the normcore fashion that’s out there right now, but every bag line has their version of a fanny pack. With my formative years being the early-mid ’90s, I initially rejected the fanny pack resurgence. However, I can see the practicality here. This bag has enough space for a few cards, some cash, and your phone. If you keep it around your waist, you can avoid digging through a crowded diaper bag for the essentials. This particular one from Lo & Sons lets you dip your toe into the trend without fully committing, as you can also wear it as a cross body, shoulder bag, and wristlet. Three out of the four offered colors are currently 20% off. Lo & Sons Leather Crossbody Bag & Belt Bag

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Maternity Monday: Preggie Pop Drops

Luckily, in my first trimester I didn’t get morning sickness too badly — but I was definitely queasy on more mornings than not. Unluckily, I had to commute every morning in very crowded conditions. The smells, the heat, the crowds, the swaying … it’s enough to make me nauseated on a regular, non-pregnant day. I always made sure to have plenty of these Preggie Pop Drops in my bags or in my pockets to pop into my mouth so that there was a flavor in my mouth and something to smell. It could have been a placebo effect, but they helped and took the anxiety out of commuting. One thing to note is that the outside wrapper has the brand name, so to keep things quiet, you may want to take them out and put them in a ziplock before you use them in the office. Three Lollies Preggie Pop Drops

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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

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

  • Chicago Sun Times reported that Tammy Duckworth was the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office.
  • Refinery29 shared why you should add powder blue clothing and accessories to your spring wardrobe.
  • Ask a Manager responded to a reader question regarding a manager’s flex-time plan for an employee returning from maternity leave.
  • Working Mother defined the years when having kids will hurt a woman’s future salary the most.
  • Working Mother also warned against certain hashtags for pictures of your kids on social media, even if you think you have everything set on private.
  • Speaking of social media, The Washington Post also provided some tips on how to be safe when it comes to posting about your family on Facebook.
  • Maclean’s offered an opinion piece that suggested viral photos of bad-ass working parents may be painting a picture that it’s actually easy to bring children to the office and still be able to work.
  • Parents shared a mom’s opinion about why she doesn’t feel guilty about not feeling so-called mom guilt.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s shared ways to forestall your child’s inevitable misery at school.

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Family Friday: Performance Advanced Laundry Detergent

This is an unsexy but very necessary recommendation for laundry detergent. It’s a detergent that’s used for extra stinky clothes: workout clothes, smelly kids clothes, etc. When I had a kid, I switched to unscented, gentle detergent that did absolutely nothing to get the smell out of my husband’s and my gym clothes. Now I do a separate wash with gym clothes and my husband’s undershirts with Hex. The bottle lasts a long time because it’s made for high efficiency machines, and it works so well that I think the extra cost is justified. I’m still doing a load of baby clothes with Dreft, but I imagine that if our son takes after his father, in a few years I’ll be washing a lot of smelly boy clothing in Hex. (Related: How young can a child be taught to work a washer and dryer?) A pack of two is $24.98 at Amazon. Hex Performance Advanced Laundry Detergent

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Make My Life Easier Thursday: Collapsible Grip & Stand for Phones

Since women’s pants often don’t have functional pockets, I often find myself trying to balance both a squirmy baby and a slippery phone — and I can’t even tell you the number of times I’ve ended up dropping the phone. Or I’m trying to catch a cute photo moment and miss it while I’m fumbling with my phone. This accessory attaches to the back of your phone and collapses down when you’re not using it, to avoid bulk. When you pop it out, it becomes a “handle” to hold your phone steady while you’re reading or taking photos. It also can act as a stand so you can feed your baby while they watch a cartoon… um, not like I’ve ever done that. Ha. PopSockets Collapsible Grip & Stand for Phones and Tablets

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