Maternity Monday: Long Sleeve Tee Shirt Dress

Liz Lange for Target Maternity Long Sleeve Tee Shirt Dress | CorporetteMomsThis simple tee shirt dress has a lot of positive reviews on the Target website — unlike a lot of their other maternity clothes, interestingly enough. (For a good time, read reviews of this dress.) I like the simplicity of this one, the price, and the fact that it’s apparently versatile enough to dress up not only for work but even for fancier events (a number of reviewers note wearing it for their shower or company holiday party). It’s available in five colors, sizes XS-XXL. (Two other winners, according to reviewers, although they’re both a bit casual for my taste: here and here.) Liz Lange for Target Maternity Long Sleeve Tee Shirt Dress

News Roundup

news roundup - maternity fashionSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • The New York Times takes a look at stylish maternity fashion that’s off the beaten path.
  • Moms Into Fitness provides you with a few postpartum core workouts.
  • Fortune looks at a growing trend of companies offering working mothers access to maternity coaches who “advise them on what they can expect before, during and after maternity leave.”
  • Working Mother reports on new research that found the real reasons working moms leave the workforce, while Liberating Working Moms offers working-mother resolutions for the new year.
  • Women can’t have it all? Men can’t have it all either, says the author of this piece in Esquire. Here’s a slideshow of quotes from some of the men interviewed for the article.
  • The New York Times Motherlode blog ponders parent volunteers at schools — who volunteers and who doesn’t (or can’t), and what that means.

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Finally Friday: ‘Total Motion’ Pointy Toe Flat

Rockport 'Total Motion' Pointy Toe Flat | CorporetteMomsThis highly rated flat from Rockport is allegedly like a sneaker inside — “like walking on a cloud,” one reviewer notes. Well, well. It’s available in medium and wide sizes (5-11) at Nordstrom for $124.95. If the pointy toe look isn’t your thing, the same brand has a more rounded ballet flat (on sale, too). Rockport ‘Total Motion’ Pointy Toe Flat

Everyone Thursday: Triple Layer Beaded Necklace

Lydell Triple Layer Beaded NecklaceI really like this white and gold triple-layer beaded necklace. (I’m unfamiliar with the brand, but Last Call has a ton of good stuff from them right now). Here’s my thought process: I love wearing my pearls, in part, because I feel like they really brighten my face — but I don’t often wear my pearls around my kids because, well, I like my pearls. Yes, there are faux pearls, but this statement necklace is so much more fun — and for only $35. Score! Lydell Triple Layer Beaded Necklace

Holiday Cards: How “Smug” Are They (And Which Colleagues Do You Send Them To)?

professional-family-holiday-cards2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on professional family holiday cards, but you may also want to check out all of our posts on holiday business etiquette.

As if holiday cards weren’t already enough of a minefield professionally, I’ve now seen tons of people (mostly single and childless friends) talking on Facebook about how “smug” all of the family holiday cards are as they tout our “perfect” families. So I thought we’d talk about it — perhaps a bit belatedly, but it’s on my mind, and we’ve probably all seen the full range of what our friends and family sent this time around.

Do you create and send photo cards to your friends and family? Do you send the same version to coworkers and colleagues? Do you worry about intentionally sending DIFFERENT cards to people on your list who don’t have kids? (And, just for old times’ sake: Are religious holiday cards inappropriate for most coworkers/colleagues — or at least a KYO (know your office) situation?

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Washable Wednesday: Lindsey Dress

Boden Lindsey DressHappy Wednesday! I’m liking this colorful, happy dress from Boden. In addition to being machine washable, the bodice is lined with polyester (which can be good both for mommy pooch issues as well as, well, headlight issues), and I like that the outer material has 3% elastane in it for a bit of stretch and recovery. It’s available in black as well as four bright colors, sizes 2-18, petites, regulars, and tall sizes. It’s $148. Boden Lindsey Dress