News Roundup

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

  • Racked talked about how most of us don’t throw away makeup when it gets old.
  • Working Mother shares how working moms are relating to Savannah Guthrie’s Instagram photo of her school drop-off fashion mishap.
  • In Harvard Business Review, Daisy Wademan Dowling, founder and CEO of consulting firm Workparent, gives helpful advice to other working moms.
  • Above the Law talks to an attorney who took time off to care for her kids before reentering the workforce — she has some advice for women in a similar position.
  • From New York magazine’s The Cut: Kate Middleton recently shared some candid thoughts on motherhood and the pressure to be the “perfect parent.”
  • The New York Times reports on a new study that found that two particular tests can help in finding out the cause of a stillbirth.
  • Broadly looks into Ambrosia Labs, which says it’s the first company to export human breast milk to the U.S. (which it does from Cambodia).
  • The New York Times answers a reader question about the possibility of getting pregnant when you’re already pregnant — it’s called superfetation, and it’s actually been reported a few times in humans. (It’s more common among animals — like cats and dogs.)
  • Rodale’s Organic Life tells you what pediatricians feed their own children.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, Good Housekeeping has some funny parenting memes.

Also, do be sure to check out the news update over at Corporette!

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Finally Friday: Carmen Sandal

I was looking for a mule to recommend today because right now it’s the style that everyone and their mother seem to be wearing. There are high-heeled mules; low, flat mules; slides; there are furry mules… A lot of them cost a pretty penny, in the $400-$700 sort of range, but then I saw these. They’re not strictly a mule, but I can’t believe it because Sudini was the maker of some of my favorite mules several years ago — they made sort of sleek, pump kind of mules — and the brand went away for a while. They seem to be back, so I’m excited. This one with a peep toe is obviously for a more casual workplace, but the chunky stacked heel and the taupe leather would work in a lot of offices for spring — or for the weekend, as well. There’s also a black if this isn’t your style. It’s $129 at Nordstrom. Carmen Sandal

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The Best Online Backup Services for Backing Up Family Photos, Unfinished Novels, and More

online backup services for momsThese days, everyone has precious things on our computers: those family photos, that old voicemail from Nana you saved on your computer, the half-finished draft of your novel. Some of it you can save casually in the cloud, sure — but some of it, for sheer size alone, kind of has to live on a hard drive. How do you back up those hard drives? We looked into the best online backup services that keep your stuff safe — and don’t require a ton of effort or money on your part.

If it hasn’t happened to you personally, it’s definitely happened to a friend or family member: Your computer crashes and you lose everything … because you haven’t backed up your files. Backing up data is usually pretty tedious and time-consuming — and it’s so easy to forget to do — but online backup services make the process much easier and hands-off. Today we’re rounding up the 3 best online services for backing up files.

Pictured: The normal time everyone thinks about backing up their computer: when they see the blue screen of death. Credit: Flickr / Blondinrikard Fröberg

By the way, over at Corporette we’ve talked about Evernote and other note-keeping apps, the Morphine plugin for Chrome for limiting distractions, and apps for working women, and here at CorporetteMoms we’ve talked about how to organize family photos and make photo projects.

Here, we compare the popular and highly-rated online backup services Crashplan, Backblaze, and IDrive: 

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Everyone Thursday: Airport Greeting Cardigan

This ModCloth cardigan has been a very popular cardigan for Corporette over the years — a lot of people have really liked it. We’re featuring it half zipped, but you can zip it all the way up so that it has a sort of moto look to it, and you can also wear it open for a flowy look. It’s marked dry clean, but not dry clean only. The cardigan comes in six colors, sizes XXS-4X, and it’s only $54. Airport Greeting Cardigan

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Washable Wednesday: Ella Short Sleeve Ponte Dress

This ponte dress is only $74, and like a lot of Christin Michaels styles it’s a machine wash, tumble dry, type of dress. This brand had not been on my radar until a reader wrote in to recommend it — and they look like nice dresses. I like that this only has a half zip, although it does have a little ribbon on it, and I think the seaming looks nice. It reminds me of the $300 Tuesday dress from Corporette. It’s in lucky sizes only at this point, but here’s another CM option at Zappos. Christin Michaels Ella Short Sleeve Ponte Dress

Here’s a plus-size option, also machine washable, from Pink Blush Maternity.

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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Nursing Tuesday: Undercover Mama Nursing Camisole

best nursing camisole for working mothersI’ve featured this before, but for some reason this camisole was on my mind yesterday — it was my very favorite camisole for nursing. I liked the tightness (I had the 360 shaping one), and I liked the odd straplessness, where it just attaches to your bra — it made every other camisole feel like I was swimming in straps. It raised the neckline of everything so that it felt appropriate, even with my huge nursing boobs, and didn’t ride up. Win win. It comes in 14 different colors at Amazon in the basic version, as well as a few other specialty versions (a longer version if you want it peeking out beneath clothes, a shaping version if you want compression, etc, etc). Undercover Mama

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