4 Apps That Help Working Moms Stay Connected to School

Apps That Help Working Moms Stay Connected to SchoolDoes your child’s daycare or school use any apps that help working moms stay connected to school (and dads, of course, and parents in general)? It’s helpful and reassuring to get regular updates when your kid is too young to tell you about his/her day, and when your kid is older, you can get around the “What did you do at school today?” non-answers. (My son’s favorite is “I forgot!” when I ask him about certain things that happened during his first-grade school day.) It’s especially nice if you don’t have time to volunteer at school and don’t ever get to see what goes on during a typical day. Today we’ve rounded up some parent communication apps that you can consider recommending to your child’s school if they don’t currently use one (before the year is out).

With various features and options (and prices), here are four apps that help working moms stay connected to school:

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Accessory Tuesday: Nanette Suede Jacket

This jacket from BB Dakota comes in a lot of colorways, and I have always liked this look. It’s certainly affordable — generally under $100 — and this one’s hand wash cold rather than dry clean, so it’s mom-friendly. This version is even sold at Evereve, which is a whole store specializing in clothes for moms. It looks chic and wearable, whether you’ve got small kids or big kids, and I even like the camel color. The jacket was $115 but is now marked down to $80 at Evereve, and it comes in sizes XS-L. Pictured: Nanette Suede Jacket (other colors here, here, and here)

Two plus-size options are here and here.

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Maternity Monday: Ruched Maternity Top

I love a good kimono sleeve, and the swingy circles — it’s just a very airy and fun way of distracting from a growing (or already huge) baby bump. I like this Kimi and Kai top in black we’re picturing, but it’s also cute in the emerald. It comes in sizes XS-L and it’s $48 at Nordstrom. Myah Ruched Maternity Top

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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…            

  • Refinery29 shares a list of eco-conscious brands just in time for Earth Day.
  • Racked looks at the quick growth of Ipsy, Michelle Phan’s beauty box subscription.
  • Above the Law comments on how Littler Mendelson labels every flextime attorney on its website (most of whom are women).
  • The New York Times’ Women in the World explains how a new dad came up with an idea to ease his wife’s postpartum pain.
  • Brightly gives you a list of the funniest books for kids.
  • In The New York Times, Jennifer Malia writes about why Julia, the new “Sesame Street” character with autism, gives her hope.
  • Scientific American reports on a new study that found differences in how parents in various countries rate their children’s autism signs.
  • The Washington Post’s On Parenting tells you why spacing out vaccines is a bad idea.
  • At Babble, Stephanie Portell writes about going through a divorce with have young children.
  • From Mommy Nearest: “According to a recent study from Iowa State University, many parents who choose to co-sleep with their babies feel the need to hide it from friends, family and even their baby’s own pediatrician.”
  • Also from Mommy Nearest: Why moms love Target.
  • Honest Toddler shows you how to block “Calliou” (or any other show you’d like to pretend doesn’t exist) on Netflix.

Earth Day is tomorrow! Did you know that we have a shopping guide to slow fashion? Tomorrow is also the March for Science.

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Family Friday: “Rescue Ready” Fire Engine Twirly Play Dress

This dress is from Princess Awesome, which my cousin has said is probably the only place she’d ever buy a dress for her daughter from. I like the idea behind it, that it’s combining inspiring prints along with very simple, non-fussy clothes. I also like that there are scarves and headbands for moms, and things for babies, like headbands and dresses, in the same prints. They’ve got a pi dress, a rockets dress, a dinosaurs dress, etc. — it’s very cute but also on message (that girls should be encouraged to like anything they want, whether or not it’s something stereotypically “for boys”). This dress is 100% cotton and comes in sizes 2T-12. It’s $42.95 at Princess Aweome. “Rescue Ready” Fire Engine Twirly Play Dress with Long Sleeves

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