News Roundup

news-roundup-non-itchy-sweatersSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…          

  • Racked rounds up non-itchy sweaters and asks, “Why Is It So Hard for Women of Color to Buy a Nude Bra?” (image maybe NSFW).
  • The New York Times Well blog explains how to lose weight in a safe way while breastfeeding.
  • Speaking of breastfeeding, Above the Law reports on “Latham & Watkin’s breast milk-shipping program, “the first of its kind among all Biglaw firms.”
  • The Dallas News reports that many grandmothers today are opting out of being called “Grandma.”
  • New York magazine’s The Cut shares an essay from a mother whose baby has cystic fibrosis; she struggles with how or whether to tell people the news. Also from The Cut: an essay from the mom of a 3-year-old that contains this perfect section: “Do I really want to go out on an evening when I could be with her? Of course I don’t. Of course I do.”
  • Common Sense Media, which is a great resource in general, recommends 10 websites for preschoolers through high schoolers.
  • Benjamin Bergen writes in the Los Angeles Times about cursing in front of you kids: “[W]hen I happen to swear around my kid, I provide some coaching. I engage him in an honest dialogue about why some words are OK in some places, but not others.”
  • Last week we shared the photo of the marathoner using a hand pump while running — this week we have a photo of a “doctor who is 35 weeks pregnant and working as the team physician to a high school football team while carrying her 3-year-old daughter on her back.” (Her childcare fell through!)

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Finally Friday: Kensie Blazer

washable-blazer-kensie-peplumThis ribbed peplum blazer by Kensie recently caught my eye. The three-quarter length sleeves would make it a perfect transitional piece, perhaps layered with a jewel toned statement necklace. The washable fabric has a bit of stretch, and the fact that its affordable at $89 doesn’t hurt either. Available in sizes X-Small through X-Large in black and red from Amazon, eligible for Prime. Kensie Women’s Ribbed Solid Blazer


Everyone Thursday: Brianna Buckle Toe Pumps

red-shoesThese stylish buckle toe pumps caught my eye because they look so much like the classic Ferragamo pumps — but at a much more affordable price.  I like the low heel, the sturdy buckle, and the price: $139.  My favorites are the suede colors (red, gray), but there’s a charm to the patent versions as well (black, navy, beige). They’re exclusively at Nordstrom, available in sizes 4-12. Louise et Cie ‘Brianna’ Buckle Toe Pump

Being the Default Parent — and Asking for Help

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Washable Wednesday: Elbow Sleeve Ponté Sheath Dress

machine-washable-sheath-for-workHappy Wednesday! This machine washable ponté sheath dress has been on my radar for a while — and now it’s getting great reviews over at Lands’ End. I like that it’s available in regular, petite, plus, and tall sizes, comes in solid black as well as a textured purpley tweed and a textured white/black tweed, and is only $79-$99. Huzzah! Elbow Sleeve Ponté Sheath Dress


Nursing Tuesday: Dolman Sleeve Tee

long-sleeved-vneck-for-nursingIf you’re on the hunt for a long-sleeved maternity/nursing tee, this one from Bun Maternity is winning rave reviews. I like that it’s available in four colors, sizes S-XL, and only $43 — and I always feel like a dolman sleeve is flattering and slightly modern. Bun Maternity ‘Softie’ Maternity/Nursing Dolman Sleeve Tee