For all of the nursing/pumping moms heading into work (yes, it's decaf, whatever....). Art from ✨✨ @goldenboobiesproject ✨✨
Excited for 1/23, when I'll be in Philly doing an event for @ellevate_ntwk. Unlike my DC whirlwind last week (see my highlighted story for that insanity), this one's open to the public! 🙌 Link for tix in bio, and please tag Philly friends!
How perfect are these 'toons, Mommy and Me Yoga Poses, by @glynnisfawkes for @newyorkermag ?
Thrilled to share my first-ever piece for @nytimes (#careergoals). It's one that I hope will help all of us. After speaking to many nannies and employer families who were not aware of this new law (nannies, like almost everyone else in NY State, are now eligible for paid parental leave), I'm more convinced than ever of the policy's cultural importance: Domestic work is real work, and treating it as such is good for all of us. Women's work in the home *counts*.
I've been informed that all this snow (1 foot in 2 hours) is fake news because it's "lake effect" snow and therefore not real. (The kids would beg to differ.)
"Mom, it's so deep you can swim in it!"
My friends at @babybraithwaite made me their #momcrush today (it's very mutual). I'll post the whole thing in my stories, but go see all of their holiday picks and advice.
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“I'm the oldest of four kids, with 15 years between me and my youngest, and my mom used to give each of us a corner of the dining room table for our pile of Chanukah presents, which would grow as she accumulated them. I remember the very first Chanukah we had my youngest brother, who was a newborn at that point and just adopted...we'd waited for him for so long. Looking at that table with all four corners filled, it really felt like our family was finally complete.” mom to two boys (Will, 9, and Teddy, 6), resident of New York City, and founder and author of “The Fifth Trimester” Lauren Brody @thefifthtrimester on her favorite childhood holiday memory
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we are so happy to share our sixth mom crush profile as part of our holiday season offering a peek at some wisdom, traditions and advice that some of our favorite moms and grandmoms in our baby braithwaite community share with their families. And now they’re sharing them with all of us, too
#babybraithwaite #momcrush #tipsandtidbits
This smile!! My new favorite baby, Ben, just ordered multiple copies of #thefifthtrimester for his friends for the holidays. (His mom, a lawyer at Paramount, says he staked his claim to this one by attempting to eat the cover.) 💛💛💛 #fifthtrimesterbaby #workingmom #giftideasformom #newmom
An absolute embarrassment of riches. Annual lady-friend holiday book exchange.
I believe that fed is best (happy mom, happy baby). But I learned this year that preemie babies in particular benefit from breastmilk because it helps prevent a deadly intestinal infection, and I'm so glad that my friends at the New York Milk Bank have collected thousands of ounces of donor milk. Their freezers are filled to the brim, and they need funding to help pay for the pasteurizing and distribution to needy families and hospitals. If you would like to donate: www.nymilkbank.org. 💛💛💛
Minutes before we lit the candles: "Mom, if you were named Mary and I got born in a manger, would people call me Little Lord Teddy?" 😂😂 Happy Chanukah!!
On one of my favorite podcasts today....which we recorded two weeks early, in prime #thefifthtrimester style, because the cohost Sarah is due any second with her third 👶! 💛
#Repost @best_of_both_worlds_podcast (@get_repost)
How incredibly timely! Lauren Smith Brody, author of @thefifthtrimester is our guest on today’s podcast - all about maternity leave and the return to work! This was a much-requested topic and so timely for me as my leave starts next Monday ... at the latest depending on baby #3’s whims 😛👶. .
Lauren was so great to talk to and I am so looking forward to reading her book when I’m gearing up to return to work (in March!). Listen and definitely send in more follow up questions - I think we will do another leave/returning episode this spring! @lvanderkam @the_shubox