Tips for Making Mom Friends, New Parenting Study, Steam Out Wrinkles and More | Links of the Week

Another Friday, and another set of don’t-miss articles handpicked by weeSpring to keep you in the loop on what the internets are talking about. Read it now or save it for later.


– SOCIAL: 10 Tips for Making Mom Friends
Making new friends sometimes can be more scary than it should. But Scary Mommy has your back. Be confident, memorize these 10 steps, and get ready for making mom-friends! (Scary Mommy)

– RESEARCH: Irony – New Parenting Study Released
A recent study conducted by Susan Waterson has shown that parents don’t want more research about how to parent. (New Yorker)


– HOME: Use Ice Cubes and Your Dryer to Steam Out Wrinkles
If you’re too busy to iron, but you need a shirt or pair of pants smooth and wrinkle-free for an interview, a night out, or just so you look good, this time-saving tip can help. (LifeHacker)

– PARENTING: A working mom’s open letter to Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow said in her interview to E! “I think it’s different when you have an office job, because it’s routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening,” and Mackenzie Dawson from the NY Post took our stand publishing a great opened letter to Gwyneth. (New York Post)


– HEALTH: Moms who keep “baby weight” may risk heart trouble
New mothers who gain too much weight in the year after they give birth are at increased risk for diabetes and heart disease. (CBS News)

Ally Downey

Ally Downey is the founder and CEO of weeSpring. She's also the author of Here's the Plan: Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood. You can follow her on Twitter at @allysondowney.

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