Things We’ve Read: Week of May 2nd, 2016

Should Moms Manage The Money? (NY Times): “Moms who manage the money serve as role models who can counteract some of these problems.”

Building A Better Breast Pump, Not A Milking Machine (NY Times): Rethinking the design of the breast pump to be more efficient, portable, and comfortable.

Tearjerking ‘Thank You, Mom’ Ad Really Tugs At The Heartstrings (Huff Post): “It takes someone strong to make someone strong. Thank you, Mom.”

The Best Female Heroes From The World Of Studio Ghibli (The Guardian): “Many of my movies have strong female leads – brave, self-sufficient girls that don’t think twice about fighting for what they believe in with all their heart. They’ll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a savior. Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man.” – Director Hayao Miyazaki

This Startup Just Solved One Of The Biggest Challenges Of Breastfeeding (Fast Company): This tool gives moms data on how much their baby is eating.

10 Things I Naively Said To My Friends With Kids, Before I Had Kids (Scary Mommy): “Once upon a time, I didn’t have children. So, naturally, the idea of having children was that kids are simply an addition to one’s current lifestyle, like a house plant… Then, I had kids.”

Intimate Photos Of What Giving Birth Really Looks Like Around The World (Refinery29): Photographer Alice Proujansky’s images bring us one step closer to reckoning with how we think about childbirth.

Maternity Leave vs. ‘Me-ternity’ Leave, And What It Means For Work-Life Balance (Huff Post): “If you have employees clamoring for “me” time, you have an issue deeper than mom vs. non-mom; you have a work-life balance issue.”