There's A Giant Boob In London

And everything else your mom group is talking about this week.

There's A Giant Boob In London

Feeding baby, changing diapers, doing laundry, connecting with hubby AND catching up on work… The list probably goes on, and getting your mind out of your daily routine and into the world can be challenging. That’s what we’re here for -- to give you a little taste of what’s out there. From new feeding supplies for your toddler to a giant breast majestically looking over the city of London, here are 5 stories you and your mama friends should know about.

1. Chewbeads’ teething necklaces were such a hit, why stop there, amirite? The brand has recently released a line of baby feeding supplies. This includes silicone plates, bowls and flatware - easy to wash, safe for the environment, and safe for baby.

2. Get excited, mamas! You’re bound to go on a shopping spree. Kohl's is getting not one, but two maternity lines -- Pip & Vine, designed by Rosie Pope, and a:glow, Kohl’s very own maternity label. The collections are hitting the stores and the web today! Check it out.

3. Have you taken your kids to see The Boss Baby? Well, now you can dress them as boss babies too. Kira Kids, popular celebrity children’s brand that many celebrities’ babies sport on their strolls, has collaborated with Dreamworks to launch the exclusive The Boss Baby line. And we’ll be honest, the design is pretty, well, boss.

4. Pop quiz: name the 10 types of birth control that are available to you. Did you get them all? Neither did we. So here they are, along with some tips on picking the right contraceptive for you.

5. London Calling. Londoners want to free the nipple, and they made a big gesture to let everyone know. A giant inflatable boob has been erected in the city for Mother’s Day (which, in the UK, occurs in March) to remind people that nipples are a-ok and to counter stigma against breastfeeding.

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One of the main reasons we launched the Motherly Shop is to help take some of that stress away. We've tracked down the best brands and products developed by people (and in many cases, women!) that truly work to serve the needs of real mamas, especially throughout the overwhelming transition into motherhood.

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Every week, we stock the Motherly Shop with innovative and fresh products from brands we feel good about. We want to be certain you don't miss anything, so to keep you in the loop, we're providing a cheat sheet.

So, what's new this week?

Earth Mama: Effective, natural herbal care for mamas and babies

Founded and grown in her own garage in 2002, Earth Mama started as an operation of one, creating salves, tinctures, teas and soaps with homegrown herbs. With a deep desire to bring the healing powers of nature that have been relied on for thousands of years to as many mamas as possible, Melinda Olson's formulas quickly grew into Earth Mama Organics. Since then, the brand has remained committed to manufacturing clean, safe and effective herbal solutions for the entire journey of motherhood, including pregnancy, breastfeeding and baby care, and even the loss of a baby.

Bravado Designs: Soothing sounds for a good night's sleep

With 28 years of serving pregnant and postpartum mamas under their belt, Bravado Designs is a true authority on the needs of changing bodies. It's true that we have them to thank for rescuing us from the uncomfortable and frumpy designs our own moms had to live with. Launched in Canada by two young mamas, they designed the first prototypes with extra leopard print fabric certain that a better bra was possible. Throughout the years they've maintained their commitment to ethical manufacturing while creating long-lasting products that truly work.

The Sill: Instagram-ready potted plants

We've long admired this female-founded brand and the brilliant mind behind it, Eliza Blank. (She even joined Motherly co-founder Liz Tenety on and episode of The Motherly Podcast!) The mission behind the business was simple: To make the process of bringing plants into your home as easy as possible, and as wonderful as the plant themselves. With their in-house, exclusively designed minimalist planters, the end result makes plant parenthood just a few clicks away.

Not sure where to start? Here's what we're adding to our cart:

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Talking to kids can come so easily. They have thoughts about everything and stories for miles. They see the world in a completely different light, and could ask enough questions to fill an afternoon.

But sometimes finding the right words for talking to kids can be really, really challenging. When choosing how to respond to the marker on the wall, or the seemingly unending why-can't-I battle, or in simply keeping healthy communication open with kids who don't want to talk, the words don't seem to come so easily.

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