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Anyone have their mat leave coverage quit while they were just starting their leave? Newborn mom here struggling and now not sure what to do to protect my team and business.

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Hey Moms - are any of you dealing with littles who have anxiety about the current state of things? How are you helping them??

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My brother & fiancée have asked my daughters to be flower girls in their wedding. I just received an email from her that the kids are only to stay through cocktail hour and then they’ve arranged c… more

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Inspired by another post here. My mom is unvaxed by choice. She is visiting from Texas in a month. My 11 year old can’t be vaxed yet. I think I’m going to say outdoor masked visits only. Reasonable? T… more

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Hey Moms! What is a company you work for or know of that has been super accommodating to your life as a parent? Drop in the comments below to support other Moms in this group!

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First time mom-to-be. How hard is it to take care of a newborn? People tell me it's the hardest time in life ever. Why do I feel so confident that I can prove them wrong. I'm so naive, right? … more

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I’m about to start on a new job soon but I also want to get pregnant in next few months. Do you think my new manager would be upset 🥲

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Any advice how to switch career tracks? I’m a single parent and sole financial provider, I’m at Director/VP level of talent/resourcing but want to switch to copywriting. I don’t have a portfolio but w… more

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Anyone quit, but in the same conversation ask to be considered for or work as a consultant for your agency? I’m super set that agency life no longer suites my families situation but I want to work and… more

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I’m having one of those days…😣 so tired and feel trapped in never ending care taker mode. I even had an imaginary conversation with a friend telling her having a kid is not worth it. I feel bad. Is t… more

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When is the best time to tell your boss you’re pregnant during covid? Is there an ideal time to tell them?

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I’m on maternity leave right now from a job where I was permalancing. I was planning to go back but I’ve been interviewing and am pretty sure they will make an offer (I know two of the people there). … more

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How many drinks do you have in the average week? I’m up to about 20 and it seems like every mom I know has been struggling with drinking more than they are comfortable with.

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I am struggling with WFH. Full-time in front of the screen, back-to-back meetings, multiple young kids (with part-time nanny’s help), spouse with long hours outside of the home. 😞 The weight of paren… more

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I’m 1 year out from having a baby. I haven’t lost most of the baby weight. It’s really a bummer, because I exercise all the time and feel fit, but there is a layer of padding on me that is just Not. G… more

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Any positive job changes after becoming a mom? I'm having a bit of trouble deciding which direction I want to pivot my career. Yes I want to do work that is fulfilling but I also want to find a ro… more

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NYC Moms, I need your advice! I’m at a loss as to how to find an after school sitter for my kids. Everyone I find seems to be a nanny looking for full day hours. The hours I need would be 3-6 M-F, so … more

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NWR. I am 4 months postpartum (2nd kid) The anxiety is overwhelming. I cry a lot. I need drugs. What kind of doctor prescribes Xanax or something similar? My obgyn said they do not. And I don’t want t… more

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Does anyone know of a toy rental service or library in the Chicagoland area? My son is quickly bored of the toys he already has and I don’t want to keep buying more stuff. Even a toy swap group would … more

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Feeling like a shit mom lately. My toddler never listens to me, kicks and hits me, wipes my kisses away and whenever he needs comfort, he always chooses his dad. Years ago nothing ever bothered me. I … more

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We might be moving soon, and need to sell our Snoo and Snuggapuppy at a discount if anyone is interested / knows anyone due in the fall who is looking!

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Favorite non-screen related activities for a two year old on a plane? Thanks!

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I am about to undergo IVF and I am nervous about balancing work around the monitoring schedule and procedures. Would love to hear any advice you all have about navigating this! How much information di… more

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Question for people with nannies/home child care in NYC…how much are you paying them? Any benefits being offered to them? Sick days? Paid holidays? Vacation? First time Mom and the range I am getting … more

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First time mama to be here. I am contemplating if I want to even do account anymore (have been for awhile). I also want to take off more than the standard mat leave, anywhere between 6 months to a yea… more

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Is it normal that my only way to relax is to get work done over the weekend to not feel overwhelmed/behind during the week? The 9-5 mom schedule is killing me.

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My agency has officially switched to remote working. We can use the office as needed if we want, for a place to work or meet, will monitor the offices use for the next several months to see if we even… more

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After having a pandemic baby, grinding non stop for the last year and dealing with massive understaffing cause everyone is finding new jobs - i’m done. Anyone have success talking a leave of absence a… more

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I have an interview tomorrow for an ACD position I really want, however, I want to ask good questions to get an idea what the work/life balance is. I know people at the agency, some with kids, and the… more

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Today was an endless loop of cleaning. I’m over it. My husband is a mess. It’s so exhausting. I have a cleaning person come once every two weeks. Thinking of asking her to come once a week. Feels like… more

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Anyone else tire of the “plant mom” and “dog dad” me too conversation? It seems to be more frequent. For example, company says, “Parents, please share pictures of working from home with your kids duri… more

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Now that my 2 year old is back at daycare and things are opening up, he is sick ALL THE TIME. I just accepted a new job and planning to have some time off in between to chill and of course, he is sick… more

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I’m starting the process to find a nanny while my spouse and I wfh. I am feeling overwhelmed and like it might be way too expensive. I cannot do daycare because I am just too worried about it. I’m in … more

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Can anyone tell me positive stories of therapy through Better Help? That’s what my company’s EAP offers. I want to start but it’s daunting.

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Has anyone heard of part time agency positions? I recently returned from maternity leave with my second child and I’m really struggling with spending so much time away from them. I really love my job … more

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So what’s the truth behind time management as a new mom? Cont

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F*ck my kid got into a really good but expensive ass independent school in Manhattan. We’re on financial aid for a portion but now I’m feeling insecure and panicking that we made the wrong decision. T… more

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Is it common for grandparents to fly in for the 1st day of school? My son is starting school in the Fall and my mom is hell bent on flying in and being there. Part of me wants to have this moment with… more

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