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Question for women, is it better to be pregnant in the summer or winter time? Pros and cons of each? Thanks! ☺️

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First time parent in a dual career household (both PMs in consulting). How do you navigate the transition to parenthood and the consulting life with a young kid? Any practical tips on managing the day… more

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At what age did your kid(s) start to sleep in his/her own bed?
I have a 5 y.o., who climbs into my bed every night… I usually put my kid down at 9pm and my kid comes into my room usually 1-2am… what i… more

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3 year old starting to hit when he doesn’t get his way. Tips?

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So my son is a high school senior who plays football. Tonight is homecoming. His GF is on the homecoming court. Unfortunately he can’t escort her and will be in a team huddle should she win homecoming… more

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Any tips on where to go to find a nanny share?

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Best front facing car seat for my Son who just turned 2. Please advise.

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How the heck do other parents manage to perform?? I just can’t operate at the same level as before our kid was born…at this point, my expectations for the next CRT is to not get put on a PIP

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Struggling right now… my 1.5 year gf just broke up with me bc she changed her mind about becoming a stepmom (I am a single dad with 50/50 custody) and doesn’t want to live in the suburbs… this was aft… more

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I'm a single pregnant mother and am prioritizing spending some time with my newborn. My company's policy is paid and insured for 12 weeks but I want more time. I have some savings so loss of i… more

Does anyone have an app or website they use/recommend to track kid’s chores that assigns a dollar amount per chore. My 14 isn’t quite old enough to or ready to to a summer job so we agreed to pay her … more

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I have a 4 year old daughter. My ex and I divorced when our daughter was just under 2. Lately, my daughter has been bringing home pictures of her mom, me and herself, as a unit. I have not showed her… more

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A question for parents: Has anyone here tried an au pair? Currently we pay $975 a week for my 3 year old and 8 month old to be in typical 9-5, M-F daycare. (That’s $50,700 a year.) I have an extra car… more

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I have a junior is looking to go into engineering. We live in a small town in the SouthEast. He’s the top of his class and has a 4.56 GPA. He did the ACT and got a 26. His reading score was low everyt… more

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Struggling to adjust after returning from parental leave. Considering leaving my firm to take care of the family while we have 2 under 3 at home. Are resume gaps for family reasons something to worry … more

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What is the worst time to become a parent in consulting? I heard manager level is brutal (long hours and high expectations) do you agree or not? Is it worth waiting to make director/partner?

Has anyone here explored or gone ahead with adopting a child? Especially when you have a biological child already in the household. What are the things one have to be aware of and plan for?

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Debating when to have the first baby… would you say having a baby is totally worth it ? Worth all the struggles and sacrifices? Or should I wait an extra year just to save more money and enjoy life no… more

About to be a new dad. Starting to look into childcare but feeling a little overwhelmed. Would love to hear thoughts/opinions on what to look for besides convenience.

Every day of my life feels the same. The monotony of my job and taking care of the young kiddos is just the same over and over. I love my kids dearly (my job not so much) but I think this never ending… more

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How would you respond to this note sent home on my toddler’s daily report from her in-home daycare provider. Mind you she didn’t say anything to me in person about this. Plus my daughter started saying “no daycare, no friends” when we tell her it’s time to go / ask her if she wants to see her friends.

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Any parents under H1B? I was@looking to get an au pair for kids and got to know that I cannot host one because I don’t have a green card yet. Any options? I heard people get au pairs that have another… more

We recently sleep trained our 7 month son. He went from waking up multiple times during night and taking only 30 minute naps 3 times during day (most cases nursed to sleep or rocked to sleep or took a… more

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Hi all! I was asked coordinate a local happy hour for my team. The issue I’m having is that I’m currently pregnant and am not sure if I’m comfortable to hang out with strangers. What’s the most profes… more

Any parents who are still on the safe side with Covid? We have a 1 year old and being safe and staying mostly home is really getting to me. Most of our friends have kids who are able to mask up or are… more

Desperate parent of an almost 4 year old here.

Our toddler isn't quite done with potty training. He knows to run to the potty to pee, but poops are almost always an accident. We are working with a pediatric GI to resolve … more

Any recommendations for a umbrella stroller? Our Uppababy Vista is way too big to lug around everywhere.

Any recos on great childcare in New York (ideally west village / Chelsea / Greenwich / soho)?

Looking for suggestions on sleep training guides, books, videos, blogs etc. for infants. Internet has plethora of information. I can’t figure what to follow.

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My son is turning 13 and doesn’t want a birthday party. As any good parent would, I was going to completely ignore what he says he wants 😋 and do a surprise party. My friends (with no kids) are telli… more

Anybody still have children going to private school in person. Our 5 yo is in a Montessary where they had 3-4 COVID cases reported over the weekend. They are still keeping it open for now. We are wond… more

Has anyone experienced seizure with infant / toddler due to fever? I just had this febrile seizure happen to my 1 yr old and shook me to my core. Interested in hearing if anyone has dealt with this

First time Dad and my 15 month old keeps running up the stairs at my in-laws place and they keep encouraging it. Stairs are almost 10 inches high with nothing underneath and I’m worried that he might … more

Anyone has an alternative to an Au Pair. Wife and I were looking forward to host an au pair but can’t go through the official program since we are not permanent residents yet. Anyone has an alternativ… more

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What Christmas gift can I get a 3 year old boy? He loves cars and all things transportation related. And has a ton of toys. I want to get him something very thoughtful that he can engage, learn or jus… more

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Tips on being a good husband to a pregnant wife while working full-time (remote)?

She’s been feeling super nauseous and spending a lot of time in bed. I feel bad being tied up with work all day and wan… more

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Hi my newborn baby has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia by pediatrician and I have an appointment next week with the orthopedic. Most likely it’s going to be a harness. It’s my first child and I am … more

Took my 2 year old daughter to the dentist and she found 4 cavities. We’ve been teaching her to brush her teeth before bed & after meals(unsuccessfully) so far.
She’s needs sdf treatment according … more

What is the best gift you got as a new parent? A coworker just had his first kid and went on paternity leave. I just started with the team but offered to send him a gift. Partner is paying for the gif… more

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