Consulting Dads

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Dads talking about how to be simultaneously awesome at home and in consulting

Bedsheets- do you all have neutral color plain bedsheets or something kid friendly printed? I have realized my son is distracted and has less continuous sleep with anything printed vs plain ones..any… more

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Any suggestions for a nice resort/getaways in New England that would be good with two kids under 2?

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Dads of 0-3yo children: what’s your mid-term plan to take care of your children? My mother in law has been staying with us to take care of our now 1yo daughter but now that it’s clear we have pandemic… more

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Anyone here have a patio umbrella that they love? Trying to find a durable and reliable one online but really struggling. If so would appreciate a link or the brand you like. Thanks!

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Is it boring if kids are too well behaved? I can’t help but laugh when my 4 yo is super cheeky, and while he really shouldn’t do things like get in the way when I work, or scribble through my notebook… more

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Nanny has been very careful but roommate missed her family, flew to Mexico and tested positive upon her return Saturday. Our nanny has no where else to stay so I am thinking we need to wait until 2 we… more

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My 2.5 yo got scared by his aunt that if he doesn’t pick up his toys, a monster will take them away. Now, he’s too scared to even play anything and say he needs to pick up his toys every 5 minutes or… more

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Thoughts on sending kids back to school?

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Have any of you experienced your wives raising a wall around her after the child is born. She doesn't feel the same way with me and ofcourse there was some family drama but she mentions she wants … more

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My son, 3 YoE, puts on some of my clear disposable safety glasses each and every time he goes to take a dump. That's the post. Happy Friday everyone!

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Suburban dad question - Who here hates their neighborhood association? I’m sick of it.

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My wife wants to mark every occasion with (increasingly expensive) jewelry. I see it as spending our non-infinite $$ on a brief moment of happiness (very low ROI). Any other couples in this situation … more

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What are some ways you have tried to spice up things in the bedroom that worked for you?

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My toddler got his “big bed” and now insists on my SO and I laying with him to fall asleep for naps/bed. He has also woken up in the middle of the night and early morning to come greet us in our room,… more

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Wont be using the childcare FSA as all of us and kids are home. What options do I have to claim/utilize the money set aside?

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Expecting our first in about 6-8 weeks. Both my wife and I work at places with strong parental leave policies. We are considering staggering our leaves (I’d take a couple weeks right when the baby is … more

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Looking for a decent prepaid plan for my middle schooler. She needs it essentially to stay in touch with her friends and family ( chat, WhatsApp) and be able to reach us when she is away at classes ( … more

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Can’t get my son to sleep past 5-5:30am. He’s 14 months. Taking one long morning nap around 9am b/c he’s up so early, taking shorter afternoon nap. He regularly goes to bed 6:30ish PM. Plz help!!!

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Wife and kids hit beach this weekend without me. Sad that it’s the best weekend I’ve had in 10 years?

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How are you weighing childcare risks?I’m finishing my paternity leave in a few weeks, after which my spouse and I will both be wfh. We have a nanny booked to start with us but we’re getting more and m… more

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Those of you on daycare boards: Do you have the ability to characterize tuition paid for months you closer (that parents like me let you keep to pay teachers etc) as donations? I’d sure love to take a… more

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Has anyone thought about or done international travel during the pandemic with a toddler, of course to a better place where the virus is less intense. The reason is personal and not a luxury or vacati… more

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What device do you all use to provide *controlled screen time* for your kids (2-4 year old)? Concerned about my little one trying to focus on the tiny phone screen. Curious to hear what others use.

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Any recommendations on ergonomic chairs and desks for kids ?

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I made the mistake of listening to Cat’s in the Cradle by Harry Chapin today. Might have to spend some time in the exit opportunities bowl now.

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What is everyone's level of comfort with their kids going back to school in the fall? Why do we think it is okay for kids to go back to in person school with minimal precautions when offices, coll… more

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Anyone have experience with The Goddard School? Relocating from the city (Chicago) to the burbs and this place is on our shortlist of daycare options for our 16-month-old son. Thanks in advance!

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First time dad, getting ready to return to work after being out on paternity leave for ~5mths (mix of leave and vacation). Any advice on getting back into pre-baby productivity and efficiency? I’ve be… more

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Alright Dads let's do a Consulting Dads marital intimacy survey (inspired by the other dead bedroom post below)... A) Your and spouse ages B) # and ages of kids C) # of times per week you and spou… more

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My daughter is 17 and beginning to wear tight clothes and tops with a revealing neckline. Personally makes me uncomfortable and feel like it looks trashy. How do I have a conversation with her about t… more

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My 12 year old daughter insists on staying up all night tonight to watch ‘Hamilton’ via Disney+ on her phone. It won’t be available until 3am local time. Since she and I flew to Broadway last year t… more

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HELP! My son is almost 3 and he will not use the potty. No matter how many times we sit him on the potty or they sit him on the potty at daycare...he will not go. Any recommendations?

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First time dad of an 18 months old baby. She won't be going back to the daycare and will have a full time nanny. What are some way to ensure that she is still getting exposed to other and not soci… more

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Wondering if anyone started a family at the same time as starting MBB and how it turned out. I’m off to b-school in a month and considering MBB afterward, but that’ll be the same time that my wife and… more

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Honest replies: those who ended up hiring hot au-pairs - did you never mentally cheat?

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My 3 yr old shares bed with me and wife. Frustrating for our sex life. Any one in same boat. Any tips

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