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Planning to transition Toddler to Day care in 2 months. He has been taken care by a Nanny for past 8 months. What is a fair notice period to provide the Nanny? We didn't get into a formal contract… more

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Wife is considering quitting her job for 6 months to a year to care full time for our 3.5 and 1.5 year old until COVID settles down. Financially, we can make it work (semi) comfortably on 1 salary. T… more

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Any tips on how to take a relaxing vacation with a 2 year old? Unfortunately we don’t really have the option of not taking her haha.

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Any practical tips out there to get equal sized pigtails on a little girl? I understand geometry, but it doesn’t seem to help!

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Any dads with vacation experience in Atlantis? Interested to hear any feedback from prior vacations (kids are 5 and under). Currently booked at The Cove but could be persuaded otherwise.

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For 780k, in NYC greater area would expect your house to be turn key - meaning no major repairs (plumbing, a/c, electrical, etc)

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Any dads with 20 month ish girls in Chicago? Would love to socialize this little girl outdoors a little bit with a fun dad that doesn’t mind having a beer or two while the girls play

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Is it improper to ask a nanny to do other household chores while the kids are napping? Putting away toys, folding their laundry etc, I get. But vacuuming, mopping, cleaning out the fridge(?!) and thin… more

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Is there anything stopping someone from opening and maxing multiple 529 accounts per year to maximize tax deductions? In VA the limit is 4K per account but accounts are transferable within immediate f… more

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I just spent an hour fixing an incorrectly wired breaker in my newly purchased home. It was frustrating and prevented me from using my CPAP for two nights. Decided to just roll my sleeves up and (try) to get it done rather than call someone, wait for them to come out, potentially have them try to pull some kind of scam like "oh yeah you're gonna need a new breaker box, it's going to cost $2k." Curious about other mens' views on handling stuff like this DIY?

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Are Traegers worth it? I have a gas grill and electric smoker so I feel my outdoor cooking is covered. But a friend is moving so I could buy his Traeger used; I’m not sure if I need it. School me pl… more

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Anyone know what a vasectomy costs? I have a HDHP so I’m expecting to pay the full amount an in-network provider would charge. I’m in Houston.

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Dads - my wife just got an awesome job offer. I want to get her something nice to celebrate and congratulate her. Any ideas of good gifts for professional mamas? Ideas I’ve already thought about: - ni… more

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Cultural question: Is it normal in the US to be naked in the locker room? My 7-year old son recently joined a summer camp and expressed shock that some boys were fully naked when changing after swim c… more

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How much is preschool? I’m getting ~$650/month for three days a week.

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Hey all - any recommendations for a dual stroller that I can fit a 3 month old infant (with car seat preferably) and a 3 year old toddler, something that can also work well as infant + toddler setting… more

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How far in advance do you start looking for a nanny? And are there clear advantages of paying cash over paying using a payroll service? What do dads usually do? TIA

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Happy Father’s Day to all my fellow dads. What are you all doing to celebrate?!

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For those who got their kids vaccinated with Pfizer are you doing both doses or just the first. Asking because am reading higher risks on the second dose with unclear benefits

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My 3 yo just started reading all of a sudden. I just don’t know how he learned. We don’t speak English at home and he has never been to day care. He watches some kid channels from time to time, and … more

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What’s some good first books that are a little longer, like an adventure or something you can read over multiple nights? For a 5yo boy

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Top marriage / relationship advice…? I’ll go first. When your partner shares a problem or issue that’s happened, pause the conversation and confirm before you respond - “are we venting or are we pro… more

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My 20 month daughter still won’t sit still for story time. We have been patient with her but I think it’s affecting her speech development at this point. We still read to her but she wanders around th… more

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Close call today. Son almost walked in when doing the deed with the wifey. Door unlocked. Fool proof tips / tricks to ensure this doesn’t happen again?

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Nanit vs Miku vs Cubo.. any recommendations on the best baby monitor?

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Any productivity hacks that you picked up from the pandemic? SO is a nurse on weekdays while I get the kids to daycare/school. Trying to squeeze every minute out of the day…

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Accenture dads. I’m taking my teens to get covid vaccinated tomorrow. Anyone know if I can use the covid WBS for this time?

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Started sleep training a week ago (Ferber) with our 11 mo old and it’s been ROUGH. Anyone have success stories to keep me going? Thanks!

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Looking to get a nanny for the first time for our 8mo old. Do I need a contract? Do I need to provide employee benefits?! Or is it just cash in hand? Any other pro tips? Thank you!

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Trying to get a DMV knowledge test for my teenage child for learners permit in NJ. There are no apts available for initial permit that is required to book a knowledge test but the person at DMV asked … more

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Divorced dads, I’m taking my ex back to court for custody. We mediated in divorce +2 yrs ago - it was not ideal. Since then, her anger worsened along with more transition due to her career for our tod… more

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How do you guys put a lid on your anger and frustration when your 3-4 year old just won’t listen. I feel horrible for yelling and occasionally slapping my kid but don’t see a way out. Have tried multi… more

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Piggy backing off the international travel post below, any tips for getting a toddler’s sleep schedule adjusted overseas? Wife and I are planning to take our 10m old to Iceland this summer from east c… more

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My 17 month old isn’t saying any words yet, but does understand several words and simple instructions. The doctor said he may qualify for the NJ early intervention program. Does anyone have experience… more

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Has anyone traveled internationally (over night) with a one year old? Trying to decide whether to buy an extra seat and strap in the car seat or request a bassinet. My daughter will be too big for the… more

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Need to bring our nanny with us to a family wedding. Anyone here ever bring a nanny along for a weekend event/vacation? How do you handle payment? We are paying her for all hours worked or where she n… more

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Just had a long chat with my brother and he’s just perpetually unhappy with his wife. Been married for 14 years. 2 kids. He’s talked about divorce before, but he’s so indecisive, goes in circles with… more

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Consultant, which means the only time I get to interact with my (infant) son is at midnight when he shrieks for an hour and I need to sleep so I can get up and work another 12-14 hours As a conseque… more

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