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Consulting Dads

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

Snow sled recommendations for me to take my 2 year old son out on down some hills? Want to get something he can grow into and use when he’s a little older (and that I can also use without him 🤪).

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Help. 4 year old converting into a cowboy fan. What can I do?

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Any suggestions on Christmas gift for wife? First holidays with a newborn, want to get something special but not just another piece of jewelry, etc

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Anyone annoyed with Amber Alerts? Every time one comes on television my kids freak out. Many of these abductions are by non-custodial parents anyway. Then I have to explain what happens.

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$75 charitable donation to a local org rewarded with a 25 day elf-on-the-shelf battle plan with all materials included.

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There’s no one else I can really tell this to at this point but just found out today that my wife is pregnant with our third child. Already have two boys (3 and 4) and being cautiously optimistic for … more

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HELP! My four year refuses to kiss me anymore. I love my daughter to bits, she's the only child I have. We have always been super close but all of a sudden she refuses to kiss or hug me. Has anyon… more

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Did not think that I will be posting this here. Have regular altercation with wife. She keeps bringing some random things which I have done (most of things are taken out of context) and leads to argum… more

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Suggestions for baby formula ? Looking at holle and hipp. Where to buy ?

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Thinking of moving out of dc to a warmer or smaller city. Flexible on where. What are some good suburban/family oriented suburbs/neighborhoods. Looking for around $1m, public schools. The kind of neig… more

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Pet peeve (and humblebrag): Teachers who force kids down to the lowest common denominator in their class and tell them they’re wrong for giving an alternate, more advanced, correct answer.

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What tech do you give your kids to do schoolwork at home? I am this close to just buying MacBooks for the lot of them and am looking for other ideas first.

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Struggling to emotionally connect with my 3mo old. Between a full work schedule and looking after our older child (a precocious 3yo), I feel like I have little emotional bandwidth to connect with th… more

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some days....

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My kid is 1 month old... he cries a lot for reasons other than being hungry or being wet. Very fussy during the day and constantly needs to have his pacifier stuck back in his mouth. I’m finding my… more

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Son is 4 years old and his eating has been a disaster over it the past couple of months: -not eating dinner, relying on snack -not eating fruits / vegetables lately -not eating meat / fish. He hasn’t … more

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Any of you seriously consider quitting consulting to become a stay at home dad? My wife makes more than me, so thinking it could work. Would still require lifestyle changes though.

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For those of you out there who have had of vasectomy, what was the recovery like? Seems like most things say it's a little sore for a few days and generally uncomfortable but not really painful or… more

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FYI, some snippy cup lids have a “spout side” which is indicated by tiny lettering. If you’re toddlers sippys leak check for this 😁.

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Has anyone used this wonderdads? On second thoughts, is this stat correct?

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Not exactly on-topic, but a misogynistic stereotype that is 1000% true in my life: my wife is incapable of leaving the house on time Equal parts endearing & annoying, and sure to be exacerbated w… more

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My 4 yo keeps squealing heaps, and feel like it’s not really naughty enough behavior to tell him off for, but it’s also mega annoying so not sure best way to stop it.

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Anyone have any tips/tricks or good references on sleep training? Have a 1 year old that has gone to sleep and slept through the night up until now, but now all of a sudden won’t sleep for the life of… more

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Soon to be dad here. Any tips you can pass on to make life easier for myself?

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Who’s seen their sex life diminish since covid hit? We are both stressed shitty project she has a tough job too.

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Anyone know a good guitar teacher for my 8 year old? I’m in Chicago but I guess it would be virtual so it doesn’t really matter. Thanks!

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What are some of the routines/activities that you all do with your children? Both pre covid and post covid. E.g Saturday morning donut run with the child, Sunday night dessert etc.

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100% of the reason I stay in this awful job is to ensure my kids don’t have to do anything like this That being the case, I don’t want to over-commit to the grind and miss important developmental tim… more

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Toddler toilet training: my daughter is 2.5 years old and we are late with toilet training with her. Any tips for toilet training? She just sits on the potty and doesn’t do anything. But as soon as we… more

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For all the dads who share in my struggle.

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We are expecting and due in December. We live in NJ that has state sponsored maternity leave coverage. Is this in addition to any employer coverage or can both be claimed at the same time. My wife wor… more

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I'm struggling with work and family and hoping other dads can empathize and maybe offer some coping tips that isn't booze. 😊 I'm WFH on a really unsatisfying project with nothing inspiri… more

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About to be first time dad in 2 months. Really wanna buy some cool stuff for my daughter and wife. Ideas ? Happy to splurge ...

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Guys, my son is turning 5; any suggestions for what should I gift him?

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Any other dads experience back pain from changing diapers? Had a bad back already which has been better for a while and now is flaring up. Any advice? I already got a taller changing table but still h… more

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Little guy spiked a 102° fever tonight. Wife and I have been 100% wfh, kids all homecare and virtual school, taking masks etc very seriously. We do go for groceries, and have 2 similarly cautious fami… more

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I had a call with one of analysts this morning who is a newly divorced father. I saw the impacts it has carried into other facets. I’ve been there and I know it isn’t talked about often in our line of… more

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