A bowl to discuss balancing motherhood with consulting

FTM here - I’m 30 weeks pregnant. What is something you wish you knew 10 weeks out from your due date?! Help me prepare mentally/emotionally.

Any moms willing to talk to me about strategies of finding an upward position in industry v/s a lateral move out? How did you identify opportunities? I am also moving to a city where I have no network… more

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Anyone have a love every code that you’d be willing to share? TIA

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Hi, I am exclusively breastfeeding for a 3 months old (10 w). She eats every 2 hours and then the night is ok with her eating at 9 pm, ~1 am and ~5 am. My question, How do I get her to accept the bott… more

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Any moms had to switch OBs during month 7-8 of your pregnancy (i.e. if you relocated to a new town)? How was that experience? Ok? Did you have enough time to find a good doctor?

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What’s an appropriate “punishment” when our toddler has a pee accident? We potty trained over Christmas, and it went great. He definitely understands and does well 90% of the time. But sometimes he … more

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What are you doing to teach your kids about Pride and the LGBTQIA+ community? Mine are 3 and 7.

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Currently 20 weeks pregnant and received offer from ACN Strategy. Wondering if it’s worth staying where I am or moving to a new firm. Pay bump is very tempting and seems like a better quality of life.… more

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Is postpartum acne a thing? I’ve never had skin issues since I was 13. But as soon as I delivered my baby, my skin has been breaking out! Does this go away? Please tell me it does 😭

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How do you travel with kids? 😭 Just traveled for the first time with an 18 month old and it killed me to not be there with him. Pretty sure I’ll be looking for a new job soon if I can’t be local most… more

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How did you handle when your baby stopped sleeping well because they’d roll to their belly and wake up / cry? 4 month old is driving us nuts.

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Slalom folks, anyone willing to speak with me about the company culture organization types of projects etc.?

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There’s a total of 5 people within my XFN team who are expecting babies this July/August including myself. I’ve watched the other four guys picking up new projects, pulling crazy hours, while I’m stru… more

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Anybody have the doona and have feedback on the doona or tricks for their kid to like it or be more comfortable? My 2 month old seems really uncomfortable/ unhappy in it. I thought maybe it's be… more

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Moms - do you have any idea how many times / how much breastmilk should a baby consume to get covid antibodies? I am almost done breastfeeding my 9 month old. Just got to know my 18 month old nephew … more

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34 weeks pregnant and have three more weeks of work to go. Just no motivation to work, want to sleep the entire day :’( This has never been me.

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Currently 34 weeks and am putting together a list of postpartum essentials and would love to hear your recommendations! TIA

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Has anyone used that ride safer vest for a 3.5 yo? Wondering if that is going to be sufficient on a trip

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For a 2.5 year old who isn’t potty trained yet, how do they change their diaper at daycare? I’ve been doing diaper changes (w pull-ups) standing up FOREVER because he will not lay down. Staff told me … more

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At Deloitte GPS, is it possible to work part-time long-term? Or do they expect you to work back up to 100% after a period of time? I’m wanting to be 50% after my mat leave but would really rather do t… more

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Mamas, I need sleep sack recommendations. Woolino or Kyte Baby?

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Anyone else feel so burnt out by 8:30 once the kids are down they go to bed. I feel like I should be doing yoga or something but I don’t even want to eat dinner. I have 1 yr and 3 yr old so I’m going … more

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I’m due in Jan so still pretty early, when is the right time to tell your project M/SM? I’m afraid this will ruin my chances of them recruiting me for the next project. Everyone keeps saying Deloitte … more

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FTM here. Did anyone else really struggle with newborn phase? I feel like I’m struggling with everything - couldnt breastfeed, formula was confusing to get right, not loving maternity leave, cannot se… more

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Real life: Me: "Oh hey they remodeled their kitchen!" Hubby: "Who?" Me: "The cocomelon family..there's a new season." Hubby:..... 🤦

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How long did you breast feed/nurse your LO?1 month PP and have issues with my supply. Not sure how long I can go on

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What did you put for your out of office msg while out on maternity leave? Do I need to announce to the world the reason why I’m gone and exactly return date or keep it general with a backup contact?

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I switched to organic formula. It’s so grainy and doesn’t dissolve completely in water even after shaking the bottle for a minute or so. What’s the trick?

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Started my 2.5 year old at a My Gym, we’ve gone twice now. He is super nervous but I can tell he is excited and loving it on the inside. Ever so slowly he is trying a few new things, and he is crying … more

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I've been wondering for a long time how do Stay-At-Home moms motivate their daughters to excel in school (academically, socially, etc.)? How do they promote benefits of academic achievement and ca… more

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Ladies how helpful are the legendairy products for lactation? Anyone try them?

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EY moms - I was on maternity leave for 7 months this fiscal year (live in CA, so get extra time). Will I still be eligible for PBB? I was staffed 100% before I went out on leave and after, so utilizat… more

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My daughter is 8 months old and I just found out I am pregnant (4 weeks). I can’t help but feel overwhelmed. Has anyone been in this situation? Is it hard to manage a pregnancy and a baby? And then 2 … more

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My 7 month old has RSV, a runny nose and terrible cough that he caught from my 2 year olds. The ped prescribed a steroid nebulizer and albuterol. Does anyone have any experience with this? Do you know… more

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Any working moms with stay at home dads here? What do dads do to keep themselves busy besides child care?

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I need all hand foot and mouth tips and tricks!! Both my baby and toddler have it, as well as myself.. I think we are past the fever stage finally but everything hurts to eat. Anything I can do for r… more

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Our toddler is potty trained but still wears a pull-up overnight. Lately he’s been waking up a bit early (maybe half an hour) and peeing the bed - he tries to pull down the pull-up while half-asleep … more

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Has anyone used a Nuna brand stroller and found a compatible stroller board attachment for older siblings to ride? I don’t think Nuna makes one and I’m having trouble finding one compatible. Thanks

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Anyone was able to set up gmail for their kid (below 13)? How!? I created a google account and it somehow linked with my account and I am unable to open their email. It’s super weird. Any tips welcome

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Is anyone in Virginia familiar with the change to the state’s short term disability law that goes into effect July 1? Sounds like it increases the minimum amount of paid STD to 12 weeks for childbirth… more

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