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Moms, I have a 2 year old and a 3 month old. Everyone on my family is vaccinated. What are safe activities to do with these kiddos in the midst of all this covid variant environment. I thought about t… more

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Favorite sleep training resources/consultants!? If sleep training isn’t your jam, no need to comment and tell me how you think it is horrible. Just scroll on by!

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Do any of you use things like sitter city for temporary / date night care for your kiddos? I've always used people we know outside of daycare and am feeling nervous about how to find care in a new… more

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Please please tell me second trimester gets better. I’m struggling with vomiting through my first (at 8 weeks now). B6 plus unisom not helping, I throw them up as well. My doc put me on reglan which m… more

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Anyone have kids diagnosed with ADHD? Dealing with extreme toddler tantrums in a 3 yo and so burned out. He’s the maddest/saddest person I’ve ever met. Does it get better?

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Thinking of taking a job that would be 2 days/week in office, and the company has said they would put me up in a hotel between those two days as it's a pretty long commute. Am I crazy for thinking… more

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I’m thinking of quitting breastfeeding. My baby is 5 months old, and my pump just broke, and I don’t think she’s eating enough and she wakes up all the time at night hungry. I’m just tired of it. I’d … more

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Favorite newborn and postpartum items? I’m the first of my friends to do the mom thing so any help is appreciated as I put together my registry.

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Is there a big difference in maturity or relationships between a 10 year old and a 11 year old boy? My godson is coming and my neighbors son is 10. Hoping they can hang out so he won’t be too bored. �… more

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I always thought this is typical toddler behavior until one of my friends suggested my son to be checked. He is 30 months old - can’t differentiate between you and I ( refers himself as you ) confuses… more

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Earlier this week I was so busy I only pumped three times when I normally pump 6 times. Since then my milk supply fell drastically where I only pump 2 oz each session even if I pump 30 minutes when be… more

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Is anyone dealing with pressure to travel/attend in person events? I’m pregnant, there is no vaccine for my young children and therefore we are still taking precautions pretty seriously as a result. S… more

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Personal topic—if you have a son who is not circumcised, did you pull back his foreskin to help “release” it? When did the foreskin start retracting on its own? Getting conflicting advice from doctors… more

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Baby moves around a lot in her sleep… if crib bumpers are not safe, how do you prevent them from hitting the rails?

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Not here to be judged but we just started cosleeping because our six month old wants to sleep next to mom or dad all cuddled up and won’t have it any other way(I love it but also paranoid and awake ma… more

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Moms, I need advice. I’m one month in at D (previous consultant, spent last 5 years in industry as a leader of leaders) and came in at Mgr - and I *hate* it. I’m 13 weeks with our first and mat leave … more

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M currently on maternity leave. Can I attend new manager milestone training? or shall i postpone for next year ?

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First world problem: stuck in Atlanta for a few hours and can’t even drink champagne in the sky club because I’m pregnant.

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For kids learning piano... What's a good first digital piano? It's for my 5 year old who "can't wait another day" to start her classes 😂 Any recommendations based on what you bo… more

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My sister is unvaccinated with no plans to get the vaccine. She is getting married this year, meaning lots of events. I am pregnant, high risk (CH mama from yesterday’s post), and can’t risk getting … more

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Thinking about joining Accenture (US). Does anyone know when the maternity leave policy is effective? I have heard it may be Day 1 of employment, but usually it happens after a year.

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I know this has been posted before but I just need support. I’ve been back from mat leave for two months. I don’t like my job, my motivation to work is gone. I just think I hate this work. I am inter… more

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Hi Moms- Curious to get a sense of what your different parental leave policies look like and how you have liked them. My company gave 12 weeks paid and I felt it was woefully short for my first. Bef… more

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I need birthday party etiquette advice. My almost 3 year olds daycare class is all beginning to turn 3 and having lots of birthday parties. I also have an 18 month old who would love to go. It seems l… more

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How would you prepare to return to work from leave when you have to interview for a new project in your company?

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I got a breast pump from my employer. It's about to die. Where could I order it online to get another one through insurance?

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Can you quit your job while on short term disability? Will you get penalized somehow? Going on maternity leave (which is just short term disability) and planning my options out.

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We're expecting our second in April and know we want to find a nanny sometime between now and June. Mom's with 2, when would you recommend bringing a nanny on board? Before the new baby comes … more

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Our last au pair - we didn’t love her or trust her, but we thought she was doing a pretty good job with our son.If he woke up extra early if the morning & we had to get up with him and then transi… more

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Recently moved to a suburban neighborhood. Apparently the neighborhood association is having a “ladies fall kickoff” tomorrow night. Is this something I should attend? On the one hand I definitely … more

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Hi moms - I had posted earlier about nanny not active with toddler ( toddler bottles up and melts down a lot in the evening), let baby cry etc. I had the gut feeling that she is not the right fit for … more

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At what age did you start having kids?! My partner and I have started having discussions, but apart of me is very focused on my career & wanting to be a “higher level” first

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I’m 11 wks pregnant and started this new project right as I got pregnant- it’s been such a tough project and I’m not able to keep up. I’m not sure what to do - I’ve totally fallen behind and am not su… more

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Has anyone figured out anything creative for a baby shower in a pandemic? Is it still okay to send out cute invites for a virtual one??

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Hi mamas! I am traveling next week without my little one and would love any pumping and storing milk tips. I’ll be gone 5 days and will be flying. Thanks in advance for your wisdom!!

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Hey Mammas - Anyone have good recs on sleep training books? I’m at 31 weeks and want to start reading up to be prepared!

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