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A bowl to discuss balancing motherhood with consulting

Hello! I'm in my first trimester, going through my 'read and learn as much as I can to reduce anxiety' phase... What kind of workout did you do during pregnancy and how did it help you wit… more

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Any suggestions for comfortable sleeping tanks or bras for breastfeeding? I have huge boobs (34DDD pre-pregnancy), but bc they are big and I’m not big, any medium-ish bra, my boobs just slip out of du… more

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Has anyone gotten FMLA or disability for severe morning sickness? For how long?

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Do you have a baby walker? We have a 10 month old who is learning to walk. We are thinking of getting a safe wooden walker adhd would love to hear what brands you use or if you chose not to buy a baby… more

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Sleep training our 5 month old following ferber method- for both naps and bedtime Day 1 bedtime crying lasted for 50 mins Day 2 and 3 - 25 mins average We are at Day 4 How do I know we are in the r… more

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Moms, would you or have you elected for c section over vaginal birth? I am not sure I want to go through the labor pains :(

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Weird/Naive question alert! Do you mom’s have any activity or movie/series recommendations for when we are at the hospital for our first birth? Or is this too weird to think about? I’m assuming we’l… more

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Chicago moms any recommendations to a physical therapist for post delivery issues like back pain. Had a c section and want to make sure core is healing as required. New to the area. Thank you for your… more

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Hi all! Expecting my first in a month and looking for stroller recommendations. Top 3 priorities in order: 1) A stroller with room to grow, either for the same kid or another down the line 2) A strol… more

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Have any moms done food sensitivity tests for their toddler (and not with a known allergy or severe reaction). My toddlers diapers always look so unhealthy and he has frequent bouts of diarrhea. The d… more

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Hi moms how soon after a c section did you start exercising. I know the guidance is 6 weeks and the doctor cleared me but I am not sure if it’s a good idea to start this early.

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Mommies - are your kids attending extra curricular activities? I have a 6 yr old girl in virtual Kindergarten and feel like apart from play dates, she needs to be part of some classes. Any suggestions… more

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I have a newborn - three weeks old! Do you feed- sleep - occasionally poop and repeat? Do you encourage playing with baby after feed - I am afraid to overstimulate the baby! Any tips?

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Sanity check. I was asked by a relative if I would come to their wedding in August with the disclaimer that they ONLY wanted to have the wedding if we would come (me + spouse 3&1 year old). The we… more

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Any DC based moms know of good in person toddler sports, music, or play classes? LO is almost 18 months and I would like to register him in some different activities for the spring and summer.

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I have a 2 week old daughter - wondering if the Lovevery subscription worth it? Is the play at any good? Any one have any codes or referrals that you don’t mind sharing?

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During the sleepy days how did you keep your baby awake for feedings? She falls dead asleep after 5 minutes. We’ve done diaper changes, making her naked, tickling feet, water drops, cold hands or wipe… more

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I feel guilty even posting this, but I have been fighting with my husband a lot, and our fights often impact how I feel about my baby. In example, if we have a screaming fight, I will feel resentful o… more

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FTM due April and trying to ready myself for the breastfeeding journey. Is there any downside to having multiple different breast pumps? I can get a hospital grade one via company, a regular one via i… more

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Moms in more senior roles: if a more junior level employee reached out to you too ask about managing work/life balance with kids, is that something that you would be willing to speak to them about? Wo… more

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Moms, anyone here willing to sell their lavie warming lactation massager? This is currently sold out. Thank you!

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When did your child start taking interest in reading? My 6 month old doesn’t have much patience for it. Whenever I read to her, she creates a fuss in a few minutes and wants to do something else. How … more

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I have been using Nature Made Multi+DHA for the past 3 months in the process of prepping to get pregnant. I am almost done with the bottle. Just wondering what other brands do you all like? Any sugges… more

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My 3 year old takes private swim lessons at the local school but his teacher that he’s known for 5 months found another job. His new swim teacher seems nice but my son hates him, asks us nonstop durin… more

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Hey mamas! Need some advice here.. Ever since I came back to work from my maternity leave last august my manager has been micro managing me to the next level and has been knitpicking every little det… more

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SO & I have been together for 10 yrs now. I think we are in a much better place than we were few yrs ago. Have a toddler and he has been stepping up etc. when we were younger we both did things th… more

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Does LEK NY have any fun social events / internal initiatives (when not remote of course)? I’m on a second round interview for them.

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Finally did it- signed a retainer for a divorce lawyer. God give me the strength to go through this with grace.. and help my kids go through this with as few scars as possible..

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What are your 4 and 5 years old reading? We just exhausted Pete the Cat series.

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Chicago moms, any good recommendations for (1) night nurse (2) day care near river north (3) nanny available in January 2022 (4) babysitters? New in town, pregnant, and have no network. Thank you!

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Hi everyone! Any of you take personal leave of absence after taking full mat leave and PTO? I’m trying to maximize my time with the little one. Side note: when did you deliver as a FTM? My due date is… more

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Hey mammas! Need advice! I am a FTM and Have a 3 week old - I feel like I am constantly feeding her (on demand). I know babies cluster feed but now I have self doubts that she isn’t getting enough mil… more

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If anyone is experiencing a rough WFH while solo child caring while pregnant combo. Just know you’re not alone! Just had to present something on a call, breathless (because I’m 9 months pregnant) with… more

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Deloitte moms, do you have to exhaust all of your PTO days before maternity leave can start? Or can I roll over the max 15 days still if starting maternity leave in December

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My 2 year old is scared of everything and this is how he had been from beginning however now it appears to be very clear. He doesn’t want to go to beach ( screams back home), doesn’t want to play in p… more

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Just following up after reading another recent post on the group. Did not know about the Lavie and booby tubes until now and not sure how exactly they help/work. But definitely interested in learning… more

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how would you approach an interview like tomorrow if you have a maternity leave coming up in May?

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We have had a baby nurse with us for a month. She works 24/7 and lives with us. What is customary to tip at the end of her stay?

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