Consulting Moms

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Pros of having an only child? We’ve been trying to have a second but it’s looking unlikely to happen.

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First time mom here. I’m 25w and often anxious about feeling the baby moving enough or not. Dr said babies don’t move that much before 30w. Not sure how to figure out when not enough is not enough

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Looking to hire a nanny and found one (yay!). Currently drafting up the contract and wondering how hours and breaks work. I'm expecting to pay 40 hour weeks, so are standard working hours 9-5?

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Any favorite stylish diaper bags? When I google, either everything looks terrible or is a backpack

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Any recommendations for high end leather covered photo album books with 4*6 slots? Ordered a 600 holding capacity one from amazon and it looks so cheap. Not sure if there are “brands” for this.

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I miss my baby, she is 8 y o now. My only child, I'm unable to have more. When i look at her baby photos and videos I get this surge of emotions, time flies. Being a single mom, we have seen a lot.

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Desperately looking for nanny recommendations in NYC. Come to a breaking point w/work and cannot balance both while husband works full time. No family that can help during working hours is nearby. Would ideally like to be a fluent French or Spanish speaker.

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The woman across the street is pregnant. I've never spoken to her but considering if we should bring food over or offer to watch their pup while they deliver. How do I offer help without being a creep

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First time mom here. I am currently 20 weeks pregnant and just had my anatomy scan which went great and the baby seems great. The doctor said that because of my age (35) I am high risk and need to come back for another ultrasound at 32 weeks. Is this normal? Or should I be concerned?

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With all of the layoffs I’m terrified of losing my job. My due date is in a little over a month. I know it’s less likely but so scared I’ll be 9 months pregnant out of a job

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Hi all, I’m 7 weeks pregnant and had a question about morning sickness. I feel nauseous ALL of the time (but not vomiting). It’s making it very difficult to function/work. Is this typical/normal?

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What’s the best way to save on baby products like pampers?

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I’m currently 28 weeks and just had a phone interview for a new job; throughout the course of the conversation I didn’t bring up that I’m pregnant. The hiring manager said the next step would be to come in for an in-person interview, and now I’m worried that this will somehow hurt my chances (even though I know it’s technically illegal to discriminate against women for being pregnant). Has anyone else had experience with this? Should I tell them now that I am pregnant?

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My baby doesn’t want to be breastfeed anymore at 6 months :( my supply has never been great, so sad :(

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If your baby started sleeping well early, how often did you pump during the night? I'm worried my supply will go down if baby is taking these long stretches. She only nurses on one side per feeding.

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I recently had an anatomy scan and they informed that babies head is a little small and not to worry about it. I have irregular cycles and they recalculated my due date and changed to a week later. They asked me to come for a growth ultrasound in 6 weeks. I am so worried. Did anyone go through this?

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How can I grow a thicker skin against some hurtful comments/jokes my husband makes? I’m on mat leave and he just told me I’m a bad housewife for forgetting to heat his third meal during dinner (he forgot himself too). It was a joke but it hurt and made me so angry that he could make a joke like that. I’m already super tired, and since having our baby I feel like our relationship is nonexistent. I also feel like being less valued bcs I stay at home (though I’m being paid during mat leave).

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Anyone feel like their relationships are wearing thinner than usual these days? Between kids at home (toddler and baby for us) with no help, lack of sleep, inability to see other people, etc., husband and I have been at each other’s throats in a way we never have been before. (PS thank you ladies, this is so not a real issue in the context on what’s going on)

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Consultants without kid(s) just don’t get it. I have time and again told my teammates about my limitations due to my kid and yet they magically think I can manage it. How do I say “I cannot do it in this timeframe. There is no bandwidth left for creative thinking”?

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A decade ago I would have been there in the (non violent) protests. Now with little kids I worry more about the safety of my family than anything. I feel a disconnect and like I am not supporting civil rights despite caring. Anyone else feel like motherhood changed it all?

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