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I’m absolutely desperate to get out of this industry but I can’t justify losing the good pay and benefits and my family depends on it. Anybody else gone through this and gotten to the other side?

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Anyone who can recommend a book (or series of books) for my daughter to get into? She’s 11 years old and learning English, so something that’s ‘easy to read’ would also be a big plus.

Any other dads out there struggling right now? I find myself snapping at my kids, arguing with my wife and generally disliking life.

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Have you ever gone through a period where you just cannot stand one of your kids? I have three and one of them is driving me absolutely nuts. Like I don’t think I like the personality she’s developed.… more

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I just started a new job (after being laid off in May). I’m working on a launch brand and my coworkers only have time to meet after 5pm. We’re all in client meetings from 8-5pm. This is killing me !

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Curious on the WFH tales. Been a strange 6 months...

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Hi Dads- Has anything happened (funny, scary, interesting) to your family while you were on conference calls? Share your story.

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Any fellow food allergies parents on here?

How many of you got a work email on Christmas?

I bet I am not the only at Frozen2 today????

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Trying for another but just had 2nd miscarriage. Found out at work. Could barely talk. It's the worst thing ever. It's better now but don't know if we can keep trying. Hard to be thankful … more

Anyone in here from Chicago??

I think I had a new job in the bag until I told them it was very important that I still get to see my kids at night. Basically saying I need flexibility. Never heard back...

I am on production, alone at the taping of a podcast I listen to. I have achieved peak 39-year-old dad

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Moving to NYC with a toddler and newborn. Recommendations on city living, where to live, anything a Dadvertiser should know?

Baby #2 is on the way. Any simple ideas to save a few bucks? Was it a game changer to from zone defense to man?

How do I get my 7 year old to talk to me? (Cont)

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Planning on taking 2+ months shared parental leave. Can’t wait to have that length of time with my family, but also pushing for promotion at the same time. Any advice on how to play it/communicate it?

Does anyone else feel awkward when having to leave early to get your sick kid or in this case pick them up early because of a school cancellation? I always feel like I’m being judged because of it

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Today was my first day of unemployment in 8 or 9 years. Spent it with my wife and my two year old son which is always nice but the thought of not having something lined is gnawing at my insides.

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Anyone ever think about growth hormone for their kid? My son is 15% percentile for height (wife and I are average height). Life is really tough for short guys, wondering if it's worth looking into… more

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I was laid off over the summer and three months into a new job it seems like it’s about to happen again. Single income family in NYC with kids to feed. This kind of stress is unlike anything.

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Since having my daughter (she's 6-months) I'm feeling the start of a disconnect between myself other, younger and childless agency creatives. Con't...

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NYC dads - how do you make friends with other parents? We have an 18 month old at home and can’t keep up with our kidless friends anymore.

Which Just for Men product do you guys use? I'm worried I'll go too far and be mistaken for an intern.

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Any advice on how to separate and split time with kids?

What’s a good source for quick, weekday dinner recipes? I used to use foodily but it shut down

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Thoughts on leaving an agency that has treated you really well to go do something a little different that will give you more time with the family?

Happy or sad that school is starting soon?

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What's the best agency in LA with actual work/life balance? Planning to move here from NY. For a life change.

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My wife's water just broke. It's our first. Calm on the outside. Freaking out a bit on the inside. Driving to hospital now.

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Getting laid off at the end of August. Trying to figure out healthcare options for my family. Is cobra going to be better than anything on the NY exchange?

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Family is away for the summer. Any suggestions on stuff to see and do in NYC?

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Tomorrow I go back to a job I absolutely despise after a week with my family. If we weren’t a single income family I’d probably quit on the spot.

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The wife and kids are away on vacation. I’m having pizza for breakfast and it’s glorious.

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Our day has come! Props to you, father fishies.

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