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Need some advice! I’m considering looking for a part-time job after returning to work from maternity leave and being extremely overwhelmed and exhausted. Any recos on where to look, who to speak with?

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Has anyone ever seen a therapist that specializes in fertility struggles? Would appreciate any recommendations. I’m struggling.

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What’re mom’s c-section recovery experiences? Doctor says 6 weeks but what does that even mean? 6 weeks until going back to the gym? 6 weeks to being able to get out of bed? 6 weeks with meds? And bey… more

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Question for the group. I am a CD who is out on maternity leave. An idea my partner and I presented before I left got put on a shelf and now, while I am out, it is going into production. My partner is… more

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Really need advice/opinions. My close friends are having their wedding the day of my son’s 1st birthday (poor planning & lack of consideration on their part). I could move the bday to the followin… more

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What’s a typical % increase to expect when you get a promotion? Thx!

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I stopped breastfeeding almost 6 months ago, I think it’s time to stop with the nursing bras 😂 What’s everyone’s fav bra now that the jugs look/feel a bit different?

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Anyone had experience promotion during/after pregnancy? I’m working in a team I love and planning to get pregnant. But last week, my boss quit which throws me to an awkward position. If my boss didn’t… more

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I am 7 months pregnant and on my third interview with CEO. I have not disclosed I’m pregnant. Not sure how to bring it up or if I should until I have an offer. Or say something before. Any experience … more

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I recently posted about moving to Antigua and Barbuda to live and work remotely on the digital nomad visa. Several people expressed interest in how I'm doing it, so I created an instagram. I'm… more

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I had a huge oversupply with my first kid. With my second I started out strong, but pandemic stress and fearing as an Asian woman has caused my milk supply to plummet. Any tips on how to get my supply… more

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As a liberal NYer with a 11 year old, would moving to Austin tx be a good idea?

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This is probably been covered here. But I plan on not returning to my job after giving birth. Can anyone share their experience? I hate my job and am treated horrible. I would prefer to stay working. … more

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Anyone struggling with peri menopause too? My symptoms are really affecting my work performance and I’m afraid I’ll never get promoted and get stuck at a certain level or might just have to get out of… more

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I took a 2 month maternity leave when my daughter was born in Aug 2020. Feeling really burned and unfocused and want to take more time off. I live in NY and have PFL but as a seriously reduced rate of… more

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Is it worth it to get a travel car seat if you’re flying to a destination where you will then be driving? Kid will be 2, hoping to fly to see family later in the year. We have a big graco car seat we … more

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Anyone know what the mat benefits are like at Chiat NY and whether / how long they require you to be in the job before you’re eligible for them?

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My partner and I have been discussing wanting to start a family sometime next year, and I'm daunted about asking about what resources there are (i.e. maternity leave policy) cause I'd like to … more

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I’m pregnant!! I couldn’t believe it so I tested 3 times. Still need to do HCG test to make sure. I can’t wait to be just like the awesome moms in this community. I’m obviously a bit overwhelmed and … more

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Do you eat dinner with your kids? I have a toddler who we sit with but he is the only one eating. he gets home from daycare at 6, when I take a break from work (or trade off with my husband while wra… more

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Paralyzing fear over harm coming to my child. Like I can’t stop imagining horrific scenarios; news bits about tragedies derail me constantly. I’m terrified. Is this normal? My kid is about 1.5 years o… more

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Due with my first kid in early June and struggling with whether to move forward with an interview for an agency after going in house 2 years ago. On one hand, I went in house for a reason and as much … more

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This is not advertising related, but where can you get non-legging girls pants? Like for a 4-5 year old. All the pants I see are leggings or sweatpants. My daughter has a pair of looser straight leg j… more

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My workload got immediately lighter as soon as I announced my pregnancy. Only getting a small/quick project here and there despite begging for more work. Baby is due in 3 months, is this how it’s goin… more

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Commiseration post: found out at morning drop-off that a child in my three-year-old’s class tested positive, so class is closed for two weeks. Panic!! We are F-ed!!!!

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Nothing like a 65+°F day to seriously lift the spirits and make you feel like you CAN have it all. (Until your child screams for you and you’re on a client call, but you know, the feeling still coun… more

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I’m a single mom, working in advertising (obvs) and the executor of an estate which is like a part time job. I’ve outsourced things to a point where I don’t cook, I don’t shop for groceries and I don’… more

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Anyone know what, if any, the non-compete situation generally is for the larger holding companies? Specifically WPP. I can’t remember signing one, but it was a long time ago.

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Feeling a lot right now. I didn’t get promoted this cycle and I didn’t expect to feel so hurt/disappointed. I have a baby and even with childcare and a supportive spouse, things have been really hard.… more

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Has anyone gone on maternity leave and decided to not come back?

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Anyone have their membranes swept at 38 weeks? Do you think it did anything? I’m at 37 and doctor just suggested doing it at my 38 week appt but am a little nervous - I don’t want to go into labor qui… more

I’m 37 and trying to figure out what’s next in my career. I’m the 2nd-most senior (in title) woman in my company behind our CFO, who is retiring this year. The rest of the leadership team I sit on is … more

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Hi all, 1st post but longtime appreciator of this community. Finally feel like I may be ready for a kid. The problem: I’m 36 😔 Nervous about trying to conceive. Also think fostering or adoption could… more

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I’m thinking about switching from full time to freelance in the near future. But what do you do about childcare? Most daycares and nannies won’t do an “as needed” basis.

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Is Snoo worth it?

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My kid is under two. Thinking about having another. I’m a compulsive overachiever at work, but also feel stuck and burning out. I ebb back and forth between wanting a job that’s a step up from my cu… more

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Is it possible to care for a baby and work from home? What is everyones experience? My job isn’t to demanding and usually I can cheat to work my hours early in the morning before my husband leaves and… more

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Total logistical question. Back to work soon from mat leave and curious how people schedule for the evening hours with respect to making and eating dinner, kids bath time, bedtime routines... oh and g… more

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