Moms in Advertising

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A spot for moms (and expectant moms) working in the industry to share their experiences and offer support.

Hello! Does any one in Chicago NEED HELP WITH CHILDCARE? I am a Jr. Art Director out of work with a lot of experience as a nanny and babysitter. I am great with kids, I have references you can speak t… more

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My company recently announced they'd no longer be paying any percentage of our insurance premium for dependents. With my family on my insurance, that's a big monthly hit for me personally. In … more

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Trying to get pregnant and wondering how hard it is to WFH with a newborn (after 3 months of maternity leave). Any tips? How did you do it? I hear people hire someone to help them out during the day.… more

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Pregnant with my first. My mom INSISTS because I’m short I will need a csection like she did. Any truth to this? I’m 5’0.

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I'm currently on matleave in Canada (12 months). My kid is 7months and I am in the process of interviewing again. I do not mind going back to work earlier than expected. I've had a couple of … more

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I’m 5 weeks with my second and dying of exhaustion and nausea. Let my kid watch two movies this morning while I slept and then also slept during their nap. Wtf. I have some part time freelance work I … more

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Tomorrow I am having a meeting with 3 managers above me (I manage my own team). Using data and facts I’ll outline how crushed my team is, including me. I’m advocating for more support and headcount. I… more

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I’m struggling a lot between my career ambition and my mental health as a mom. I find I’m getting passed over for opportunities at work because I’m “too busy” with my day to day plus family. But the r… more

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I need a strategy ghost writer for thought leadership content. I’m expected to publish a thought leadership piece but don’t have the time. Work is always busy, kids at home...help 😩

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Is feeling you’re going to burst a sign that you might give birth early? I’m 38 weeks and have 2 weeks to go. I wish I could hold it but for some reason I feel he’s ready to come out soon? 😱 it’s jus… more

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Question for moms w/ multiple pregnancies. My first came as a preemie and she was only about 1.5 lbs when born. Contractions started at 3, water broke at 3:40 and baby was born by 4:30, so very quick.… more

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How are you moms with more than one in daycare making it work financially? I’m not one of those CDs making over $200k and my husband doesn’t make 6 figures. We live in NYC and just got the quote for d… more

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So should I mention I have a 9 month old in interviews? so far I think people do not want to hire a new mom. I’m not mentioning it again. Anyone else experience this?

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I live in a country with a standard mat leave of 12 months. Because I’m on the exec team, should I be telling work I’m pregnant as soon as possible?

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Any birth control recommendations for breastfeeding moms? My ob claimed drop in milk supply is actually very uncommon side effect of estrogen birth control (“less than 5%”) and here I am pumping overt… more

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What’s everyone doing for school? (Pls add your location)

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Apologies for the tmi, but... Has anyone had an issue with their uterus tilting to the point of the cervix not being accessible after childbirth (c-section)?

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My son is entering Kindergarten and his (great but hamstrung) public school can only offer 60-85 minutes per day for remote learning, 3 days per MONTH in-school. Just not feasible for a working mom in… more

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Took last week off and my pregnancy nausea really kicked in during PTO. I can barely do anything but lay down. Only 6.5wks. How am I gonna start working again?!

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Did you cry for no reason in your last month of pregnancy?

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I’m 33. I have a 4 year old and I’m trying for my second. But people my age in advertising don’t have kids. I already feel left out at my agency because of this. I feel like a teen mom in advertising!

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Wrapping up mat leave soon & it’s back to work (from home) in a few weeks, & I’m going bonkers about how to manage two little ones in a small apartment while my husband is also WFH. How are pe… more

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Getting furloughed and now laid off was the best thing that happened to me during COVID. During this time I’ve spent amazing, quality time with my family and started a business! The way my past employ… more

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Biggest adjustment on going from one to two kids? Currently considering trying for our 2nd (and last) kiddo, so curious to hear how you managed it, or what some of your biggest learnings were. My firs… more

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Mentally exhausted from work and kids and no break, and constantly feeling like I’m about to have a breakdown. Overreacting to every little thing and just not able to handle even the slightest issue. … more

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At what week of pregnancy did you just feel so DONE with work? I realize our office jobs aren't exactly physically difficult, but at 35 weeks pregnant, I feel like I only have 3-4 hours of good wo… more

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Anyone in BK or Manhattan want to do a house swap? We’re in Oakland,Ca. Need a change of scenery. We’ve got a big house & yard, close to redwoods and beaches. We have 2 kids so v kid friendly digs… more

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Hi moms! I’m a week shy of starting my new job, which is 100% remote. I’ll be agency side on the strategy team. As some background, I was laid off back in March and have been home with my babies for 6… more

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CONFESSION: I will never be able to go back to sexy lacy underwire bras after 6 months in True & Co and soft work out bras. 🍈🍈

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How many moms that are WFH have lunch with their kids everyday? I find that I still work through lunch to make up for oddly spaced meetings...I do have days when I feel guilty for not prioritizing lun… more

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Any divorcées out there? How did you know when it was time to call it quits? Any regrets doing so in hindsight? Has it been as hard on your kids as you expected?

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Any mamas really want more children but likely won’t because of age, partner not wanting more, cost, infertility, etc? How are you managing those feelings? Would love some tips ❤️

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Got laid off today. Any and all job leads in the chicago area or any open to remote work would be much appreciated! Happy to do freelance! I know this is a hard time for everyone. Really hoping I don’… more

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Got a 14mo who either needs to go back to daycare in 2 weeks (just paid our deposit) or we need to somehow scramble for a nanny. Northeast NJ. SO needs to teach in school, no virtual option for staff.… more

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Looking for advice please! I’ve got an appraisal coming up and my boss has said that as I’m “exceeding expectations” for my current role, he’d like to talk to me about an expanded role with new opport… more

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AITA? My husband was looking on his phone on the bed before 5pm. Pick up for our kid is 6. I left the bedroom, prepped dinner and at 5:45, looked to see him with his eyes closed on the bed. So I went … more

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How do I get over the anxiety in early pregnancy? Had a miscarriage in January, currently around 5wk pregnant. First ultrasound not til 8wks. So worried about losing it again and stressing over every … more

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When did you start feeling tired during your pregnancy? I’m 5 weeks away from due date and I’m starting to feel slow and wanting to take naps during the day 😓

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Does anyone else find the 90s Disney songs way better than the more recent ones? Have been watching Lion King and Little Mermaid andBeauty &the Beast with my kids and the songs are so much more fu… more

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Do you expect your friends to remember your children’s birthday?

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