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Baby name advice Layla or Avery?

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I want to go back to work in November but I just feel so jaded. I’m not going back to my old job but also don’t know if I want to go back to ANY agency. I’m 37. I just don’t think I can do it anymore.… more

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Moving back to the west side Jan /Feb of 23. Will have a toddler looking for preschools! Anyone Have a great experience w a Montessori style west side preschool you would like to share? Exploring options and find us Ad life / production moms have similar school vibes! Anything special that might not be well advertised or 3 year waiting list especially sought!
Love and sleep to all you mommas. Thank you in advance.

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I was asked in a job interview “What are you passionate about?” Well, glad you asked. My current passion is dropping my 4 & 6 year old off at camp, followed by a guilt filled nap (unemployed). Upo… more

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Monkeypox. Lord. I’m pregnant and my toddler goes to daycare. To say I’m nervous about how the disease progresses through the population is an understatement.

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If your child got an early intervention evaluation in BK/NYC, how long did it take from reaching out until appointment? Now that I’ve submitted the app (literally 12 hrs ago) even more anxious to fina… more

Hello! I would love some help in brainstorming ideas for gifts for my son’s daycare teachers before he “moves up” to his next classroom in August 🥹 These women take such excellent, loving care of hi… more

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What’s the secret. How do I manage the picky eating toddler phase. Every meal is a struggle. Resources? Help

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My husband is the primary caretaker for our 5 mo old right now. He is sick as of yday- covid tested negative , think it's a cold. How concerned would u be ? I took care of baby and worked yday whi… more

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I’m an AS looking for a job outside of an agency. I’ve only ever been in the agency world but it’s been nonstop dumpster fires of jobs and looking for something new. Nah reccos?? Single mom looking fo… more

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Pharma moms: is it true that the pace of Pharma productions tends to be much slower than your average agency “the house if on fire, must shoot and deliver in 8 weeks” type productions? I am in consta… more

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I finally left the Confession Bowl because it was a cesspool of just about every kind of phobic behavior you can think of. Thanks for being part of this bowl, where discussions are helpful, civil, and… more

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My manager put my name on a daily hotsheet as “Unavailable” 7:30pm - 8:30pm (aka my baby’s bath bed time) i told her I can pick up something before or after that time if it’s urgent. Why do I need to … more

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Is it better to let career slow down in order to raise kids or keep aggressively going after the next promotion? I’m torn on what the right thing to do is.

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Can you recommend the best dating app/site, I’m a single parent in my early 50s, looking for a monogamous relationship. Struggling to meet people in person these days. Thanks in advance.

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Hi Moms, I am looking for a freelance account director on behalf of a client. Food and Bev experience a plus Woman owned and run agency in NYC (location is not critical) . Let me know if you know an… more

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How old was your little when they went to daycare? How did you cope? It's looming and I'm freaking out!

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Im completely burnt out from agencies… looking to go brand side, seeking better work/life balance. Any suggestions of industries or brands to start my search? It’s been a few weeks and I’m getting ove… more

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I’m dying right now. Well not literally, but I feel like I am inside. We just had new profit margins and success metrics set at work. Our jobs are not supposed to be 70% profitable instead of 50%. I’m… more

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I’m 10 weeks pregnant and fairly certain I might be losing my job in the coming months due to restructuring. At this point from a timing perspective, I don’t think I’d be able to get a new job AND be … more

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Ladies. Please indulge me here. Today feels like the day I break. The pace and demand of this industry, 3 young kids, a dog, a house, a working husband. I can’t keep up. If i actually get the kitchen … more

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How do you handle mom guilt?! I live in a conservative community so a lot of my mom friends don’t work. I feel a constant pressure to stay home with my kids. I’ve never had the opportunity to stay hom… more

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Planning to have a birthday celebration for my son at an indoor location. This isn’t an exclusive location and will have other people there too. He hasn’t had a birthday celebration in a couple years … more

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Talk to me about going from 2 to 3. I feel like 3 kids is such a rarity in this industry that it’s daunting to make the leap. I don’t know a single person in my office with 3 kids. I worry 3 is going … more

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Venting. Interviewing while managing a full-time job and a 2 year old has sent me on the path to burnout. There are so many opportunities nowadays that I would’ve loved 10 years ago. But now with a mo… more

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Today was so hard. Will you let me vent? Crying in the bath rn. My baby is 4 months and refuses to be laid flat in the bassinet of the stroller. She SCREAMED all the way across town and on the subway.… more

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I'm considering switching jobs but I'm 12 weeks pregnant. My current agency is a mess, we've lost a lot of key people on my client in the last 3 months and it's a total shit show. Anyo… more

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Curious to hear from fellow designer/art Director moms if in your experience it’s easier to be a freelancer as a mom, versus full-time? Would love to hear from fellow moms! Thanks :)

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“Familial obligations are different for women.” Do you think we as women and working mothers need to push back for better boundaries both at work and at home?

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I’ve applied for over 100 relevant jobs in the last year that have all ended in rejection. I’ve had several interviews, as many as seven conversations plus strategy assignments for some roles. I’m not… more

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Anyone work at BBH NY and have kids? Would love to know if family time is respected.

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Any Ogilvy moms in here? What’s it like there?

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I don’t know if it’s age (late 30s) or being a mom now, but I feel my communication style is more direct and I have less patience in taking sht from people, at the risk of sounding slightly less like … more

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This is my life 😂

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Hi, I have a job interview and wondering if I should hide that I have a baby or not. What should I say if the interviewer ask about my life after work hours? I currently spend most of my time taking c… more

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What are the best things you did during pregnancy to feel better? Looking for any sort of treatments, diets, routines, supplements… whatever helped you. This is my 2nd pregnancy and it’s been so much … more

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Ok what did y’all do about PP hair loss? I’m taking my multi, and going a day or two between washes but my hair is falling out everywhere! 🙁

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Newly pregnant and hate my current job. Would it be crazy to go freelance? Feeling a time crunch to have my career figured out before a baby gets here but sadly don’t think it’s in the cards for me. <… more

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