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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.

Love spending time with my 5 year old son but GOD I AM SO SICK of playing with his superhero action figures ALL THE TIME. Ill do crafts, play board games, legos.. anything else! But he rarely bites… more

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Ok. Potty training tips for a willful kiddo? Our almost-3-y/o did ok the first few days, but more recently has decided she’s going to hold it because she “doesn’t want to.” She’s mostly pants-less or … more

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Did your hips get wider after birth? (Outside of weight gain) 🤔 I lost all my weight more or less and wondering if I should get rid of 15 pairs of pants I can’t fit in anymore 😩 and go one size abov… more

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Planning on taking a year for my second child. My older will be 19 months apart. I am afraid no one will hire an older lady with two kids. Currently can’t stand my current job. I know I won’t regret s… more

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My son was just doing that meditation exercise where you mindfully eat one raisin, but instead he ate the entire box. When I told him this he said “I mindfully ate the entire box” 🤣

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Anyone else really tapped out by how much everyone - kids, spouse, etc. - needs from you? Reached the point of tears and have no idea what to do next. I’m just overwhelmed. How do you recharge?

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I was short and a bit chubby before pregnancy. At 18 weeks I’ve gained 17lbs. Terrified of what I will be at 40 weeks. Can I slow this down?

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Pump: elvie or willow? Due in March and tempted by the Black Friday sales... Anyone hate theirs or wish they’d gotten the other one?

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I’m about to be offered a freelance contract that sounds like it could be fairly long term. It would start as a couple months to start and then revisit contract. I’m due with my second in May. I don’t… more

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Hi! I’m about 12 wks pregnant, super nervous to tell my new employer. When is a good time to tell them? (And yes, I’ve been at the company less than 1 year.)

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I don’t think I can stomach sleep training 😖 Any motivational stories, tips, or other experiences? Baby is 8 weeks old.

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I’m 18 weeks pregnant and my capacity for stress is maxed out. I am being overwhelmed with work and finding all the solutions I can but it doesn’t stop. How can I tell my boss this is crazy without hi… more

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My husband took the baby to Costco. The house is quiet. Empty. What do I do?

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I am one week postpartum and my boobs are engorged, I’m bleeding and sore, the baby is a brute and eats every 1-2 hours, and my husband just asked me “when can we have sex again?” Please give me the s… more

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Anyone just staying at their work place because is Covid? I’m not getting ahead or a raise want to leave, but Covid. Dead end, but think I’m just going to have another kid.

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This whole preggo thing would be much easier if the secret first trimester was the one you felt the best in. 🤢

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Do you have a nanny in your home or have you interviewed a nanny during COVID? Any important lessons you may be willing to share? My previous nanny agreed to wear a mask but I mostly saw it slide unde… more

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Seriously considering quitting with nothing lined up. I'm so overwhelmed with taking care of a 6 month old and working this job with no structure and poor management. Doing my best but I'm get… more

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Can I interview while trying to conceive? Most maternity leave policies require that you’re at the company for 1 year. Afraid I won’t get any if I get pregnant right away. It happened with my first.

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Maternity bra advice needed! I’m 20 weeks and suddenly a 36D/DD (used to be an A/B) and struggling to find a comfortable bra. Been living in sports bras. Just want something comfortable and light idea… more

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Feeling SO unmotivated lately. I once had a bunch of friends at my agency and now they’ve all left or been furloughed. And now I’m stuck on a lean team with a toxic non-stop-work culture. Send help!

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I thought my nausea was gone (16w) and have been puking the most today. Whyyyy. What happened to magical 2nd tri.

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What are ways you and your partner have fought/been tough on each other, because of newborn sleep deprivation? I’m feeling down because my partner’s being passive aggressive and I’m tired. I would lov… more

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Had a baby 20 months ago. Interest in sex is non existent and I feel weird when husband grabs my boobs - even if I stopped breastfeeding some months ago. Will I ever be normal again 😳

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Has anyone divorced a Borderline husband? I’m felling trapped and scared of confronting him. Specially because of the pandemic. I’m trying to be strategic, but his anger outbursts are getting worse be… more

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Any toddler music albums that won’t make me want to wear earplugs/drink at 9am? Don’t say Raffi or Lisa Loeb. Thanks!

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Clueless first time mom to be. Do I need to pump if I’m taking significant time off (12mos)?

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I’m 8 weeks pregnant with my 2nd baby and the exhaustion and nausea are absolutely killing me. Plus caring for a 2.5 year old. I feel like I’m not firing on all cylinders at work and I’m a zombie at h… more

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I have a 16-month-old son and not a single mom friend. It feels so pathetic to write that. I'd love to find other moms so my kid can have playdates, but also so I can have someone to talk to, comm… more

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Anyone have a gps tracker for kids that are not old enough for phones?

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I’m interviewing and have decided to own being a mom and the career choices I made along that journey. It’s really a powerful experience to just bring myself to these meetings. Wanted to share in case… more

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My 4-week old whimpers and wakes up after 2 hours of sleep - but when I take him in my arms, he sleeps an extra hour. Should I stop doing that? :S Pediatrician says I should do what works with a newbo… more

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Suggestions for Affordable online therapist other than better help?

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Mamas- send me your potty training prayers (and tips). We’re starting this weekend and I could use all the good vibes 🤞

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Do i need to set up dental and vision insurance for my newborn? (Does he need to visit a dentist/eye doctor before 1 year?)

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Hey ladies! I gave birth last month and have a good insurance through MDC partners. I just got my first hospital bill at $3.4k ($12k has been paid by the insurance). Basic birth (quick - no epidural -… more

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Besides “schedule flexibility,” has any agency actually provided resources to help parents? Or is quitting really the only option you have if you can’t juggle job and kids+school at home?

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Has anyone successfully switched jobs while on maternity leave? I hate my agency right now but need to stick with it to qualify for NY paid family leave. Am struggling to motivate myself to do anythin… more

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