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If you had two kids would you let them both learn the same 2nd language that neither you or your spouse know?

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Moms with three kids and on a reduced schedule: What is your reduced schedule, and does it work for you? If not, what would be your ideal schedule? Just had my third and not sure how things will work.… more

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First day of distance learning, both spouse and I spent 3 hours each troubleshooting. Kids got maybe 30 minutes of connected time of the 3 1/2 scheduled hours

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Has any tried to do learning pods for virtual learning? How did you set it up and how is it working out?

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Are you guys seeing these ridiculous hourly asks for childcare to help while the kids are doing virtual school or preschools are closed.... people are asking $25 an hour - which is 4K for a full week

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Hadn’t noticed this sub before, and most of the threads are old so thought I’d ask a follow up - how has everyone been handling parenting with public accounting? I’ve got a toddler and my wife is an a… more

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Pregnant with my third child now and wondering what is the right time to tell work. I did it really early with my first two because I wanted to plan ahead, but now thinking about it, I feel like it ju… more

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Hey peeps. How do y’all deal with in laws that think they have the right to see your kid basically on demand. It’s my parents actually, not my wife’s. I’m about to give them an ultimatum......

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What are your plans to balance work responsibilities with schools closing? They are now saying schools in my area might close for a month and curious how other families are handling.

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Thoughts on paying my newborn a wage so he will qualify for a Roth IRA? Has anyone done that before?

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How to not get fired? I am unhappy here and I am not excelling. I can’t do not understand simple things and trying to learn excel at the same time.

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This is the problem.

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The bowl is pretty quiet. What childcare strategies are you putting into play this busy season?

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The toughest part of my day is leaving my baby in someone else's care when he is sick. Balance it's such a unicorn. I am considering a LOA just to spend more time with my baby. I feel so guilt… more

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A female CPA brings in a $25K client, but the male partner asks it be managed by a male colleague instead. No specialty, simply re-assigned to someone else. How would you have reacted immediately?

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Anyone used a Sleep Consultant before? Was it worth it? Or something I can do on my own?

Need help! I am a working mom of 2 young kids. I have an offer for about $25k more than I make currently outside of public accounting. It’s 40 hours year round, amazing benefits, with a pension (cont)

I am so tired of doing laundry. I waste so much time with this dumb task.

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Does EY have anything to help you get connected with an au pair company?

How to handle your own procrastination at work and personal projects (printing kids photos)? Any tips/advice?

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I had my first baby and now work 75%. I'm trying to decide whether to go back full time. I'm happier now, but my husband's in school for 3 more years, and my paycheck doesn't cover our… more

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5th year/new manager in audit. Any tips on how to be a successful as a manager?

Audit manager here. Planning to talk to partner in charge about becoming a partner eventually. Any tips about what to ask?

Can one quit after taking paternity leave or is there something that say you need to come back for a certain time period in PwC policy?

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First year manager with two kids. How to manage multiple clients and kids? Any tips would be appreciated. Work in public accounting/audit.

I finally understand that guy in The Office who wouldn’t shut up about going to the Finger Lakes- If I don’t give constant reminders that I’m taking paternity leave, everyone forgets. Lol

Not a Deloitte partner, but I think quite cool for her.

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How is B4 life when you have small kids and a nonworking spouse?

I have a whole life insurance policy for my young kids. Feel like I’m getting fee’d to death. Anyone have thoughts on this? Is it better to just invest in stocks and take my lumps with the market?

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Do people coordinate play dates with colleagues that have kids around the same age? Trying to find alternatives to happy hour...

Is a mid-tier firm better for people with children?

My first daughter goes into kinder this upcoming year. What do parents in PA do during spring break? Our district also has a fall break. Both breaks hit during my busiest time

I used to get 2-3 productive hours after the kids went to bed to catch up on work, chores, shopping, etc but now I'm struggling to have any motivation after the hour-long process of getting kids d… more

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Best advice I got in a mentoring session today "Make sure to put things on your 'don't do list' to keep you focused on the things that matter.

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Anyone else feel like you just can’t survive in Big 4 because you have a family?

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What would you do if you expressed concern to your manager about your work/life balance because you have two children in two different schools, both play sports and you’d like to ... continued below

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Extremely confused with the hole “we are pro parents” stuff. Is it too awful to work from 9 to 5:30? Have two kids (6 and 8) and don’t want to loose special moments while they are little.

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Have any moms received ridiculous career advice from their MD or career advisor?

What do you think about life insurance? What about Indexes universal insurances? My thought process is the insurance we get from work covers 2x salary and is enough to pay off mortgage so we opted

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