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Okay. Daughter is resting at home and I’m back to chat a bit more before end of the day. Anything else we should discuss?

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Covid-19 poses particular challenges for working parents who may have to arrange coverage if schools/daycares close. How are you approaching this possibility, knowing that so much is uncertain?

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So...the nurses office called and my little one has a fever. Will check back in once she's settled. I fully recognize this option as a privilege. Anyone want to talk about flexibility at work?

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Next question (based on a great conversation in 1 of the threads): how do gender roles and expectations play into your decisions about work and family?

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Another question - These days does your parenting look more like a micromanager or a leader? What kind of parent do you want to be?

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I have a 4 year old daughter, she’s in preschool 3 days/week, and does gymnastics class once/week, figure skating class once/week, woodworking class in school, and soccer class in school. And she’s a

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My husband and I are talking about having kids in the next year or so. Not working isn’t an option for either of us due to student loans. I travel 4d/wk and he’s local. What should we be considering?

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What are the values that you strive to embody in your parenting and your career? Which ones are you fulfilling? Which are getting ignored more than you'd like?

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Thx for your time Alyssa - I know a lot of us appreciate it. In your opinion, why do you think Total Leadership is well-suited to parenting?

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Question: What’s the biggest challenge you face, besides a lack of time, in finding harmony among the different parts of your life? (And, I KNOW that you will want to say “a lack of time”)

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My wife was a SAHM for the first five years of our first child’s life (and three of our second). It didn’t suit her well and she’s working full time now. This gets challenging during the week (contd)

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Going to take the kids to school. Back in about 45 minutes!

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Hello! I’m so happy to be on Fishbowl answering questions today. I’d like to start by telling you a bit more about myself – stuff that’s not on bio (cont)

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Currently a SAHM but want to put my toddler in a part time program and pick up a part time job. Have 8years of strategy consulting experience any tips/recs for PT opportunities? (DC area)

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I have a 2 year old son and am the breadwinner - my husband is a SAHD. We would like another but are struggling to figure out how we can make it work financially (contd)

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How do you handle being a working mom early in your career? I’m worried about being behind my peers, a lagging promotion, etc.

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Looking forward to diving into all of these questions tomorrow morning!

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Any advice for (newly) divorced parents in managing work, parenting, and personal life? Especially split co-parenting with young children.

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How to align with partner with priorities across (and within) work, home, parenting, the couple, and managing with limited resources. How should the couple spend their time and money?

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My husband quit his job to stay home with our son when he was born a year ago. I took a new job and we moved. It's been a lot of change and really tough. Any advice for reverse gender role couples… more

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I stay remote (wfh) most of the time for my work, and travel about < 10%. My wife also stay home with our son. The benefit of getting to stay at home, especially in this consulting industry is (co… more

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Im a new step mom of a 10 yo and it’s stressful since it’s hard for my colleagues to understand I’m now a mother even though I didn’t give birth.

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First generation immigrant family. Kids are born here. What are good resources to prepare for american education,career,sports and raising kids here

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My wife stays home with our 2 young kids and I have a “busy season” where hours for 2 months are close to 80 a week. It causes resentment from her to me as she feels she cares or the kids alone.

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Struggling to set boundaries and realistic expectations without others feeling like Im not committed to the craft. Makes me want to leave the industry altogether and don’t want to. HELP

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I’m a traveling most of the time for work.When I’m home like once every other week I feel totally disconnected with my kid and feel he too feels the same.Any-strategies to reverse this alienation 😳�… more

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I am having trouble being present at home because I have too many things in my head. And the issue is compounded because I’m just not home that much. No quantity or quality

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What’s the recommended amount of time to spend at home with your partner and children to ensure strong relationships. Some folks on here argue quality over quantity but it feels like a justification.

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I left a senior position at an agency because my wife had more career upside. I wanted to take the pressure off her and help more with the kids. How can I balance my career ambitions?

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Headed for divorce and will most likely be raising my child alone. How can I be a good mother and have a successful career at the same time? Thank you!

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Hamster wheel of work and mom life makes me feel like I’ve lost my identity. I feel like it’s 4 years delayed post partum depression. Help!

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I feel like I often have to be two different people as a working mom, and it really stresses me out. I’m looking for a little more balance here - any advice?

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Are there other frameworks besides Total Leadership that you think can achieve the same results for professionals at home and work?

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Thanks for doing this - seems super interesting. How can a leadership framework help working parents thrive at work and home?

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