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How do you guys deal with Monster in Laws? My mother in law is super critical (and honestly just nasty) to my husband and is constantly undermining his parenting and his general relationship with his … more

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When my 7yo son started learning virtually and we moved in with my in-laws bc of this pandemic, I noticed that he was not interested in doing his homework and other extracurricular activities. We woul… more

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Is overnight camp going to happen this summer? What’s the consensus?

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Is the Cybex Infiniti worth it? Looking for something that would last

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Is the uppababy vista REALLY worth it? We're expecting our first and want 3 kids. Husband thinks a $100-200 stroller should be sufficient, but I just keep hearing about how the uppababy vista is … more

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Dyson cordless vacuum - is it good? Which model? Looking for recs

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I need an advice: am in last trimester of pregnancy, waking up a lot during night to go to the bathroom but also since I am now quite uncomfortable sleeping due to my huge bump. My husband just told m… more

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It’s my birthday tomorrow :) we have a toddler and didn’t plan anything but dinner at my favorite restaurant. How would you spend your day if it was your bday? Am lacking inspiration

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Was talking to the husband about what to do when kid 2 comes, if I'd want to go part time/flexible and keep them both at home while we wait for the pandemic to calm down (kid 1 is currently in day… more

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Just a thought to discuss. I grew up in USSR, my mom and dad both worked at the airport and my mom was working shifts (2/2) as she was a chemical engineer approving planes engine conditions as accepta… more

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Can anyone recommend an app for making photo books? I have a Mac and have been lost since Apple discontinued their books service.

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WFH for moms means everyone thinks you're available for them all day! Husband just got all bent out of shape because I moved my desk to a spare room to escape his nonstop zoom meetings. It's l… more

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Thoughts on co-sleeping?

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Hello and happy Monday! When do you let HR know you’re expecting? I’m due end of April. My SM knows about it... any other tips? High risk pregnancy here. Thank you so much in advance!

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Love some advice on how to reply to my CMO asking to move a weekly meeting to either 7:30 or 8:30 PM to accommodate 2 developers in India. On average these run 60-90 minutes. As we have become permane… more

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I am going to be working from home most of the time starting Monday. My high schoolers are doing school virtually from home. Any tips?

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Hi, for those in San Francisco with recent babies (mine born last year and everyone I know is in hiding or left:() - how are you doing on connecting with other moms? Any tips, tricks or just want to g… more

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I just found out I am having twins!!!!! I am a first time mom, and I am so happy so scared!!! Can anyone recommend some books or other resources that helped them get ready to mother twins as working … more

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If I know I want to request r a flexible work arrangement (reduced schedule) for when I come back from maternity leave, when should I request it?

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So we're 8 months into lockdown and my husband still doesn't grasp that I need more help than I did before or that he has to actually do some emotional labor. I wfh all day and doing remote… more

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Hello. Not a mom but a friend just had a baby and I would like to get her and the baby girl a gift. I picked out clothes for the baby and a lipstick for my friend so she can pamper herself and feel go… more

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Thinking about starting a family soon. How has having a family and being a mom affected your career and how do you manage all of it?

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I’m a new attorney and I was diagnosed with ADD about 5 years ago. I want to ideally start a family in the next few years, but I’m already stressing about how I can stop taking ADD medication while I’… more

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Used to work in the office, but WFH since March due to covid. How would you approach asking to move out of state and keep your job as permanently remote?

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Anyone successfully negotiated maternity/parental leave in industry? I feel like the only reason I’m at B4 is for the maternity leave benefits. It’s very hard to find a tax manager role in industry th… more

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South Austin daycare recommendation, looking for good Montessori style early childhood dev centers as my toddler thrives in that environment

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Any moms who's kids have been diagnosed ADD (attention deficit kind)? I'm about to fill these forms for an assessment and would like to chat with someone who's gone through this and get so… more

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To anyone who had multiples — at what point did you stop working? I’m still in the second trimester, but sitting up all day is starting to get uncomfortable. There’s just not room in there and I despe… more

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Curious - any creative ways you are pulling off Thanksgiving this year?

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I have two teenagers in the house, both very active in sports and at school. When did you stop being the central coordinator of their social and activity calendars? I find it increasingly overwhelmi… more

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How does maternity leave affect your bonus and time towards partnership at your firm? My firm pro-rates your bonus based on the months you worked (no credit for leave) and can dock you a year from pa… more

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How long does it take to adjust to a new job? I switched over to industry and I have no background in this specific business. Struggling 🤦🏻‍♀️

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Have any of you left a job during maternity leave or right before you are ready to go back? How did you handle it?

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Anyone tried becoming an online retailer through dropshipping? I need to earn additional income. Share your experience please.

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Recently laid off from CBS at EY. Anyone south of Boston looking for childcare, remote learning help, holiday preparation assistance? Happy to discuss.

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Anyone here who lives in Washington state? How's liife there if you're living withyoung kids? Any suggestions on great area to settle? We're coming from midwest.

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How do you tell a manager that the reason you don’t ask them questions is because when you’ve asked them questions in the past they try to short answer you and then don’t give you an actual answer or … more

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For those of you that were pregnant and worked in biglaw, did you ever feel like you just couldn’t do the hours and being pregnant at the same time? I find myself unmotivated by work, irritated by my … more

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Let me preface this with I am seeing a specialist next week. I’m 12 weeks pregnant and have had some redness on one of my breasts the last few weeks. Just looks flushed, not itchy, doesn’t hurt (beyon… more

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