Bowl for sharing tips, challenges and struggles of working moms
Sign up to access more conversations in this bowl 🔑

Hi ladies, what’s your best advice for panel interviews? I have a second interview lined up next week and I’ll be meeting with 3-4 people.

like

We’d like to take our first travel holiday since covid with our son who will be right around 2 yo. Considering asking our babysitter to join so dad and I can actually enjoy ourselves some of the time.… more

like

Any daycare tips and tricks? My baby will be 5 months when starting daycare / me going back to work

like

Is a Spectra S1 worth the $100 upgrade compared to S2? FTM here so wondering if you’re able to do other things while pumping, like drive/walk around or is it something you have to sit down and concent… more

like

Would you host close relatives from out of town visiting other family members if you have a newborn? Parents are vaccinated but kids are not

like

I get so sick of working with men who don't do their jobs, try to make you deal with issues they own. Ugh! I finally set boundaries with a coworker and was met with an interesting combination of c… more

like

Anyone else in the first trimester? Im in the trenches right now and it’s really getting me down. My husband is basically running this ship alone as im sick all the time. The constant nausea/throwing … more

like

When is the appropriate time to let your teams know you are pregnant? I have a high risk pregnancy, so the outcome is uncertain. I am not even sure what week I’ll end up delivering. My last pregnancy… more

likehelpfulfunny

What is your favorite compact stroller for everyday use and easy to bring around when travelling?

like

Any moms have an umbilical hernia repaired with mesh? Did/Do you continue to experience periodic soreness/tenderness where the mesh and tissue healed? I had my repair done November 30 last year and fe… more

like

I drink moderately but lately have noticed a lot of the other moms drink a lot more. I don’t know enough to know if it is a problem or not for them but is it typical that all the adults are drunk at … more

like

Any British mums here? Did you get a doula? My NHS midwifes are great 😍 but I’m sooo nervous about childbirth wondering if a doula is worth it too.

like

Hey mommies, Sorry if this super basic knowledge, but can anyone tell me how to buy bras if I’m planning to start using wearable pumps. I’m planning on using the spectra cups with my Spectra S1 pump a… more

like

Would like to hear from any moms that have left PA and moved into a senior financial analyst role….pros and cons? Is the work life balance better?

like

Anyone got a hydra facial during pregnancy? Or did you wait until after you gave birth?

like

Thinking of a bunk bed - preferably twin over full for 3 and 6 yo kids . What are some good options that grow with age ? Ceiling height is under 8’.

like

We have a gift card for Pottery Barn…any experience or recommendations for particular convertible crib to toddler beds (e.g., Kendall, Dawson)? Thanks!

like

Seeing so many posts about night nurses. Where and how do you find them and what’s the average rate ? Sleepless mama here looking for some support

like

Hey moms! Anyone tried to follow 12 hours of sleep by 12 weeks old? How was your experience? What age was your child? I listened to the audio book and can't decide if I should start the training… more

like

What did you find absolutely essential to your nursery? Overwhelmed with all the options.

like

Is a night nurse worth it if you’re on maternity leave and hubs has a flexible schedule? If so, do you have any recommendations for night nurses in northern Virginia and their rates?

like

New mom here. When did you start having date nights after baby was born?

like

I've worked in startups for 10+ yrs and I feel 100% burnt out, especially WFH + raising a baby. I just got an offer at a large corporation that's not super exciting (not FAMGA 🤣) but the pa… more

likesmart

Why are people such a-holes? I'm sorry my child is having a meltdown right now, but it's not like I'm just sitting there, letting her scream. Also, the fact that we sat on the tarmac for a… more

like

Hello! How much do you spend on a full time nanny per month (9-6 pm). If you could provide your city, that’d be helpful as well!

like

How do you deal with grandparents who are constantly offended by recent parenting/medical advice. I’ve dealt with months of them trying to convince me to just put my baby to sleep on her belly with a… more

like

My daughter started daycare again last week for the first time since precovid. She’s 2 now so she’s in the toddler room and I can’t walk her to her room due to covid restrictions. I agree with them ju… more

like

Is a instant pot worth it for a busy working mom? If so, what are your favorite (preferably healthy) recipes? I have a crockpot but normally prefer stove top cooking. With a newborn now, thinking abou… more

like

Ughhhhh have a mild flea infestation in the house. Any recommendations (e.g., get professional help, steam clean everything). Reading stuff online but it’s hard to know what’s most effective. Thanks!

like

My child was having very high fever and didn’t eat or drink anything. I wanted to take him to hospital but my husband said it wasn’t that serious and i was overacting and that he would wait. So i took… more

like

How safe is Puerto Vallarta? I will be there at the end of this month. We only plan to stay inside the property and will not go outside since we have a toddler with us. Do i still need to be careful a… more

like

How in the world do you ladies manage to make dinner every day? By the time i leave the office, do pickup at daycare and come home it’s 6 pm and my babies go to sleep 7-7:30. Like how?? I feel like su… more

like

My husband lives in my apartment in Texas. He is not on my lease and does not contribute to any expenses for the house , myself, or my one year old baby. He has been misbehaving, harassing and refusi… more

likehelpful

FTM here. Toured a daycare today and observed two safety concerns: baby fell from high chair (wasn’t buckled in) and toddler had access to construction scrap materials and started playing with scrap w… more

likesmarthelpful

My partner and I are thinking of starting to try for a child later this year. We live in a HCOL in a 1 bedroom - 800 sq ft apartment. House prices and rent are skyrocketing and our rent controlled apa… more

like

My 2 year old son (turned 2 last month) is on a hunger strike. He has always been a super picky eater, but the last few weeks he will not eat at all. Over the weekend he literally went an entire day w… more

like

Had a pretty traumatic labor and I am 10 days post partum. I am generally sensitive and emotional , and though I had an easy pregnancy through out the entire pregnancy me and husband fought a lot as w… more

like

I need help. My 5 year old is throwing tantrums all the time. Last night she told my husband she wished he was dead and tonight she “checked me off” - any resources that have helped for similar situat… more

like

Would you take a not so dream trajectory job at a dream company in hopes that you might move to a different role/be promoted later or the resume booster for future roles? Why or why not? (Company is M… more

like

Any recommendations for couples counselors?

like
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.