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Hello Ladies, I recently started a new job which is really challenging and involves learning new technology. To get this job I prepared for months and finally landed into it. Now I personally feel all… more

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I am starting with a new company in 1.5 weeks. I am due roughly a week after I start and they know. Issue is I don’t want to give notice to my current company in case the baby is early and I won’t be … more

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I’m preparing to go on maternity leave. For OOO replies on the client side emails, would you say that you’re out on maternity leave, leave of absence, or extended leave? My client is a government agen… more

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How do you control yourself from lashing out at your toddler? I get annoyed and snappy A LOT, and I’m starting to not like who I’m becoming. I’m like the mom with the constant mean face. Plus, I don’t… more

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How do you find a nanny share in New York? Anyone have experience with this? I don’t have any mom friends so word of mouth isn’t an option for us.

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Alright all you bad ass Moms - I know there are no answers to this but in need of some support. I’m 7 months pregnant, found out two months ago (right before holidays) my husband was having an affair … more

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Hi Moms! Any recs on lotion and/or body wash for eczema prone skin? We only bathe our daughter (2ish y/o) once a week to try and keep it in check, but it's getting worse and not better. We have tr… more

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Anyone have an employer that let you bring your baby to work after maternity leave? If so, what was your experience like?

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Our toddler is about to start school and this ends in the afternoon. What do 2 working parent households typically do? Do you all have part time nanny’s? Daycare?

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Hi ladies, Any recommendations for OB/GYNs in the Dallas (preferably downtown) area? 19 weeks in and we might be moving there due to work. Thanks in advance!

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Has anyone delivered with Fair Ridge OBGYN in NOVA? Interested in hearing about experiences here (cross posted)

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Are there any moms out there who got pregnant through IVF? If so, how many rounds did it take you? We’re about to start our first round so advice is welcomed!

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Work and family time is such a blur now for most of us who are working from home and have kids around all day. I’m finding it hard to disconnect from work after usual working hours. What have helped y… more

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So I have this fear of not being cool anymore now that I’m so engrossed in work and kids. What are some Instagram profiles or websites to follow that keep you in the know of the language people use th… more

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Nanit or owlet baby monitor? Also open to other suggestions

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Any tips on working at home with an infant? Maternity leave ends after this week. Husband is also a lawyer with a flexible work schedule and will be helping with baby duty as well.

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anyone else exhausted by the constant dialogue around mental wellness in the workplace this year? Never ending emails/about making space, mental health benefits, etc. I’ve already received 2 emails th… more

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I’m pregnant with my first and we are starting to look at all things baby. I am so lost! Any recommendations to help a newbie? Also any thoughts on Nuna strollers at pottery barn? I really liked i… more

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Other than the snoo, what other bassinets do moms recommend?

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FTM in suburbs here trying to decide on a car seat/stroller system. Probably leaning towards grace, chicco, or britax travel systems for safety and cost reasons. Would you recommend an infant car seat… more

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How many of you corporate America moms looooove your jobs vs view them as a necessity to fund what you like and enjoy? Heading back to work after maternity-2 and can’t seem to get myself excited about… more

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I’m not entirely happy at the firm I’m at (got a big paycut due to covid and not getting the experience I want) but it has some perks (letting me remote work, potentially after covid too for X months/… more

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I am a working mom of 16 mo. A software engineer & looking to switch to different engg role. Have to prepare for full day tech interviews. Im really struggling to find time to study with a toddler… more

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Working moms who breastfed - how long did you breastfeed / pump for?

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Did anyone suffer from PUPPP when they were pregnant? Any effective remedies?

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What are the biggest challenges you face as a working mom in this virtual environment?

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Feeling what I earned is so so so little even through I am earning about the average among the nation... Feel sad when I hear my brother-in-law's salary is four times of mine because the career pa… more

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have any of you taken maternity leave/any type of leave except for PTO, before baby was due? If so, how much in advance ?

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Not 12 weeks pregnant yet, but I know my work is getting affected because of the exhaustion I’m not able to give it my 100%. Should I hold off til 12 weeks to bring it up to engagement team while on b… more

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I just found out I’m pregnant. When do you usually tell your managers? And besides seeing my ob/gyn what should I be looking up or doing to prepare?

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Hi ladies, I’m a FTM that recently was diagnosed with antibody induced hypothyroidism. I’m currently at 19 weeks and have been on the lowest dosage of the thyroid meds since the beginning of my pregna… more

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question about the bright-horizons benefit. I just received my paycheck statement and it looks like they deducted a huge amount of money for using the bright horizons back up care last year (when copa… more

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For folks who work at / have worked at Netflix before, what do you like and dislike about the Netflix culture? What have you seen work well with career progression? How does the culture impact your wo… more

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Any moms in their 40s use a multivitamin they love? Looking for more energy, healthier skin, hair and nails, possible mood lifter, and weight maintenance.

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In my first trimester and drinking water makes me nauseous. Anyone else experience this and what was your drink alternative?

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I am a 32 year mom of a 8 year old. For the last 5+ years I am tired all the time. I could literally sleep 10 hours a night and love taking 2 hr naps during the day. I’ve gone to 3 diff family docs an… more

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