Working Parents in BigLaw

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How do you make it work?

Biglaw single parents? I’m a recently single parent. My ex is (almost) completely out of the picture now. Any other biglaw single parents with tips or tricks to making this work on my own?

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Biglaw parents, where do you choose to live and why? Somewhere close to work to avoid commute and spend more time with kids? Suburbs?

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I’m having trouble transitioning from work to home. What do you guys do to get yourself in the “home” mind so you can be fully present for your kids? What are your transition routines?

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Does anyone manage without having a nanny? Kids age 0-10

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Graduated law school, passed the bar, and started my job last summer. My wife and I got pregnant with our first sooner than we expected, and we're due in June. Any general tips/advice?

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Brand new (like, just-had-a-kid new) mom here. Life seems manageable with the baby sleeping much of the time. It gets worse from here doesn’t it? I’m scared 😱😱😱

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How do you deal with the stress of knowing that other people on your team are working weekends and you aren’t? I’m a mom with two kids so working in weekends is tough for me. Cont. in comments:

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Some people mentioned au pairs... tell me more! Why did you like/not like it, if you did the au pair thing?

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What are we supposed to do with our kids during Winter break when school is closed for TWO WEEKS and we need to hit our billables?

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Last night my 9yo said, “wow mom, Idina Menzel is 48 but she looks way younger than you!” (I am 38.) Then I put makeup on this morning and she said, “well, you look nice but you still look worn out...

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looking to start a family. Prob 1-2 kids in the next 5 years - should I wait till I leave big law? I'm nervous about what time is crucial to be around the newborns. Adoption if relevant. Any advice?

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Is anyone else worried about screen time or strict about it? I'm a bit torn about it and curious of everyone else's thoughts.

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For parents with school-age kiddos (kindergarten up), what do you do for childcare? Thinking about giving up our nanny, but worried about juggling days off, sick days, and summer break.

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Welcome!

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