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Just found out we are pregnant with our second. By the looks of it, we are going to be a family of 2 under 2. What is in store for us?

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What are you paying for daycare/nanny costs in NYC? My wife and I are expecting our first child last this year and I’m curious if what I’m finding online is accurate.

Any single working parents on here ? M 40s here

I got married about a year ago and I am a Senior 2, my works full time in the industry . Based on your experience , when will be be a good time to start having kids?

What is your firm's parental leave policy?

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Took 16 weeks paid leave for my last kid. Didn't read the fine print about it impacting my bonus. Also started hearing that it might extend my time at level. Are other firms doing the same?

I know it seems counter intuitive, but I’ve been able to spend more quality time with my family after I moved from industry to consulting ....

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On the beach by design this week before jumping onto a new gig. I am loving every minute I spend with my kids. Admittedly, next Monday is gonna be rough, but for now, I'm enjoying the time I have!

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I worked till the day of my LO’s birth & feel that I didn’t spend time enjoying pregnancy and don’t want to miss out on my quality time with LO now. Must do with your LO in first year or any regre… more

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From someone who is due to have my first in November, what do you wish you would have known before you had kids?

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I'm curious if other professionals at the analyst level think is too young to have a kid. I got married young, and my wife and I want to start a family. Second year FWIW

Would love to know how you rate your firm's accommodation of working parents.

This is amazing! I'm so glad we are having this discussion. I feel like I've been dealing with the challenges of being a working parent alone. It's so daunting sometimes.

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So I'm a single dad, which I feel can be tough sometimes - doesn't fit with gender norms. It's the professional equivalent of not having baby changing stations in the mens room.

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What tips would you give a young professional who plans to *start* a family in the next five years?

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How do you manage work and investing in your career as a single parent?

What can your company do to make things easier for working parents?

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