Do you think it’s worth waiting for Black Friday sale for strollers etc.? Or generally there are no discounts on baby stuff. Wondering if I should buy now or wait - baby is due in Jan.
TW: weight, weight loss
curious how much weight people have lost in the first trimester due to nausea, etc? im toward the end of my first trimester and I haven’t experienced any vomiting but the lack of appetite and aversions have caused me to lose about 10 lbs since my last ultrasound :/ I’d normally be celebrating this as I don’t mind the numbers I’m seeing but I keep worrying about whether baby is getting enough nutrients 😭
Thoughts on breathable mesh crib liner once baby can roll around? Concerned about legs getting stuck
Ladies who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, this is something serious to consider if you have yet to get your COVID vaccine:
Hi all I am asking this question on behalf of my kid (yes they are kids even though they are 23 years old :))
Should you go to Top 3 ranking law schools with minimal scholarships (that takes care of your food bill 45k for 3 years) or go to Top 15 ranking school which takes care your fee (180K) the goal after completion is to do 2 years of federal clerkship and move to big law specializing in IP or Corporate law.
Any thoughts on raising a child vegan? We have a few months before she can eat solids but this topic has divided our family in half. Looking for guidance.
I’m the new kid in an agency that’s had cuts & the only other writer is a CD who’s always focused on her own campaigns and work. How do I seek guidance and work to improve my work without a mentor?
Anybody else have to go off Adderall while trying to conceive/pregnant? How did you cope?
Hi fishes. I am social work professional with 6 YOE in international NGOs. I am looking for opportunities in CSR / INGO /Consulting firms / Impact organisations. Please share if there are any leads.
I have worked in Education, Skill development, Child protection, Health and Adolescent and youth empowerment domains.
Preferred location : Bangalore, Mumbai
Hi mommies - has anyone had a child born with a heart murmur, specifically ASD. My baby was born with an ASD, and I’m worried and have a lot of anxiety! The doctor asked us to watch for another 5 years to see if it’ll close on its own. But wanted to check here to see if anybody else has gone through it and hear real life stories!
I am asked to apply for visa for poland, I have a spouse and kid as dependents. On VFS website, visa slots are different for national visa and dependents..so will i have to book visa slot separately for my dependents or can i take my dependents on my visa date.
Any advice on job hunting prior to getting pregnant? I feel like I'm stalling my career in preparation for possibly getting pregnant in next 6 mo. Been at current job 2.5 yrs, good wlb, bad pay incr
We need a lot of help with babies and kids, especially when both parents are working. I know this because i have a 4 year old. But i am still healing from the struggles of trying my best to raise the kid and keeping everything afloat.
While we are planning second, i don't want to be struggling for air like the first time. And i know its going to be even crazier with two kids. I am anxious
So, where and how do you find help? Did you do it on your own, if yes, how on earth without going mad?
Anyone here at Corporate Walmart? My Mother in Law has been there for 20+ years as a Dept Manager and is looking to get a salaried job with them. She could use a referral.
Wife and I have second child coming and in the market for larger car. We like the Traverse, Enclave and Telluride so far. Should we buy lightly used or lease?
Moms, FTM here and don’t have any elders around for guidance due to covid restrictions. I am trying to figure out what all activities I can do with my baby so that I’m not missing anything important such as tummy time etc. what about other milestones I should be thinking about? Are there any books, online groups or blogs that you recommend?
My wife is worried about her job. She works as a vendor to wipro.her manager told her to send resume and docs to upload, they will transition her from vendor to wipro payroll. Her parent company is asking her to tell wipro not interested.she wants to get converted to wipro permanent payroll. Is there any NOC required from vendor?pls comment
Currently have a 5th grade girl who is struggling with classroom behaviors and choices. When questioned, she says she wants to be a boy, but her parents won’t allow it. Obviously, she is struggling with more than making good choices at school. Her parents are very kind and appreciative of all we do for their child, but they are also clearly struggling with this. Anyone ever been in a similar situation or have some advice on how we can best support the student?
I have a nanny 2 days a week, I pay her $20/hr for one kid. She isn’t expected to do any house work, can watch tv or do homework when baby sleeps- should I also be buying her lunch?
Due in August and planning to have my mother fly out to help with the baby and stay with us. She has been quarantining and is very careful but the flight is what concerns me. She lives far so driving isn’t an option and I really need the help. She plans to be careful but she’d be here with a newborn at the same time. Is it a bad idea?
Interview in 15 minutes, not able to turn off my anxiety like normal because I’m expecting my partner from my current job to cold call me at any second and I can’t controll that!! Now I’m going to do terrible on the interview!!!!
Does anyone have any insight into culture at Apple Content Legal (or in-house legal at Apple generally)?
My manager, who also happens to be the COO of the startup that hired me a month ago has advised me to enunciate clearer & “iron out any accent issues”. I have a clear accent and sound nothing like Apu from the Simpsons. None of my clients nor colleagues have any trouble understanding me.
I’m an Indian expat who moved to the UK and I’m the 3rd person of Color (first expat) who works here. We have about 150 employees based across UK (HQ) and the US.
Wondering how I should take this.
F:29 - Anyone down to hunt an apartment together in NYC? Looking for an apartment/roommates. Interested in East Village/Midtown East/Midtown West. Move in date is flexible. DM me :)
Looking for insight into the strategist and analyst roles at Google Brand Studio. Is it like being a planner on the agency side?
Hi Fishes, I'm in Tata Consultancy for 11+ years being my first company. Techstack Java8,SpringBoot , Microservices, AWS cloud.
Has someone with similar techstack and yoe joined/offered from TCS?
Wanted to know the CTC offered, since I'm planning to switch because obviously I'm underpaid.Infosys IBM Accenture Deutsche Bank
Thoughts on the drive to Santa Fe/Taos? I know the flights are quick, but my kids really want to go on a road trip and have been asking to take ski lessons so I figure it would cover both.
Pretty busy traveling these days
Anybody familiar with Rios Partners (boutique firm)? A recruiter just reached out to me. What is the firm culture like over there?
I am writing a book about value creation in real estate (commercial). Chapters would include
-Financing and underwriting
-operating (tenant management)
Is anyone interested in being involved?
My Director just took my deck (which I spent the last 3 weeks on), did very VERY minor changes.. and pasted her name on the intro page. There was no name initially, because I was the only person working on this. So now it was just her name, NO MENTION OF ME! And she went ahead and presented to our VP, after telling me that she's gonna do that.
I am SO FRUSTRATED! If you're here and reading this, may you get a crying baby next to you on every flight for the next year!
When you roll onto a PMO project
Flying into LA in may planning to take at least 2 days to drive up the coast then over to Yosemite to hike. Getting a convertible worth the extra $$ for the drive? Any recommendations of places to stop along the coast? Must do hikes in Yosemite?
LSEG pay structure has 12.5% of total fixed pay as annual incentive/bonus. Does LSEG pays it completely or a partial amount only? Please help. TIA
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How does one begin to make a plan for integrating self care into life again? I feel lost.
I miss vacations in general, but right now, I miss going on vacation alone... in the middle of nowhere...where it’s quiet...and no one knows my name...and no one needs anything from me...and I can sleep thru the night...and wander around aimlessly during the day...That is all.
Does anyone have the Suvie? Too busy / tired to cook and getting concerned about feeding my kids takeout all the time…
Husband is doing well in his career, my son is thriving in school...Im still struggling to find a work place that i like. I been at my current employer for a year and to say the least i feel under utilized, undermined , only hired for my "optics" ( only minority in the team.. literally introduced once as the Puerto Rican HR lady). At first I thought some of the red flags was due to me being the new team member... but its gotten worst.... I want out... I have applied and interviewed. No luck yet
Has anyone here ever gotten a liquid facelift? I’ve never gotten anything before so I’m curious whether this is too aggressive to start with. If you got one, what did it cost? How much upkeep?
Silly question- but how do you work from home? I could do it in small amounts and with small projects with simple things. But I can’t do any type of excel work or testing on my small laptop. I’m thinking about setting up an office for two screens and a standing desk. Would work reimburse that? (If they are primarily WFH)
Anybody have a good guide for meal plans for a 10 month old? She eats solids, but we aren’t sure how much to give her/when to start scaling back on formula.
When do I tell my team I’m expecting? I’m at 3.5 months now and want to give them time to plan for my leavd but haven’t figured out when is typical or how to do it yet.
I’m starting to feel so hopeless and depressed. My job (that I’m thankful to have) keeps me busy 14+ hours a day. I’ve basically abandoned my kids and it’s lord of the flies over here. I can’t keep up. I’m tired and there is no end in sight. I don’t really know what to do.
I’m putting together a survey on maternity leave in tech. What is your maternity leave policy for the ladies in that field ? Is There coverage with less than a year employment? What companies do you know of and how many weeks/months covered ?
Do your house cleaners use products that smell strongly? I asked mine to not use bleach which is better but man it’s all still so powerful. We open all the windows and have the kids out of the house when she is here at least…
I need advice urgently!!!
My daughter who says is transgender identifies as a male. Just asked me for a vibrator 😳 i don’t know if to feel good she is coming to me for this or loose my $h1t
I can’t seem to find what I’m looking for on this app. I’m in QA/QC in manufacturing looking to advance my career. Help/ advice would be greatly appreciated.
Do any moms have advice? It’s been a long time that I have been feeling unhappy….annoyed easily, waves of sadness, not feeling enough, low energy, and trouble sleeping among other things. I don’t have a diagnosis but I think I may be depressed. I just started seeing a therapist last week and since I started to have slight panic attacks? It was really scary, I was overcome with a sense of loneliness and I didn’t want to be in my head….I had to tell myself that I was okay and everything (cont.)
Ladies who use the steamer bags for cleaning pumps… what’s your process? You have to still clean with soap and water beforehand? The bag is so hot you need to use mittens? Trying to figure out the easiest way to clean in office without making a scene. Something about the wipes makes me feel like I’d still need to rinse it. Both of these seem to defeat the purpose of having less steps imo. And how do you dry them? I’m used to just soaking in a soapy tub, scrubbing, then hang drying at home. Sigh.
Looking for recommendation for daily wear jewelries. I have been wearing my diamond studs for past 6 years and desperately need a change. Would like something classy. Thank you ladies!
How do you guys celebrate your bdays? Turning 35, don’t have friends nearby as I have been moving with husband since I was 25. Have a 3yo, so just 3 of us are a tight family. I want to feel good and do something that might be really nice and celebratory. Usually we get a cake and cut it between the three of us. It’s also on Christmas Day which is complex as not many things are open outside and want to celebrate Christmas home with my LO.
Any 40+ women here? My period is getting shorter and much less than before. Ob didn’t think this is an issue. Anybody else has this? Thanks!
so I shouldn’t be annoyed but someoen asked me at a park if my kid is mine. My son is half white and looks white. It’s always my fear that people will think that i’m his nanny.
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Hugs. PUPPS is no joke (had it before and after delivery and it was wicked). Honestly, the only thing that helped me was the prescription hydrocortisone.
Grandpa’s Pine Tar Soap!! I had twins and the itching and rash was so bad I would cry getting dressed. The lotions made it worse. I found this as a remedy and gave it a try. Smell is not awesome but it was dried up and clear in about a week. Works wonders!!!!
Best purchase I made! I love this! Put it on 1-2 times per day
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Complete Stretch Mark and Pregnancy Skin Care Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071RCMQNG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_9HWGQ359SHM7QYTKKM8F
Almond oil applied twice a day religiously.
I’ve never heard of pupps... sounds awful.
As for stretch marks, I applied stretch mark lotion 2x a day. I really like Glow 9 natural belly butter. I also used palmers but found I had to reapply palmers way more cause it just soaked into my skin faster and my belly would get itchy from the stretching. Belly butters are the best. When I ran out of the glow 9 and was not really liking Palmers, I made my own belly butter easily mixing cocoa butter, almond oil, vitamin e oil, and coconut oil together.
Coco Butter for stretch marks