My mat leave ends next month and I am absolutely dreading it. I’m fortunate that my baby is easy going and sleeping well so my time with her has been great. I’ve been getting bad anxiety thinking about returning to work. I’ve seen women post about how they couldn’t wait to go back to work so I feel strange that I’m not like that. Anyone else been through this?
When was the moment that it really dawned on you that you are a full fledged attorney? Mine was when I was a first year and did a pro bono DV case and won custody, alimony, and child support for mom.
Moms whose babies used SWADDLE UP™ - My baby loves this swaddle but can it be harmful for the baby to just have their hands up all the time? He is a newborn and sleeps a lot se always wears this swaddle day and night. Thank you!
11 weeks pregnant (planned). My scan is in a few days. Terrified of everything. Is it normal to still feel in shock? Like why don’t I feel elated?
Last night I was looking through pictures on my phone. I was such a happy kid and young adult and even after joining the firm I’m at I was happy for 2ish years…..the past 4 have been awful and depressing though. Man I wish I could go back to that time and do things over.
What is a good suggestion for a weekend mom-baby/toddler date? Reconnecting with old college friends with toddlers/babies. Not sure what to suggest. Brunch? Morning walk?
What are some good child care options for single parents? Have a toddler that is in preschool, but need to think about child care after school. Currently have my parents helping out with the child care, but they are not a long-term solution. Don’t know what my options are… especially when I have to travel in the future. Thinking about au pair as it seems like a cost effective solution, but wondering what other options are?
Any moms out there? Finding it really tough to work in consulting and be with my kid for only a few hours a day. Luckily I'm local, but not sure how long that will last.
I lost my father a few months ago and I’m not coping well. Has anyone used an employee assistance program for this? Should I just seek a counselor privately?
Does anyone of you ladies have difficult relationships with your mother? If yes - how do you deal with it?
Mother’s Day ideas?
I am flying business and my toddler (under 2) is flying with my husband under economy as a lap infant. Can I bring my lap infant to my seat? This is with british airways.
Stay safe Chicago.
When are we going to admit that the every week travel requirement was created by baby boomers trying to get away from their wives and kids?
As someone who never plans/wants to get married or have kids, I know I’ll never get back the money I spent on my friends’ weddings, bachelor parties, kids birthdays etc. I know that and I was fine with it because they’re my friends. But last weekend, I didn’t bring a gift to my friend’s kid’s 8th birthday party. Not cause I didn’t want to, but just ran out of time and honestly I don’t know what 8year olds are in to and I’ll just give the parents a gift cards later (cont)
I don’t like dogs. Don’t find them cute, they smell horrible, and how do people let them lick their faces?! Ewww
Does EY pay 100% for maternity leave 4 weeks before baby is due? I know they do 16 weeks post delivery but CA state law allows you to take 4 before due date. Anyone able to get it approved and paid?
Just so much happiness and I need space to gush. My boyfriend is the most amazing man I’ve ever met. He makes me feel safe and loved and is absolutely crazy about me. We see each other a couple of times a week and it’s always super fun and peaceful and the sex and emotional connection is perfect. I’m so lucky to have met him in nyc and he tells me he feels lucky too. We’re discussing our future and having 3 kids together and I can’t wait to call him my husband and father of our gorgeous children
Is life insurance worth it or not? Personally find it a horrible decision but my SOs father insists on getting her it...
Which firms are delivering and prioritizing climate and sustainability client work (decarbonizing, sustainable supply chains, renewables, etc.)?
Friend wants to join consulting for the pay. I don’t believe she has the aptitude or energy for it. We worked together in a much slower industry, and even there she complained of being overworked. I’ve sent her resources to polish up her resume and links for roles but she’s insisting on texting/long phone calls asking silly questions. Today she wants a resume review over zoom! She comes without having done her homework. How do I tell her I’ve given as much as I can? How do I decline referring?
Are there any Big 4 or middle market firms that have national tax/policy (WNTS, NTS, etc.) practices that won’t work you to death?
Got the blood test, I have the antibodies. My company is WFH through next year. I hate WFH. I am considering renting a WeWork spot, simply to go through the actions of going to work and coming home from work. Is this a crazy idea?
When is a good time to move to industry to have better work life balance with some good benefits?Manager or Senior manager? #tax
When you check your Delta app Sunday night and the red Sky Priority band magically appears in the top left corner of your trip >>>
Currently interviewing a third year senior of TAS at HCOL. Is asking 110k base too much?
I have a doctors note for diagnosis with depression and anxiety. Can I get extra time on my CPA exam?
Has anyone jumped from Big 4 Advisory to Tier 1 Consulting firms (e.g. MBB). Was the jump at the same, higher or lower level?
It’s time for health insurance enrollment. I live in Wisconsin/Milwaukee.. I don’t always struggle to pick the right provider. Any recommendations?
Which Big 4 is the best to be at regarding work culture and benefits? Especially during these tough times.
Expected salary for BAH in DC coming straight out of undergrad? Ivy League, consulting internship experiences.
What the typical Sign On Bonus amount Big 4 companies offer ? Would be great if you can share the SOBs got? $, level?
I just joined consulting and have an offer from FAANG paying the same salary. Do I jump? What will pay off more?
How do you balance interviews with fieldwork? You can only have so many doctors appointments.
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