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Had a baby recently and, for the life of me, can't imagine going back to work. My husband also works extreme hours. How do you parents with demanding careers do it? I'm thinking of moving to industry.

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I gave my child to a home. Gotta get those dollars.

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Lots of teaming and communication with my spouse and reliance on daycare. I also leave much earlier than I used to and recognize that while it may slow down my career trajectory or keep me permanently two or three rated v one, that being with my kids is most important.

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I think that it is the oxytocin- bonding hormone that was released in your brain during birth. Very normal reaction. Good luck 😘

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My director just came back early from mat leave - she has a live in nanny and is extremely career driven. Just depends on what drives you individually

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SA you need to have a strong network in the firm to support you else you will fall of the grid and ultimately be forced to leave becUse there arent many local gigs

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Also a strong network at home! You need a village to raise a child

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I'm about to have my first and wondering if I'll be feeling the same way in a couple months 😕

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I have my kids call an Uber when they need a ride...got no time to be both a mom and a consultant on some days!! It really is tough - I was giving advice to a colleague today. There is NO such thing as work life balance, rather you must choose to say YES to the things you love to do and not be afraid to say NO to the things you don't. Good luck!

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Oh and also be prepared to feel like you are always failing as a mom and as an employee! 😬 Every single of of my friends who is a mom feels this way and you have to learn to embrace the uncomfortableness of that and understand it's not really reality.

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