I’ve been in a major struggle lately. The past 4 years I’ve had brain surgery, cousin committed suicide, mother had a stroke, and my grandmother fell and landed on her head last week. After my surgery, I was diagnosed with depression, OCD, PTSD, and severe anxiety. I’m officially epileptic and now limited to what I can do outside. Point is, it has been so hard to focus on work but I really do enjoy my job. I’ve had seizures on and off lately. Any advice?
I always wanted to have two kids and now when when I am pregnant with my second (unplanned) I am in dilemma if I can do it. I am 38 and feel it’s too late to have another baby. Cont..
What do you do about mean girls? My daughter (11- going into 6th) keeps having this girl make her feel like sh** in group text. Should I show the girl's mom's these messages? Other than saying my daughter shouldnt be around this person, is there anything I should do?
I read the texts and heard the stories - this girl just is rude and insecure and clearly has a thing for my daughter.
I've been on my inferility journey for so long and have made so many friends along the way. Now that I'm finally pregnant, I can't help but feel guilty because I got lucky and my friends are still struggling. How do I support a fellow sister who is still struggling while I'm pregnant? I don't want to feel like I'm rubbing it in or make them feel bad if I continue reaching out and checking in on them.
Just had my NIPT/Nuchal Translucency at 12w4d IVF pregnancy and the sonographer said everything looks fine but she wants me to come back in 5 weeks and then again a month later to do the scans again so she can get a clearer picture. She said baby is measuring slightly lower than it should, but it could be that doctors were a few days off on due date (is that a thing with IVF??). She also referred me to get a fetal echo at 20 weeks. Is this normal? I called OB, waiting for her to call me back.
Thoughts on leaving biglaw to work as in-house counsel in a family small business? I’ve been a litigation associate for 4 years and don’t think it is for me (billable hours, work-life balance, etc.). My father would like me to join his real estate development co. I have no student loans, mortgage, or kids FWIW.
I am at a point in life where everyone around me is having babies. I am now entering my late 20s and am so confused if I should have a baby now or later Continued in comments...
Hi, I am currently working in HSBC Hyderabad, but moved to Kolkata and working from home as recently my mother passed away and so I have to take care of my Father and little brother. I am desperate to looking for a job change in Kolkata location. Can someone give me your reference in a company. I have overall 8 years of experience, 4 years in HSBC and 4 years in Genpact. I am looking for a job profile in Banking Operations or Backend Operations.
The kid was there all this timeeeeeeeeeee
Have you ever had the experience of a single parent asking you out during parent/teacher conferences?
How did you make a commitment to not having children if you found yourself on the fence for a time? Like what swung you
Guilty or Not Guilty of Slacking?
The sitch: Father of two, 3.75 and 1.5 y/o. Wife is a teacher WFH during 5 hrs a day. I am working from home as well, just can't get in all the billable hours.
I’m frustrated that I’m always expected to do everything for our LO since I’m working from home. Five days a week, I do all the drop offs and pickups. When the baby is napping, I prep all her bottles and solids to pack with for daycare. Today, on top of everything else I had to take our dog to the vet. My husband hasn’t even offered to do anything because it’s easier for me to do it.
Hey guys… I’m a case worker in child safety and I’m someone who loves being outdoors/dies at a desk all day. I’m hoping to organise that at least once a week I can go to a cafe and catch up on all my case notes that need to go into the system.
So far the only reason I’ve been told no is that “if you do then everyone will want to and then no one will be in the office” … how can I convince them that I work better out of the office and get this freedom & mental break for myself?
I’m a product manager intern stepping in for a PM that went on maternity leave, so I really own a product lol. (Cheap labor, I know lol.) I’m struggling to create tickets and get my epics built out and get work cued up. As the tool is going through a backend re-arch changing APIs and stuff. My background is mechanical engineering and HW development… so endpoints, databases, etc. all of this is pretty new. Any resources or suggestions that you guys can point me to?
Ex took out her husband’s name from her IG bio. About to send a DM to see if I can give her child some half siblings 😏
Who uses Class Dojo or Remind? I would like to set up my computer classes on one of these for parent communication. Which one would be the best?
Imagine growing up to find out your parents posted a picture of you as a baby wearing a company branded clothing on LinkedIn 😂
My husband just now got back his son. His son is 13 going on 5. Literally he still watches little kid movies and tv. He is very slow of the maturity level. I’m going to homeschool him until next school year. He made all F on his grade card last semester from his West Virginia. He just quit working and arguing with the teaches. His abs my husband mon has a very disturbing relationship. He has never got to have friends come to his house or hin to anybody. Never watched a scary movie. Now this one
HR party of one here. Company with less than 50 ees, working closely with the CEO/COO.. any advice on how to get them to stop with the outdated 'boys club' mentality? Using looks, race and religion to select candidates? Talking about religion in the workplace? Background checks before offer stage? Am not having much luck getting them to listen to me and have had to adopt the 'you have been warned' mentality.
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Hey guys, I am already at 2 years in Transfer Pricing straight out of my Bachelor’s degree. Do you think I should consider doing a Master’s soon? How important would you say is that in my career progression?
How is mindtree india? Hows its work culture? How much CTC I can ask if i am getting hired as a Bigquery developer with 2.5 years of experience?Mindtree
What’s the going rate for an implementation manager with 4 years of service. Primarily in the PBM world
Hello IBM folks,
Can someone share the recent trends in GDP and PA distribution for the previous year?
Is it still 10-20% of the eligible bracket? OR it has improved from the past ?
Do you work directly with Fortune 500 CEOs?
Sis just passed her AWS cloud Practitioner certification I have a recruiter sliding in my DM everyday since 😀😀🙃 . Get the certs my black Kings And Queens Get the licenses my Black millionaires!!!!!
I am wondering what the global pay grades actually mean. For example, what is the difference between 5m and 6m. Anyone at MetLife have insight?
Anyone have any suggestions to get your executive better organized with expenses?!? I’ve installed picture apps and that doesn’t seem to work....
Does everyone at google use MacBook Pro ? Or is that only for tech roles ? And do you get an office phone ?
My office says they respect diversity, but my manager made a joke or two about me being Asian. Am I being too sensitive?
Anyone have any recommendations for Halloween costumes they’ve seen/bought so far?
I’m flying out to see some friends in LA that weekend & have no idea what to expect (I’m from Austin, which seems to be a much more laid back vibe vs. LA). For context, I’m 5’5 and 23 and because I’m with all guys, I don’t know what dress expectations are for nights out - much less for Halloween.
I recently accepted offer letter from TCS as an experienced professional
I want to know how much time the company will take for onboarding process i.e. background check and other processes?
Chicago wise... where is the best place to start your career in terms of growth, training, and culture?
FCB? Edelman? Starcom? Ogilvy? Golin?
I appreciate the insight :)
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My 7.5 month old isnt interested in solids (I tried BLW and purees). He gags easily - twice the gagging ended up with him vomiting a bit of breastmilk from earlier. He doesnt hold food on his own; when willing to take a taste, he leans his forward and I have to hold food up for him. He was never was into putting things in his mouth either such as toys, even though he has two teeth. As a FTM, I’m stressed out as it seems like all other babies love food and are mouthing (cont.)
Anyone have experience (or have friends) with a kiddie academy daycare? Potentially transferring my child to one in ohio when we move. New daycare in that area so don’t know anything about it.
Happy new year - for those of you who decided during your maternity leaves to quit (without another job lined up/to become a SAHM): when did you first notify folks at your firm, and in what order? TIA!
Share your pregnancy news while waiting on a promotion decision? Supervisor said the promo call went well & I’ve been super nauseous lately with headaches. Having the team understand would help..
Formula- fed baby (4 months). He finally popped today but it had been 6 days without a bowel movement. Prior to that he went a whole 12 DAYS without anything. Going to pediatrician tomorrow but wondering if moms have any tips/ advice? He uses pro- sensitive similac for fussiness and gas.
If anyone has a nugget couch you are selling for a reasonable price, let me know! I am so desperate for one for my toddlers, but all the ones in my area are going for like $1000. Which is just crazy!
Did any of you not use a breast pump bag to carry the pump and parts to/from work? I can’t get on board with the look. Will a large tote with some ziploc bags be ok or should I just get one?
FTM due in April. Looking for recs for car seats (using UppaBaby Vista stroller if that’s helpful), cribs, and rocking chairs/gliders.
Thoughts appreciated. Thank you!
How many mamas on here are traveling every week or every other week? I mean Monday to Thursday. Just curious
what’s the going rate for babysitters (e.g. for date nights) these days? I am clueless - does babysitting for infants cost more than for older kids?
Did anyone experience breast pain due to hormonal imbalance? I am 30 and no children yet. Went to breast surgeon with severe pain and few swollen/ lumpy kind of stuff in both the breasts. Doc did a physical examination and confirmed it’s due to hormones. I asked for an Ultrasound but she refused saying it’s not required as she is sure it’s hormonal thing. Anyone had or have similar issue? TIA!
Hi, I used to work at KPMG and contributed to FSA dependent care and FSA health accounts. I can’t seem to find access to the funds, I’ve called HR several times but haven’t been able to get through. Can someone please guide on where I can find this information? Thank you
Best kids sales you’ve seen this weekend?!
What does a happy marriage look like in a dual career household with young kids? Is it realistic to expect your spouse to put you first when you're both busy with work and kids? I don't feel emotionally supported by my spouse but I'm honestly not sure if my expectations are too high and unrealistic.
We love our nanny (been with us two years) and hope she never leaves us… but realistically one day she will. Our kids (currently four and 2.5) are very attached to her. Is there anything I can or should do now to prepare them that one day this person they think is their best friend might go away? I don’t want to solve a problem I don’t yet have but I also can’t help but worry a bit.
Sensory Processing - nice friendly article. Thought I’d share.
Any success stories of moms not figuring out childcare months in advance of returning to work? I’ve been feeling a bit stressed by the type-A moms who are so proactively on it, as I haven’t started yet figuring out my 10-week old’s childcare
Considering switching - any thoughts on Putnam, Eversana Management, Bluefin, or Clearview? Insights on management and WLB are much appreciated! Would be for a Principal life sciences role and I have 2 kids under 5…
Bought the expensive Mesa (max height 32inches) and my newborn grew out of it at 7 weeks 🤣 Which car seat do / did you use for your high percentile newborn?
Help! What are your best Father’s Day gifts? This will be my husbands second and my brain has shut down. I can’t think beyond photos and we have enough of them. I also got his and baby Matching T-shirt last year. I am totally blank! Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank you
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