I had breast cancer in 2020. My kids were 2 and 7 when I was diagnosed. Last night we cuddled up in my bed and watched Charlie Brown Christmas and I couldn't help but think over and over how thankful I was to be around for those moments.
Has anyone applied for Global Entry recently? I put in my application in mid-February and I’m still waiting for a review. Wondering if it took this long for other people.
TBWA winning IKEA from BBH? Who knows more details about the pitch? How is IKEA as a client?
Had a (Zoom) training today with some fellow junior associates where talked primarily about diversity in our firm. 1 associate (a man) characterized women leaving the firm after starting families as their "independent choices", which I understood to imply that there is nothing wrong with the profession and women leave because they want to focus on families. The group spoke up and rebutted this but it got me thinking -
Do partners feel the same? Are partners thinking about (cont.)
Where can I shop online for trucker hats with words on them like “Top” “Vers” “Bottom” etc? 🤭
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Senior Associate / Senior Consultant salaries ? trying to understand what I should consider fair or in-line. Please help.
Best pdf to excel converter?
I’ve admittedly been guilty of this but when you start over with no connections. What other choice does one have? What would be a better way to do this? How could you say this any differently?
Just submitted my first job application in private industry. Why am I so nervous about the possibility of leaving public? Stockholm Syndrome?
Anyone potentially interested in a short term, with the potential of long term rental, in midtown? Immediate move in in a high rise by the Empire State Building. Rent is $3500 a month. Long shot.
ECD: The suits have a problem with you calling them suits.
CW: I call them by their names and only call them suits when talking to you.
ECD: You shouldn't call the suits, suits.
What is Change Management Consulting? Strategic? Management Consulting? Different or the same?
Any insights on when can we hear the feedback of EOY reviews and promotion outcomes for this PY ??
Moving to DC soon from NYC, what are general thoughts on the neighborhoods Capitol Hill, H street, union market, NoMa or any others that are pretty close to the train station? Appreciate any insight
I graduate with my Masters degree in statistics in a couple months. Should I expect/ask for a raise because of that?
REG scheduled for 8/6. This is the first part I’m taking and I’m feeling overwhelmed with all the material. Any tips for first time testers? And any tips for REG and what was helpful with passing? I do not want to take this one more than once lol.
Using Becker btw
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Does anyone know if SK-II Pitera facial essence is ok to use in pregnancy. The only ingredient I am concerned about is paraben
I’m hating my job so bad I fantasize about walking out on my boss. My work itself is enjoyable but my boss (co-founder and CEO of a Series C startup) has become such a pain it ruins my mental health and family life. Working 12-15hrs everyday, working on many weekends, yet no appropriate for my work. We are mostly remote so a lot of interactions are over Slack. Now, I could never imagine one can be so obnoxious and mean over Slack messages when talking about work. I want to run away everyday.
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…
Has anyone gotten their anatomy scan report back (19 weeks) as “questionable clubbed foot” and it turned out to not be the case after visiting the maternal fetal medicine specialist?? They only mentioned the borderline pyelectasis in the session, nothing about a potential clubbed foot… am pretty taken off guard by it and not feeling great… we have our MFM follow up on Wednesday.
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.
came here so I can get feedback from neutral 3rd parties. I’m a messy person and my chaos is worse since the birth of my child. since there was a lapse in childcare and pandemic—i’ve been pretty much handling my kid (still night nursing) while working from home and managing everything related to my child. my husband is very neat and cleans up every evening. I was in the baby’s room trying to clean up today and my husband went on a long rant on how i’m so messy while he started mopping and (cont)
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!
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?
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.
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.
Hello Moms! Reaching out here because my 11 month old is waking up daily between 5-530 am 😮💨🥵 while he’s a cutie, this isn’t cute at all… I’m on a high demanding project with a SM that is a pain… i work most evenings too, I am so tired that I feel like I’m starting to fail this engagement. Thank goodness I roll off this week. My question is, how do I get my LO to sleep until 6 or later? He goes to daycare all day, eats well and naps twice (1st nap around 9 for 1 hour and second nap around 2 cont.
Not sure if anyone has experience with this but figured I’d ask. My 8yo daughter has been gaining weight over the last 2 years. Started during covid being home a lot and I guess eating more than normal. Schedules now are back to normal and she’s still gaining. I’ve gotten rid of all unhealthy food in the house but she will eat a lot of everything, always wants seconds and very hard to control. I don’t know what to do. Is it too early for a nutritionist?
NIP testing - Yay or Ney?
Anyone use a surrogate? Tell me everything!
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
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 ?
always wondered how and when I would talk to my daughters’ about periods but my 2 year old barged into the bathroom on me so….welp…the conversation happened much earlier than I thought 😂 Unexpected, but pretty relieved to normalize it early. Is this a typical experience?
For 1-year-old kids, would daycare or nanny a better option? First time parents here.
We really like the social aspects of daycare, since we don’t have many friends with kids here and our family lives in Europe. However, sending the kid to school everyday can be inconvenient. We are willing to do that if our kid enjoys the social activities and learnings from daycare.
We find the good daycare can cost as much as full time nanny for 5 days / week, so cost may not be a huge differentiator here.
What are some resources on child development? I'm a first time mom and really can't tell if I'm doing enough to be sure she's learning what she needs to learn via play, activities, books, etc. at 16 months.
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This is just the thing I needed! Was feeling really low and stressed with everything goin around! Thank you! Sending you hugs and lots of positive energy…
Stress is to be expected these days!! Life happens. I've learned to let the not great moments roll off pretty quickly. Perspective is a great gift.
Thank you for the kind words!
Amazing for you. When my 11 month old grabs my face and pulls it close to his, my heart flutters and nothing else matters. 💙💙
It’s the little things. 🌷 have a wonderful holiday season