I'm 30YO M, met the love of my life three years ago. After going out for a year I understood i'd want to be childfree. My partner never had such intentions and has strong maternal qualities. I felt like there is no good way out but after doing "the talk" she told me I was the love of her life and that's more important to her than having kids. We are now talking of settling down and I can't help but think that eventually her desire for kids will overcome her love to me.
I'm a technology senior consultant in a C tiered city (per EY). Rank is Senior 2 about to be senior 3 and base is $85k. Not sure what my raise will be but I'm assuming I'll bump up to $90k+.
I've been with the firm almost 2 years and actually really like it but my spouse has left their job to be a stay at home parent and our income was essentially cut in half.
Are people really getting 30% or higher raises to move to other big 4s? People keep ripping on homegrown getting paid poorly. Thoughts?
Back to work this week and I’m so exhausted. So drained. So sick of the work BS and politics. Everything is harder and more competitive obvi because of the pandemic. Between breastfeeding / pumping and jumping back and forth from baby mode to videoconference “on” work mode, I’m so so so drained. Anyone else? Will I build up endurance? It’s Saturday and last night I just had nightmares and couldn’t sleep. Today, I barely feel present and awake.... I really want to be in the moment with my child
Moms, I’m pregnant with my second and debating what to do for my pump from insurance this time around. Cont.
Mommmy fishies - what’s the one thing your friend, family, or moms could help you out with but is hard to ask for? Why is it hard to ask? ex. Watch my child while I get my hair cut. Etc
Hi AUS fishes,
Can you please help with some suggestions for a friend who is currently in Australia. She is a mother of a 2 year old and ready rejoin the workforce.
She holds a Masters in software engineering from an Australian college and looking for opportunities in Canberra or WFH. Any role that can pay bills should be fine.
My ex-husband told me he's taking our son on a vacation and going to the same places he and I went before we were married. (Note: We're both remarried with one additional child each. It just feels weird.)
I currently work as a personal injury lawyer at a small law firm, 5 years experience, graduated from T30 law school in 2015. Our subject area is pretty niche, and I am looking to branch out. Not big law, but a different subject area, and hopefully something with a better work life balance (have a small child with hopes for more). Open to leaving the law for a compliance/HR/other type position. Am I even marketable for something like that? Am I being unrealistic?
Anyone have generator recommendations? Are there any that aren’t obscenely loud? Moved to a northern state with lots of snow and have a baby arriving during winter. Thinking I’d like to get a backup generator to give me peace of mind.
As a parent, is it your responsibility to foster relationships with children and their grandparents even if they grandparents don’t make the effort?
Any advice for pregnant attorneys and stress management? I’ve informed my firm, but working outside my speciality to cover shortages just doesn’t seem worth the promise of the partner track anymore. I feel like it’s smart to stick it out until maternity leave, but between the nausea, pregnancy brain, and pressure, I’m drowning and deeply unhappy. Also worried about the impact of this anxiety on the baby. Tips on getting to the finish line?
My partner lied about his eligibility to get a covid vaccine. I’m quite distraught. My mother hasn’t even gotten one. Nearly our first major fight in almost a year of dating.
A woman ad in the dept is on the chopping block. She has a 1 year old kid so maybe a bit distracted. She Is good at ideating but delivers one good idea and is easily overwhelmed. She is always saying no to taking on more more and it’s getting noticed. How do I warn her, help her, keep another woman from leaving without giving away insider information.
Is it possible to breastfeed only if you get a baby nurse? I am due in December and contemplating getting a baby nurse, but want to know if baby nurses make more sense if you’re pumping or giving formula.
~6 weeks pregnant (IVF and PGT tested embaby) and spotting again.
First time was last week. I freaked out. Went to doc, they said everything is fine.
A few days later it started again. Very light, brown.
Anyone else experience this? Reason to worry?
In my natural state I was just a smart but lazy kid who loved playing video games. But my dad died and I had to change.
I don’t think I like what I’ve become, but I obviously can’t go back. I honestly don’t remember the last time I’ve let go of myself and just enjoyed the moment.
Anyone else feel trapped in the middle of not wanting to work crazy hard, but also not wanting to fall short of their potential? How’ve you dealt with it?
Wanted to get an idea. My almost 10 month old baby never crawled not matter how much tummy time we did with her. She only wants to stand and is trying to walk (supported. She cannot pull herself up well and if she is on her back she doesn't know how to get herself up. She can roll over no issues. How can I help her? We do exercises to help her learn to pull herself up and roll her to the side to teach her how to move from back to sitting. I'm not sure how to help her. Ftm here. Anxiety!!!
How do y’all manage to brush a baby’s teeth? Our 14mo simply won’t let us at all!!! Tried the brushes, finger brushes, everything. He only has about one and a half teeth but I’m still worried!!
Any tips mamas??
Pregnant with number 2! Excited but nervous about everyone telling me how much harder things are with 2. Any tips or good resources (books, blogs?) TIA!
Listen I know I’ve gained weight over quarantine but I don’t need maternity clothes advertised to me jcrew.
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I know that litigation in-house positions are harder to come by, but are there more jobs out there for certain types of litigators/are certain litigation specialists more employable? E.g., securities litigators, mass torts litigators, M&A litigators, etc.? Thanks in advance!
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Hi I am a cath lab tech. I want to look into traveling but have some questions. Anyone aware of any groups to discuss housing, location, etc?
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