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I'm in my last trimester with my first child! Was wondering if the mommas of the group share any tips on navigating motherhood, and juggling career and family? What were some of the highlights and challenges?

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I really enjoyed the book “I know how she does it” to help me think through how my day to day could look. Otherwise, high quality childcare (whether that’s a nanny or daycare), outside help where needed like regular cleaning, regular routines that you and your spouse commit to and keep 90% of the time (e.g., sign off from 5-7 each night for bathtime/bedtime).

Implementing boundaries. Push the limit on what you think is possible to “just do” vs ask or negotiate. Eg signing off at 6, or when kids are older taking off a morning for a school thing. Block your calendar if needed and just go. You can always revisit if someone has a problem with it, in most healthy teams no one will mention it as long as you’re delivering.

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