Mamas with more than one kid, what’s the age gap between your children? And now that you’ve experienced it, do you think a different age gap would have been better?
Wife is unemployed due to coronavirus - ideas on how to keep things copacetic when I’m working 12 hours a day and she’s unsatisfied? Normally there’d be more hobbies, etc but being cooped up together all day is grating on us both.
I’m 9 weeks pregnant and trying to keep my work groove going while not vomiting on everyone. Can’t wait until I get through the first trimester and feel comfortable being open about this whole mess.
Looking for some advice. I'm 35 turning 36 soon. After 2 months of trying with my husband, I got pregnant. We were so happy until finding out 7 weeks later we miscarried. My doctor is telling me to wait another 6 months and keep trying. Then we would start looking at fertility and going down that route. It has been 2 months and haven't gotten pregnant (after the miscarriage). I'm thinking of setting up an appointment with fertility clinic now versus waiting another 4 months. Any advice for me?
Looking for blackout curtains for my toddlers room. Found these on pottery barn kids. Has anyone tried these? Don’t want to spend the money only to find out they don’t work
Welcome to our pre-k inclusive classroom. Even with 8 students, and only face to face for 4 hours, we struggle. We struggle being heard through our masks. We struggle with social distancing. We struggle as we find ourselves constantly reminding students to keep their masks on. We struggle to keep them engaged and to teach. One thing we do not struggle with- building connections and showing out love for each child.
I recently got diagnosed with ADHD. I'm 31 and found this only because b school and post mba consulting job was/is much more challenging than anything I did before. What I'm confused about is that even as a teenager I could read entire books overnight. But the last two years of high school I started selectively zoning out and the problem has become worse since. I just realised it now. My doctor has suggested treating depression (I was also unaware of this) with Wellbutrin first (contd)
Getting in my 8th month and starting to feel sore in my groin area. I read it’s because the baby is adding pressure down there. Do you know if it’s bad to do inner thigh exercises? I do easy floor exercises to stay fit/healthy during Covid, but the soreness (feels like slight muscle pain but it’s not) is making me wonder if I should stop.
I have experienced a lot of progress in the field of mental health since I began my career as a Licensed Social Worker, 25+ years ago. We've come a long way educating others about mental health and increased the focus on addressing individual needs. But, at least in my profession, we are doing this at the cost of the case manager's mental and physical health. I am definitely familiar with high caseloads, but they have increased significantly. Federal policy and guidelines have created unreali
Can you think of any other infectious disease as contagious as covid? If sounds like the chances of contagion is 100% if you are in the same room with someone with covid and both are not wearing masks. What other disease is this contagious? This is madness
Hello mommas! My hubby and I are finally ready to start trying to have a baby. I’m obviously a newbie and not sure if we should have tons of sex during my fertile days, I am using Daysy to track my cycle. I just want to read y’all’s stories. What did you do to get preggo? Any tips? 🥰
F33 with PCOS. On a keto diet. Meeting my PCP after 3 years. Want to get a full body check. What all tests (especially given am on keto and want to monitor any adverse effects) should I request? Also looking to get pregnant this year. So what should I ask ?
Can we get 100% WFH in IC? I got an offer for SC role and was told that working is hybrid but I have a small child and need 100% wfh for 1-2 years.@Infosys Consulting
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I’m very early in my career (just started this year), and never thought someone with ADHD could be in a higher level role. So to see so many Executive/Director level members in this community with stories of their struggles with ADHD that I relate to is really reassuring.
People like you all here make me remember how much we are capable of! I’m so proud of us. 🥺
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Single ladies living in Tier 1 cities - considering getting a dog? I was 80% travel prior to covid, but I really don’t think we will go back to how things were. I grew up with dogs my entire life....I’m looking to adopt. I have a close friends and family by me that can help. Would it be wrong if I adopt a dog right now?
I'm in my 30s, and this holiday and 2020 in general has made me realise that all I have is my work identity (I've lost all my friends and hobbies) and have been trying to fill that void with work.
I've previously tried to go to therapy several times, which usually happens when my depression is manageable (have energy), and not when my depression is at its worse. I guess because of this, I've been depressed for a long time, and thought this was normal benchmark for emotions.
What does a managing partner make? Or like the head of a practice group? Judy curious. Firm chair?
Any former clerks lateral into the Dallas Lit big law market? How early did you start recruiting? Did you go through referrals or a recruiter? Currently clerking at a COA with a few years big law experience in a similar sized market before the clerkship.
So..conservatives, given that we just handed out almost $3 Trillion to help corporations also - is Big Government OK with you lot now?
You know what’s crazy. As a Hijabi, I feel like the bar is set low sometimes. Lol. All I have to do is say something very basic and I can tell everyone is in awe. Like “wow, she speaks” —>
Does anyone work in companies like Dalberg or others that do social impact consulting (Africa focused)? I'm interested in pivoting into this kind of work and wanted to hear about your experiences.
Anyone plays pickleball/spikeball around downtown or Washington / memorial park area? Recently played these 2 sports and they are hella fun and want to play more! Up for Tennis too!
Polling question: Career is personal, how would you describe the value of a career? Especially as a black woman in corporate America?
The head of my practice said he wants to use his father’s vaccine card (same name) to go to bars and restaurants. It is a crime. I wish he didn’t tell me. Who do I report it to? The firm? The ethics committee? The police? I feel like I’ll lose my job if I report him, but not reporting it feels wrong.
Anyone here own an Audi S3? Commute is about to double in December so thinking of picking up a second car to keep miles off my lease and hopefully keep as a primary one car once my lease is over in April. Have seen some used ones dip down into the mid to high 20’s with decent mileage. Anything to look out for, aside from consistent regular maintenance? Any particular model years to avoid? For reference I lease a Jetta SEL, and have an E46 M3 as my fun car
Me patiently waiting for next paycheck
I had a offer from cognizant with 9.5 l.p.a and another offer with 12 lpa from organization which is below the cognizant level. Will cognizant revise the offer letter If i show that
Best books about product management for a good exit to industry? I already have an MBA and PMP but looking for a refreshed perspective since it’s been years since my formal education.
Currently reading “Product Managements Sacred Seven” but it’s geared toward the startup world. I am in healthcare and not looking for a startup role. TIA!!!
Hello, I'm a video editing professional with 9 years experience. I also have extensive experience in cinematography and color grading.
I have been working at the same company for 8 years now but I'm looking for another opportunity in the industry.
Open to marketing type positions.
Would prefer remote or hybrid.
Look forward to hearing from you!
Hi Sharks, This is probably the third time I am posting this. I hope someone will reply this time.
I am currently business analyst with total exp of 11 years. 9 years into sales last 2 years into Business Analyst. I want to move to product management. How can I start preparing for the same. What all books or certification required. I have exp in Jira, BRD, little bit of SQL. My domain is banking and finance. Please help. I want to get into companies like Adobe Atlassian Google Amazon .
Are you happier engineer at a FAANG/MAANG or at a startup? I’m beginning my job search and wondering if I should focus on larger or smaller companies.
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Ladies, I feel like the worst mother in the world right now. I COMPLETELY lost my cool on my 12 year old tonight. To the point where I scared him. I feel so awful about this and am struggling to cope.
If your toddler (3.5 yo) is in daycare full time, do you still have other extracurriculars for them (eg gymnastics, swim, music, language classes etc). Am I a bad mom for not?
Found out today that baby 2 is actually babies 2 and 3. Already have a 2 year old. Any words of advice from mommas of twins? This does not run in either of our families so feel very much on our own and still working through shock
Soon to be FTM here. Is it safe to walk around with a newborn (<4 months) around the park in an infant car seat clipped into the stroller or reclined uppababy cruz stroller seat or is that what bassinets are for? Determining if we need the bassinet for stroller or having an indoor one with pack and play is enough.
Hello Fish Mamas, does anyone have a good recommendation for second trimester loss support groups online? Loss due to genetic abnormality / fatal fetal abnormality would be most helpful… looking for some hope 💕 thanks in advance
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How many hours a day do you actually spend on quality time with your toddler? Doing what activities? I feel like after a long day working, cooking, and cleaning, i am exhausted and end up wishing it is bedtime.
How often are you all having sex? We are in a rut (thanks kids) and I’m interested to hear what others are experiencing.
Feeling defeated with my 2 year old. Every meal is a fight. He is just not interested in eating and treats it like an imposition. He melts down for every meal that isn’t chicken nuggets, and lately
Does anyone have experience with Milk Stork? Traveling for a few days soon and thinking through different options for bringing milk home
I’m newly married and know my husband wants a child or two in a few years...however I am leaning toward not having any because I’m absolutely terrified of losing my personality and freedom. I am selfish I guess and can’t imagine my life revolving around one person. Before marriage I was still ok with one kid but now I might be changing my mind? How do I bring this up with the husband? Or do I keep it within me until we actually start trying (after year 3 of marriage as per him ideally)
Moms, I feel bad. MIL is visiting and I find her to be unbelievably annoying when she is with my newborn son. Like overbearing and smothering and it makes me cringe when she babytalks to him. Cont
Anyone just not feeling Mother’s Day this year? I think it’s the pandemic - like good enough pandemic mothering is still pretty mediocre and just general blah about everything. Fighting with my husband a lot also. I think pandemic did a number on self esteem.
Planning to start a family and thinking about how much financial security we need to get through maternity leave. Might just be relevant for UK parents but interested to hear from everyone.
I get 6 months full pay but intend to take up to 1 year of statutory leave + pay. How much did you save ahead of getting pregnant/during pregnancy to top up your statutory pay? Enough just for bills or enough for 100% pay throughout leave? Note: I am the higher earner in my marriage