Just found out I’m pregnant after a chemical pregnancy and I can’t bring myself to feel excited. I’m just dreading what feels like the inevitable. Thinking of ordering some pregmate strips to continue to monitor HCG levels to make sure they’re rising. Any other tips on getting through these next few weeks?
Got money for my child’s birthday. Allocation a portion into his 529 Plan but thinking of investing the rest. What should I invest the remainder of ~$1200 in so it can grow overtime for him?
Anyone else’s parents using guilt and bullying to get them to spend the holidays together when you don’t feel comfortable because of Covid? I sort of knew the I was the child of a narcissist but this confirms it.
Y’all I don’t where else to post this, but I’m in grad school in a real rural place and saw two ghosts in my room last night. I don’t know what I should do next. I haven’t been able to sleep. I’ve prayed, but I’m loosing it. I think they’ve been trying to make contact for awhile since the lights in my bathroom have been flickering randomly for weeks. My landlords late father owned the house and she’s real off herself. I feel like I’m in a horror movie. Please help
What is the average increase in nanny’s pay when going from one child to two ? Did you wait until your maternity leave end to start the same ? My plan was to increase $1 per hour after the baby is born , and add another $1 when i get back to work note : toddler will be going to preschool part time as well for 3 days. Is this reasonable ?
Has anyone experienced chronic headaches after having a baby? I have been suffering with chronic headache for 2.5 years now and Im on medication but it doesn’t seem to be working very well anymore. I just want to figure out the root cause because my hormones are normal and thyroid is normal irons and everything else is normal. I can’t figure it out :(
Looking to adopt a puppy. Any vets or experts who can help me read the akc k9 data and make an informed decision? TIA
Laidoff 3 days after husband n I start trying for kids. Good thing my age is getting up there, you cant get a job pregnant, & getting preg at a new job is faux pas. Thankfully Im also the breadwinner.
Sometimes I forget that we never really grow up. Was chatting with my husband about childhood memories and I spiraled into tales of my mother’s negligence. I suddenly realized I was angry and flush and near tears. Still the sad, lonely little girl.
What household tasks have you successfully automated? Badly need to reduce mental load & free up space in my brain. Grocery shopping is going to be the first to go. What else can I cut? One kid, no partner or nearby family. Give me all your tips & tricks!
I’m always excited to come home for the holidays but it never seems to work out well.. I grew up with an extremely critical mother which led shitty self image and anxiety/depression. I do the work/go to therapy every week but she’s still mean and anytime I try having a conversation she tells me how me having problems with her makes her want to self harm. I’m trying to support cause nobody should have to deal with mental health issues alone but also feel angry and drained. Don't know what to do
Just tested positive for covid for the 3rd time in 2021. I’m pregnant and the last time I had it I was hospitalized. I’ve had enough of 2021 to say the least! I am fully vaccinated.
As a kid, I'd give my little sister the second SNES controller so she would stop complaining, even during single player games. This is the government equivalent https://www.newsweek.com/trump-walter-reed-photo-op-blank-paper-1536238
Looking for a gown/dress to wear at my baby shower. Preferably south asian inspired designs but not required. Please drop recommendations below. Budget: $100-150ish
My boyfriend of 4 years didn’t Give me anything for my birthday … am I crazy that this upsets me so much, one week later he asked me to go buy a gift for his friends kid birthday and another few days later he was telling me how him and his friends organized to buy their other friend a big birthday present …
Pregnant family member got a prenatal Turner syndrome diagnosis and doesn’t wanna talk about it. Does anyone have experience with this? I’m mainly curious whether the test was accurate?
What is the most impactful thing a team, team member or company has done to promote your career development or WLB? Specifically interested while you were pregnant / had young kids.
Travel recommendations non-Zika, pregnant friendly place, Ideally warm in Feb/March. Hawaii? Anything else? Not Florida please
Partners at Christmas parties? I want my husband to come as I’m new to the company (2 months in). I haven’t been out all year since having 2nd baby last January. He doesn’t want to go saying it’s because he doesn’t want the kids at home alone. They will have family and / or nanny and the venue is a 5 min drive from our house. Should he have to come to support me? I went to his Christina’s party at 8.5 months pregnant last year and go to all his sport events / awards / dinners
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Got an offer for L.E.K. Consulting but with a 6 month “pilot” as a lateral hire. I want to take it. LEKers, any insights or thoughts about this program?
How much do we really need in order to retire? I am 41 and have 2M in stocks/cash and fully own my apt (3M). I have no outstanding debt and ready to find an exit.
$55 dollar Perdiem. What am I suppose to eat for dinner for 23 dollars... Other than Chipotle. A sit down meal is like 30 minimum
Conversation abt Amazon HQ's announcement. Does it influence your career planning? How do you feel about the process? How will it impact consulting over the next 5 years?
Should you not call a woman ma’am? I just said “good morning ma’am” to my manager and she’s like “never call me ma’am again” and it wasnt in a joking manner she sounded pretty annoyed lol
Have you ever experienced a SM/M give negative feedback at because of something beyond your control, like you didn’t have bandwidth to support them 100% but supported hours as much as you could yet they held it against you. Or some anecdotal (non-performance) based review which your coach told you about? I don’t mean to sound paranoid but I do feel egos exist in our organization and during performance reviews exert “power”. Please offer views/stories if in support or contrary to this opinion.
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