Hi all. I am joining an AmLaw100 firm in June. I’m coming from a non traditional route to a firm (Banking regulatory compliance). Billable/collection hours are 1900. I have a kid on the way due late September. Would like to make sure my wife and kid are stable. I plan to tell the firm on Tuesday. Not sure of any formal parental policy. Any thoughts about how to best communicate it? Should I be worried about that impacting billable requirements? How is this most commonly handled in the industry?
I am feeling lucky for being 1st time father of my beautiful daughter. So now i want to invest for her future like marriage, educations etc. So i was checking that mutual fund is returning less for long term. I want more than 10% for long term since i am a middle class guy. Should i have to invest in sip, index fund or long term shares and in which application i should have to invest. Your help will be appreciable.
Anyone else have (or had) a child with a “tic”? E.g., frequent/intense blinking, sniffing, small noises like throat clearing. My pediatrician keeps saying to just ignore them but it feels like it’s getting worse and worse. I am really nervous for her to start preschool this fall and for other kids to think she’s weird :(
Walked my baby to work today in a baby carrier (daycare is next to office). After skipping a morning nap he fell asleep 20 min before I had to be in the office for an internal leads meeting...(cont.)
How did you go about finding in person pregnancy social groups and mommy/baby groups? Are they a thing anymore with COVID?
Hi moms - for those who exclusively pumped beyond 3 months, what pumping accessories were helpful to make pumping comfortable?
My 3.5 months old breastfed baby slept 8 hours straight at night. But it lasted only 2 nights. She isn't sleep trained yet. After most night time feeds she just goes back to sleep. Sometimes she plays, gets a diaper change and then sleeps.
Any idea what is going on mamas and how I can transition her to sleeping through the night. Moi really needs some sleep here.
Currently in industry and looking to come back to consulting. Looking at KPMG, PwC and Accenture as options to recruit for. Which has really good health insurance for maternity and how good was the maternity leave for you?
AMC’s Creepshow gives all the same feels as Goosebumps did as a kid...but waaaaay more creepier. Agree?
If you had the option, would you enroll your child in preschool or have him continue to stay home with a caretaker? For reference he is almost 3 and has very little interaction with other kids his age. I’m also in Houston where the rate is up at 20% . I do know that bc of the holidays some of the teachers and kids at the schools I’m interested in got covid. I was thinking of starting him first of February.
First time pregnant mama here! Has anyone used the Limerick breast pump provided by EY? How was it? And how does that process work? TY!
Doge Baby Doge !!! 😍
Does anyone here in a health system have insurance that covers fertility assistance or get paid parental leave? Really like my position at my hospital but as we start to plan a family - I'm nervous about the cost. Just looking around regionally - it looks like most health systems don't cover this.
Hello everyone - if you offer paternity leave in your company mind sharing how many weeks you offer your staff.. Thanks in advance
I’m the overachiever type (ever since school, becoming more of a burnt out former gifted kid, but I digress) and always do my work by deadlines and go above & beyond (to a fault to myself at times), and I’ve been starting to get assigned work from teammates who aren’t meeting deadlines and aren’t getting penalized for it. It almost feels like I’m being penalized for their inability to perform. How do I stand up for myself?
Can’t wait to become a father
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I’m 6 months pregnant and scheduled a 30 minute meeting to chat with my HR rep to talk about our parental leave benefits (specifically how to navigate taking additional, unpaid time)…. She declined the meeting and directed me to review the policy documentation online and email her with any specific questions I have. Is that normal? Feeling a bit unsupported but also not trying to overreact
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