We have ~$400k HHI. Monthly expenses are ~$6k (1 child). We live in Austin. We’re seriously considering getting a 900k to 1M house which we wouldn’t be considering if the market in Austin wasn’t so crazy but we’re really big on proximity to culture/resources and need to stay in the area (can’t move to Houston, Dallas, San Antonio , etc.). We also just honestly feel like the suburbs out here are so very bland. Thoughts on us doing this? Are we crazy? Is this understandable given where we live?
Tell us how long you've been a teacher without saying how long you've been a teacher. Ex: Overhead projectors were like gold 😂.
Want to have a child and get an MBA in the next five years. Any ideas on which I should do first? I hear it can be handy to be pregnant during school to minimize time out of the workforce. I'm 30 :)
Anyone know of someone trying to break into BigLaw after failing the bar? I mentor a young woman who just found out she failed late last week. Her 1L grades were low (improved 2L yr) so missed out on OCI. She has a pretty good reason for failing the bar as she had a newborn baby in late June. Any advice? Do you think focusing on the bar then trying to get a job with a regional firm and lateraling is the only way? Or do you think she could get a job right out of gate? She wants to do corporate.
I am moving from USDC Lake Mary to Gilbert early next year. I am looking to buy a home there within few months of moving there. Things I am looking for are a good school district (kid will start school next year) and possibly some Indian population. Any recommendations?
Do you ever have parents sitting with their child on one of your zoom classes? Anything weird or awkward ever happen?
I feel very lost. I just started as an associate at a big firm this year and have a one year old son. Learning how to be a mom and an associate has been extremely tough and I have felt burnt out on multiple occasions this year. Prior to having a child, I was a very determined individual and was used to saying yes to almost everything because I wanted to accomplish those things. Nowadays I feel like I don’t care about my job as much and being away from him gets more and more difficult.
Anyone else get annoyed when other folks without kids try to tell you how to parent (as though you’re doing something wrong)?
Should I move from a High deductible plan to a PPO plan if I plan to have a baby next year?
Thinking of going to Alaska in July for a week. 1. Is it worth going if on a tight budget? It seems that many of the excursions there are $500+. I'm definitely not looking to spend that much, more in the $50-75 range for an excursion. 2. My wife will be 6 months pregnant. Is there a lot to do considering that (obviously we won't be able to do long hikes etc).
How do you manage childcare expenses? My child is going into 4th grade and I still spend a good chunk of $$ on an after school sitter. I’m single and don’t have a significant other or family to help.
I never developed boundaries as a child and now it’s messing me up personally and professionally. Where do I begin fixing myself? Any books, podcasts that may help ?
FTM and struggling with this one hour liquid formula rule. I feed my new born similac pro advanced liquid formula and the rule is that once the baby’s mouth touches the nipple, the milk should be fed to the baby within an hour. Well my baby drank a quarter of the bottle and slept. Woke an hour and a half later and I ended up feeding him the same bottle. Now I am freaking out. Please help
I'm in the best relationship I've been in. We had a chat about life goals and long term plans. We align on everything except children. He definitely wants them and I am undecided. I had a childhood that makes me terrified of being a mother. To be clear I get on with children, have taught in primary school and volunteered in orphanages. I am very caring and take great care of a dog. I'm just afraid of the role of motherhood and that my needs will disappear. Anyone have advice?
Parent 🐠, are your kids’ schools providing any relief on tuition? Ours said they will not be providing any so wanted to get a sense on what others are hearing.
Has anyone ever had more than one miscarriage in a row and gone on to have a healthy pregnancy? I get pregnant easily and all tests are normal so I'm told it's 'bad luck' and 'keep trying'. 🙁
FTM: Pumping and supplementing for formula. I don’t have enough supply to exclusively breast feed. Been trying to stay hydrated, drinking Mother’s Milk Tea. Any tips for increasing supply?
I hate when “Instagram models” try to follow me and ask me to subscribe to their only fans. I am a newly married man with a child….
Moving to San Diego in the spring from the central coast. Any recs on places to live (late 30’s with a kid)? Want to be close to restaurants and things to do, but a little too old and tired for gas lamp!
Any women suffer from extreme hair loss? I’m indian, and have had hair fall since I was a kid. Now it’s pretty bad though, my scalp has started showing and it sucks :( Any stories from others?
OC just sent back handwritten, barely legible changes on a stipulation in blue pen which he clearly just scanned into his computer and fired off in an email. Then he has the gall to say his wording is "more clear." Is it too much to ask for typed changes in an email?
Does anybody have a view on the Associate, Content Strategy role at Netflix? Number of rounds? What is the nature of work? Culture? This is in APAC.
How is quality of life different of an MBB partner and a B4 partner. Is it really still a grind at MBB at that level? I have never seen a stressed MBB partner so not sure if it’s just a facade.
unpopular opinion… but i feel like my bf is too passive, to the point he doesn’t seem to care as much. Whenever I get sick all he says is “oh no feel better!” And doesn’t text until I say I’m feeling better. I’ve explained to him that I like to feel taken care of in cases where I’m sick and I reciprocate when he is. He says he’s giving me space so I explained that I would wish he can offer help or ask questions like so. But he still reverts to the same response. How should I process this?
I think if someone has served the country, they should be granted Veteran's Day off as a paid holiday. Not forced to use their accrued PTO, or sick day. It's a holiday they earned for the rest of their lives. Call me crazy but this makes sense to me.
Dark lip hair…any long term solutions? Tried laser but it did nothing (might have actually made it worse). Sick of bleaching or using depilatory creams. Open to any ideas!
This company has purchased tickets to fly me over for an interview next week. It’s going to be interesting to see if they mandate WFH before next week, thus postponing my interview.
After reading through a lot of these bowls, while considering to pivot to consulting for the first time, I see a lot of negative aspects about the field. Is it really all that terrible? Is a 40 hour work week not a reality in consulting? Is there specific bad and good experiences people can share so that I may make an informed decision before pivoting careers?
What is a typical signing bonus when starting a new director level role? Does this vary by country or generally an accepted thing across the globe?
Hi all, has anyone in supply chain taken one of the certification exams? (CPSM, CPSD, CSCP) Does it help in any way besides refreshing contents about supply chain? I was thinking might be a good way to strengthen my resume (most of my career in investment analysis) but not really sure if it really brings that much value. Any insights appreciated. #supplychain #cpsm #cpsd #cscp #education #certifications
Was this a verbal offer? The recruiter called me Friday and said she heard lots of positive things from my interview, then asked me about comp, office location, start date, etc. Just wondering because she didn't explicitly say offer
I am planning to move back to India. What is the best way to deal with 401k? Should I withdraw?
For those who have left one firm and moved to another, was yours a lateral or promotion at the new firm?
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