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Y’all with kids and in consulting, how have you been able to balance that kind of life?

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I’ve heard you either need a partner with a normal job (or who is a stay at home spouse), or you and your partner need a high enough HHI to outsource child rearing to an au pair/nanny

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This is the right answer especially if you don’t have family to help out - my husband stays at home

Stay at home partner, it would be real rough otherwise.

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I joined slalom when my first was almost 1 because it meant no travel and 40 work weeks. A few years in and this has been true to my experience

Grandparents, nanny / babysitter, WFH

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Same, we have a babysitter that comes to our home.

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Daycare or nanny. My husband and I coordinate so that one of us is home overnight if the other needs to travel.

By parentifying the older ones to look after the younger ones

😭 I was that older one

I don’t

Struggling with this right now

Asked three Partners this on my last work trip:
1. Wife quit job and became stay at home parent
2. Wife scaled back career and was essentially stay at home
3. Got divorced
Not exactly inspiring but I did appreciate the honesty. They all said making partner before the oldest turned 1 helped them.

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