Career: The First Years

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Career - What Would You Do?

Current situation: After 15 years into your gig you have a job that pays six figures, is a fairly easy job. You're tenured and there is very little chance of getting whacked since there are at least a dozen hires below you. You get breaks and summers off. Your work environment is supportive and nurturing and your boss rocks. However, you're exceptionally bored at your job and the passion you used to have has been snuffed out. You feel like your talents and skills could be more beneficial in another field and you simply cannot imagine...

After Maternity Leave

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How to Cope with Returning Back to Work

Hi Moms, Here I am back to work after being off with my little princess for 3 1/2 months. I am feeling allot of different feelings from guilty, sad, anxiety, mad ect. This is the first time that I feel like this and I just don’t know how to cope with it. I have two other children ages 11 and 5 I never felt like this with them and I returned back to work within two months. I just don’t know how to handle this I really wanted to stay home but with the economy being so bad I am not able too, I am also the bread winner in my house....

Going Back to Work

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Is First Years or Evenflo Breast Pumps Any Good?

When my son and daughter were born premature, the WIC offices where I lived provided a motorized Medella pump supplied from a medical supply store. Obviously this was very good. I know that Medellas are sold in Target but I also seen other brands. Is there an "off" brand ie, Evenflo, First Years, etc. that is comparable but without the price??

Job Hunting

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Husband Gone a Lot

I just wanted to know if anyone has a husband that travels and works a lot. ...

Job Loss

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SAHM - Is It Your "Job" to Take Care of the House?

I am taking a poll. What do you moms and your husbands agree should be the role of the SAHM? I am currently pregnant and have recently got laid off. I am home every day with our three year old. Each day, my hubby asks me what I did all day and why the house is not clean (if it isn't that day). When the house is spotless, he doesn't say a word. If I respond that I did not have time to clean everything or that I didn't feel well, he responds that it is my job to take care of the home and the excuse that I couldn't won't work. He says...

Maternity Leave

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How to Make a Two Month Old Drink from a Bottle

Hi, My maternity leave ends in two weeks and up till now my daughter has mainly been breastfed. Right after she was born she had taken a bottle a couple of times. But now she refuses the bottle and either cries or does not seem to know what to do with it. (We are using the Avent newborn bottles). Does anyone have any suggestions how I can make her drink the breast milk from a bottle. I work part time so it's only on alternate days. Also, is there some nipple which is supposed to be close enough to the mother's that the baby might not...

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Hi Moms! I am currently a licensed in-home child care provider. I have been doing it for over 5 years now. My main motivation was staying home with my own kids when they were little. Now that they are getting a bit older (7.5 and 3.5), I am starting to think about other options. Previously I was an elementary teacher and also have experience in the nonprofit field. In addition to doing daycare, I've also started teaching Childbirth Ed classes at night and occasionally serving as a doula. I know that I don't want to do child care...

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Is First Years or Evenflo Breast Pumps Any Good?

When my son and daughter were born premature, the WIC offices where I lived provided a motorized Medella pump supplied from a medical supply store. Obviously this was very good. I know that Medellas are sold in Target but I also seen other brands. Is there an "off" brand ie, Evenflo, First Years, etc. that is comparable but without the price??