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Re: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

amc, that is so exciting, congrats!! So nice that you have the relocation costs and temporary housing costs covered--even if you need to rent for a short time, that's not the end of the world. There are obviously advantages and disadvantages, but it will all work out for the best. Curious if you end...

by NewEnglandLady

May 20th, 2015, 11:25 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Replies: 28

Views: 904
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JG, just wanted to let you know I've been following your story and am thinking about you. It's very encouraging that the doc gives such a high percentage of baby boy being fine, but I know it must be difficult to feel true relief until you are 100% sure. This pregnancy has been such a roller coaster...

by NewEnglandLady

May 20th, 2015, 8:33 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 6302

Views: 158969
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

amc, how many months postpartum were you when you started ovulating after B? The odds must be in your favor given that you are only 4 months PP and this happened on CD10 with earliest possible O day being CD14. Not great since anywhere in the O-5 range would be "avoidable" territory, but s...

by NewEnglandLady

May 20th, 2015, 8:29 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24143

Views: 652810
Re: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

amc, just bumping this to ask how your interviewing is going? Also, I wanted to give a final update. I received an offer without any mention of a flexible or reduced work schedule. I decided to try to negotiate, but they weren't willing to give me a "formal" WFH schedule. They did say I co...

by NewEnglandLady

April 14th, 2015, 9:58 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Replies: 28

Views: 904
Re: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Quick update: had the interview today and ended up bringing up my reduced schedule with HR. Her response was essentially that my short commute will help with work/life balance, so I'm not terribly optimistic about how accommodating they may be. I asked my contact at the company and she said that my ...

by NewEnglandLady

April 6th, 2015, 5:05 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Replies: 28

Views: 904
Re: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Part of it is honestly the offer I get. Four days/week means 20% pay cut and I'm really on the fence about whether I want the pay cut or if it's worth it to stay at 5 days, but work from home one day per week. I'm used to the pay cut, but still a consideration for me and I'm just struggling with it.

by NewEnglandLady

April 2nd, 2015, 2:32 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Replies: 28

Views: 904
Re: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Oh, good thinking, amc. How did the phone interview go for you? And when are you moving?

by NewEnglandLady

April 2nd, 2015, 1:51 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Replies: 28

Views: 904
Re: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Thank you all so much! I've been reading the responses, but haven't had time to respond. So it sounds like the majority of you think that I should bring it up in passing during the interview so they know I'm currently working a reduced schedule (and I'm happy with it), but it makes no sense to bring...

by NewEnglandLady

April 2nd, 2015, 10:46 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Replies: 28

Views: 904
Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Hi all. I've been wrestling with an issue and I would love some opinions/experience. Background: I currently work 4 days/week (@ 32 hours, not 40). I created this schedule in 2012 after my first child was born. It took some negotiating, but it's worked out really well for my family and I can honestl...

by NewEnglandLady

April 1st, 2015, 2:24 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Replies: 28

Views: 904
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Eeeee!! JGator!! TWINS!! I am so excited for you, I know how nervous you were for the u/s and I've been meaning to check in all day--you must have been so elated to see those heartbeats! CONGRATS!

by NewEnglandLady

March 10th, 2015, 7:58 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 6302

Views: 158969
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

MP, we didn't have a 2.5-year checkup. Just the annual checkups. I figured we'd see the doc if K got sick, but knock on wood K hasn't needed to see him for nearly a year! amc, B looks like such a little kid! I think having a tall kid just makes them look older in general. Such a handsome boy! And I ...

by NewEnglandLady

February 27th, 2015, 3:36 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6341

Views: 155415
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Yeah, she's been really excited about the paci fairy for weeks, but as soon as her paci was actually gone, she was not happy. Bedtime was fine--we left her room at 8:15 and she was asleep by 8:35. I'm hoping that today was the toughest day and from here on out she'll have an easier time.

by NewEnglandLady

February 19th, 2015, 8:16 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6341

Views: 155415
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

love the pics! Just have to chime in on choosy toddlers. Katie likes to choose her clothes and whatever I choose for her is NOT what she wants to wear. So I have two tactics: 1. I let her choose her socks and I get to pick the rest of the outfit. She's usually fine as long as she gets to choose some...

by NewEnglandLady

February 19th, 2015, 3:18 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6341

Views: 155415
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

I officially have 2 toddlers until tomorrow, so I'm posting a pic of both of them I took a few mornings ago. I probably won't stop talking about Katie on this thread, but should probably introduce Cora (Coco) given that she turned 1 last wee. Cora has always been an easy baby. She sleeps and eats li...

by NewEnglandLady

February 18th, 2015, 9:35 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6341

Views: 155415
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

I know that I'm technically moving onto the toddler thread (C turns 1 tomorrow), but just wanted to congratulate you, amc! I'm sure it feels nice not being pregnant any longer and finally settling in as a family of 4. It's so nice that Tucker is an easy baby--I do think it makes a huge difference (e...

by NewEnglandLady

February 11th, 2015, 1:35 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16169

Views: 397956
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

MP, when I was pregnant with C, I would talk about it with K, but I don't think she ever really understood. She was on the young side and was not talking, so she couldn't communicate any type of understanding, anyway. When I was in my 3rd trimester (huge belly), she would point and say "baby&qu...

by NewEnglandLady

February 11th, 2015, 11:35 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6341

Views: 155415
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

JGator, your K is such a sweetheart! Isn't it so touching? Sometimes I get teary-eyed when my K is so sweet and caring--makes me feel very grateful. So sorry your ear is bothering you--ear pain is the worst! My K is a beanpole as well and barely eats her meals. I always offer her a full plate, but s...

by NewEnglandLady

February 5th, 2015, 9:17 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6341

Views: 155415
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So sorry to just drop in here, but EEeee!! MP!!! A boy and a girl??! That's so AWESOME!!! I think it really is the best of both worlds!!! Not sure if you had any preferences, but I'm just beyond excited for you!! Also, so glad you're starting to feel better--this past week had to have been so awful ...

by NewEnglandLady

February 3rd, 2015, 1:33 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 6302

Views: 158969
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Oh my darling, Clementine is K's favorite--the song takes forever because there are so many verses, but K wants me to sing all of them, haha. She does this hilarious dance to one of the verses and it makes me laugh so hard (every single time) that I have to pause for a bit. K isn't starting preschoo...

by NewEnglandLady

January 28th, 2015, 1:27 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6341

Views: 155415
Re: Does your hubby wear a wedding band?

DH never wears his ring. Since having kids, I only wear my ring a couple of times a week and it's not even my wedding set. I wear an old rolling ring because it's most comfy.

by NewEnglandLady

January 20th, 2015, 4:44 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Does your hubby wear a wedding band?

Replies: 58

Views: 903
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

MP, I know I'm late to the party, but I had the same questions about Katie when I was pregnant with Coco, so thought I'd chime in. For the record, K still has her paci, is still in her crib and I have only put her in underwear once. For 10 minutes. Then she peed in them. My cutoff for the paci is 3....

by NewEnglandLady

January 20th, 2015, 1:30 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6341

Views: 155415
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Hi ladies!! Missy, seeing those pics of Jenna made my day. She's such a cutie! I can't believe how big she is! And I really love the b-day invitation, it's perfect. Bella, I'm so glad all of the MCAT craziness is over, but it sounds like it's just the next phase of the stressful med school applicati...

by NewEnglandLady

January 20th, 2015, 1:10 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16169

Views: 397956
Re: Please help me pick a rug!

Love the blue, loathe the cream! Trying to pick out a stair runner myself .... for two years now. More urgent w/new puppies and slippery stairs. But I just know whatever I pick is going to get dirty! GAH. Good luck w/the blue. Looks lush & posh. (Also so much easier to "install" than ...

by NewEnglandLady

January 8th, 2015, 11:56 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Please help me pick a rug!

Replies: 31

Views: 495
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

2.5? 3 for sure. She wipes it, but blowing is a bit of a mystery still. She tries, but ends up blowing raspberries when she blows out her lips instead. Lol. Agreed, Katie likes to wipe her own nose. And she sometimes successfully blows, but not always. And it's not like you can make them do it. I d...

by NewEnglandLady

December 29th, 2014, 8:39 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6341

Views: 155415
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

My hat's off to you ladies for knowing your kids' boundaries and not pushing them. I actually get mad at D because I feel like we're unnecessarily traumatizing K by making her do something I know she's not comfortable with. He's very insistent that she will appreciate the pictures when she's older. ...

by NewEnglandLady

December 18th, 2014, 10:33 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6341

Views: 155415
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Katie's hatred for Santa continues. We really thought we were making progress. We've been hyping him up with moderate success. Katie definitely finds the idea of a jolly man leaving gifts under our Christmas tree appealing. When asked if she wants Santa to bring her gifts, she enthusiastically repli...

by NewEnglandLady

December 15th, 2014, 8:56 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6341

Views: 155415
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

MP!!! For some reason I thought today was the 25th, sorry I'm late in congratulating you!! I am just so excited for you, I cried when reading your update! I know it's early and I know how naturally cautious you are given this journey, but I just feel like this is the absolute best outcome and I'm fe...

by NewEnglandLady

November 26th, 2014, 9:35 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4169

Views: 114405
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Love the pictures of B! So sorry about the sleep regression issues. I have yet to figure out what makes toddlers tick. Luckily I've not really had any sleep issues with K, but occasionally she'll have a bad dream or something will wake her up and she'll call for me. When I come in, I tuck her back i...

by NewEnglandLady

November 20th, 2014, 1:53 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6341

Views: 155415
Re: Funny - Toddlers with Picky Eating Habits

My kid can be picky, though she will eat anything that falls into the "carb" category (apparently this is genetic as I suffer the same condition). She's also a big fan of sauces that she dips anything she's eating into. I used to try to think of a sauce that would go with her food, but my ...

by NewEnglandLady

November 17th, 2014, 3:51 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Funny - Toddlers with Picky Eating Habits

Replies: 10

Views: 719
Re: Choosing child's mattress (plus bed transition)

LC, I think starting in the bed for naps is a great idea. We'd planned to do that, though if she likes it immediately and wants to sleep in it at night, I won't object. Love the noodles idea--I don't really want to go through the hassle of attaching guards unless we really need them. K isn't much of...

by NewEnglandLady

November 17th, 2014, 3:42 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Choosing child's mattress (plus bed transition)

Replies: 9

Views: 374