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post #41 of 51
I think I've always been and always will be a sahm, at least in my soul. I did just that until this January when ds was 2.5. I still get to be a wahm, but I miss those rich days when it was just me and my guy. I've been doing pt corporate recruiting for the past few months. And even though it is very pt, I have sort of an erratic schedule (some weeks I need 30 hrs to get the job done, other weeks less than 2). DS spends one day/night a week with my retired mom and dad and I try to get most of my work done while he's there. Even so, I'm finding it hard to put down my iPhone for more than a few minutes, and I just feel stretched in an uncomfortable way. DH is kind of a road warrior, so I'm the primary parent nearly all of the time. Not sure whether I'll continue working after this little one comes. I was just asked to join the board at ds' co-op preschool, so I know that will keep me happily busy next year!
post #42 of 51
I'm a doula and Bradley Birth Instructor. I am a full-time mama and lovin' it. Before becoming a SAHM, I got my master's in Linguistics and worked as an International Student Advisor for a couple of Universities. I now use my love of foreign culture and languages to deal with my Algerian/French in-laws when we visit family in France My household is bilingual, though I'm a fifth-generation Texas Rancher. We run our own inherited ranch on the side in South Texas (yes, from Seattle).
post #43 of 51
I'm a homeschooling SAHM and a self-study student. I also work pt at a retail job that I hate, but it's temporary. When my DC get older I plan on being a FT student and eventually becoming a midwife.
post #44 of 51
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I'm a doula and Bradley Birth Instructor. I am a full-time mama and lovin' it. Before becoming a SAHM, I got my master's in Linguistics and worked as an International Student Advisor for a couple of Universities. I now use my love of foreign culture and languages to deal with my Algerian/French in-laws when we visit family in France My household is bilingual, though I'm a fifth-generation Texas Rancher. We run our own inherited ranch on the side in South Texas (yes, from Seattle).
Wow! Sounds like a very full and interesting life!
post #45 of 51
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Pictures please!! This sounds gorgeous!!
i will post a link to the pics of the room in the weekly chat thread so this thread can remain true to it's theme-which I love by the way! Thanks for starting it!

Such inspirational women here!!!! And you can feel how much all these children are loved. Beautiful.
post #46 of 51
I'm a landscape architect, working full time out of the home. My work/home life balance is really good now, in part because the bad economy has meant less work travel than I had before DD was born. I love my job most of the time. It's challenging and different every day and I enjoy being creative. One thing that makes having another baby challenging is that businesses with less than 50 employees do not have to comply with the family and medical leave act. So I only get 6 weeks of maternity leave, plus whatever vacation and sick time I can save up for the end of the year (pro-rated, or rather minus-rated, for the time I'll have off). I wish I could work part time for a while after the baby is born so I don't have to do quite as much pumping, but my boss is not open to that. With DD, she did let me do half of my hours at home. Ironically, DH can get 12 weeks unpaid leave because he works for a big organization that does comply with FMLA.
post #47 of 51
SAHM here who is slowly finishing an MDiv (going to take a while) online. Also was literally finishing up my doula training when I found out I was pregnant so I was going to start taking on clients, now I have to wait another couple of years.
post #48 of 51
I'm an RN, and currently work on a postpartum floor at a large hospital. A lot of our clients are high risk, so it's a far cry from what I originally wanted to do, which was to be a CNM working at a birth center! Maybe some day... I was a doula, a piano teacher and lots of other things before I became a nurse.

I was only working part time until I found out I was pregnant, and I had to take a leave of absence almost immediately because the MS was so bad. I'm praying to feel like myself again soon so I can get back to work. I have a car payment and student loans that aren't going to go away just because I can't stop puking!
post #49 of 51
I'm a children's librarian with a master's in library science and a master's in education. I'll be SAHMing after this little one is born unless there is some kind of personal economic tragedy. ::crosses fingers:: I also run a fairly successful ebay business, although profits haven't been so good since I took a month-long break due to m/s!
post #50 of 51
I left my job of 10 years as a YMCA Director to be at home with my now 3.5 yo son and to deepen my work as a doula. I am also recently certified as a placenta encapsulation specialist. My husband works in construction so I do alot of the business stuff for his company.

So glad to be getting to know you all a bit better!
post #51 of 51
I am a mostly STAH mom. I work 6 hours a week in our church office with some administrative stuff. But, for number 3 we are thinking I will drop that little job in the interest of preserving sanity and simplifying where we can.

I got pregnant with DS1 the week I was graduating college, and he has special needs, so we chose for me to focus my energy in our home in these early years, and it has been gratifying, and money saving, to do so. I think i will eventually go back to school for my masters, maybe when this baby is 18 months or so, maybe not. But mostly, I want to continue to be the home-ec partner in our marriage.
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